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Subject: printable postage and BOBs?
Date Posted: 7/27/2008 3:38 PM ET
Member Since: 9/19/2006
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Can PBS printable postage be used for BOB trades? I just printed out the label for a trade and have only DC on it. I don't recall an option for PP. I would like to start using PP for all my mail due to the high price of gas these days.


Date Posted: 7/27/2008 4:55 PM ET
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Hi Pamela,

Only DC is available for BOB trades at this time.  I the PBS is working on getting postage for BOB at a later date.  :)

Date Posted: 7/29/2008 8:46 PM ET
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Here's what I do: I repost one of the books and immediately "Mail it to a Friend".  Then you just add the weight for the other books and packaging.  The book will show up in your enroute to me and books I've mailed tabs.  When they get the books-mark it as received in your Enroute tab.  It will not give you a credit when you mail to a friend.

This works great for game books as well.  If it's a WL book-post a dummy book-something common in the PBS system (think Nora Roberts or John Grisham) and use that.  Just adjust the weight according to the book you're actually mailing.  Most games require DC when you mail but you can't post a WL book and Mail it to a Friend because it goes right on WL hold.  So that's why you need a dummy book.