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Old 07-21-2012, 04:03 AM   #256
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Originally Posted by humboldthoney79View Post
Whew! After reading thru this whole thread I didn't find the answer to the question I had so here goes...

I'm hosting my first swap and I'm at the point where I'm swapping cards out and getting them ready to mail. Thing is that I'm noticing some pretty big differences in postage (relatively speaking). After checking out the USPS site it looks like some people mailed their cards to me as a 'large envelope' which is a cheaper rate and some as a 'package' which is more expensive. Of course this means that their RETURN envelopes have different postage too... in one case there are two envelopes EXACTLY the same size & weight but the postage difference that they put on there is about $0.85! So my question is... mail em all anyway and hope for the best or slap some extra postage on there for the higher rate (at my expense in some cases)??

Also... what SHOULD it be... a large envelope or a package??
I've been a hostess for several years now and I always go to the post office to have my return packages checked for correct postage. Without being able to see what you have in front of you, I cannot answer whether you have a large envelope or package in hand. It depends on the size and weight classification it fall under according to the post office.

I generally have my packages ready to seal if there is a question of how much postage and take my sealing tape with me to finish the job. Always make sure you put their extra postage in the return envelope before you seal it up. If the swappers have not included enough postage, you may contact them to send you the extra required amount before you mail it back. By going to the PO, and having them weighed, you will know how much is required.

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