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Subject: Weird Delivery Question
Date Posted: 5/23/2008 2:31 PM ET
Member Since: 6/28/2007
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I'm posting this here since its technically a postal problem.

I need to know how to handle a book I received today. The book was delivered in the standard PBS wrapper with a  Post Office DC attached but no postage or stamps visible. Next to the box for postage is a hand written 2.98 does that mean I owe this. I thought if mail was postage due that I had to go pick it up at the post office.

Any help would be appreciated since I don't want to mark this book received if its postage due and I need to do something different.

Nevermind I called the post office and they told me it was just that the postage sticker had fallen off.



Last Edited on: 5/23/08 2:40 PM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 5/23/2008 6:40 PM ET
Member Since: 3/4/2008
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It was probably mailed from the P O and the postmaster just wrote in the correct postage for the sender.  Believe me, if it is postage due you wouldn't have to wonder- they would be sure to tell you before you were able to get the book home!

Date Posted: 5/24/2008 11:26 AM ET
Member Since: 8/16/2007
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For future reference, if you accept a book for delivery with postage due, you are required to mark it received (and not RWP for the postage due either). You then can ask for the postage from the sender. The cardinal rule of the club is that a book received must be marked as such. The only option would have been to refuse delivery of the book.

Date Posted: 5/25/2008 9:30 AM ET
Member Since: 5/10/2007
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I know that I write the postage on the package if I'm buying from an APC machine and have a lot to mail (like yesterday) and I want to make sure I put the right postage on the right package!

glad you found your answer but as Carol said, if it came postage due you would know!