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Re: Selling Kids Clothes? Protect your Kids Online
« Reply #40 on: January 18, 2008, 10:22:52 AM »
My UPS store charges more to rent a box. I think it's $120 for 6 months. I get 6 months of a USPS box for $21 or so (they keep raising the rates so it might be a little more now). I like the way I can use them to receive packages securely but I don't have as much of a need for that now as I used to since I am home more and have more flexibility with my schedule, so can usually be home for delivery.

Edited to add: We are very selective about what information we give out about where we live, largely due tosome bad experiences with creeps wanting to know where DH lived to harass him. Some people/places are pretty innocent, but I figure the more places it's out there, the more chances of it appearing where you don't want it or someone can find it more easily. For instance, we've had our info appear in group directories with large membership, and I worry more about the info being mass distributed that way than the USPS giving it up. When there is any question, we use the PO box and a cell phone #, but sometimes we get surprised!

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« Reply #41 on: January 18, 2008, 11:36:26 AM »
^@Steve...They must have a standard answer, then, if you aren't claiming to want a boxholder's address, because 2 different postmasters in 2 different cities/zip codes told me the same thing on the same day.  They told me, also, that the online form was for authorized use only (whatever that means I guess   :(  )

So, when DH and I talked about this again - he reminded me that we've used the business address when applying for the PO boxes.  The business address is a Truck Barn on 30 acres of farmland 7 miles away from our home.  So, it would be a real stretch, I guess, for anyone to find us going that route.  Plus, the business doesn't have our last name in it anywhere  :whew

So, I probably panicked for no reason.

Suze, we used one of those services (Our was called Mailboxes Plus I think) when we first moved here because they were having some real issues with whether our address needed include 'East' with our street name.  It went on between the postmaster, the utility companies (who really have all the power where street addresses are concerned) and us.  Easy answer was to have a remote box that read like a street address.  It was in the building where DH worked for 5 years - so VERY convenient.  When he left that job - we started using a PO Box out here instead.  Glad you found one that works for you!   :h0161

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Re: Selling Kids Clothes? Protect your Kids Online
« Reply #42 on: January 18, 2008, 03:21:50 PM »
> I get 6 months of a USPS box for $21 or so

Aw, man, I just paid $46 for six months yesterday...

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« Reply #43 on: January 18, 2008, 03:45:02 PM »
 :(  Yep, it definately varies by size of market  which never made sense to me.  Federal gov't should have a flat standard size/rate IMHO.

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Re: Selling Kids Clothes? Protect your Kids Online
« Reply #44 on: January 18, 2008, 11:39:59 PM »
lady I know is more than likely going to use that form to find out owner address for a PO Box (short version - she provided a crafter with some expensive supplies for a custom piece and she hasnt gotten anything and has been way more than long enough)

So, we may find out real soon if indeed an individual can use that form when considering legal action (which it does read as such). 

Will let y'all know if she does file it and if she gets the info.


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Re: Selling Kids Clothes? Protect your Kids Online
« Reply #45 on: January 19, 2008, 12:01:56 AM »
I just looked at my bill (due this month) and my PO box now costs $28/6 months. It was only $19 when I first rented it, then went to $21 when there was a significant postal rate increase, then last year they raised the prices a lot more due to "increased demand" for box space. We wondered if having a private address was really worth $56/year, especially since I don't check it nearly as often these days and it's more of a pain to check it with the baby in tow. I used to be at the PO regularly but now use carrier pickup when I can.

  

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