View Poll Results: Approximately, when does your mail typically arrive?
9 AM (or earlier) 2 1.65%
10 AM 6 4.96%
11 AM 11 9.09%
12 PM 15 12.40%
1 PM 15 12.40%
2 PM 20 16.53%
3 PM 19 15.70%
4 PM 17 14.05%
5 PM (or later) 4 3.31%
I don't know / Too inconsistent even to generalize. 12 9.92%
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Old 04-16-2010, 11:20 AM
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What time does your mail arrive?

Obviously there's going to be some variation -- maybe even a lot of variation -- but, on a typical day, when would you expect the mail arrive (at your home or residence, that is)?

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Old 04-16-2010, 11:23 AM
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Between 1 and 2 pm, depending on mail volume and other stuff. We're pretty early in the route, so I suspect that people at the end of this carrier's route are getting their mail after 3.

In winter, add the potential for a couple hours later on, especially if the carrier got assigned part of someone else's route.
Old 04-16-2010, 11:27 AM
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Noonish. Well, it gets stuffed in the communal box at the end of the road at noon. I pick it up a couple of times a week from there.
Old 04-16-2010, 11:43 AM
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I don't know. I'm not at home (work or at happy hour) when the mail arrives, unless it's being delivered at 7:30 in the morning and I didn't know, for lack of ever checking on the way out. On Saturdays, I either don't check my mail because I haven't gone anywhere, and it's not worth the effort to go downstairs just to toss out junk mail or find a phone bill, or I check it on the way in from wherever I was. This is usually later in the day or evening, so it comes before 5:00pm. That's all I know.
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Old 04-16-2010, 12:14 PM
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I picked 11AM, but it's for the office I work. When the mail man changes or there's a substitute, it usually gets delivered later in the day. At home, I have no idea. It's delivered by the time I get home. It really just depends where on their route you are.
Old 04-16-2010, 07:28 PM
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Get mail delivered twice a day. Once in the morning between 8:00AM and 9:00AM, and again in the afternoon generally between 3:00PM and 4:00PM.
Old 04-16-2010, 07:31 PM
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Between noon and 1: most of the time, closer to noon.
Old 04-16-2010, 08:08 PM
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Get mail delivered twice a day. Once in the morning between 8:00AM and 9:00AM, and again in the afternoon generally between 3:00PM and 4:00PM.
Is that residential mail? What country do you live in?
Old 04-16-2010, 09:53 PM
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1 PM -- though technically that's when they promise everything will be in the box, since they don't deliver around here and we have to rent PO boxes for mail. And so far it's been true, though I usually don't check it more than once a week or so unless I'm expecting something.
Old 04-16-2010, 10:18 PM
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50000 pop suburb.

All over the place. Sometimes 11am, sometimes 2pm, sometimes 5pm. No consistency whatsoever.
Old 04-16-2010, 10:33 PM
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I have no idea because I go up to check the mailbox about once a week, or less often if I forget.
Old 04-16-2010, 10:34 PM
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3:30ish PM during the weekdays. 1PMish on Saturdays, I think.
Old 04-16-2010, 11:22 PM
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Around 4 pm. I'm the last house on the route, so it really depends on how the rest of his day goes. The mail truck doesn't exactly peel out, but it does move pretty fast after my mail's been delivered.
Old 04-17-2010, 08:40 AM
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Is that residential mail? What country do you live in?
Residential mail in the United State of Texas! Sure our schools suck, but we have a great turnaround time on Netflix DVDs.

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Old 04-17-2010, 08:58 AM
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Residential mail in the United State of Texas! Sure our schools suck, but we have a great turnaround time on Netflix DVDs.
I have never heard of twice-a-day residential mail delivery. No wonder they're in the red.
Old 04-17-2010, 10:43 AM
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I have never heard of twice-a-day residential mail delivery. No wonder they're in the red.
The first run might be for general mail and the second run for packages--I am not sure. I do know that my larger parcels appear only to be delivered in the afternoon.
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At the P.O., mail is put in the boxes by 10:30 am. This time has gotten later and later as they've added more and more boxes to the post office. It used to be 9:00 am.

At home, the carrier ususally comes by about 2 pm although it has been as late as 5 and as early as 10.
Old 04-17-2010, 11:23 AM
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The first run might be for general mail and the second run for packages--I am not sure. I do know that my larger parcels appear only to be delivered in the afternoon.
I would assume that's it. Maybe it's done differently in smaller communities, but in New York regular mail and very small packages (those that fit in the priority mail envelopes, basically) are delivered by your local mail carrier on foot, while boxes and so forth are put on a separate truck.

We had a nice, symmetrical bell curve centered around 1 PM going for a while, but it's shifted to 2 PM and, while still a bell curve, is now lopsided. Oh well.
Old 04-17-2010, 11:36 AM
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Usually before 2PM but on days when the weather starts to get more than merely ugly and into the near dangerous category we get mail much sooner. According to my regular letter carrier, our local office has a large number of part time and reserve carriers that they call up when the weather turns nasty. This cuts the individual route size nearly in half those days and thus we get mail by 10AM
Old 04-19-2010, 05:15 AM
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I can't even answer the poll. We gave up trying to figure it out long ago - sometimes they are there at the crack of dawn, sometimes in the early afternoon...nothing regular.

Maybe it is a Las Vegas thing - but not only do we have no clue when the mail shows up, but the same goes for garbage pick up - sometimes really early, sometimes really late. Same story for the recycling pick up.

I think they sort of figure they get here when they get here - and get over it.
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There is no home mail delivery here at all... we have to go to the post office which is open Sunday to Thursday.
Old 04-19-2010, 07:50 AM
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I picked 11, but I think it could go as late as 1:30 or so; I'm not really sure. I just have a general sense of it coming in sometime before noon.
Old 04-19-2010, 07:56 AM
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Whenever it suits him, is my best guess.
Old 04-19-2010, 09:22 AM
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We get ours around four o'clock, which bugs the crap out of Grandma, because she lives for the mail delivery. And when I'm waiting for a paycheck from my second job, I'd love for it to come before the bank closes...but it doesn't. But the reality is that I'm rarely home during the day anyhow, so I just consider it early for the next day!
Old 04-20-2010, 02:56 PM
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Mondays it comes around 4PM. Tuesday-Friday it's between 2:30-3PM, and it's around 1PM on Saturdays.

Strangely, whenever I have a UPS package arrive, it always comes between 8-9PM. I wonder if my address is on a list of buildings not to deliver to during the day?
Old 04-22-2010, 08:53 AM
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It comes whenever I am not home. Same for UPS deliveries...
Old 04-22-2010, 10:32 AM
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Get mail delivered twice a day. Once in the morning between 8:00AM and 9:00AM, and again in the afternoon generally between 3:00PM and 4:00PM.
Twice a day ? Or are you talking euphemistically here?
Old 04-22-2010, 10:33 AM
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I live on a rural route. Our regular mail lady gets the mail here usually by 3.

When she is off, and it is winter and dark by 430 and craptacular back roads, if we get our mail by 5, I would say that is lucky.
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