anyone trading anymore? Postage on Bubble envelopes?

Chemocurl zn5b/6a Indiana(zone 5/6)February 7, 2008

I now there are some POs out there who still think that all bubble envelopes are parcels, thus $1.13 minimum, regardless of the length, width, thickness, etc.

So how is your PO doing, or do you just avoid them when mailing BEs and just hope for the best?

I just received a small BE, weighing .5 OZ, flatter than a flitter, (you could not tell there was even anything in it,) and some postal worker somewhere along the line, chose to scribble on it in ink, Postage Due.

My local postmaster is interested in hearing of any ongoing problems and is willing to forward them on to Consumer Affairs, in the hope that someone somewhere can get something done. From the posts at the Seed X Conversations, it seems that they are being consistently inconsistent.

Is anyone just putting stamps on them and avoiding mailing them in person? If so, why?



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mnwsgal 4 MN(4)

My local Snyder Drug PO has been charging 80 cents per BE with 6-8 seed packs in them. The BE that I put in my mailbox with two 42 cent stamps came back for additional postage ($1.13 total).

    Bookmark   February 7, 2008 at 10:13PM
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proudgm_03(6 MO)

I just put $1.13 on them and mail them from home because that is what my PO charges. I have received a few BE that had less postage on them and they were okay. I also have received a few BE with less on them and had to pay postage due.

    Bookmark   February 8, 2008 at 6:34AM
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I don't do very much trading, but I sometimes send small amounts of seeds out to forum friends. If it's a packet or two, I just put them in a regular business envelope with a little bubble wrap and stick a 41-cent stamp on it; if more than 2 packets, I put them in a small bubble envelope and put two stamps on and stick it in a mailbox. So far, I haven't had any problem.

I try not to go anywhere near a Post Office if I can help it.

    Bookmark   February 8, 2008 at 9:04PM
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i just sent one in a bubble envi, and she weighed it and measured it and it only needed a 41cent stamp. that's it. and that was today.

    Bookmark   February 25, 2008 at 10:22PM
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shimla(5 Upstate, NY)

I just sent one weighing 6.80 oz and it was only 2.15. It was sent first-class parcel.

    Bookmark   February 27, 2008 at 6:49PM
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lblack61(z5 NY)

Uh oh...I just sent out some envelopes that are postcard size or a little smaller. I surely hope they don't get there with a postage due stamp. For anyone I sent seeds to, if they do...please let me know.
But I put a 63 cent stamp and a 41 cent stamp on them. I figured that would be more than enough.


    Bookmark   June 25, 2008 at 9:44PM
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dawiff(z7 WA)

I've just stopped trading. Period.

    Bookmark   July 8, 2008 at 10:22AM
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