Skip to comments.U.S. Postal Service – "We’re Making Doing Business More Difficult!"
Posted on 01/30/2013 11:42:46 AM PST by pabianice
The bankrupt USPS's business plan includes making business more difficult.
So today I went to my local post office to buy stamps. I gave the clerk my credit card, which I have signed with See Picture ID. No doing. You see, the Postal Service has decided that they will not accept credit cards asking for your drivers license or Military ID or Police ID. No. The Postmaster has decided that this is too risky. Rather, your credit card has to be signed with your name for them to accept it. Because you may be using the photo ID of someone who is your double while you are up to no good buying envelopes. Or something.
Your Federal Government at work making your life more difficult.
You were instructed by your credit card provider to sign the card.
Ummm alot of private firms won’t accept an unsigned credit card either.
They will, however, accept your check.
Show the postal inspector your voter registration card and tell him it is good enough ID for Obambi...
I sent a package to my daughter in Europe. The price went from $52 a couple months ago to $77. Quite a hike.
True. But virtually every article I've ever read on fraud protection tells you not to because then a thief would not only have your credit card, but know how to forge your signature as well. I've never heard of any business turning down a card because it wasn't signed (heck most don't even bother looking to see if it's signed). But I suppose legally, they have the right to do it.
And being good sheep, we should sign them, No?
Mine say ‘Check ID’, only.
When asked to show my ID, I Always thank the person asking.
My cards have not been refused.
Go Baaaa somewhere else.
I walked in to a post office with a $5 bill to buy, like, 10 Christmas stamps.
They wouldn’t sell the individual stamps. They said I had to buy a whole book at a time.
All I had on me was the $5, so, I had to leave.
If it turns out that your credit card is stolen and is used, if the company follows the procedures it has to, than it won’t be on the hook for the cost of the stolen merchandise, the credit card company will take the hit.
However, if the company doesn’t follow the procedure that it has to, in regards to credit cards and it turns out that the card is stolen, the company has to take the hit for the fraudalent purchase.
You should still sign the credit card, but you can write after your signature, for the clerk to check for identification.
I’ve just spent 30 minutes on their website trying to find a simple chart with the postal rates for letters. You can look up a rate for each individual thing you wish to mail, but a simple chart for the most often mailed letters by ounce seems to be not available.
Then buy your stamps at the grocery store.
It may have looked like the letters in "See photo ID" but whos to say thats not your siggy?!
Checking your identification still doesn’t protect the company or the credit card company from fraudulant purchases.
I’ve had to deal with customers, who have made purchases and their identification was checked, but they called in to the credit card company later on to deny that they made such a purchase. They only thing that protects the company in that situation is whether it followed the procedures set out by the credit card company.
Standard Mail has all sorts of limitations and requirements ~ so if you were looking for a simple chart THERE AIN’T ONE. Try https://www.usps.com/ship/first-class.htm for First Class Mail ~ press DOWNLOAD PRICING FILE!
If the post office was smart, they would be willing to sell individual stamps, marking those individual stamps up by a couple of cents to account for the fact that they are not being sold by the book.
I sold a print to someone in Germany and it cost me $79 to send it there.
Cheer up, though; if I would have sent it via UPS, the price would have been over $400!!
“We don’t care
We don’t have to care
We’re the US Post Office”
I had someone give me the advice to write “See ID” in the place where your signature goes. It states clearly on the card, however, that your signature goes there, nothing else, so I sign it.
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