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Old 12-12-2007, 02:39 PM   #41
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Well, 12 of my 40 cards needed additional postage. Just the 17 cents each for a total of $2.04. The good news is that my post office put the extra postage on for me and just stuck an envelope for the amount due in my mailbox. (I just hope my cards don't end up with postage due at the receiving end!) The good news for next year is that I was already planning on using the "Take a Bough" set from Papertrey Ink so I won't have ANY layers. LOL

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Old 12-12-2007, 04:41 PM   #42
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And it depends on which postal worker you get at the SAME post office!!! I mailed out 60 cards on one day last week (five different designs and had rubber banded each group to make it easier on the clerk to put it through the template slot they use). Only one style needed 17 cents more (there were 6 cards in that group going to "special" people because I expected it to cost more).

Today I got back to mail the last 20 cards (two designs). Got different clerk. Both designs went for regular first class last week...But NOT today with this clerk. Only two layers and one folded ribbon piece (to make a "pull"). Fit through the slot, but this clerk says "oh, it is bulky and uneven so will have to be considered a large envelope" (I used the medium SU envelopes) So I figured OK it will be 17 cents extra. NO! She said it would be 38 cents more but she didn't have any of that denomination and if she used a printed label it would cover my return address which would be a "no no" (her words). So she charged me 41 cents for an additional stamp!!

Because I was too slow and didn't have all my cards ready last week, I paid double postage for 20 cards.

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Old 12-12-2007, 04:58 PM   #43
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I feel for you. My P.O. feels for every single bump and wants to charge me for them. For my pen pal cards. I try and not go over the 41 cents but occassionaly they might be 58 cents. Its a pain to go there.

You might even try just mailing them yourself from your house instead of going to the P.O.

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Old 12-12-2007, 05:32 PM   #44
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You might even try just mailing them yourself from your house instead of going to the P.O.

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This is what I'm thinking, Bonnie. It looks like most of mine will require extra postage. I intend to take cbet's info (post #39 - thank you, Cheryl) and make my best guess for each of my cards, then mail them and cross my fingers. It doesn't sound like taking them to a postal worker for evaluation is very dependable, and sometimes even costs you more than it should. This is all very discouraging news for our hobby, but I'm so glad I saw this thread before I started mailing them out. Thanks to everyone.

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