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Subject: Didn't pay the 19 cents for delivery confirmation
Date Posted: 9/17/2010 3:52 PM ET
Member Since: 6/18/2009
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I mailed  a dozen books yesterday at the post office and I wasn't paying attention and neither was the clerk.  One of the books was not charged for delivery confirmation, although the others were.  What will happen now?  Will the receiver have to pay it?  (unfortunately, a new member who just joined!).  Will it bounce back to me?  Will the post office just ignore the service and delivery the book without scanning it?

 

It has not yet been scanned.

 

Thanks.

Date Posted: 9/17/2010 4:53 PM ET
Member Since: 8/16/2007
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Usually they just get scanned along the way and delivered and no one notices. Sometimes it gets spotted and they will marker out the DC so it can't be used. If it isn't spotted until delivery it is possible that it will be marked postage due, but its pretty unusual so I wouldn't worry about it unless the receiver says something.

Date Posted: 9/17/2010 5:59 PM ET
Member Since: 5/25/2009
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They probably won't even notice. I agree that they are more likely to black it out than they are to charge the receiver. 

Date Posted: 9/17/2010 7:41 PM ET
Member Since: 6/18/2009
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Thanks.  It is only going from Chicago to Milwaukee so I should know soon,

Date Posted: 9/19/2010 10:35 AM ET
Member Since: 6/18/2009
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Well, the book was delivered with no problem.  (Never scanned).  I mailed it on 9/16 and it was delivered on 9/18!  I know it was only Chicago to Milwaukee but that still is impressive.