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Subject: Adding additional books and calculating postage
Date Posted: 4/7/2009 11:28 AM ET
Member Since: 3/18/2009
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I am doing some 2 for 1 transactions, and when the people that requested them sent me a PM with the book they requested, I deleted it from my bookshelf, so that it would stay up to date for other requests. 

Now I am working on sending them out, and would like to use PBS postage.  I know that the additional book will mean additional postage and I need to adjust the weight before printing the wrapper.  How do I find out how much the additional book weighs in order to get the correct postage on the label? 

Thanks in advance!

Date Posted: 4/7/2009 2:06 PM ET
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Is there anyone who can help me? I want to get these out today!

Date Posted: 4/7/2009 2:13 PM ET
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If you don't have a scale, then I would just double the weight and add a little extra assuming the 2nd book is the same size as the first.

Date Posted: 4/7/2009 3:35 PM ET
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You could try looking up the weight of the second book in the listings, but be aware that PBS weights aren't always accurate.  Without access to a scale the best you can do is estimate.

 

Date Posted: 4/8/2009 11:57 AM ET
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I asked the same question last night and was told by a "seasoned swapper" that if the books are about the same size, just double the weight in the weight box (I can't remember exactly what it's called, but I just did it!), and it will figure it for you.  It doesn't double the price, it only goes up 30-40 cents (depending on # of books, size, etc.) and on you go!  At least I hope so.  I've put it in the box, ready to go!