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Subject: Trouble changing my address
Date Posted: 2/4/2009 5:45 PM ET
Member Since: 6/15/2006
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Hi. Don't know if anyone else has had to deal with this, but any advice will be welcome because right now the situation is making me nuts.

The deal is, I've just had a change of address, but the system here keeps refusing to accept the new one, claiming it's not recognized as a valid USPS address. I haven't moved. It's the same town, state, and zip code. It's just a change from a P.O. Box to a street address.

At this rate, the only thing I can think to do is, put something in my conditions notice to alert anyone about to send me a book to PM me first to get my address, with them having to then write it out by hand. Which, frankly, seems like a heck of a lot of trouble over something that should not be a problem.

Any ideas?



Sianeka - ,
Date Posted: 2/4/2009 5:49 PM ET
Member Since: 2/8/2007
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Just checking, have you verified the address on the USPS site as a validated address?  Perhaps it's a simple fix, such as listing the street suffix differently?  Here is the link to check it:   http://zip4.usps.com/zip4/welcome.jsp

Date Posted: 2/4/2009 6:33 PM ET
Member Since: 6/15/2006
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Oh, thank you, that was an interesting site.

So... According to that site, the address is valid, and yet PaperbackSwap is still refusing to recognize it.


Well, some solution will present itself.

I appreciate the help. I least I know this address really exists. :)

Date Posted: 2/4/2009 6:56 PM ET
Member Since: 8/16/2007
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Send in feedback using the Contact Us link in the lower right hand corner of this page. Ask them to look at it. It could be something like where you put a house/apt number or a using a character not allowed. The USPS system can get really picky on how an addy is written.

Cathy A. (Cathy) - ,
Date Posted: 2/4/2009 8:44 PM ET
Member Since: 12/27/2005
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Are you sure USPS says it's actually valid? If they show your address mixed in with a bunch of other listings, some of which have apartment or suite numbers, that's not good enough. You need to get a result that says "Full Address in Standard Format" or it's not valid.

If you are getting a valid address from USPS, make sure you're entering your address here exactly the same way USPS shows it. Apartment numbers belong on the same line as the street name, immediately following it. Don't add or remove any spaces or abbreviate anything differently.