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Subject: Printed wrapper with postage...date wrong
Date Posted: 3/4/2008 12:38 PM ET
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I printed a wrapper with postage already pre-paid and I put the date being mailed as the 5th. If I do not actually mail it the 5th, will it come back to me? Will it make a difference if I put it in a mailbox on the 6th?

Date Posted: 3/4/2008 2:34 PM ET
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You can mail earlier than the date, but not later.  The only way to get around it is if you drop the package in a USPS blue mailbox before the first pick-up on the 6th.  For all they know, you could have dropped it in the evening of the 5th.  If that doesn't work - you have to take it to the post office and they'll fix the date for you.  HTH!

Date Posted: 3/4/2008 7:23 PM ET
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ok, thanks!

Date Posted: 3/5/2008 9:42 PM ET
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if some reason you dont make till the 6th you could try to to post office and see  if they would give youa zero label

for the correct date


Date Posted: 3/6/2008 1:32 AM ET
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I've printed labels in the evening before and forgotten to change the date. I put them in the box the next morning and they were fine.  You can take them into the PO  and ask them to adjust the date. 

Date Posted: 3/6/2008 3:49 PM ET
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One night I got to the PO too late after it was closed and had to go back the next morning to ask the clerk to put a 00 label; she threw a hissy fit.  The clerk told me I should have taken the letter to the PO by the airport which closes at midnight.  Right, I wouldn't be able to get out there without a car and it would be $35 for a cab.  The letter wasn't urgent and I thought I was being honest by bringing it the next day and asking for help  Since then, I've dropped mail that was 1 date after the postage stamped in the blue box and haven't had a problem. 

Date Posted: 3/7/2008 11:10 AM ET
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I've never had a problem sending them with an earlier date. If you've stuck it in a mailbox the day you printed it, even if it hasn't been picked up, you've 'mailed' it on that date.
Date Posted: 3/8/2008 10:25 PM ET
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i always forget to change the date. here and when i make labels with paypal. idk why no one thinks to post date the things when u make a label at 10pm.

i've mailed them a day later then what was printed on there. so far nothing has come back. i bet they will leave it alone as long as its just a day or two.