I think this is the right place to put this, sorry if it's not, or if it has already been answered elsewhere.
You would think I should be able to find this information at the usps website, but I didn't have much luck.
Thing is, I recently moved into a new house, and apparently the postal service here is a bit.. unpredictable. In the words of a neighbour: "our mailman is an idiot". So, occasionally he delivers things to the wrong house. Once I got my neighbour's utility bill, and another time I bought a video game on ebay, which was delivered to another neighbour's house.
Wouldn't be so bad, BUT, the neighbour who got my video game is an older guy, who apparently feels that anything delivered to his house, he has the right to open it! His son, who lives in the house next to his, handed it over and apologised for his father. The father is not a bad guy overall; he's always friendly to me, just he's a bit of an old goofy redneck who smokes pot, supports Trump, and seems to be a bit racist. Sort of like a pot-smoking Archie Bunker..
So clearly I don't want to deal with him opening any mail of a more, ah, immature? nature.. And I'm considering the value of a P.O. box. But what I want to know is, what happens to packages that are too large to fit in the box? They have a variety of different sizes available, at different prices, but I really don't want to spend much on this. So when a package bigger than my box arrives, do they just hold it, for me to pick up, or what?