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Subject: just drop it in the mailbox now?
Date Posted: 9/28/2007 3:29 PM ET
Member Since: 2/16/2007
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I have a quick question. I just printed the wrapper for a book I need to mail out. I purchased both delivery confirmation as well as the prepaid postage through PaperBackSwap. PBS estimates my book to weigh 11 oz. Since it's less than 13 oz. and since I already paid for the postage online here, can I just drop it in the mailbox now?

I would hate to have it returned to me, and I want to make sure I'm not being silly and overlooking something obvious. :)

Thanks!

Date Posted: 9/28/2007 3:56 PM ET
Member Since: 7/2/2007
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Yup.  It can even be over 13 oz., so long as it has trackable postage.  So simple it's scary, huh? 

Date Posted: 9/28/2007 4:21 PM ET
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Wow yeah, that's way too simple. What's the catch? ;) hehehe.

Date Posted: 9/29/2007 12:11 AM ET
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Yep, just drop that sucker in the blue box....WHAT is the world coming to?????

Date Posted: 10/1/2007 6:37 PM ET
Member Since: 8/12/2007
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What is trackable postage and how do you get it??

thanks, Jill

Date Posted: 10/1/2007 7:21 PM ET
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Trackable postage is any postage that can be traced back to you as the purchaser, such as postage purchased online through PBS or through Paypal (you don't have to use a debit/credit card if your Paypal account is hooked up to your checking account), at the APC kiosk in many post office lobbies (these only accept debit/credit cards), and so on.  Regular old postage stamps purchased with a credit card are not trackable postage.

Postage purchased through PBS is super easy.  You should give it a try.



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Date Posted: 10/1/2007 8:37 PM ET
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