View Full Version : Neither rain nor snow...How far does the USPS go?
12-20-2001, 06:03 PM
Did you know that UPS uses dog sleds in Alaska to deliver packages?
12-20-2001, 06:28 PM
that was a good study. thanks for sharing.
i've found that post office employees, despite their reputation for incompetence and surly service, are better to work with than UPS or FedEx employees.
just a personal story: when i was reserving my apartment, i needed to put down a deposit fee of $20 or $30 (i forget which), via money order. I went to the post office by the new apartments, hoping to get a money order, planning to pay with credit card (i had never bought a money order before, so i didn't know you had to turn over cash). when i tried to pay with my credit card, the counter employee informed me that i needed to pay with cash. this was not good: i was an hour away from home and my bank, and i had about $3 cash with me. obviously, the postal employee must have seen the despiration in my eyes, because she just took my card, ran it through, and gave me the money order :)
12-20-2001, 08:40 PM
Oh my goodness gracious . . . $20-$30 deposit on an apartment? I'm looking for apartments in Manhattan, and I'm looking at $75 just for a credit report, at least $1,600 for a Broker's Fee (About 12-13% of the annual rent), plus who knows what in a security deposit, plus who knows what the heck else . . . and I'm looking at a supposedly "good" time. With the broker I'm going with, a few months ago, the fee would have been about $2,350 and the rents about 20% higher. Damn the cost of living in Manhattan.
12-21-2001, 01:02 AM
That was a good read. I can't believe the mailman drank the water though. :nono:
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