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Topic: Can a stamp be on the back of a package?

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Subject: Can a stamp be on the back of a package?
Date Posted: 8/6/2007 2:48 PM ET
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I printed out first class postage for a book ( from that machine) and it came out HUGE.  It wouldn't fit on my book..so I waited and waited in line at the post office and the lady put it on the book anyway..and the postage part was on the back.  The front had those lines that show where it goes I guess....Do you think it will go through ok?  I wanted her to cut off the postage part but she said..no the whole thing had to be on there. 

Date Posted: 8/6/2007 7:23 PM ET
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beat me....shrugging shoulders-butlet us know how it turns out.  I would think as long as it is ON the package, it's ok.

Date Posted: 8/7/2007 3:27 PM ET
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This might help:

http://www.paperbackswap.com/forum/view_topic.php?t=62907

Date Posted: 8/7/2007 4:37 PM ET
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Thanks Lisa..it should go through since the clerk put it on that way.  I hope no one else will look at it.   I love those machines but I usually buy a stamp that is a small  piece of paper and haven't gotten one so huge before.

Date Posted: 8/7/2007 9:08 PM ET
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which "machine:"are we talking about? the APC

if thats the machine then I can guess you what you did, you told the APC you had a package,,

thats when it prints a Big stamp

all you really had to do is to find the correct postage then find the buy stamps option,..

then you enter in the amount of your "stamp that way you will receive a small stamp

 

Date Posted: 8/8/2007 12:09 AM ET
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Date Posted: 8/8/2007 8:29 AM ET
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I wish they would consider rewording tha question at the APC machine.  Before I found out it could print small postage, I would never use it if I thought the big label would not fit on my package.  I was afraid that if I said "no" to the question about whether it would fit, the machine would not print the postage.  I didn't know that small postage was an option through the APC.

Date Posted: 8/8/2007 9:29 AM ET
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Date Posted: 8/8/2007 4:22 PM ET
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Please, keep in mind, however, that if you are asking for specific information regarding USPS policies or other information, you may get incorrect information. I have to constantly deal with customers that come to my window with information that was given to them by calling the 800 number, that is just WRONG. The employees at the 800 number are not postal employees and, from what I have experienced, are often not properly trained. Your best option is to insist on getting the local number for your post office from them, or see if you can get a local PO number from the usps.com website.

Date Posted: 8/8/2007 6:59 PM ET
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Amen to both Brandy and Jean.

It's amazing to me that a customer will complain to me and when I advise them there is nothing I can do but if they call the 800 number it will come to the attention of someone they won't do it.  I usually hear something like "I just thought someone at the PO should know about it" or "I just wanted to tell the PO about it" but they decline to tell anyone but the window clerk who is powerless.

It's like when we get a message on our POS system telling us of an upcoming change to the software.  Many times it will state, "After field testing this we are making these changes in order to ..................".  After the change goes into affect we look at it and wonder "How in the world did they come up with this?"

It's obvious that one of two things happened with their "field testing".  A.  They didn't test it with real window clerks.  B.  They did test it with real window clerks and ignored everything they had to say about it.

:-)

Date Posted: 8/8/2007 7:42 PM ET
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It was my fault.  I mailed one today and figured out that I could get a small stamp.  The other day the machine asked me if a certain size could fit and I thought it would but it was too big.  Today I said no and it gave me a small stamp.  I love those machines but on weekends ours are usually out of stamp paper I guess..because they out of order.   I've been mailing all of my books first class because the machine makes it easy to do...I used to put stamps on all of my books when the media mail price was cheaper....now I go to the machine instead