US Postal Service Adds To Your Mom's College Care Package

US Postal Service Adds To Your Mom's College Care Package

Robert received a Priority Mail package at college from his mother. The box contained a variety of canned foods: Vienna sausages, sardines, beans, liverwurst, spam, and corn. Which is awfully nice of Robert’s mother, except that the box she sent him only contained fifteen cans of Goya brand beans. Where did all of this other stuff come from? [More]

USPS Holds Our Mail During Vacation, Keeps Holding It

USPS Holds Our Mail During Vacation, Keeps Holding It

While less and less of our crucial information comes by post now, that doesn’t mean that it’s okay if a few weeks’ worth of it just disappears into nowhere. Especially when you’re expecting presents in the mail. That’s what happened to Dave’s mail after he and his wife left town for their honeymoon. Expecting cards and gifts after the wedding, they requested a two-week hold on their mail. Evidently, the postal service held their mail, all right, but isn’t too keen to give it back. [More]

US Postal Service Swaps Box Of Love Letters For Strangers' Mail

US Postal Service Swaps Box Of Love Letters For Strangers' Mail

David has saved every piece of paper correspondence that he’s received from his wife during their entire life together. When shipping most of their possessions during a cross-country move, the box containing all of these cards and letters was damaged, and the contents lost. They were replaced with an awful lot of random items that don’t belong to David at all. So where are David’s letters? And who are the random people whose mail was stuffed in the box? [More]

For USPS, 'Do Not Bend' Means 'Fold Law School Diploma In Half'

For USPS, 'Do Not Bend' Means 'Fold Law School Diploma In Half'

Even on days when the only thing in my mailbox is a renewal notice for a magazine I never subscribed to in the first place, the United States Postal service is a fantastic value for the money. But then, I didn’t have the same experience as Tony, where his forwarding order was ignored, and a very, very expensive piece of paper smushed into a small mailbox. [More]

USPS Cares About Your Mail When It Doesn’t Really Count

USPS Cares About Your Mail When It Doesn’t Really Count

Lana is a little frustrated with the U.S. Postal Service right now. She writes that she received an odd envelope in the mail from USPS–the tear-off advertising sheet from the front of a Netflix envelope addressed to her. An overly conscientious postal employee took the flyer, carefully placed it in a damaged item envelope, and mailed it back to Lana. [More]

Ask The Consumerists: Should I Report My Package-Rolling Mailman?

Ask The Consumerists: Should I Report My Package-Rolling Mailman?

Jeff has a quandary. He spotted his neighborhood mail carrier delivering his package in a way he didn’t like. Jeff wants to know whether he should report his friendly, package-tossing mailman to the post office, or whether he should expect retribution.

Surely We Can Survive On Five Postal Deliveries A Week?

Surely We Can Survive On Five Postal Deliveries A Week?

The Postmaster General announced this week that he expects the Postal Service annual deficit to reach a whopping $7 billion, and he continued to push for five-days-a-week delivery — which would save $3 billion a year. But Congress ain’t too happy about that solution and continues to look for other ways to save cash.

Are Blu-ray Netflix Customers Paying Extra Because The Discs Keep Cracking?

Are Blu-ray Netflix Customers Paying Extra Because The Discs Keep Cracking?

Do you rent Blu-ray discs from Netflix? Have you had any show up with a crack on the outer edge that makes the disc unplayable? Victor just wrote to us that he’s received several Blu-ray discs lately that are damaged, and he’s wondering if it’s just him or part of a wider problem.

Round 2: Worst Company in America: US Postal Service vs. H&R Block

Round 2: Fight!