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Old October 13th 05, 04:07 AM
Corey
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Default Post Office RTS - What does this mean?

Well, I got my first RTS today! Anyway, this is probably a common thing,
but I never received one so I'm not sure what to make of it. The sticker on
the envelope says:

Forward Time Exp, Rtn to Send

....and the next 3 lines are what appears to be another address for the same
person, in the same town. Now, is this address the address that the person
registered when they moved, or is the PO just giving me the address of
someone with the same last name in the same city which MIGHT be the person
I'm trying to reach?

Secondly, what does "Forward Time Expired" mean? I'm under the impression
that the person wanted to have their mail forwarded to the address given to
me on the label, but the PO can only do it for a certain amount of time, and
now that time has passed.

And thirdly, is that's the case... the new address is in the same small
town, and most likely located within the same post office. So, why didn't
they just send the letter to the new address. It would only be a matter of
placing it in another delivery carrier. Instead, it was sent across the
country, back to me.

It sounds like I'm making a big deal out of this, but I'm really not. I'm
just curious, that's all, and would like to know for sure what the label is
telling me before I go posting results. Any clarification is appreciated.

Corey


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Old October 13th 05, 05:01 AM
Sue H
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Sometimes, they forward for you to that address on the photo. If it's
not cancelled twice, then I would resend to the address on the
sticker. It will only cost you a stamp so what do you have to lose
right? I would estimate that about 50 percent of the time I do that,
I do get a response. It's worth the risk. The post office doesn't
send them on after forwarding time expires supposedly so it depends on
where you are. If you are in a small town, they might...if they know
the person etc. But in large cities they don't. It's lucky they put
the address on there at all. Not all the time is it correct either,
but sometimes. So resend, using that address on a new envelope.

You know how things work I am sure...there are people who go by the
rules and that's it and won't forward...I am sure you have that at
work...those sticklers with no flexibility. The idea is to send it
back to you to buy another stamp. Besides, if they kept forwarding
everything, where does it end? People move and so you'd forward 20
years later? There has to be a limit and that's why some don't
forward.

On Thu, 13 Oct 2005 03:07:40 GMT, "Corey"
wrote:

Well, I got my first RTS today! Anyway, this is probably a common thing,
but I never received one so I'm not sure what to make of it. The sticker on
the envelope says:

Forward Time Exp, Rtn to Send

...and the next 3 lines are what appears to be another address for the same
person, in the same town. Now, is this address the address that the person
registered when they moved, or is the PO just giving me the address of
someone with the same last name in the same city which MIGHT be the person
I'm trying to reach?

Secondly, what does "Forward Time Expired" mean? I'm under the impression
that the person wanted to have their mail forwarded to the address given to
me on the label, but the PO can only do it for a certain amount of time, and
now that time has passed.

And thirdly, is that's the case... the new address is in the same small
town, and most likely located within the same post office. So, why didn't
they just send the letter to the new address. It would only be a matter of
placing it in another delivery carrier. Instead, it was sent across the
country, back to me.

It sounds like I'm making a big deal out of this, but I'm really not. I'm
just curious, that's all, and would like to know for sure what the label is
telling me before I go posting results. Any clarification is appreciated.

Corey


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Old October 13th 05, 04:35 PM
Corey
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Thanks Sue, I plan on giving it another shot with that address.

Corey

"Sue H" wrote in message
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Sometimes, they forward for you to that address on the photo. If it's
not cancelled twice, then I would resend to the address on the
sticker. It will only cost you a stamp so what do you have to lose
right? I would estimate that about 50 percent of the time I do that,
I do get a response. It's worth the risk. The post office doesn't
send them on after forwarding time expires supposedly so it depends on
where you are. If you are in a small town, they might...if they know
the person etc. But in large cities they don't. It's lucky they put
the address on there at all. Not all the time is it correct either,
but sometimes. So resend, using that address on a new envelope.

You know how things work I am sure...there are people who go by the
rules and that's it and won't forward...I am sure you have that at
work...those sticklers with no flexibility. The idea is to send it
back to you to buy another stamp. Besides, if they kept forwarding
everything, where does it end? People move and so you'd forward 20
years later? There has to be a limit and that's why some don't
forward.

On Thu, 13 Oct 2005 03:07:40 GMT, "Corey"
wrote:

Well, I got my first RTS today! Anyway, this is probably a common thing,
but I never received one so I'm not sure what to make of it. The sticker
on
the envelope says:

Forward Time Exp, Rtn to Send

...and the next 3 lines are what appears to be another address for the
same
person, in the same town. Now, is this address the address that the
person
registered when they moved, or is the PO just giving me the address of
someone with the same last name in the same city which MIGHT be the person
I'm trying to reach?

Secondly, what does "Forward Time Expired" mean? I'm under the impression
that the person wanted to have their mail forwarded to the address given
to
me on the label, but the PO can only do it for a certain amount of time,
and
now that time has passed.

And thirdly, is that's the case... the new address is in the same small
town, and most likely located within the same post office. So, why didn't
they just send the letter to the new address. It would only be a matter
of
placing it in another delivery carrier. Instead, it was sent across the
country, back to me.

It sounds like I'm making a big deal out of this, but I'm really not. I'm
just curious, that's all, and would like to know for sure what the label
is
telling me before I go posting results. Any clarification is appreciated.

Corey




 




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