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Subject: how much is pbs dc ?
Date Posted: 9/24/2011 7:20 PM ET
Member Since: 10/11/2007
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I want to print delivery confirmation, but no extra services. Can anyone tell me how much it is please  / thanks

Date Posted: 9/24/2011 7:26 PM ET
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The fee for DC from PBS is $0.27.  You will still have to pay the actual DC cost plus postage at the PO.

Date Posted: 9/24/2011 8:10 PM ET
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The fee for purchasing DC from PBS is $0.27, but when you go to the PO, you pay an additional $0.19, meaning that DC costs you a total of $0.46, or $0.34 less than the $0.80 you would pay if you used the green form at the PO. 

If you decide you want to do this often, then you need to purchase PBS bucks. I suggest that you purchase at least $5 at first, as each such transaction costs an additional $0.50. IF you like using DC, as I do, then the next time buy a higher amount. I usually purchase $10 at a time.

Sometimes I have to remind the clerks at the PO that there is DC already on the package and to add the additional 19 cents to the postage they are charging me.

 

Date Posted: 9/24/2011 9:19 PM ET
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thanks so much.

Date Posted: 9/24/2011 9:53 PM ET
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Oh Sherry, that pretty little gold key means that you have one transaction fee waived a month.  So you can buy PBS money (or credits) without the 50 cent fee once a month.   (This fee waiver does not apply to the postage transaction fees.)

 

Date Posted: 9/24/2011 9:56 PM ET
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If you are putting on your own stamps, figure out the postage then add 19 cents more in postage for the DC.

Current Postal Rates

Current USPS Media Mail rates*:
  Effective April 17, 2011
To see the full list of Media Mail Rates at USPS, go here.

Up to 1 pound.......................................$2.41
More than 1 pound, less than 2 pounds....... 2.82
More than 2 pounds, less than 3 pounds..... 3.23
More than 3 pounds, less than 4 pounds..... 3.64
More than 4 pounds, less than 5 pounds.....4.05
More than 5 pounds, less than 6 pounds.....4.46
More than 6 pounds, less than 7 pounds.....4.87
More than 7 pounds, less than 8 pounds.....5.26
More than 8 pounds, less than 9 pounds..... 5.65
More than 9 pounds, less than 10 pounds....6.04

Rates in blue are the most common postage rates for single-book shipments.

 

 

Current  USPS First-Class Parcel rates:
Effective April 17, 2011
See the full list of First Class USPS rates here.
*Note USPS discount for printing First Class postage!

Not over 1 ounce..............................$1.71...1.56 with Printable Postage
Not over 2 ounces..............................1.71...1.56 with Printable Postage
Not over 3 ounces..............................1.71...1.56 with Printable Postage
Not over 4 ounces..............................1.88...1.73 with Printable Postage
Not over 5 ounces..............................2.05...1.90 with Printable Postage
Not over 6 ounces..............................2.22...2.07 with Printable Postage
Not over 7 ounces..............................2.39...2.24 with Printable Postage
  Not over 8 ounces..............................2.56....2.41 with Printable Postage**
Not over 9 ounces..............................2.73
Not over 10 ounces...........................2.90
Not over 11 ounces............................3.07
Not over 12 ounces............................3.24
Not over 13 ounces............................3.41

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Last Edited on: 9/24/11 9:58 PM ET - Total times edited: 2
Date Posted: 9/25/2011 1:00 AM ET
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Note that for First class books up to 7ounces, you can now get the full PBS postage upgrade from PBS-DC only almost for free. The online printed postage is discounted 15cents and the difference in the fee from PBS-DC only @ 0.27 to full PBS postage @ 0.43 is 16cents. For a penny you save the hassle of applying postage!