(Closed) Postal Service Scam?

posted 8 years ago in Paper
Post # 3
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2103 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

Oh man! Are you serious?! Everyone’s trying to get in on the expensive wedding pricing!

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

Could it be because of the shape? I mailed my sister’s invites today and they were 61 cents as well. I knew they would be though b/c the invite box said that they would require extra postage. What shocked me was that the post office wanted to charge me 64 cents per envelope to hand cancel the invites. Needless to say, I declined.

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

My friend went and did her invites….Inside her invites were simply 2 pieces of cardstock and an envolope – nothing special and the envelope was a regular size.  I’ve gotten regular letters weighing more…they ALSO charged her $.61!!!!  And I think it might be because of the “wedding stamp”.

Post # 6
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: December 2010

Awe man! I hope they are not trying to scam. I have to mail out about two hundred invites. I will make sure to get postcard Save-The-Date Cards now because that may be the only way to cut costs.

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

The post offices here have an automated postal calculator thing that weighs your package/envelope and tells you how much the postage is.  Maybe we would be better off using one of those instead of trusting the postal workers?

Post # 9
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331 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I went to the scale, not the counter. Mine weighed .8 ounces, so I figured I was good with a regular stamp. I didn’t want the wedding stamp anyway.

The extra postage could also be because of the size shape.

And last, post offices aren’t always consistent–my cousin mailed her wedding invite with a regular stamp. My parents got theirs, I had to pay an extra 17 cents to get mine.

Moral of the story, weigh and measure your invite and check the specs online.

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