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September 11, 2019



What!? They allow people to put a package weighing more than 13 ounces in a mailbox instead of making them stand in line to hand it to a clerk at a post office? What a novel idea!


The slot mailboxes are real -- I live in NYC and they're taking over. Apparently, things beyond mail were being thrown in and then there's the bomb factor. All the mailboxes around the UN are removed when they are in session and then replaced when it's over.


Bob says "I don't feel bad skipping the line. F-them, do your homework, people. You could skip the line too." I think he may need another cup of coffee to be the warm sunny person we know he is.


I'm lucky enough to work at a large (greeting card) company so we have a parcel and postal drop-off location (actually, for letters, we have several) inside the building so I can leave my parcels in the drop-off bin if I can't make it to the post office.


But what about the USPS policy of letting you buy and print postage, attach, schedule a pickup day, and put out for letter carrier?

Well, I guess this would not work as well for people living in apartments.

So for an all around inclusive way, those would be cool here.

Donovan Beeson

Unfortunately, it has been my experience that they dont come for those scheduled pick-ups.

Alan B

I have yet to see one of these parcel boxes. Don't forget that pillar boxes in Britain have been 'slot only' since 1852, so this is a real innovation. Different designs have different size slots, though, and I know which round here take the biggest envelopes.

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