Successfully Redeeming IRCs

Discussion in 'Amateur Radio News' started by K6XX, Dec 19, 2017.

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  1. KW0U

    KW0U Ham Member QRZ Page

    Oops, fumbled this in twice.
  2. K6IPM

    K6IPM Premium Subscriber QRZ Page

    and my problem is that I am receiving IRC's from expired years from foreign HAMS.
    This is not very nice as they can't be redeemed at ALL. 73 de Alan, K6IPM
  3. N6HCM

    N6HCM Ham Member QRZ Page

    because the USPS is a special type of corporation and not a part of the US Government anymore. there's a special relationship there (like the Smithsonian, and the Presidio Trust) to the US Government, but it's not a part of the US Government anymore.

    i, too, have had great success taking the relevant bit of the postal manual with me to the post awful when having to do stuff like this. it cuts on all the irrelevant chit chat with an unknowing counter staffer.
  4. CU3AK

    CU3AK Ham Member QRZ Page

    I'm lucky, for me is so easier then to buy a stamp. Last week I had 15 IRC's, went to the post office, trade it for stamps and gone 3 minutes transaction.
    To all a very merry x-mas with all the love and health.
  5. W0FS

    W0FS Ham Member QRZ Page

  6. W0FS

    W0FS Ham Member QRZ Page

    Brad doesn't work at the Ames, Ia post office. I hadn't bought or redeemed any IRC's from the USPS in years and had about a dozen from a qsl manager to redeem and actually remembered to do this. The post office in our small town has not handled IRC's in the 24 years that we've lived here and i had gone to Ames in the past to purchase them. The postal worker at Ames that waited on me was polite and though he was unfamiliar with IRC's, apparently found someone that was and promptly exchanged the IRC's for Global Forever stamps.
    I was told years ago that international postage is kind of a different thing and that normal "forever" stamps are for domestic use only. This probably is due to accounting for sales that the clearing house for the international postage sales (International Postal Union?) gets.
    We have had some great people at our little post office.
    73, Clay W0FS
  7. NU4R

    NU4R Ham Member QRZ Page

    YES INDEED there ARE "BRADS" in and UNFORTUNATELY EVERY occupation! IN was THE CORE REASON I had to GET OUT of the commercial aircraft repair career! The BRADS of this world WERE KILLING ME...and some of them...the airlines were paying IN EXCESS OF $50.00 /hour for their collective services!!!
    WC5P likes this.
  8. VK4KL

    VK4KL Ham Member QRZ Page

  9. N0NB

    N0NB Ham Member QRZ Page

    I received one some years ago and my experience is recounted in a thread somewhere on this forum. Suffice it to say, the best advice I received was to send it off to someone else. I had an SASE from a ham in Sweden so I sent it to him as I recall! Best way for me to deal with it and hopefully he was able to use it.
  10. PU2LXN

    PU2LXN Ham Member QRZ Page

    Here in Brazil the Correios website (Brazil Postal Service) has a page dedicated to IRC (Cupom Resposta Internacional), where it informs that the coupons can be exchanged in the agencies type AC and AF only.

    I searched but did not find the meaning for AC or AF agencies. My city has AC agencies and does not have AF agencies.

    The coupon has an expiration date, can not be shaved, crumpled or folded to be changed.

    I was just finishing this message when I noticed there is a warning on the IRC page:

    Product Not Available

    So, Brazilian hams can not buy IRCs!

    I can not believe...


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