Woody
Woody MegaDork
7/18/14 10:25 a.m.

In the past few months, I've bought a car and a motorcycle. In both cases, the owners said that they'd find the extra keys and drop them in the mail. Both times, I received tattered, empty paper envelopes in my mailbox. No berkeleying keys.

So, to sum things up: Don't mail the berkeleying keys. Don't let anyone else mail you the berkeleying keys. If there is absolutely no other option, make sure that they have the good sense to use a berkeleying padded envelope or small berkeleying box.

wvumtnbkr
wvumtnbkr Dork
7/18/14 11:52 a.m.

How do you know they didn't put a key in teh envelope, then shake it till it ripped a hole in the envelope, kept the key, and sent you the holy envelope?

This way, you are mad at the post office and the PO and they get to steal your vehicle!

Pretty sweet ploy if you ask me!

Mike
Mike HalfDork
7/18/14 12:10 p.m.

I've read that the USPS will run your mailpiece through automated sorters regardless of what you say about it on the outside of your envelope. These machines assume your mailpiece is flexible, and stuff that doesn't flex will get puked out into a trash can.

You have to ensure that your mailpiece can't fit in the machine. I forget the exact numbers, but I think it was 1/4" thick or more, or just use a box.

Derick Freese
Derick Freese UltraDork
7/18/14 12:45 p.m.

Just tape it to a piece of cardboard before you put it in the envelope.

chaparral
chaparral HalfDork
7/27/14 8:19 p.m.

Tape it to a piece of PLYWOOD!

erohslc
erohslc HalfDork
7/28/14 12:48 p.m.

Amatuers! Tape keys inside a piece of corrugated cardboard folded in half.

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