What's The Point Of Home Address (Line 2)?

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  1. SamIchi macrumors 68030

    SamIchi

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    Filling out forms, I never knew what they were for. Please enlighten :D

    Would it be for an apartment number?
     
  2. katie ta achoo macrumors G3

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    I think it's for apartment numbers, Routes,etc.

    like
    example:
    KT
    care of Alan Greenspan
    1234 Fake street
    Beverly hills, CA 90210

    ...right? I'm pretty sure that' sit.
     
  3. 2nyRiggz macrumors 603

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    ^Indeed...apartment numbers and the like.


    Bless
     
  4. SamIchi thread starter macrumors 68030

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    So it's:

    SamIchi
    123 Fake St
    Apt. 33
    New York, NY 00000

    Like that? If so, I gotta go change my resume info...
     
  5. dmw007 macrumors G4

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    Right as usual kt. :)
     
  6. floriflee macrumors 68030

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    KT's right. We've had the apartment number cut off before when we've tried to put it on the same line as the rest of the street address (stupid UPS).
     
  7. eva01 macrumors 601

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    Well at the hospital the second line is normally used for POBOX because apartment numbers fit on the first line
     
  8. dmw007 macrumors G4

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    Yes that is right. Although, as eva01 has said, you can also usually put the apartment info on the first line. :)
     
  9. ravenvii macrumors 604

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    DING-DING-DING!

    At the university as well. Me loves some 2nd line!
     
  10. FleurDuMal macrumors 68000

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    All you ever actually need to identify an address is your house number/name and your post code. Everything else is superfluous.
     
  11. SamIchi thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Ok, cool, I'm not going to bother to change it then.
     
  12. reh macrumors 6502a

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    Just for the fun of it, here's the proper address formats. (I really hate those retarded shippers that can't understand a highway contract address, even though it's one of just a few standard USPS formats.)

    BTW, I'll often use the second address line for my milepost, like so...

    Arr E. Heech
    HC 39 Box 275E
    Mile 8 Somelong Hwy
    Some City SS 93845
     

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  13. Shawzborne macrumors 6502a

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    What if I live in the basement and you need to go through backyard get to deliver a pacakge

    How would that look in an address?

    Thanks
     
  14. Apple fanboy macrumors Penryn

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    It would look like a 12 year old thread resurrection!
    Or you lived in your mothers basement :p

    I'd imagine details like that would go in the special instructions section.
     
  15. bunnspecial macrumors 603

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    Back when I was in college, I would always give the first line of the address as the street address of the mail room, and the second line as my box number.

    As far as the postal service cared, the second line didn't matter. They would deliver to the address in the first line, and the second line was just so that the mail room would get it to me without having to go digging. Sometimes, people who were averse to shipping to PO boxes would get upset over my having "box" in my address, so I started just appending "#123" to the end of the street address. The mail room understood it in that format, so it caused less grief sometimes in getting stuff shipped.

    At work, all non-USPS packages go to one particular room, and if I'm having something personal shipped I will usually stick the room number in the second line. Often, I put both the building name and the room number in addition to the street address. Granted it doesn't make much difference our four different drivers(UPS ground, UPS express, Fed-Ex ground, Fed-Ex express) are regulars and know the ins and outs, but it can help when we have a sub.
     
  16. Shawzborne macrumors 6502a

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    Well I am going to see if they can follow the signs tomorrow

    I did

    Shawzborne
    123 Superman Cres.
    Rear Door Backyard Entrance
    Krypton, ON
    Canada

    So hopefully they can figure it out
     
  17. BarracksSi Suspended

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    That might work fine.

    Back when I was in college, I lived in a basement apartment that had its entrance at the rear of the house. It was designated by a "B", so to borrow your example, it was like, "123B Superman Cres." whereas the normal house address was "123 superman Cres".

    Can your local post office help give you any info?
     
  18. Shawzborne macrumors 6502a

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    Well it was the weekend so they only reply on twitter during weekdays so I ended up DM’ing a ups agent for a while. I shipped out a swiffer, and pizza slicer from amazon so will see if it arrives in the right spot..
     
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    At least the world won't end if they don't! :D
     
  20. Shawzborne macrumors 6502a

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  21. Tech198 macrumors G5

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    more space :D

    Is that my address of the Apple Store ? The 'Beverly Hills' part is correct anyway.
     

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