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Subject: 2 for 1?????
Date Posted: 6/15/2009 4:25 PM ET
Member Since: 4/17/2009
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Okay...PLEASE forgive me if I confuse y'all.

If I was wanting to do a 2/1 deal on my bookshelf...how would I send them out? BECAUSE, when someone requests a book from me I usually do the paid postage and DC comfirmation... but it only gives me a estimate on how much that one book will cost when I send it out.... I hope whoever is reading this is following me... So how would I send out those two books....even though I've only paid to send out that one book? Do I use regular stamps?? I tried looking at the help link and I just confused myself. lol.

Anyone who could help me I would be really grateful!! Thanks!!

Okay, so now that we have that clear(And I appreciate your help!)...is there any place on PBS or anywhere that can tell me how much it will cost me to send out the two books(just to be curious) even though I'm not sending out anything yet?

 



Last Edited on: 6/15/09 4:50 PM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 6/15/2009 4:28 PM ET
Member Since: 1/17/2009
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You can change the weight on the mailing page, before you print the label.

Now, what do you change it to?  Best, is to have a scale so you can put in the exact weight of books + packging. Second best is to add the weights of the individual books from the PBS weights (or the Amazon.com weights) and change it to that.

The usual caveats apply -- PBS weights are often found to be inaccurate, sometimes slightly, sometimes grossly.

Date Posted: 6/15/2009 4:36 PM ET
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Okay..so is there a link on PBS or on amazon.com where I see see how much my book weighs? Because I don't have anything to weigh my book.

Date Posted: 6/15/2009 4:51 PM ET
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Amazon.com does list weights on the book page, but they're often not accurate.

Date Posted: 6/15/2009 7:30 PM ET
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You might consider investing in a scale as the weights are often different (why is that?) even when mailing a single book.  I heard this when I first joined and got the scale and sure enough I've had many weigh different that the PBS estimate.  Its easy to change it once you go to print. Plus I can put both the book & envelope on to make sure the weight is correct. 

I think mine was about $20 and it is digital, from Walmart.  The office supply store had one also but not digital for the same price.

 

Date Posted: 6/15/2009 8:03 PM ET
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I believe they sell scales on this site. Kiosk maybe?

Date Posted: 6/15/2009 8:09 PM ET
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Hi Callie:

I appreciate that you asked this question because I was wondering about it myself. You don't have to cross out your message once it's answered.

Leaving it for others to read is always helpful.

Date Posted: 6/15/2009 8:12 PM ET
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Here is  link to the postal rates, once you know the weight.

Postal Rates

If you use PBS Postage, you would add 19 cents to the postage on the package for the DC, and 43 cents for the fee that goes to PBS for printable postage.

If you are on a PBS book page, you can look at the choices on the right, and click on "Edit Book Data" and you will see the weight. (I don't know if there is a better way to do this in PBS)

 



Last Edited on: 6/15/09 8:14 PM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 6/15/2009 11:39 PM ET
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there isn't a better way than going to the book data option.  sometimes it's wrong - that's why it's best to have a postal scale at home.  I believe that you can buy them very cheaply at Wal-Mart - or you can buy one from PBS.  It'll be the super deluxe version!

Ruth

Date Posted: 6/16/2009 1:21 AM ET
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I often send out multiples, and I print up the label w/DC and just buy the postage at the post office (the easiest thing for me to do).