USPS 50 cent 'FEE/FINE'
For those of you that sell on eBay -
Yesterday, our USPS mailman delivered a package from an eBay seller. The seller had turned an USPS box inside out to pack in (so the brown was on the outside and he didn't have to pay priority shipping that was marked on the box - I've done it myself before).
We had to pay a 50 cent 'postage due' fee because the PO caught it.
I'm going to let this seller know about it. I've never heard of this before. There was a typed strip of paper taped to the package:
"This packaging is the property of the U. S. Postal Service and is provided solely for use in sending Priority Mail shipments. Misuse may be a violation of federal law. This packaging is not for resale. EP14F U.S. Postal Service, Oct. 2008; All rights reserved."