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Subject: Electronic postage not available
Date Posted: 5/27/2009 10:15 AM ET
Member Since: 9/18/2007
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I just tried to print pIostage here and received the message "electronic postage is not available for this address". Is this a temporary glich? Any way around the problem?

Date Posted: 5/27/2009 10:25 AM ET
Member Since: 10/1/2006
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I'm having the same problem. According to the help files, it's a problem with the electronic postage provider's website, but I've been trying to print for 2 hours now. I just added money to my PBS account, too.


Date Posted: 5/27/2009 11:00 AM ET
Member Since: 8/23/2007
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It usually goes away after a while. 

Date Posted: 5/27/2009 11:13 AM ET
Member Since: 8/17/2008
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I'm having the same problem with 2 different books I'm trying to mail.  I've been trying for about 2 hours now.

Date Posted: 5/27/2009 11:30 AM ET
Member Since: 8/27/2008
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i had this problem yesterday

try to click the second print option- and manually download it

i had something like 9 wrappers to print yesterday- it only took about 30 minutes but i finally got them all done

good luck

Date Posted: 5/27/2009 11:49 AM ET
Member Since: 2/18/2009
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I'm so glad I checked the forums before heading to the post office! :)

Date Posted: 5/27/2009 11:52 AM ET
Member Since: 8/6/2005
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Same here...I have 3 books to mail and it won't even let me print a wrapper.  And I'm not going to hand address and make a trip to the post office either.  I love my electronic postage.  I hope they get it fixed soon.  I've been trying for 3 hours now!

Date Posted: 5/27/2009 12:09 PM ET
Member Since: 9/18/2007
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I just tried again and it worked this time.

Date Posted: 5/27/2009 12:20 PM ET
Member Since: 8/6/2005
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Thanks! Yes, I just printed out my postage too!

Date Posted: 5/27/2009 12:25 PM ET
Member Since: 4/21/2007
Posts: 304
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This has been on the front page since yesterday:

Printable Postage will be unavailable tonight between 10 PM ET - Midnight.

Endicia.com is undergoing scheduled maintenance. Please make sure you print any addresses you need before or after the maintenance period.

Date Posted: 5/27/2009 4:03 PM ET
Member Since: 4/13/2009
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Wish I checked the forums first!  Went to the post office at lunch because electronic postage didn't work (11:30 am ET today).

Ah well, at least I got some exercise, and I saved about sixty cents by having the post office weigh it and not paying the fee.

Date Posted: 5/27/2009 9:32 PM ET
Member Since: 2/19/2008
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Cindy, did you intend to put your real name and address in your signature line, or was that a mistake?  A lot of members here won't even list their town due to security concerns, so this kinda jumped out at me.

(Apologies for hijacking the thread)

Date Posted: 5/27/2009 11:23 PM ET
Member Since: 12/9/2007
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Bernhard, I think that's her business address.  Usually, we only see the internet addresses, but I've seen business addresses as well.