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Subject: Printable Postage question and kind of funny story...
Date Posted: 8/25/2009 3:53 PM ET
Member Since: 5/26/2009
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I went to the campus PO today to mail a book, and the two student workers and PO employee had never seen a package with the DC fee of 19 cents needing to be paid. I had to explain to them why I needed $2.57 for postage and not $2.38, and they kept looking at me kind of funny. :P Finally, I said that another employee told me that when it got to the main PO down the street, they'd be able to scan it. So finally, they let me pay. Haha. I think I might just use Printable Postage now, though - it seems a lot easier to just drop it in the mailbox and bypass the window. I can drop it in the mailbox with PP, right? Thanks!
Date Posted: 8/25/2009 4:01 PM ET
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Yes you can drop it in a blue box or any postal pickup point.

I hear you - I was in a PO yesterday - I am furry babysitting sitting, so I am not using my regular PO.  He kept looking at it and started just charging me for the postage -- I asked him to scan the package and the 19cents will show on the tally.   He did - with one eyebrow raised, then smiled and said -you're right - look at that.   I went back again today and the clerk kept looking at the pakcage - told her the same thing and she replied- oh yes I know, but I never saw a label printed so nicely before with all this information.    (giggles)   too funny.   My regular PO seems to know the regs better than any other PO I have used recently.

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Date Posted: 8/25/2009 6:20 PM ET
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Yeah, I'd definitely be using printable postage.  I print most of my postage from home and just drop stuff in the blue box.  I rarely go to the PO, just if I have a larger box that won't fit in the blue box.

Subject: Printable postage
Date Posted: 8/25/2009 6:33 PM ET
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Yes, I love the printable postage. I have this routine..go out of the garage go to Grove, take a left go down to Main Street, take a left and then take a right on Elm..go one block, turn right and go to the blue box and chuck it in....then go back to Grove, turn right..go back to Main Street, Turn right and stay on Main Street till I get to work.

Date Posted: 8/26/2009 11:57 PM ET
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I have a routine for this too...  While the label is printing put on shorts and some footwear then slap label on package, make a right as I exit the office, proceed down the hall, grab the cat and place him on the washing machine as I open the garage door (so he won't run out), close garage door and hit button to open rollup door, walk to mailbox at the end of the driveway, go back inside, close rollup door, give cat a treat for being good, kick off footwear, grab something from the fridge, sit back down at the PC and click "mailed".  :)


Date Posted: 8/27/2009 1:25 AM ET
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Bernhard - so nice to know that you have your routine down so well.  Have you ever timed yourself?   LOL!!  ;D


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Date Posted: 8/27/2009 3:20 PM ET
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Bernhard - When I first read your post I thought you were putting the cat in the washing machine to keep him from running out. It was making me feel better about locking my little dogs up in a kitchen cabinet when we bring in the groceries.