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Subject: Postage question...
Date Posted: 8/17/2009 4:27 PM ET
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Ok.. I am about to mail 3 more books. I have been selecting to print with only the conformation and I put $$ into my PBS account.. now on that note when I print out the postage it give me a "total" for postage in the corner that includes that .19 for DC... do they expect me to put an additional .19 in postage on the package??? Didn't I pay for that already??? It is a little confusing

Date Posted: 8/17/2009 4:30 PM ET
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Teresa,

You have not paid for the Delivery Confirmation.  You must add the $0.19 in postage to cover it.  You are only paying the fees when you use your PBS money. 

 

Mary

Date Posted: 8/17/2009 4:35 PM ET
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The 19 cents is the PO fee for the DC; the 27 cents that you paid goes to PBS (I think).  At my PO, they'll add the 19 cents on to the media mail rate for the package after scanning the barcode.



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Date Posted: 8/17/2009 4:50 PM ET
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oh great so my first book went out and I don't think I paid the 19 cents because I mis understood.. it hasn't been returned but any advice on what I should do?

Date Posted: 8/17/2009 4:52 PM ET
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Wait and see what happens, at this point. It may come back to you, it may go to the requestor with postage due, or the PO may miss that the fee wasn't added and just deliver it.

Date Posted: 8/17/2009 5:13 PM ET
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Is the 19cents on the wrapper,  so it is postage plus 19 cents for a postage total?  When you go to the PO to purchase postage and the clerk scans the DC bar code -  19cents will come up plus the postage.  All you are doing is preordering DC for the 19 cents so when you go to the PO they don't charge you the 80 cents.  The 27 cents like purvi said goes to the site to offset costs.  So when I leave the PO they give me a receipt that has the postage and then 19 cents for the DC.  Now if you put stamps on it yourself and just mailed it -then they may be postage due on the package of 19 cents.  If you purchase the postage and DC from PBS then it is all included in the postage. 

Date Posted: 8/17/2009 7:21 PM ET
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Yeah I thought I was purchasing the whole DC from PBS.. that's what I didn't understand... So I just put stamps equaling the postage without the 19 cents for DC... I corrected it for the ones I just mailed but for the first one I didn't as I didn't quite understand how it worked.. So I will have to wait to see what happens..

Date Posted: 8/17/2009 9:20 PM ET
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If I am mailing muliple books or a large book over 13 oz I will only use DC because I have to go to the PO anyway.  That way the weight is accurate.   If I am mailing a mass paperback I will use PBS Postage and DC.   I just found out that DC can take awhile.  If you toss it in the blue box it may not be scanned, but when I purchase stamps at the counter it will be scanned for the DC charge.  Usually it takes until late that evening I mailed or even the next morning before PBS is updated - so be patient. 

Date Posted: 8/17/2009 10:54 PM ET
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It puts it right on the label how much postage you need to add. It'll say the postage amt based on the weight + .19 and then total amount needed. So if you put the total amt needed you should be fine.