Archive for May, 2009

The stonewalling continues

I like to be charitable. I like to believe people. I like to trust people when they tell me something. This, perhaps, is why I find myself in the situation today where the Airport Postal Outlet has only two business days left to live, and yet we have no meaningful answers from Canada Post or […]

May 27, 2009 • Tags:  • Posted in: Uncategorized • No Comments

Some “accommodation” from Canada Post

I’ve received the following email from an Airport Postal Outlet customer. Again, my response is below his email. Date: Wed, 27 May 2009 11:46:29 -0700 To: Save the APO From: <DELETED> Subject: Save-the-APO Good Morning, Craig. I just received a telephone call from Xxxxx Xxxxxxx at Canada Post. It seems they will be accommodating me […]

Email response from Canada Post, May 27th

I’ve had the following response from Canada Post. My reply is below it. Subject: RE: Airport Kiosk Date: Wed, 27 May 2009 12:39:40 -0400 From: <DELETED> To: “Save the APO” Dear Craig, I will do my best to provide context to the upcoming changes at the kiosk. For several years, there have been numerous issues […]

May 27, 2009 • Tags:  • Posted in: Information from Canada Post • No Comments

Canada Post mandarins end 35 years of service

I would like to add to your thoughts that six months of mail forwarding for a business, let alone personal matters, is a totally insufficient offer in that it will mean new stationery, including for my own personal operations, labels and envelopes being wasted or marked up very unprofessionally and a significantly higher cost for […]

May 26, 2009 • Tags: , • Posted in: Uncategorized • No Comments

Email from Canada Post

Seems Canada Post has taken notice of this website (as I hoped they would, of course), as I’ve received an email from the Manager, Western Zone, C&D Operations, Metro Vancouver. Hopefully I’ll have something new and coherent here soon.

May 26, 2009 • Tags:  • Posted in: Information from Canada Post • No Comments

Dancing with Canada Post

OK, it’s time for a little substantive information here based on my conversations with Canada Post. I made careful notes during these conversations, so everything here is based on those notes and, bizarre as some of them sound, I have not made up anything. One thing is clear to me: The people I have been […]

Still some weirdness

I did not reinstall everything over the weekend, but there is still some weirdness. I think it’s related to my adding about 400 users to the blog through the “back door”, so to speak, rather than adding them one at a time. However, I’m now posting as a “regular user” like everyone else and the […]

May 26, 2009 • Posted in: Administration • No Comments

Missing box numbers

Since I set this up I’ve had one person tell me that they couldn’t log in. It turns out that I didn’t know about that person’s box number, so hadn’t created a user name for them. In creating the users based on box numbers, I used the Canada Post postal code directory, and that person’s […]

May 25, 2009 • Tags:  • Posted in: Administration • No Comments

Max Winter

Last week was the first I have heard about the closure, from your notice. I will have to contact Mr. Tung to see what alternate locations are available.

May 24, 2009 • Posted in: Uncategorized • One Comment

Free ride

As a user of APO for over 30 years, I was distressed at the short notice that was given to vacate this address. Since the letter informing us of the imminent closure, no help has been given to let us know what other postal outlets there are in that area that we could transfer to. […]

May 23, 2009 • Posted in: Uncategorized • One Comment