Originally posted by SMW
If you get it to the P.O. before 11:00 am and it's going to someplace that 's possible according to the P.O. (most decent sized cities) then it gets there the next day. Otherwise it takes 2 days. If they don't get it there by the time they say they will (you can track delivery on-line), you can get a full refund. Last year I got refunds on about half the stuff I sent by Express Mail. I would not count on priority mail getting there in 2-3 days.
Originally posted by mcwmark
Just a warning before you use signature confirmation...
Some places do not like people to send their materials with signature confirmation, because it requires too much time to find someone who is authorized to sign for the package.
Besides, the person authorized to sign for packages will probably be a mail room clerk, no where near the admissions office (or wherever you're sending it to) and thus, a signature confirm will probably be not as useful as you may think.
Originally posted by Smoke This
Priority mail isn't guaranteed. It's supposed to be delivered within 2-3 days or whatever, but it can just as easily be delivered in 6 weeks, or not at all. I know from personal experience and the experiences of my friends and family.
Express mail is guaranteed, but why waste the money at all? Just send it by regular mail and call a week later to see if it arrived. If you want delivery confirmation, the post office can do that for about $0.50.
Originally posted by none
Wow...I've never had a first class postal item delivered within one day, even in the same city.