Letter to the editor: Local post offices now charge fee to search for packages | SummitDaily.com

Letter to the editor: Local post offices now charge fee to search for packages

Don Samuels

Last week, I went to both the Silverthorne and Dillon post office in order to try and catch a package before it was returned to sender. To my surprise, the person manning the Dillon counter said it would cost $14.65 for the package to be looked for. I declined. It turns out that $14.65 is the U.S. Postal Service “package intercept” fee, which this hardly was. The package was addressed with my post office box number and street address. This really should be sufficient for the post office to deliver to a box, and sometimes it is. However, if it was to go back to sender as insufficient address, I should still be able to have the employees look for it at the post office without the bogus “package intercept” fee. Shame on the Dillon postmaster.

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