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Subject: Printable postage
Date Posted: 8/18/2008 2:24 PM ET
Member Since: 8/13/2008
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Hi everyone!! I just have a quick question for you guys. Who here uses the printable postage so you get an instant credit? Have you ever had any problems with having the correct postage?

Sianeka - ,
Date Posted: 8/18/2008 2:28 PM ET
Member Since: 2/8/2007
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Hi, I use it all the time - so very convenient.  And the instant credit is nice, too...

I've found the shipping weights to be accurate for the books I've send out, but you should always check the default weight listed, because it has been reported by other members that sometimes the PBS weight is rather far from accurate.  So always double check your weights, but don't be afraid to use the Printable Postage.  It's great!

Date Posted: 8/18/2008 2:29 PM ET
Member Since: 8/13/2008
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How do I check the default weight? Any suggestions?

Amy
Date Posted: 8/18/2008 2:32 PM ET
Member Since: 3/11/2008
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The best thing to do is buy or use a postage scale. PBS actually has one available for purchase in the kiosk.

Because, if you have to go to the post office to weigh something, it kind of negates the use of printable postage.

Date Posted: 8/18/2008 4:17 PM ET
Member Since: 5/14/2007
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You can get you credit relatively quickly by using the PBS delivery confirmation if you don't want to get a scale. You still have to hit the PO but at least you know there is enough postage.

Date Posted: 8/18/2008 6:09 PM ET
Member Since: 1/14/2007
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Always check the default rate. I find it not always accurate and I use Printable Postage all the time.  A scale is your best bet.

Date Posted: 8/18/2008 6:11 PM ET
Member Since: 8/23/2007
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I bought a cheap scale at Walmart and use it to weigh books when I use the printed postage.  Usually I just stick stamps on a book and stick in my mailbox or the blue box.  But if it's over 13oz or for a swap that requires DC than I use the printed postage.  It's accurate most of the time but sometimes it's way off.  It recently told me that an audio book with around 10cds only weighed 2oz.  I would have been under the postage rate if I hadn't had a scale to double check.



Last Edited on: 8/18/08 6:13 PM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 8/18/2008 6:21 PM ET
Member Since: 5/14/2007
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I'm so lazy. It's just so much easier to go to the PO.

Date Posted: 8/18/2008 6:33 PM ET
Member Since: 9/21/2006
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I'm so lazy. It's just so much easier to go to the PO.

 

??????????? 

 I weigh and mail form home BECAUSE i am so lazy.  haha

Subject: Printable postage
Date Posted: 8/18/2008 6:51 PM ET
Member Since: 11/18/2005
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?????????You don't use it because you are lazy.  I use it because I am  That is why I use it 99% of the time.  I got a scale at Walmart and double check the weighs, but they tend to be pretty close. I mailed a book this morning, marked it mailed when I got home and I already have the credit for the book...love it!!



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Date Posted: 8/18/2008 6:56 PM ET
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It's so easy for me to swing by. I drive by it all the time.

Date Posted: 8/19/2008 10:08 AM ET
Member Since: 7/1/2008
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I love it/. My PO loves it.

 

BTW, I received a really nice, inexpensive kitchen scale from amazon for $20 that works great, especially if I am having a deal and need to add postage.