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Postcards In An Envie #1 - US Only

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Swap Coordinator:kayler00 (contact)
Swap categories: Postcards 
Number of people in swap:11
Location:Regional - US Only
Type:Type 2: Flat mail
Last day to signup/drop:May 7, 2012
Date items must be sent by:May 11, 2012
Number of swap partners:1
Description:

Storebought postcards, only. Please no Zazzle. Modern postcards only - please no vintage this round & must be in great condition. Unwritten stuck in an envie - please make sure that you put 'Do Not Bend' on the outside of the envelope. Put 3 postcards in the envelope.

Everyone in the group obviously meets the guidelines to be in here. However I feel like I still have to say it. NO FLAKING! Flaking will result in being booted from the group (& never allowed back in) - outted in the forums & written about in the Flakers & Other Problem Swappers group.

If anyone has any issues - message me!

Discussion

susieq11 05/ 1/2012 #

If you put "Do not Bend" on the envelope you are supposed to add a 20 cent stamp for non-machinable. Usually they get through, but I get a lot of postage due when I receive them that way.

Christinap 05/ 4/2012 #

I never knew that. The people at the post office have never said that. Wow!!!

kayler00 05/ 4/2012 #

I never knew that either - I do it all the time on letters - since I collect autographs I only send 4x6 photos to people & put them in a regular envelope - I've probably sent 1,000 letters that way that say 'Do Not Bend' and it only cost me 45 cents for every letter. It may just depend on the post office?

susieq11 05/ 4/2012 #

I guess so,lol!! Maybe mine is strict! They tell me if it says not to bend, then it is considered non-machinable, therefore the 20 cents!

cerenaleigh 05/ 4/2012 #

if you write "please try not to bend!" then that should get around it!

KellyS 05/ 6/2012 #

Yep, my post office can be pretty strict too. I just add the extra postage most of the time.

KellyS 05/ 6/2012 #

Also, if you are sending them that way, you may never know how many arrived postage due. Just a thought.

kayler00 05/ 6/2012 #

So weird! I've never had an issue before. I just sent an oversized postcard out to someone and on the postcard it said letter rate so I put a 45 cent stamp. The person got it postage due for 20 cents. The other person I sent an oversized postcard to they never got postage due. And I asked my PO before I sent the card if 45 cents would be enough - they said yes.

So confusing! Post office's should be the same everywhere! Argh!

susieq11 05/ 6/2012 #

@kayler00 - I have sent out a few very oversized pc's - I can't remember the actual amount, but I had to pay the "large envelope" rate because of the size. They was about 8' X 11"! The ones bigger than 5" X 7" usually do cost more as well as many shaped postcards. But yeah...you'd think there would be a set rule for every PO and not leave it to each postal worker's imagination!! lol!

kayler00 05/ 8/2012 #

Oh goodness! My pc wasn't as big as 8x10 not even close but perhaps a bit bigger than 5x7 - it was oversized & a diecut but it wasn't much bigger than 5x7.

But damn... now that I know that it just sucks I'll have to pay extra just so I "hope" it will not get sent to them postage due. It's weird though that none of my SASE that I send to celebrities come back to me postage due - I always write DO NOT BEND on them and only put a 45 cent stamp and those come back from all over the US. Stupid post office.

susieq11 05/ 8/2012 #

It is really silly that the USPS doesn't abide by the same guidelines everywhere. I never tell a partner if I get something postage due unless it's a package with one 45 cent stamp on it or something ridiculous! Usually it's just 20 cents. I have even had ones delivered postage due to my PO box and they don't charge me it,lol! Just is stamped with the amount, no envelope to pay or a slip to get the envie AFTER I pay...! Who knows!!!

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