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Subject: multiple books to same address
Date Posted: 1/29/2010 9:09 AM ET
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I have 3 books going to the same address but there was an option for me to ship them EACH on their own which i chose to do..i paid for and printed the wrapper for one of the 3 books and now it shows all books have had the wrapper printed and them shipping together. How can i get it back so i can do postage for the other 2 books? (I was trying to avoid going to the post office and just dropping the books into a blue mailbox)

Thanks in advance for any help you can give me.

Froggy

Date Posted: 1/29/2010 9:13 AM ET
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Why would you want to ship each one by itself???? It is so much cheaper to ship them together. I think all you have to do is click where it says to reprint label I think

Date Posted: 1/29/2010 9:18 AM ET
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LOL..I was actually going to ship one by its self then ship the other 2 together just so i wouldn't have to go to the post office..its a nightmare there. I tried clicking reprint wrapper...nothing...trouble printing wrapper..nothing..and it says the 3 books weigh 5.2 ozs when all 3 were 14.5 ozs. I guess i might have to take the shipping loss as a lesson and not do that again. The thing is why do they give you the option if it isn't going to work. :(

Thanks for the help Bertie! :)

Date Posted: 1/29/2010 9:23 AM ET
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If you are using the printed postage-I still don't see why you would seperate them.  Even if you  didn' thave mail box or blue box to put them in you could just go into the PO and put them in one of those slots.  YOu wouldn't have to stand in line.

Date Posted: 1/29/2010 9:27 AM ET
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our post office does not have the drop off package slots anymore. They were removed, no idea why. Also my post office is 30 mins away so it is alot easier to drop the books at the library blue mail box on the way to dropping my boys off to school. Saves me gas and time.

:)

Date Posted: 1/29/2010 10:20 AM ET
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Dawn, do the books not fit into the slot if you send them all together? The weight doesn't matter because you are using online postage. With online postage, the 13 oz rule does not apply and you can still drop them in the bluebox at the library. With PBS postage you never have to go to the post office unless you are mailing to and APO address.

Date Posted: 1/29/2010 10:54 AM ET
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Date Posted: 1/29/2010 12:35 PM ET
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I was thinking the same thing .... the 13 oz rule does not apply if you have preprinted postage. I drop books of many weights (up to 5 lbs for multiples) in the blue box. I won't stand in our long line either. 

I can think of no reason that it would ever be necessary to mail multiple books separately to the same address.

Subject: No blue box drop except for envelopes due to terrorism!
Date Posted: 1/29/2010 12:48 PM ET
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Due to terrorist threats the blue boxes that take anything more than a thin envelope are going away.      MD,  DC area, APOs, Illinois have already

completed their blue box changes.  I'm surprised ANYONE still has that option to put packages in a bluebox!

Date Posted: 1/29/2010 12:58 PM ET
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Due to terrorist threats the blue boxes that take anything more than a thin envelope are going away.      MD,  DC area, APOs, Illinois have already

completed their blue box changes.  I'm surprised ANYONE still has that option to put packages in a bluebox!

Um, going away? Blue boxes are actually a relatively newer concept. Meaning the last couple of years or so, I believe. Well after 9/11 anyhow. A blue box is box designed for packages and traditionally used if someone purchases postage at the APC in the post office lobby. It's not the neighborhood blue mailbox of yesteryear. 

They're huge bins and usually in the lobby of post offices but they are also placed elsewhere. As the OP mentioned, hers is at the library. Unless, she's talking about the regular ol' mailbox too. 

Packages under 13 oz regardless of the postage type can be put there. Over 13 z it must be preprinted because it's traceable. Of course if it blows up, it's not traceable. But I refuse to live my life in fear of terrorist attacks.

Anyhow, as far as I know they're not going away, at least not that I've heard of. And the day they take the APC/bluebox system away is the day I stop mailing books. I'm not standing in that line at my post office.



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Date Posted: 1/29/2010 1:01 PM ET
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We still have that option.  No word has been said otherwise.  Maybe I'll go over to the PBS USPS forum and check it out.

Ruth