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Subject: ? about using printable postage and DC
Date Posted: 7/9/2008 8:56 PM ET
Member Since: 9/19/2006
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How much PBS money would be advisable to keep in my PBS account for this? I haven't tried it yet, but I've been considering it and reading the FAQs about it in the Help center. I was just wondering about the amount of money and how often to replenish it? Hope this makes sense. Headaches, thinking and typing do not go together. :(

Thanks for any help.

Pam

Date Posted: 7/9/2008 8:59 PM ET
Member Since: 6/4/2007
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I think there's a minimun dollar amount when you start up and if so it should be more than sufficient, both as a starting amount and as the amount you add when you're low.  I've found this part of the Swap service to be very handy at times, and while it's not an absolute necessity, it's definitely useful enough to recommend.

Subject: Printable Postage
Date Posted: 7/9/2008 9:19 PM ET
Member Since: 9/16/2007
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It really depends on how many books you send out a month.  I mail an average of five books a month and I usually purchase $25 in printable postage at a time, which lasts me a little over two months.  I love the fact that I don't have to keep stamps around or run to the post office to mail packages over 13 ounces, and I also get instant credit when I mark the books mailed.  It's a great service that I think is well worth the cost.   You should give it a try!

Date Posted: 7/9/2008 9:43 PM ET
Member Since: 3/4/2008
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I started doing it with $15, then I went thru that kinda quick so I went to 20.  Now I'm at 35!  It really will depend on how many books you send out.  Mine are most hb so I go thru it more quickly, I think.  (that is why I encourage orders of  a few books at a time instead of just 1 and 1 and...)

Date Posted: 7/10/2008 1:30 AM ET
Member Since: 9/19/2006
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Thanks for your suggestions. I think I will give it a try next time around.

Pam

Date Posted: 7/10/2008 1:47 AM ET
Member Since: 10/23/2005
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I put $19.50 or $24.50 in a time, it last me almost 2 months, also. Most of my books are paperbacks. That way the 50 cent transaction fee is worth it to me.

Date Posted: 7/10/2008 3:36 PM ET
Member Since: 3/20/2006
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I usually add $20 at a time.  Just FYI, if you order anything else from the PBS store at the same time, there's just the one .50 transaction fee, so if you are buying anything else, you may as well add in some postage at the same time. 

Date Posted: 7/10/2008 4:35 PM ET
Member Since: 11/10/2006
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I put $20 in a month but this month I have put in $20 more as I mailed out alot of books in the last two weeks.  It bets going to the PO, and I don't always have time to go. I love that I can just mail them from home on my way out.

Date Posted: 7/10/2008 6:32 PM ET
Member Since: 7/16/2006
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I have been putting in about $30 a month, and that's working out pretty well for me. Well, it seems to be $30 every 3 weeks, but close enough.