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Subject: Wrong postage on printed label
Date Posted: 7/30/2007 1:25 PM ET
Member Since: 11/28/2006
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I just printed out the mailing label for a paperback book that should cost $2.13 to mail.  The printed  mailing label says $4.51!  I checked the books editing and the weight listed there is .35 pounds.  I have not weighed it myself, but it is a small paperback.

Anyway, I'll mail it using the correct price, probably the cheaper 1st class rate, as it is under .7 ounces.  I just thought that was weird! 

Date Posted: 7/30/2007 1:28 PM ET
Member Since: 11/10/2006
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You should check that the book posted & requested is in fact a paperback. It may have been erroneously posted as a hardcover and that is why the system estimated the postage so high. I have never seen the estimated postage be off that much before.

 

 

Date Posted: 7/30/2007 1:33 PM ET
Member Since: 11/28/2006
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okay, I checked and the weight was entered incorrectly!  Whew, I thought I was going crazy!

Date Posted: 7/30/2007 1:36 PM ET
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The price is just an estimate anyway its not always accurate.

Date Posted: 7/30/2007 5:29 PM ET
Member Since: 5/10/2007
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my thought is that it was figuring first class instead of media mail, but glad to see it was the weight