- Nov 6, 2005
What type of postage is most widely used in sending the oil sample? Should I package the blackstone labs cylinder in a box or envelope?
quote:] What was their excuse for not taking it? Which office?
Originally posted by OriginHacker21: USPS wouldn't take my cylinder even if I had "paperwork." I went to UPS and they wouldn't ship it either unless it was in a box. I seriously recommend putting it in a box or it will get held for "security" reasons. It may cost you more but I've gotten all my UOAs from Blackstone the VERY day UPS said it would arrive.
quote:Same here. 2x picked up in my mailbox, 2x dropped of in the bin inside the post office. Less than a week for the results.
Originally posted by greenjp: Huh. I always use Blackstone's black plastic canister thing, put 5 stamps on it, and stick it in my mailbox. USPS has taken it every time. jeff
quote:Obviously this is another case of a clueless employee spouting off incorrect information. Being it was a drugstore I would not pursue it, but if a real post office tried to pull that crap there should be a complaint filed. Postal employees(I am one of them) are not allowed to make up their own rules on what they will or will not accept in the mail. There are specific guidelines in manuals for that and if that does not make it clear then there are phone numbers for the employee to call and get an answer by someone who is trained to deal with these things. We are required to watch training videos on how to deal with hazardous materials. This information is on the videos. I have sent in oil samples to Blackstone 4 times and it cost $1.59 each time, even after the 1/8/06 rate increase.
Originally posted by OriginHacker21: I went to a drug store that has a USPS in it (small office). When I showed it to them they first looked at me really weirdly then asked what was in it. I said used motor oil. Instantly: "We cannot ship that stuff." I said, I can get you paperwork which shows that this is approved... "We won't ship it." I felt like a terrorist. So I walked out and went next door to the UPS. They were very very kind - boxed it up for me and have taken 3+ shipments (boxed) with no problems.