USPS must be in REALLY bad shape.
I've been going to this post office for years, never had any problems. For about 6 months now, you are subjected to the used car salesman show when they try to sell you EVERY service under the sun to jack up your cost. Today, they start telling me my 12x12x12 box (labeled as such and measured by me as such) is 12.25x12.25x12.25 and is subject to an almost 30% rate hike! No wonder USPS is in financial ruin, their customer service is at an all time low and their desperation is apparently at an all time high. Now instead of getting the correct postage from me, they're getting nothing, further progressing their spiraling decline.
Looks like UPS and Fedex are getting another client for packages.