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04 May 2021 08:28
britjag wrote: ↑
02 May 2021 09:55
Mailed by Glen March 31 and took longer to get here than mail even at the height of the pandemic! Was getting worried. It’s usually 7-10 days from Australia pre-pandemic.
There was a reason for that.
The envelope came back TWICE back to my street mailbox.
USPS in their gigantic wisdom, have declared that the ONLY thing that can be loaded to them letter mail MUST be letters. NO
merchandise of any kind - like stampboards masks. Seems like they are being all X-Rayed here by AP.
BOTH times the reverse had a mail centre ''RTS'' sticker saying the article needed a green ''CN22'' sticker and hence was returned to sender.
Took them to my postmaster both times, and he assured me that CN22
customs labels can ONLY be used on parcels
, i.e. above 500g, and i.e. $19 MINIMUM
cost to USA. Not $4 for a 50 gram letter that I have been using.
So after wasting $50 of time on two $10 masks that cost me near that, I finally affixed a green CN22 sticker, dropped it into the nearest red street mailbox, and 3rd time lucky - it appears the Americans decided that now complied, and was now not
hiding Nuclear Missiles or Battleships etc.
presumably had it eventually arrive with a green CN22 sticker on back. What a time-wasting nonsense.
NO other country has this wacky rule for inward mail - just the USA, and AP here are enforcing it strictly.
I take it back - one Britjag
envelope was already a bit banged about, so added it to my current Junk box and used yet another $4 stamp on the 3rd time around sending to Britjag - any RTS markings this modern are seldom seen.
Click HERE to see superb, RARE and unusual stamps, at FIXED low nett prices, high rez photos, and NO buyer fees etc!
- I was online for Post Number 6 MILLION!
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My purchase didn’t exactly make a modest contribution to running Stampboards as intended and unintentionally cost you money, but I did very well with both the great face masks AND cover.
Let’s just hope you don’t have any more U.S. orders!
Thanks again for following through, Glen.
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Masks arrived today. 9 days from Castlecrag NSW to Atlanta, Ga. USA. I think that's outstanding. Maybe I'm just lucky but I have never had problems with mailings from Australia, and I've had many. These are well made masks. Thanks Glen.
I buy too much, can't sell enough - but the information here is priceless.
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Hi Glen and Margo,
I placed an order for two masks.
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