No early Harry Potter from U.S.P.S.

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  1. Henry Gale

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    The delivery supervisor at my Post Office told us yesterday morning to watch for Harry Potter books from Amazon and not deliver them until Saturday.
    I was a little surprised at this involvement by the Postal Service. Watching for early delivery of dated government checks is SOP for us, but Harry Potter?
     
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    Discussing new Harry Potter book here.

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  3. Henry Gale

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    Discussing the Post Office here.

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    Hmmm, the USPS not delivering mail in a timely manner. I'm shocked! [​IMG]

    Didn't Amazon "guarantee" delivery by realease date? If so, it sounds like Amazon probably turned them over to the USPS early and asked the USPS to hold them until Saturday.

    It seems to me like the USPS is simply abiding by a customer's wishes.
     
  6. Henry Gale

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    Good questions Ryan, and I don't care about Harry Potter either.
    We pretty busy reading the postcards so, no, we don't open all the packages. But, maybe Amazon has specially marked parcels for HP....a little cap & wand.
    As a side note, you need to read a little history about how intrusive the Post Office has been in the past. No contraceptive information could be mailed at one time in our fascist history. I was listening (today on NPR) to an author of lesbian literature discussing her books from the early 1950s. "Happy endings" were required, meaning the characters had to find the error of their ways and turn hetero by the end of the book. This was not a mandate of the publisher but rather the Postmaster General. The penalty for crossing them was that ALL books in a shipment would be destroyed.
     
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  8. Henry Gale

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    I am working on some new mottos....
    "Mail Happens"


    and..."We Deliver (if we think it's good for you)"
     
  9. ColeKR

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    A guy from Amazon was on some news channel the other night and showed the box that the book was coming in which had a bright green sticker I believe that said not to be delivered until the 21. I still sit at my window watching the UPS truck go by everyday.
     

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