I had a bad experience and can't recommend the Bear Valley station of the United States Postal Service. I paid $18 priority mail to send a box of Halloween candy for my nieces and nephew in Minnesota. I did this at the Bear Valley station on Oct. 24. It was expected to arrive Oct. 27. It's finally being delivered today.
For over a week, I tried to track down the package with no success. Now I know why. My family got a note yesterday that they owed $18 for postage. I called the delivery supervisor at the Hopkins, Minnesota, station today to provide proof of purchase. He found the box - there was no postage and no delivery confirmation tracking number on it. He said he thought it probably had been sent bulk mail instead.
I've written the Office of the Consumer Advocate at the USPS to register an official complaint and request a full refund.