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Subject: Adding postage...
Date Posted: 11/1/2007 11:17 AM ET
Member Since: 1/29/2007
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I have a few printed stamps from the APC for $2.13 because I tend to buy a couple of extra when I go into the post office so I can just drop the books in the blue box the next time. So, I just said I could mail a couple of books in 2 days because I thought they would be under a pound, but they aren't - PBS says $3.15 and $2.47 each. So, if I just add extra stamps to make it that amount, can I still drop it in the blue box since I also have the APC on there or is that not OK? I don't have the time to go to the post office in the next two days since I went in *yesterday* to mail 2 other books... If not, is it possible to change it to "can mail later" at this point?

Date Posted: 11/1/2007 11:19 AM ET
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Yes, you should be able to just add the extra postage using stamps.  The APC portion of the postage satisfies the trackability requirement.

Date Posted: 11/1/2007 11:57 AM ET
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Thanks! Whew! I don't mind going to the blue box,but lately theres even a line at the APC here. Crazy!

Date Posted: 11/1/2007 12:07 PM ET
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I would weigh the books if you can though, before adding the extra postage. Sometimes PBS calculations are not accurate.


Date Posted: 11/5/2007 4:36 PM ET
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If you add stamps to them, you may not be able to drop them in a blue box if they're over 13 ounces.  I don't know if the "original" one counts as not being stamped to get around that rule, but I wouldn't chance it - I'd take them to the PO.


Linda S. (thk) - ,
Date Posted: 11/6/2007 12:37 AM ET
Member Since: 10/4/2006
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The rules is that packages with ONLY stamps have to meet the 13-oz rule.  If there is an APC sticker, it is traceable to you, and is ok to put in the box.  So it is fine to add stamps.  I've done it several times.