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Subject: PBS's Delivery Confirmation
Date Posted: 10/15/2007 3:05 PM ET
Member Since: 5/23/2007
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Ok, so I recently became a boxer and decided to use PBS's printable postage with DC instead of Paypal shipping like I normally do.

When you're at the page to print out their address, here is what it shows:

Would you like to add Delivery Confirmation to this Wrapper? Yes, I want to add delivery confirmation to this Box-O-Books™ wrapper. I understand that, once printing has occurred, the PBS fee for this service is non-refundable. Delivery confirmation will add an additional $0.14 to the postage costs. Total Postage Cost: $2.81

 

Which I though yay, because Paypal actually charges $0.18 for DC.  But when I checked the "Yes" box, here is what comes up now:

 

Yes, I want to add delivery confirmation to this Box-O-Books™ wrapper. I understand that, once printing has occurred, the PBS fee for this service is non-refundable. Delivery confirmation will add an additional $0.14 to the postage costs.

  PBS DC Convenience Fee: $0.27 Total Postage Cost: $2.99

Which is kind of a lot more than Paypal charges.  I know some people may think I should just get over it since its just a few cents, but when you send a lot of packages, it REALLY adds up.  And plus it said that DC is only 14 cents.  Thats very misleading =/  Thats the reason I bought PBS money.

Date Posted: 10/15/2007 3:07 PM ET
Member Since: 1/11/2006
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It does add up.

From the Help Center -

What is PBS Delivery Confirmation?

PaperBackSwap Delivery Confirmation (PBS-DC) is electronic USPS delivery confirmation that is printed right onto your PBS book wrapper! Why use it? 
  • It provides "QuickCredit"
  • It provides "CreditAssurance"
  • It supports PBS
  • It is less expensive than Delivery Confirmation purchased from the PO
  • No other Delivery Confirmation will offer QuickCredit or CreditAssurance at PBS
PBS Delivery Confirmation is a per-transaction paid feature at PBS
  • You do NOT need to enroll.  There is no yearly subscription fee. 
  • Any member who has PBS Money in his or her account and a printer to print out the barcode can use PBS Delivery Confirmation.
  • Each time you use PBS-DC, it will cost you 45 cents:
      • 27 cents to PBS paid in PBS Money
      • 18 cents to USPS paid in postage applied to the package.  This is less than the 75 cents that USPS charges for regular DC purchased at the PO  (and PO DC does not grant QuickCredit or CreditAssurance!)
Date Posted: 10/15/2007 3:10 PM ET
Member Since: 5/23/2007
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Urgh x.x Thats an awful lot more....

They should really remove this part at least "Delivery confirmation will add an additional $0.14 to the postage costs." or at least change it to say $0.27 or $0.45

Date Posted: 10/15/2007 3:18 PM ET
Member Since: 1/11/2006
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I'm not really sure where that $0.14 comes from because the DC is $0.18

Date Posted: 10/15/2007 3:23 PM ET
Member Since: 5/23/2007
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When you're on the page to print out an address/wrapper its kinda at the bottom after it asks which way you want to print it.

 

Would you like to add Delivery Confirmation to this Wrapper? Yes, I want to add delivery confirmation to this Box-O-Books™ wrapper. I understand that, once printing has occurred, the PBS fee for this service is non-refundable. Delivery confirmation will add an additional $0.14 to the postage costs. Total Postage Cost: $2.81