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Subject: PBS Delivery Confirmation Question
Date Posted: 9/2/2008 10:55 AM ET
Member Since: 2/11/2007
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HI guys-I got into a little argument about PBS Delivery Confirmation today at the post office.  We do pay full price for them right?  We shouldn't be charged a second time?  I have gotten mixed signals on this-one post office I go to they don't scan the DC again but at the one I went to this morning they scanned it and said I owed .18 cents-I argued with them and they finally took that charge off.  What made me angrier is this guy knows me and knows I wouldn't try to swindle the post office-any clarification would help-also-he asked for a receipt for proof of purchase but PBS doesn't give one do they?  Thanks!

Date Posted: 9/2/2008 11:09 AM ET
Member Since: 8/10/2008
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nope...PBS doesn't collect the DC charge for the post office....having it scanned at the PO adds the 18 cents to the postage cost

This is what the Help Docs say:

  • The PBS fee (27 cents) for DC is non-refundable.
    • Please be sure, before you print, that you ARE going to use the Delivery Confirmation service that you are purchasing. (Since the 18 cents' additional postage is not collected by PBS, that cost is not paid until you purchase postage or apply stamps to the package.)  Printed postage is also non-refundable.
  • Date Posted: 9/2/2008 11:59 AM ET
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    The one today was right. You should be puting 18 cents on either with stamps or at the counter when you pay the postage. They should be scanning and charging you 18 cents when you pay at the counter. If you pay postage online, it is included. The 27 cents PBS charges is for the service of a quick credit and site maintence. PBS does not pay the postal service if you do not purchase the postage paid label.

    Date Posted: 9/2/2008 12:47 PM ET
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    Okie dokie well now I feel bad lol.  ** looking embarrassed **