The Postal Saga Continues

posted 3 years ago in DIY
Post # 3
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1248 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

Seems like one clerk made a mistake (or a scale is slightly off).  Did the first clerk weigh them?  You have to pay extra for anything over an ounce and for the square shape.  It would be $.66 just for a square envelope (under one ounce) and $.86 for a square envelople 1-2 ounces. If it is near the cut-off, like .95 – 1.05 ounces, you should probably pay the higher postage since a scale could easily be off by that amount at another post office site en route.

 Sorry it is a hassle for you though!

 

 

 

Post # 4
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11379 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2012

@creeative1:  i would pay the higher amount just to be on the safe side. 

Post # 5
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398 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

How annoying! I agree with the others that you may just want to pay the extra cost to be safe.

Post # 6
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436 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

I had something similar happen.  6×6 envelope, bulky, under 1 oz, my home post office said 66 cents.  Well, every invitation that got sent to a certain small town (where my parents are originally from) got charged 46 cents on delivery extra (charged to the recipient).  I was SO IRRITATED!  No where else in the country did this happen, and I specifically went to have the invitations weighed etc at the post office to be sure I had the appropriate amount of postage… It should be the same everywhere!  

anyway, I feel your pain!!

Post # 8
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1179 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

Yes this happened to me. I just bought the regular postage and stuck them in a mail box. Mine were an odd shape (a little thicker in the middle due to a pearl). All of my invites were delivered.

Post # 9
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1248 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

@creeative1:  No kidding on the frustration!  We have over half of our invites going out international post and I’ve been trying to follow the guidelines for every country.  I finally just opted to keep the invites simple, under one ounce, normal (A-whatever) rectangular envelopes.

You did the right thing and I’m sure they will all arrive in great shape, on time, and with no postage due 🙂

 

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