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    I just received my ebay - subonnet sue & sam material.
    I paid 3.50 shipping. Postal lady said the sender paid for
    a letter, 5x7 envelope not enough. It weighted 3 oz.
    I had to pay 5.31 more to get it. So that is 9.11 shipping.
    This just doesn't sound right. The sender shorted me.
    Does this happen alot.

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    Can you check with another P.O. ? I was in a block exchange on this board and some people had to pay extra to send a block in an envelope, one was required to get those small manilla envelopes for her blocks and had to pay over A doller to send out each, I wraped my blocks in syran put it in a legal size envelope and used 1 stamp they all went through no problem. I always thought the US post office charged the same way all over the US, maybe Im wrong or maybe the PO is. I better be quiet My PO may be in the wrong LOL and I'll pay for it next time!

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    post office now charges extra for anything bigger than a 5 x 9 envelope - there is letter rate, envelope rate (envelope over 5 x 9) and zone rate. Your seller could have put in a flat rate mailing envelope and only cost $4.90 to anywhere in US for whatever fit in box. Your post office may have calculated wrong. 3 oz according to my meter if using a large envelope would be $1.48 no matter where mailed. Are u sure was 3 ounzes. Thats only about the weight of a file folder and 3 sheets of paper. Even a yard of fabric (I just weighted it) was more than 3 oz.

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    From what you've said - that does sound very strange.

    I do know that the size and shape of the package/envelope is also taken into consideration, along with the basic weight of the mailed item.

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    Yes the envelop is 3 oz. and marked on it the envelope is 5x7. I ask the sender she said sorry, I paid 1.75.
    I paid 3.50 to her and 5.31 to post office?

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    No way a 3 oz envelope should cost over $7. to send. Ask your postmaster to show you in writing what rate you are being charged - something is way off!!

    You can always refuse something that comes postage due.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ptquilts
    No way a 3 oz envelope should cost over $7. to send. Ask your postmaster to show you in writing what rate you are being charged - something is way off!!

    You can always refuse something that comes postage due.
    Didn't know one could refuse an postage due postage - that's good to know!

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    ? If I had refused to pay, I would have lost my order,
    I paid 20. for, it is a sunbonnet sue & sam pattern.
    Maybe I should go to post office, The seller said she paid a 1.75, and it not her fault. I paid 3.50 to her & 5.31 to postal lady. Or pay pal? I think they both we me., but
    I know business do do a general cost I guess.

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    take it to two different post offices and talk to the manager at each one. i bet you get a different reason.

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    a 5 x 7 envelope is the same postage as a letter size. It's the largest you can send for same rate. Go see your post office clerk. Something is fishy.

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