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Subject: Post Office Rejected PBS Printed Stamps
Date Posted: 10/30/2007 6:14 PM ET
Member Since: 6/26/2006
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Hello,

 

Does anyone know if it is possible to reprint the mailing labels with printed postage? My post office has just rejected several books because they were not mailed on the date of the label.

The PBS system wont even let me print a normal label because it says I do not have enough money in the account. Even if I have to pay for the postage again I am not going to use the printed stamps in case the rejection happens again. What's the point  of this preprinted stamp if I still need to go to the post office to ensure the package gets in the mail. I tried mailing over the weekend and the PO has modified the boxes to no longer accept larger books.

Thanks, Robin

Date Posted: 10/30/2007 6:49 PM ET
Member Since: 4/25/2007
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Robin, take your books back down to the PO and ask them for a date correction for them.  They will print a postage meter strip out to correct the date of mailing.  You won't need to pay the postage again, it'll be a zero meter strip.  They may give you grief about it but you've already paid the postage, you shouldn't have to pay it again.

Date Posted: 10/30/2007 7:06 PM ET
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That is a good idea, I will try that, Thanks

Date Posted: 10/31/2007 2:19 AM ET
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Just remember that the 'zero strip' is a courtesy, and they do not HAVE to do it. Remember for the future to change the date when you print your wrappers if you are not going to mail them the same day you print them. Any preprinted postage (except the APC machines in the PO) must be mailed on the date that is on the wrapper.

Date Posted: 11/1/2007 3:18 PM ET
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The PO near to my workplace updated the date for me. I will be more careful in the future if I use the preprinted stamps.

Thanks, Robin

Date Posted: 11/1/2007 6:52 PM ET
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I wonder how observant the postal workers are in this town. I had a book I didn't think i would be mailing till tomorrow-11/2, but I was going by the PO and i had the package in the car with me.......so I chucked it in.  I figure this late in the day, it's not going any place till 11/2 anyway. And it is dated 11/2.........

Date Posted: 11/1/2007 10:57 PM ET
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thats should be okay (especially if it missed the last pick up of the day

Date Posted: 11/2/2007 12:59 AM ET
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I frequently put books w/the preprinted postage in the blue box after the last pickup time.  I guess my PO isn't that picky about the date. But then I live on an island and every thing, even inter-island mail, goes to the mainland for sorting.  So everything is scanned a day later anyway.