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Subject: How to ship with printed postage on deals
Date Posted: 11/13/2008 12:03 PM ET
Member Since: 5/2/2008
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I'm wondering whats the best way to do printable postage and a request one and get one book free deal. I've got some ideas but I'm not sure whats most effective.

Date Posted: 11/13/2008 12:35 PM ET
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You just add the weight of the free books & packaging before you pay for the postage.

Date Posted: 11/13/2008 12:49 PM ET
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Do you just go with the weight of the books off of amazon? Thats what I thought to do.

Date Posted: 11/13/2008 2:25 PM ET
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I finially got a little digital postal scale.  I wrap the books and weigh and adjust the weight on the label before I print it out.

Subject: It would be better to buy a 5 pound postal scale
Date Posted: 11/13/2008 2:29 PM ET
Member Since: 5/19/2008
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or a 5 pound digital scale for around $20.00. You would be suprised at how soon you will pay the cost of it off.

I have mailed out about 400 books since May (I already had my scale for several years) and many times the weight on PBS is wrong.

Especially if you are mailing out a lot of thin older paperbacks that can go for First class rate less than seven ounces.


Date Posted: 11/13/2008 6:47 PM ET
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Yeah, I don't trust that PBS weight anymore. I wonder if it saves whatever the last person to send the book puts in there?? Or how does it get to be so "off?" I had one that came up as weighing 2.2 oz in the system the other day--hello! It was a regular MMP that weighed over 5 oz when I weighed it! Where did they come up with that? Weird, huh?