Discussion Forums - Questions about PaperBackSwap Questions about PaperBackSwap

Topic: postage estimate WAY off!

Club rule - Please, if you cannot be courteous and respectful, do not post in this forum.
  Unlock Forum posting with Annual Membership.
Subject: postage estimate WAY off!
Date Posted: 10/14/2008 10:08 PM ET
Member Since: 9/24/2008
Posts: 173
Back To Top

Today when I was printing a label for a book, the "estimated weight" came up as 20+ pounds ... on a pretty average-sized hardcover book! I don't use the prepaid postage option, at least as of yet, so it was no big deal ... but it did kind of open my eyes wide! Is this a common occurrence, for the weight to be so far off base?

Date Posted: 10/14/2008 10:11 PM ET
Member Since: 10/27/2005
Posts: 503
Back To Top

It does happen from time to time. I bought a cheap set of scales to check mine before I mail anything.

Date Posted: 10/14/2008 10:59 PM ET
Member Since: 3/25/2007
Posts: 369
Back To Top

It happens to me fairly often - I correct the listing each time, so it doesn't happen to the next person. I don't use PBS postage, but others do!

Date Posted: 10/15/2008 9:05 AM ET
Member Since: 9/20/2005
Posts: 14,915
Back To Top

You have to double check the weight everytime you use PBS Postage.  I've had a lot of books that are not the correct weight. 

Date Posted: 10/15/2008 10:18 AM ET
Member Since: 8/13/2008
Posts: 13,147
Back To Top

20 lbs. That's funny!