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#1 LoveToLaugh

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Posted 19 January 2012 - 02:15 PM

Someone mentioned to me that this is against the law. That unless there is postage on an envelope or item, its not allowed to be placed there.

:huh: Anyone familiar with this?
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Posted 19 January 2012 - 02:22 PM

never heard of it but at least where i live it can't be illegal otherwise why would i be getting so many fliers delivered? Does your mailman never deliver unstamped fliers?
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Posted 19 January 2012 - 02:36 PM

http://www.ehow.com/...-mailboxes.html

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Posted 19 January 2012 - 03:02 PM

Haha, so we should start putting stamps on bedikah cloth shailos?
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Posted 19 January 2012 - 03:10 PM

The rule is for a designated letterbox. Door slots do not count as a letterbox, nor do non-lockable troughs used by apartment complexes. But if someone has a letterbox on the outside of their home or at the curb, you can get in trouble for putting something in there.

http://pe.usps.gov/A...ve1209/D041.htm

Rabbis should have a specially designated receptacle for bedikah cloth shailot, and not use their letterboxes for receiving such packages.

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Posted 19 January 2012 - 03:15 PM

Haha, so we should start putting stamps on bedikah cloth shailos?

Would make a great comedy. Just imagine law enforcement gets tipped of about the ravs mailbox and inspects it to find it full of dirty underpants. I can't imagine trying to convince anyone that they are meant to be put there. :p
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#7 LoveToLaugh

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Posted 19 January 2012 - 04:05 PM

http://www.ehow.com/...-mailboxes.html

Thanks. I was really floored when my friend mentioned this. I'm assuming its very poorly enforced. Have you ever heard of this being a problem in real life?

Would make a great comedy. Just imagine law enforcement gets tipped of about the ravs mailbox and inspects it to find it full of dirty underpants. I can't imagine trying to convince anyone that they are meant to be put there. :p

:p. There are actually many different comedies one can tie in to the whole THM keeping. This would make a good one!
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Posted 19 January 2012 - 04:18 PM

The Post Office has special status - they are even mentioned in the constitution.
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Posted 21 January 2012 - 07:52 PM

I knew this, but not all the ramafications. thanks for sharing, all.
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Posted 21 February 2012 - 10:51 AM

I'm wondering if you aren't allowed to place things into someone else's mail box, how does that work if you are collecting their mail while they are away on a business trip or vacation?

#11 LoveToLaugh

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Posted 21 February 2012 - 12:03 PM

The whole this is very odd and I doubt its really enforced. We recently dropped hundreds of books in people's mailboxes despite the warning and so far no problems...
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Courage to change the things we can, and the
Wisdom to know the difference
Patience for the things that take time
Appreciation for all that we have, and
Tolerance for those with different struggles
Freedom to live beyond the limitations of our past ways, the
Ability to feel your love for us and our love for each other and the
Strength to get up and try again even when we feel it is hopeless.




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