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Subject: How do I print postage?
Date Posted: 3/7/2008 11:27 AM ET
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Date Posted: 3/7/2008 11:30 AM ET
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There's a lot to explain.  I'd suggest you read about it in the help center.  FAQ's on printable postage can be found here: http://www.paperbackswap.com/help/search.php?terms=printable+postage

Subject: Postage Printing?
Date Posted: 3/7/2008 11:30 AM ET
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Okay, So I followed all the instructions and even bought PBS money, but when I go to print label there is no box for printing the postage. My labels always say "Please attach postage here" Whats up?

Date Posted: 3/7/2008 11:33 AM ET
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Are you sure?  After you click the "print wrapper" button you should be provided with these options.  I always am given these options and I don't even use printable postage.  Your screen should have this with prettier grapics and better formatting.  All you do is select the first option (maybe you aren't doing that?  The default is the "no extra services" option).

"Print Your Wrapper

 
 
Would you like to print postage and/or delivery confirmation directly onto the wrapper?
Print Postage and Delivery Confirmation directly onto the book wrapper. (Fee: $0.43*)
Mail directly from your house, no need to go to the Post Office even if the package is over 13 ounces.
Get Instant Credit once the book is marked mailed. Plus more time to read books, priceless!
Print only Delivery Confirmation onto the wrapper. (Fee: $0.27*)
Apply stamps to the package and mail from home if the package is less than 13 ounces.
No extra services (No PBS Money needed for this option)
  * I understand that, once printing has occurred, the postage and PBS fee for this service are non-refundable.
Delivery confirmation will add an additional $0.18 to the postage costs."


Last Edited on: 3/7/08 11:35 AM ET - Total times edited: 2
Date Posted: 3/7/2008 11:34 AM ET
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Maybe you forgot to click the right option before you clicked print.  There will be 3 options in 3 different colored areas above the print button.  Postage and DC, DC and none of the above (gives you a plain wrapper).  You may have forgotten to check the 1st option.

Subject: Postage?
Date Posted: 3/7/2008 11:56 AM ET
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There are only 2 areas that appear after I click PRINT. One shows how I would like the wrapper to be printed, i.e. Landscape or portrait. Then the second area asks if I want to add Delivery Confirmation. Then there is a box to save these settings. There is no box or area that allows me to add postage. Am I the only one this happens to?

Date Posted: 3/7/2008 12:05 PM ET
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The options should be there before you click print, if I'm not mistaken.

Date Posted: 3/7/2008 12:08 PM ET
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I must have an old version of the print page or something. There are no options on mine.

Date Posted: 3/7/2008 12:12 PM ET
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Are you printing a wrapper for a book request or one for a BOB request? 

Date Posted: 3/7/2008 12:14 PM ET
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BOB request.

 

Date Posted: 3/7/2008 12:16 PM ET
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Thats your problem! You can't print postage for a BOB request, atleast not yet.



Last Edited on: 3/7/08 12:16 PM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 3/7/2008 12:28 PM ET
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I think we figured out the mystery.  :)

Subject: Postage Printing
Date Posted: 3/7/2008 12:30 PM ET
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I just found out that you cannot print postage for a box o books. That is the problem. So for all of you who tryed to help me, Thank You!  ...and never mind

 

:)  Paul

Date Posted: 3/7/2008 12:32 PM ET
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To do printed postage for a BOB request: I repost one of the books and then choose the Mail to a Friend option.  It just takes a minute and is a lot faster than going to the PO.  Just make sure to add the weight of the other books and packaging to the weight so you have enough postage.  I do the same thing for Swap books.  The book will then show up in your enroute to me and books I've mailed tab. When they're received just mark it received on the enroute to me tab and it'll remove the book from both. 

Date Posted: 3/7/2008 12:34 PM ET
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Great Idea Mary! That will save a trip to the P.O.