----- Original Message -----
From: "Chuck Guzis via cctalk" <cctalk at classiccmp.org>
To: "Paul Berger via cctalk" <cctalk at classiccmp.org>
Sent: Friday, January 03, 2020 11:41 AM
Subject: Re: Ordering parts onesie twosie
On 1/3/20 5:22 AM, Paul Berger via cctalk wrote:
Rural delivery is done to mail boxes along the roads, which means the
people have to travel from their house to said road to get their mail.
We lived on a farm for part of the time I was growing up and for us that
was 3/4 of a mile, and that was not uncommon in the area, for some it
was even further. Quite different from walking a block, maybe, to a
That's no different from where I live (US), though my mailbox is only
about 250 ft. from my house. Packages are delivered to the front door.
Not a big deal.
Canada Post has a little-publicised service called "FlexDelivery", very useful
for foiling 'Porch Pirates' who follow the trucks and steal those packages left at
your front door.
Regardless of whether you have your mail delivered to your door or a community mailbox you
can register for a special free 'virtual' post box address where they will email
you when a *parcel* arrives and hold it for two weeks for you to pick up.