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Old 10-15-2010, 02:01 PM   #1
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Default USPS Priority Mail questions ?

Can the mailman take my item if it's already paid for?

What happens if I got the weight wrong (insufficient postage)?
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Old 10-15-2010, 02:03 PM   #2
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if weight is under (you under paid), it gets sent back to sender.
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Old 10-15-2010, 02:04 PM   #3
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Aren't all USPS items prepaid? not sure if I understand you question correctly.

If the weight you enter is not enough, the item will be sent back to sender for insufficient
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Old 10-15-2010, 02:06 PM   #4
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You can pay for shipping at usps.com, to make printable shipping labels, then you can just hand the package to the mailperson.

If you get the weight wrong it may come back to you. You then have to pay full price to ship it again.
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Old 10-15-2010, 02:06 PM   #5
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You can schedule a pickup and pay for postage on USPS.com. Weigh the item before you buy the postage online.
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Old 10-15-2010, 02:12 PM   #6
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I don't have a scale that can accurately weigh things. I got the weight from two online sites that had the same item in the official box.
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Old 10-15-2010, 02:14 PM   #7
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Things supposed to be returned to sender rarely make it back, so I wouldn't bet on that.
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Old 10-15-2010, 02:18 PM   #8
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I under paid my postage a long time ago when I took a Priority Mail box to a post office. I paid the difference right there. There were, however, other instances, where I handed them the package and they just took it and put it in the "big pile of stuff to be mailed".

So, who knows...I can safely say that if you over pay, they won't be so kind to refund you the difference
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Old 10-15-2010, 02:32 PM   #9
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There have been multiple instances where someone underpaid the postage on a package they sent me, and I had to pay the difference. Pretty lame. It hasn't happened on priority mail though, so it might just get returned to sender.
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Old 10-15-2010, 02:48 PM   #10
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if weight is under (you under paid), it gets sent back to sender.
If you paid electronically, they will send you a bill for the difference. It still gets delivered.

Same way if you don't confirm the label printed correctly. It won't bill you then at all, but once your item is verified as delivered they will send a bill for the postage due.

If you just stuck stamps on it, it can go either way. They may deliver and try to bill the return addressee or simply return it to you.

If you are doing priority and shipping from your home I'd recommend electronic.

Also in some areas they may charge for pickup if the item is larger than a certain size.
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Old 10-15-2010, 03:33 PM   #11
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If you paid electronically, they will send you a bill for the difference. It still gets delivered.

Same way if you don't confirm the label printed correctly. It won't bill you then at all, but once your item is verified as delivered they will send a bill for the postage due.

If you just stuck stamps on it, it can go either way. They may deliver and try to bill the return addressee or simply return it to you.

If you are doing priority and shipping from your home I'd recommend electronic.

Also in some areas they may charge for pickup if the item is larger than a certain size.
I paid electronically so would the bill have come in the mail or email?

BTW: It was 2.3 ounces over and I had to pay 75 cents more. The lady told me she could just ship it anyways and no one would know unless they check it. I asked about return to sender and she said they might it depends who checks it.
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I can only speak for using USPS.COM, if done electronically through them you will get a letter about paying. It can take a few weeks though.
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Go fixed rate boxes!
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Go fixed rate boxes!
doesn't always work.
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