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Subject: First Class Mail vs. Priority?
Date Posted: 10/26/2010 8:29 PM ET
Member Since: 11/17/2008
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Today, I got a package back that I mailed out yesterday. It's a package weighing 5.4 ounces which I mailed out at the 6 oz. first class rate. I got it back today saying that it needed to be shipped priority and needed more postage. It's not in priority packaging--it's in a manila envelope. What's going on here?

Date Posted: 10/27/2010 1:37 AM ET
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You should take it to the counter at your post office, that doesn't make sense. 

Date Posted: 10/27/2010 7:40 AM ET
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Is it thin and/or flexible?  Did you use the PBS postage?

In order to use DC on a First Class article, it must qualify as a "parcel":  Either be over 1/4" thick AND rigid, or over 3/4" thick if it is flexible.

Date Posted: 10/27/2010 11:16 PM ET
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I took it back to the post office today and the clerk said she didn't know why it had been returned to me. It was re-mailed, and hopefully it will go through this time.

Subject: first class mailing
Date Posted: 11/15/2010 2:11 AM ET
Member Since: 9/4/2005
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There's first class letters and first class parcels.

Parcels are over 3/4 inch thick, first class is flat envelope.

Maybe someone just stamped the wrong package?