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Subject: Postage is more on 3rd label printed today........
Date Posted: 5/11/2009 4:08 PM ET
Member Since: 7/24/2005
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......even though the third label was, like the first two, for a book under one pound.

Early this morning, I printed wrappers for two books.  Both of these books were well under one pound in weight.  With the $.19 DC fee (when did it increase from eighteen cents?) and the $.43 printable postage fee, the total amount subtracted from my account was $2.95 for each book.

Just a few minutes ago, I attempted to print another label using PBS printable postage for another book which is also well under a pound in weight.  However,  for this one, the total fee was $3.00.

I don't understand why this difference in cost.  All three books were under 1 pound, and I used PBS Printable Postage for all 3 books yet the third book was five cents more.

Any ideas?

Thanks, Jan

Date Posted: 5/11/2009 4:15 PM ET
Member Since: 10/13/2007
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The postage rates went up today. You may have been charged the old rate for the first two and then the new rate for the last one.

Date Posted: 5/11/2009 4:24 PM ET
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Yes, I knew the postage rates increased today.  But when I printed the first two wrappers, the postage page CLEARLY stated my grand total was $2.95 each for those first two books.  I am positive of this because every time I mail a book, I keep a log with the title, date I mailed it, media rate or first class, and the TOTAL amount of the postage I was charged.  As I posted the $2.95 amount, I was thinking:  okay, the total for PBS Printable Postage (for under 1 pound) went up from $2.84 to $2.95.

However, I just now went to my Money Registry and it shows there that I was charged  $3.00 each for those two books.

I didn't imagine that it said $2.95 so it must have been some sort of glitch this morning.

Date Posted: 5/11/2009 4:27 PM ET
Member Since: 7/3/2008
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I printed off 3 lables today, and each one was 3.00