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Subject: delivery confirmation
Date Posted: 1/27/2009 12:33 PM ET
Member Since: 8/27/2008
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ok- i am confused... but i think my take on this is correct.

delivery confirmtion- i do all my pbs postage through the site. i weigh my own books (the weights listed are most often than not wrong). i buy deliver confirmation and pay for my postage- all on this site.

so i have been reading some posts lately that seem to be saying that if i buy postage including dc that i have not in fact paid for the dc and this is still due... how can this be? i have mailed alot of books and never had to pay any extra amount at the post office.

below is a cut&paste from a member reguarding a different post about dc- i think it explains the dc deal the best (thanks cathy a)

When you purchase Delivery Confirmation *with* postage from PBS, you have already paid for the entire amount required for mailing. You should not have to pay any more for DC at the Post Office. If you did not enter the correct weight on the wrapper setup screen, then you may have to pay additional postage for the overweight items. If you are purchasing printable postage, then you get your credits when the books are marked mailed, scanning has nothing to do with it.

If you purchase Delivery Confirmation *without* postage from PBS, then you do have to pay 18 cents plus the regular postage amount to the Post Office. The 27 cents you pay to PBS does not go to the USPS, the website keeps it. If you purchase DC without postage here, then you will get your Quick Credit when the USPS tells PBS they scanned your package.

please help me- the above explaination is correct. right?


Date Posted: 1/27/2009 12:39 PM ET
Member Since: 5/22/2007
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Here you go Molly:

PBS Delivery Confirmation is a per-transaction paid feature at PBS

Any member who has PBS Money in his or her account and a printer to print out the barcode can use PBS Delivery Confirmation.

  • PBS Delivery Confirmation (PBS-DC) is a per-transaction paid feature at PBS.
    • Each time you use PBS-DC, it will cost you 45 cents:
      • 27 cents to PBS paid in PBS Money
      • 18 cents to USPS paid in postage applied to the package. 
        This is less than the 75 cents that USPS charges for regular DC purchased at the PO  (and PO DC does not grant QuickCredit or CreditAssurance!)
Date Posted: 1/27/2009 12:55 PM ET
Member Since: 8/27/2008
Posts: 687
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perfect ivy- thanks so much

i have to admit i am generally too lazy to seek out help docs

so i am correct in my understanding!