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Old 09-25-2010, 05:54 AM
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My Secret Pal packaged was returned by the post office. I had to take it inside to remail and they ask for an additional $1.05 for the small flat rate box. I questioned why the flat rate box that should be $4.95 would need an additional $1.05. She said I was not using a "flat rate" box. I said yes I was, that I had gotten it from the post office and it is what I always used to mail my packages......well here is the catch. The post office had some printed with the words "small flat rate" and some without those words. The boxes are identical in all other ways. I happened to get one without the words which allows them to charge whatever postage they want. So folks....check your boxes carefully. Its so hard to believe our government would cheat us like that.....hahahaha
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Old 09-25-2010, 05:56 AM
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Wow, Thanks...I would have neve noticed that either!
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Old 09-25-2010, 05:59 AM
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Compare the cost of using a large envelope to a box. Ypu will be surprised at the cost difference.
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Old 09-25-2010, 06:02 AM
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Definitely true. There are three that say small, medium and large. Then to provide us with free priority boxes that will weight between the 10.70 and 14.70 they have five other boxes in the same shapes that just say "flat rate".
I use those when it's too big for the 4.90 and not enough for the 10.70 and too big for the 10.70 but not enough eight for the 14.90. All the boxes do look alike. Luckily I have a small, one postmaster post office that is user-friendly and she is so helpful. Hope this adds to what KathyN posted. It's all in the print..ROFL Such is life.
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Old 09-25-2010, 06:02 AM
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Well, good information. I had a mix on one of my mailings a while back, too. But, I'm not astute enough to figure things out.

Thanks, Ruth
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Old 09-25-2010, 06:03 AM
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Ok, I got tangled in that one Debbie. You are something else, but so special! hugz Ruth
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Old 09-25-2010, 06:25 AM
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Thanks for the info, I'll be sure to check the boxes from now on. :thumbup:
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well for crying out loud!
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Old 09-25-2010, 07:30 AM
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and the real kick in the pants -

it cost them more than $1.05 to get that box back to you saying give us an additional $1.05.
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Old 09-25-2010, 07:32 AM
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thanks for the heads up!
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