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How long will it take for a letter to be returned due to lack of postage? (Original Post) In_The_Wind Aug 2018 OP
pretty long..30 days jodymarie aimee Aug 2018 #1
Guess I'm going to receive an overdue notice on the bill I was paying. In_The_Wind Aug 2018 #3
I'm guessing 2 or 3 days at the most. I have received mail with postage due, tho. flying_wahini Aug 2018 #2
I do hope that you are right about the 2 or 3 days. In_The_Wind Aug 2018 #4
Usually the post tries to get the person receiving the mail to pay the postage. notdarkyet Aug 2018 #5
think this is just for personal letters jodymarie aimee Aug 2018 #6
I did it twice over many years and got them back the next day rurallib Aug 2018 #7
Sounds lovely. Small town living has it's perks. In_The_Wind Aug 2018 #8
Just 48 hours last time I did that. Ron Obvious Aug 2018 #9
I got nothing - 48 hours and counting. In_The_Wind Aug 2018 #13
Depends entirely on when it's "caught" Recursion Aug 2018 #10
Nothing so far. In_The_Wind Aug 2018 #14
and when the orange blob privatizes the post office.....never. a kennedy Aug 2018 #11
Well, there is still hope. In_The_Wind Aug 2018 #15
it may be delivered as postage due Kali Aug 2018 #12
I hope that is what happens. In_The_Wind Aug 2018 #16
 

jodymarie aimee

(3,975 posts)
1. pretty long..30 days
Wed Aug 1, 2018, 04:35 PM
Aug 2018

it is low priority..my pal is postman...however, they may charge the recipient...they did that with my sister once...a personal letter..

In_The_Wind

(72,300 posts)
3. Guess I'm going to receive an overdue notice on the bill I was paying.
Wed Aug 1, 2018, 04:45 PM
Aug 2018

Earlier this morning I unsuccessfully tried to pay using my computer.

Oh well.

In_The_Wind

(72,300 posts)
4. I do hope that you are right about the 2 or 3 days.
Wed Aug 1, 2018, 04:48 PM
Aug 2018

I've got a sick dog at home so I'm a bit distracted.

rurallib

(62,689 posts)
7. I did it twice over many years and got them back the next day
Wed Aug 1, 2018, 05:29 PM
Aug 2018

but I live in a small (3500) town and everybody knows everybody

 

Ron Obvious

(6,261 posts)
9. Just 48 hours last time I did that.
Wed Aug 1, 2018, 09:13 PM
Aug 2018

It was an experiment: Reverse the to: and from: fields, leave off the postage and get your letter delivered for free!

It worked too but I didn't go for an encore.

Recursion

(56,582 posts)
10. Depends entirely on when it's "caught"
Wed Aug 1, 2018, 09:24 PM
Aug 2018

If a carrier catches the problem before it gets to a distribution center, a day or two.

If not... oy. Who can say?

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