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Topic: Yet another question about Delivery Confirmation/PBS postage

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Subject: Yet another question about Delivery Confirmation/PBS postage
Date Posted: 6/17/2009 1:51 AM ET
Member Since: 4/22/2009
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Quick question because I am semi-new here and looking into printing out postage using PBS... If you print postage and delivery confirmation using PBS, do you need to take it to the post office front desk to mail it or can you then just drop it in any USPS mailbox and be done? I read somewhere on this forum that the USPS charges an extra 17 cents or something when they scan? So does this mean you DO have to take it to them at the front counter to activate it? I'm confused how this works, can someone help? Thanks!

Last Edited on: 6/17/09 1:55 AM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 6/17/2009 2:15 AM ET
Member Since: 2/15/2009
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If you purchase PBS postage (which includes DC) you do not need to take the book to the post office, regardless of weight. You can drop it in any mail box. The $3 (for up to 1 pound media rate) covers everything. It is a wonderful thing. Can't beat the convenience or the instant credit.
Date Posted: 6/17/2009 2:46 AM ET
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When using PBS printable postage, all DC costs are included and you may drop your book in any blue box or mail facility.  You are also covered for the 13 oz Homeland Security Rule.  You are good to go :-)

Date Posted: 6/17/2009 10:37 AM ET
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If you just use the DC then you have to add the .18 (or is it .19?) now to the postage stamps.  It'll say on the wrapper how much postage including the DC charge needs to be applied.  Just make sure you don't use stamps on a package over 13oz unless you are handing it to a postal clerk. 

But like others said if you print the postage out as well then it'll add the .18/.19 for you.