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Subject: Using PBS without a printer?
Date Posted: 8/20/2010 9:06 PM ET
Member Since: 2/27/2009
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Is it possible? My printer just died and I have no idea when I'll get a new one.....

Date Posted: 8/20/2010 9:15 PM ET
Member Since: 6/26/2006
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Yes.  Just handwrite the address instead of printing a label.  There's even a "need to handwrite the address?" link when you go to print an address label.

Not having access to a printer does mean that you will not be able to use PBS-DC or printable postage, however.

Date Posted: 8/20/2010 9:36 PM ET
Member Since: 2/27/2009
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Ok great. I don't use DC or printable postage anyways, so I'm good.

Date Posted: 8/20/2010 9:42 PM ET
Member Since: 7/19/2008
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Make sure to also put down the transaction number. 

Date Posted: 8/21/2010 1:10 AM ET
Member Since: 8/17/2005
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I haven't had a printer in YEARS and just handwrite it all...not a big deal all in all  smiley

Date Posted: 8/21/2010 4:51 PM ET
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I handwrite all the time and never bother with the transaction number.  Haven't had a problem yet. :)

Date Posted: 8/21/2010 5:18 PM ET
Member Since: 12/21/2009
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Yeah the "Handwrite address" function is a breeze! Never had any problem with it. And my printer works, but after breezing through 2 cartridges in a short period of time.... I had to whip out the old ballpoint.

Date Posted: 8/21/2010 6:38 PM ET
Member Since: 8/26/2006
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As Emily said, be sure to write down the transaction number (which you'll see under the return address) on your package.  And include your return address.  I just talked to a member who received a package without a return address, no legible postmark, no transaction number.  It's a book she didn't order and she has no way to contact the sender. :-(

Date Posted: 8/21/2010 8:57 PM ET
Member Since: 12/10/2009
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I handwrite my address and I like to include an index card w/ both addresses on the inside of the package.