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Subject: Marking an Item as Mailed
Date Posted: 9/8/2009 11:53 AM ET
Member Since: 7/12/2008
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Am I really OK marking a book mailed the minute I put it in the mailbox even if it won't be picked up until the next day? I did that last night after wrapping a book that had to be sent out yesterday, but my anal side feels like it really wasn't completely mailed since it's obviously not going anywhere , oops, Monday  night. Am I just overthinking this?

Last Edited on: 9/8/09 12:23 PM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 9/8/2009 12:10 PM ET
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You are fine. Some people mark them mailed before they've even attempted to mail it, you've at least placed it in a USPS receptacle.

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Date Posted: 9/8/2009 1:26 PM ET
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You are ok, PBS guidelines allow up to 48 hours for the book to be actually mailed after the Mailed button has been clicked...

Date Posted: 9/8/2009 1:48 PM ET
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Sticking a package in a mailbox counts, IMHO.  Can't resist playing with colorssssss!!!!!:D

Last Edited on: 9/8/09 1:48 PM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 9/8/2009 5:04 PM ET
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Absolutely! I dropped a couple of books in a blue box on Saturday and even though I knew they wouldn't be picked up by the mailman until today, I marked them mailed when they were out of my hands and in the blue box. Once they're out of my hands, they're mailed! :)


Last Edited on: 9/8/09 5:05 PM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 9/8/2009 5:36 PM ET
Member Since: 5/14/2009
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Ok....I am repeating I am with all of the above,  but I just got online for the first time and just found all of the toys.  It will make forum life interesting

Date Posted: 9/10/2009 6:12 PM ET
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Thanks, all! And while I sometimes like to experiment with colors and fonts, today I'm being normal. 12 point, Times New Roman. Sometimes the experimentation can just be a distraction.