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Discussion in 'FEEDBACK: The Good, The Bad, The Ugly!' started by EurAzn12, Jul 31, 2019.

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  1. Gastonknife

    Gastonknife Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 15, 2008
    What is this thread about again? :rolleyes:
     
  2. stonesell

    stonesell Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 20, 2009
    Now it’s about the responsible use and recycling of used USPS flat rate boxes.
     
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  3. Casinostocks

    Casinostocks Factotum Platinum Member

    Mar 20, 2016
    Not directed at you Bill since the highlighted quote was meant in jest, but the USPS does encourage reporting and can enforce the misuse of their supplies, in particular their mail carrier buckets plus their Priority and Express Mail supplies. As you know many people tend to use their boxes for garage shelf storage and such although reusing their "used" supplies for such purposes ought not be an issue.

    Here is an example (forget the ensuing comments the opinions) and if you online search USPS Supplies Misuse, you will see many many such articles:

    https://www.uspsoig.gov/blog/should-postal-service-monitor-packaging-supplies

    A couple of times in the past when I had reused the cut outs of their used Priority Mail boxes for the purpose of creating an extra protection wall inside of yellow manilla envelops for First-Class Mail (not used for sending knives but other merchandise like books) the envelops must have gotten torn before they reached their addressee and since the cardboards showed as USPS property, in both cases my customers were charged postage difference between the First-Class paid and Priority Mail material (again reusing the previously used but who's gonna prove that and the hassle to it all?!). In both cases I had pissed off customers who were reimbursed and in one case that was followed up by a nasty letter from the postmaster in one of their hubs in ATL, IIRC! Personal lessons were learned very early on regarding this issue and from there on. out I just used the cut outs of Amazon and Costco boxes; easy peasy!

    Regarding reusing used vs new USPS products:

    As a business (again not knives) I prefer using brand new boxes as they reflect much better on my business not matter how much dirty and kicked-around they may show at the other end because of handling and transit. Using new vs old or reused is a personal choice which I would have avoided, as I had stated much earlier on, when it comes to sending out an $850 knife. By the same token, I don't wish to denigrate those who reuse boxes in good shape (I do that with Amazon boxes which by and large are always in great shape!)

    Just some perspective from someone who ships out a lot than the average person on here who also got his deeeeek slapped by the USPS ;)
     
  4. bhyde

    bhyde UNNECESSARY EVIL Staff Member Super Mod Moderator Platinum Member

    Mar 19, 2002
    Closing this for now- Either of the original parties can request either me or one of the other mods to reopen.
    Too much off-topic banter.
     
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