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Subject: Is this new? Ref: mail by date on wrapper...
Date Posted: 7/16/2008 9:37 AM ET
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Okay so I had 3 orders come in yesterday, and I'm never sure when I'll have time to print and wrap, so I always click on the last day to mail by... today I went to print wrappers with the DC & postage... I noticed that it automatically inserted Sunday the 20th (the date I had selected to mail by yesterday when accepting the orders), not today, as the date on the wrapper.. is this new?  I hadn't ever noticed it before, I'm pretty sure that previously it had today's date (whatever day the wrapper was printed) on the wrapper as the default... and can I still mail them today  or now do I have to wait til Sunday?

 



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Date Posted: 7/16/2008 10:05 AM ET
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Yes its new - and I like it.   I have printed many wrappers with the date of printing instead of a future date that I intended to mail them. 

 

And yes, you can mail it today even if you have a future date.  I just came back from the post office where I confirmed that question.

Date Posted: 7/16/2008 10:26 AM ET
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Thanks! :)

Date Posted: 7/16/2008 8:27 PM ET
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But the flip side of that is when you mail them before that date - you mark it mailed on say the 15th, but your label says the 20th.  The person who receives it then thinks you mailed it later than what you marked.

I guess this explains why an increased number of books I've gotten lately seem to have been mailed late....

Date Posted: 7/16/2008 8:56 PM ET
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Date Posted: 7/16/2008 9:49 PM ET
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Date Posted: 7/16/2008 10:19 PM ET
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Linda, just so you are aware, the PO DC that you are using, instead of PBS DC does not guarantee your credit. If the book goes lost, or if the member never marks it mailed, you are out the credit. Using PBS DC assures you that you will get your credit even if the mail carrier delivers that $25 book to the house one street over, and the requestor never gets the book.

Date Posted: 7/17/2008 5:48 AM ET
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Julie,   If your post office has a problem with a future date, you can ask them to put a $0 sticker on the book with the present date.

I guess the folks at my local post office are very accomodating.