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Subject: What happens if I have to pay to retrieve my book from post office???
Date Posted: 2/21/2009 6:44 AM ET
Member Since: 2/12/2009
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I am out of town this weekend and my husband called to notify me of a C.O.D. notice I got in the mail today... it says I have to pay $2.85 (aprox.), and I was wondering what I should do, in case it's one of the books I ordered... thanks in advance!

Date Posted: 2/21/2009 8:40 AM ET
Member Since: 10/6/2005
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There was another thread about this about a week ago, it has some good answers:

http://www.paperbackswap.com/forum/topic.php?t=152215

Date Posted: 2/21/2009 9:26 AM ET
Member Since: 8/23/2007
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Personally if it was a book enroute to me that had that much posted due: I would deny it and have them send it back.  A small amount would be one thing but $2.85 suggests that they may have tried to reuse a priority envelope  and they are charging the differentc.   Or didn't put any postage at all and the post office sent it 1st class with postage due.

If it is a book from PBS and you don't want to pay the postage due and the PO will hold the book for a bit: you can try PMing the person and asking them to buddy you a credit to cover the postage.

 

Date Posted: 2/21/2009 10:26 AM ET
Member Since: 1/16/2008
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Is it really a COD or a postage due?  Just curious actually because I was stuck behind a lady in line at the PO once that wanted to send something COD & there is a fee for that, which was as much or greater than the postage.  (needless to say, that lady was so mad because she didn't want to spend any money)

I wouldn't accept it unless it was a book I was just dying to get.  But then again, if I'm dying for a book I'll go out & buy it because I don't want to wait.  I like the ideas from the linked post- PM the person requesting a credit to cover the cost of the postage & give them 24hrs to respond, if they don't send a credit then refuse the package.

Date Posted: 2/22/2009 12:45 AM ET
Member Since: 2/12/2009
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Thank you all so much, it did say C.O.D. on the notice, according to my husband... :)