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To ship coins by sticking it in my mailbox? Or do I have to go to the post office?

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  • Steven59Steven59 Posts: 1,667 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited September 14, 2021 12:09PM Accepted Answer

    Sure. as long as the envelope/package fits in the box the mail carrier will take it. (Raise the flag)
    And if you have a printer it's better to print postage labels with tracking numbers (First class/Priority Mail)
    To make sure the carrier picks it up you can go to the USPS website and schedule a pickup.
    https://tools.usps.com/schedule-pickup-steps.htm

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  • @Steven59 said:
    Sure. as long as the envelope/package fits in the box the mail carrier will take it. (Raise the flag)
    And if you have a printer it's better to print postage labels with tracking numbers (First class/Priority Mail)
    To make sure the carrier picks it up you can go to the USPS website and schedule a pickup.
    https://tools.usps.com/schedule-pickup-steps.htm

    Thank you!

    I love life and life seems to love me!

    DISCLAIMER: Please, don't take my advice or comments as fact... I am only using my knowledge of coins and I AM NOT an expert and am not as knowledgeable at coins as many of the other members here.

  • KliaoKliao Posts: 4,268 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I've shipped many packages out from selling on eBay just by placing them in my mailbox. I wouldn't recommend it for higher value items though. If the package is of higher value, I would take it to the local PO and have it scanned to activate the insurance on it.

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  • JBKJBK Posts: 10,260 ✭✭✭✭✭

    You guys like to live dangerously. :o

  • winestevenwinesteven Posts: 1,727 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I live in a relatively safe neighborhood, and work from home. I have a gravity activated wireless device that sounds a buzzer in my house whenever the lid to my mailbox is opened. This way I know EXACTLY when the mail is delivered so that I can retrieve coins (almost always expensive) once they’re delivered. I also get the USPS email update right after they’ve been delivered. Occasionally if it’s misdelivered, and I get that USPS email, I contact either my mailman or the local post office to let them know as such. I’ve never lost a coin!

    For outgoing coin packages, my mailman is trained (by me) to automatically scan at the time of pickup any outgoing package with a bar code. When I hear the buzzer, I then look at the USPS tracking website to make sure my package was scanned, as once a week the pickup is by someone else when my mailman is off.

    Steve

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  • JimnightJimnight Posts: 9,585 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @JBK said:
    You guys like to live dangerously. :o

    I guess so.

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