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Subject: When to purchase dc
Date Posted: 6/4/2010 12:24 PM ET
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I just played my first swap and need to mail with delivery confirmation.  Do I have to purchase my postage also to  be able to do dc.  Do I have a certain time to mail it after I purchase it?

thanks,

Nancy

Date Posted: 6/4/2010 12:35 PM ET
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You can purchase DC only.  The easiest way to do it for a swap is to use the Custom DC address label.  You'll find it on your My Account drop-down menu.  Since you aren't printing postage, there's no Post Office regulation as to when you mail it.

Date Posted: 6/4/2010 12:49 PM ET
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What Patty said  smiley   Using PBS custom DC will cost you .27 when the label is printed, and an additonal .19 at the post office (in addition to postage portion).  Which totals .46 which is cheaper than .80 to use the green sticker from USPS.

Date Posted: 6/4/2010 12:51 PM ET
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Or you can print postage and DC through PayPal.  The DC only costs .19 when you print PayPal postage.

I have a question.  Does printing just DC guarantee you a credit or do you have to purchase both postage and DC to get the guaranteed credit?

Date Posted: 6/4/2010 12:53 PM ET
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Printing PBS DC guarantees your credit in a regular order.  Since this is a swap book, I don't think there's a credit exchange involved.

Date Posted: 6/4/2010 1:14 PM ET
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DC is required for games so there's tracking and proof that a book has been mailed.  So if the book goes lost they can see if it's had scans and decide who gets the credit refund.  It does not have to be purchased from PBS.  It's just cheaper to purchase from PBS or Paypal than it is from the post office. Paypal is cheaper but you can't just purchase DC from them as far as I know.  But there's no charge to print it with them either.  PBS does charge. The fee they collect is what covers the credits they have to refund when using a credit transaction. 

Date Posted: 6/4/2010 2:44 PM ET
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Thanks so much for the info.!

Nancy