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Subject: PBS alternate mailing address not accepting
Date Posted: 1/8/2011 12:12 PM ET
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I'm trying to mail a book to a friend that I work with.  I absolutely, positively know the address I work at and we get tons of mail every day.  However, PBS is telling me they can't verify the addy with USPS when I click on it to process the order.   Any idea how I get around this?  Thanks in advance.



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Date Posted: 1/8/2011 12:39 PM ET
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PBS "might" have something set up where they will not accept an address classified as a "business". Just a thought.

Date Posted: 1/8/2011 4:41 PM ET
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Thanks.  I guess I'll just have it sent to me as usual.

Date Posted: 1/8/2011 5:40 PM ET
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When PBS won't accept an address I'm trying to use, I double check how the post office has the address formatted by using "find a zip code" feature on usps.com. 

Date Posted: 1/9/2011 9:12 PM ET
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PBS should accept business addresses just fine. Try the process Jean mentions, sometimes just minor formatting causes a problem. Is it a large building with mulitple businesses? Newer? Sometimes the USPS has problems with those kinds of businesses and PBS needs them to be just like what the USPS system lists even if the carrier knows what to deliver when its different from that.

Date Posted: 1/22/2011 11:37 AM ET
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I had the same problem earlier this week and it was because I had not put "ST" after the street name!    uggghhhhh