So, me and the Post Office will never be friends! The PO will always do
something crazy to make we want to kill them!
The other day I saw a cute pair of Barbie pants on Facebook and wanted to purchase
The pants!The seller had the pants listed for $1 which I thought was a good price.
The Devil (or the PO, take your pick) is always in the details! So I asked the seller
how much is shipping. She didn't have anything else I want. I was just getting
the pants. She said the shipping would be $2.00 and that that was the basic rate
she found for small items. I asked her could she just put it in a stamped envelope
but she insisted on doing it the "right way" with tracking. She said if she took it to
the PO and I was less, she would refund me the difference. She was heading to the
PO today. I said OK, and sent her the $3.00. She messages me later that day and
tells me shipping was $3.50 for the pants (3oz) and sends me a copy of the receipt
from the PO and informs me I owe her $1.50.
Now I have shipped two Barbie dolls to Florida for 3.50 and she is mailing it from
Broomall PA to Phila PA, about 40 minutes away! She has the receipt! I mention
to her that I thought it was high but I see that is what they charge her so I paid it!
I figured I would wait to see what was on the package when it came. Low and
behold it says $3.50 for 3oz!
Six inches wide and four inches high.
So me being me, I check on line and they say it
should have cost $1.42. I not sure if that was with tracking. I call their 800
number, which is it's own story, and they said
because she used a bubble envelope (the size of a personal letter envelope) that
is was rigid and couldn't be processed as regular mail. Like I said I have mailed
items in padded envelops before (whole outfits and shoes) but I have always
printed out the labels at home and attached them on the package for less than
I used to feel badly when I printed out a label for something that was 13.8 oz for just
13 oz but now I am not going to feel badly anymore! I just going to give it to a carrier
who has no way to weigh it and call it done! No more Mrs. Nice Guy!
Anyway, here is my Linnit in the pants!
Linnit: They are cute and nice and screechy!
for that price!
Linnit: I don't really need these pants!