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Subject: Now what?
Date Posted: 9/18/2007 8:15 AM ET
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Yesterday I printed a label with the DC and postage on it and wrapped and labeled a book.  When I got home, the postage scale I bought had arrived so I weighed the package just for the heck of it, and it weighed more than the label said.  I know postage can't be refunded but I don't want it to get there with postage due.  Is there any way to avoid a trip to the p.o.?  Can I just put a regular stamp on it to make up the difference?

Thanks

 

Lisa P.

 

Date Posted: 9/18/2007 8:18 AM ET
Member Since: 11/10/2006
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Yes, to the stamp but, then I think it has to be brought to the PO for mailing instead of just dropping it into the mailbox since it now has stamps on it. Or you could go to the counter and have them add the additional postage.

Date Posted: 9/18/2007 9:02 AM ET
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You only have to take it to the po if it weighs over 13 oz. You can still blue box it if it is under that.

Date Posted: 9/18/2007 9:23 AM ET
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OK, thanks!  I think I'll go to the p.o. anyway just to be safe.

Lisa P.

Date Posted: 9/18/2007 11:37 AM ET
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You do not have to take it to the PO if it weighs over 13 oz and you used prepaid postage (like APC or Paypal or here).  If you use all stamps then it does have to be handed to a postal worker if over 13 oz.  a combination of prepaid and stamps does not have to be handed to the postal workers

Date Posted: 9/18/2007 4:34 PM ET
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Leslie's right--I recently had to add stamps to a package that I'd already purchased electronic postage for and I was able to just toss into the corner blue box.

Date Posted: 9/20/2007 9:34 AM ET
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So that means that I could put only $0.25 or so worth of printable postage on a package and make up the rest in stamps?  (Thus preserving my PBS money and avoiding paying the "add money fee")

I haven't used the printable postage yet, but it's my understanding that I can change the amount of postage that I print for my book. 

Somebody please tell me if this is plan won't work!

 

Date Posted: 9/20/2007 9:48 AM ET
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it should, as long as there is some sort of tracking postage on the package