(Closed) Dear post office employees,

posted 7 years ago in Paper
Post # 3
Member
5756 posts
Bee Keeper

Yep. 4 times! They always swear they’re right and the other person is wrong, but its completely frustrating. I even watched one of them to make sure they didn’t put their finger on it while doing the weighing!

Post # 4
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2373 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2008

You should weigh it yourself. When I brought my sister’s invites in I had this exact problem- two people telling me different things. Luckily the post office had a scale, if your invite is 1 ounce and under a 44 cent stamp is acceptable. If it’s over an ounce, you know the guy at the other post office is probably right.

Post # 5
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3866 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

I’d take it to a third post office, or get my work to weigh it. 

If you get THREE different answers, then… weigh it yourself! 

The problem is, if you got the .44 and the .64 was right, they’d be sent back for more stamps!!!!  

Post # 6
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9029 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

I took mine to 2 different places to be sure and I weighed it myself too.. I kinda knew it would be $.44 because it was a simple gatefold with a lightweight insert but I was still nervous was I mailed them

Post # 7
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140 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

We took our box of save the dates to one post office. 2 out of 80 weighed more than the rest. The employee couldn’t explain it. She was kind enough to put the “heavier” one aside, weigh others, and then try again. For some reason, the 2 just came up heavier – exact same materials/contents. Don’t jump on the employees right away, depending on digital technologies means you’re going to get quirks. I’m not saying thta the employees didn’t do something incorreclty, but don’t rule out computer error, either.

Post # 8
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827 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

I’d do .64 just to be safe.  I had this problem though, very annoying.  We were told our were .44, and so I sent them all out, and then I got a few random ones back saying I needed an extra .20!  I mean seriously?  How is this not standardized??

Post # 9
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569 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

Don’t even get me started. I think the USPS is where customer service and efficiency go to die. This sounds like their scales aren’t calibrated, though. Every other organization that uses any kind of scale is subject to inspection by their state’s department of weights and measures. I’m guessing the US Postal Service would have their own inspection system. You might try emailing or calling their customer service department to report the issue. Maybe if they get enough complaints they might actually address the issue.

http://www.usps.com/customerservice/welcome.htm?from=home_header&page=CustomerService

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