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« on: December 10, 2012 01:18:28 PM »

Question came up on a swap from an international swapper.  When someone goes away on vacation in the US & puts their mail on hold, the hold would include packages, too, correct?  They won't send the package back, right?

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« Reply #1 on: December 11, 2012 01:27:05 PM »

When I've held my mail everything was held until I retrieved it. In was all in one of those big cardboard boxes they use, but they didn't let me keep the box.

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« Reply #2 on: December 16, 2012 05:57:56 AM »

I recently discovered that the only thing that USPS will not hold are state and goverment issued documents ..... like renewed driver's licenses  Roll Eyes

« Reply #3 on: December 18, 2012 01:21:29 PM »

Mail will hold, but if it's sent via private service (like FedEx), those do not get held.

« Reply #4 on: January 16, 2013 09:55:44 AM »

Well, I ended up opening a help desk ticket.  Since the receiver was going out of town for several weeks and both swapper/swappee were good with it, we extended the swap deadline for her to send to when she came back.

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« Reply #5 on: March 06, 2013 12:03:27 PM »

The mail will be held unless it is certified to be delivered by a certain date, and return if undelivered by that time. Also, you can temporarily change your address too. If you tell the USPS that you need a temp. address change, they will forward your mail to wherever it needs to go until you return.

Whatever happened to the ongoing hoopla swaps?
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