As I continue to sell comics on ebay, I have had multiple dealings with the U.S. Postal Service. I would normally not say anything negative about the post office (my grandfather is a postman), but I am irritated with a few things.
-Altoona Shipping Store: This place is like a copy center/picture frame store, but they also have a post office inside. I have had a few bad experiences there, but nothing angered me more than grabbing an envelope to mail some comics and the guy tell me that I had to purchase that from the store not the post office.
As I went over to purchase the envelope, the guy informed me that there was a $3.00 limit for credit cards. A $3.00 limit? What the fuck kind of policy is that? I have heard of at least $5, but never $3. Ugh, I had to buy a second envelope. That really pissed me off.
-Summerhill Post Office: I actually like this one, they are friendly and helpful. Unfortunately, the internet never works there and therefore they cannot accept credit cards. I never carry cash, so I end up having to go elsewhere. This has happened four times, and I have pretty much quit going there.
-Ebensburg Post Office: Not nearly as friendly. Well, one of the ladies is nice, but the rest are pretty rude. The last two times I have been there, the lady tells me that she has to run my card as debit because it is not signed. My bank charges fifty cents if I use it as debit. She then gets an attitude with me and says that it is the Post Office’s policy. I would accept that, if that always happened, but she is the first person to ever even mention it to me. My card says SEE ID because I feel that is safer than just signing my card.
Also, at least two of my packages were damaged in shipping (I now always purchase insurance) and I had to refund the buyer’s money.
I will give the post office one more chance, but if they piss me off again (yes I realize I could just start carrying cash), I will be taking my business to FedEx.