Discussion in 'Coin Chat' started by kanga, Aug 18, 2020.
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Put the bills in his mailbox with a note explaining whats going on
“slow boat from China” to the busiest port in California. So, when you place a Prime order, READ THE FINE PRINT CAREFULLY! If it says something like “shipped from our factory in Wonhonglo, China”, be prepared for old age. Often, the details are not to be found in the ad itself, but may be in the order confirmation that follows. Sometimes I u don’t care—if I’m simply restocking an item I use infrequently, I let it ride. But if I really do need it in 2 days or so, I then find it elsewhere and cancel the original. Az does let you state that the reason for the cancellation is a delayed delivery date, and maybe in time they will be more transparent. But in the meantime, do sweat the small stuff. For me the Prime premium is still worth it—bingeing old TV shows and movies as I’m heading for sleep alone is a real plus and as one firmly in a COVID19 threatened group (coming hard onto 78), I tend to buy more on line (unless it’s available from a local store which I want to support). But I am careful to see if “Two-Day Ship” is really going to be honored.
Technically . . . I believe that is illegal.
But it's not to knowingly keep someone elses mail?
whenever I get mail that's either misdelivered or addressed to the former owner of my house, i just stick it back in the mailbox with a Post-It stuck on it.
Not aware of any law that says that you have a legal obligation to do anything with mail whuich was lawfully delivered to you at your address and that you did not request. Pretty sure you can just toss it in the trash. Maybe you can find a federal statute on that and let us know.
But I AM sure I did not recommend that, either. So roll your eyes all you want.
Here is the statute . . . decide for yourself:
18 U.S.C. 1725 states:
"Whoever knowingly and willfully deposits any mailable matter such as
statements of accounts, circulars, sale bills, or other like matter,
on which no postage has been paid, in any letter box established,
approved, or accepted by the Postal Service for the receipt or
delivery of mail matter on any mail route with intent to avoid payment
of lawful postage thereon, shall for each such offense be fined under
Postage has been paid . . . but also canceled by the postage stamp.
Pretty sure no one would prosecute anyone for this anyway.
There is this: https://www.wikihow.com/Return-to-Sender
I marked Beardigger's post as "Best Answer." And I stand by that. I'm not tampering with the inside of anyone else's mailbox without their explicit authorization. YMMV.
I don't think so
So, if the electric company shuts their power off, you're not to blame.
The main purpose of the above law is to keep people from putting advertising (yard services, realtors etc....)in your mailbox thus securing the sanctity of the mail. In our PO when we find stuff in boxes, we bring they flyers back and call the people and tell them it is illegal to put stuff in mailboxes. If it happens again, we collect all we can and send them to the district which sends them a bill for the postage, along with a visit from the Postal Inspection service. That usually stops it cold.
When Amazon started delivering their own stuff, they were putting smaller packages in mailboxes, that was illegal, the Post Office started bringing those packages back, and figuring the postage on them and leaving the customers a notice that they had a postage due package to pick up. When the customers came to pick up, we referred them back to Amazon (who knew it was wrong) and they took steps to correct it, but it still happens, now we just return the packages to amazon stamped Delivered in Mailbox.
Existing residential mailbox laws state that only authorized letter carriers may insert mail into a residential mailbox. A penalty will be imposed for anyone who is not a letter carrier and is inserting mail in the residential mailbox.
I really don't think that this was meant to discourage anybody from sticking misdelivered mail in your neighbors box, but it is TECHNICALLY against the law.
YES! this is the way to do it. Or just put it in your mailbox with the flag raised. The mail carrier will know what to do with it. If the real recipient has a bad address listed with the sender, walk it over or drop it in THEIR box with a note attached.
While there is 0 chance anyone would be arrested or prosecuted for it if we really want to be that technical then yes leave it at their door or slide it into the garage if you can etc
Of course, then you may be trespassing...
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