(Closed) Wow! Postage really DOES vary from one P.O. to another.

posted 8 years ago in Paper
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

ummmm…. 2nd date for us…. Fiance was supposed to be my “rebound” guy after breaking up with my high school sweetheart. Here we are 7 years later!!

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

Yeah you know I always wondered about this.  The first time I went to get an estimate of my mock-up invite they told me it would be 42 cents or whatever price the stamps are in the 40 cent range these days.  Then when we went to mail the real things it was 61 cents.  I always assumed it was because I had changed one insert in the invite to be a slightly thicker paper.  But I do wonder if that really could have made the price jump up that much or if it was just because I was at a different post office the second time.

Post # 5
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Newbee
  • Wedding: August 2010

My mom just went and had mine weighed today, and the post office is saying we only need one 44 cent stamp.  I’m very surpised, so I think we’ll definitely be double-checking at another location in order to avoid the risk of ALL my invitations being returned to sender. All our guests will be travelling, so that would put us pretty short on time (not to mention we’d have just wasted a bunch of money on postage).

But you raise an interesting point…at what point in the mail process does it get decided that an envelope has insufficient postage?  If the post office that weighed them and told you the amount is sorting/cancelling your invitations…shouldn’t they be okay? Or is that not how it works? I’m not sure…but I’m definitely in the “better safe than sorry” camp, and I’d have mailed my invitations with the extra postage just like you did!

Post # 7
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I took my invitations to get weighed at the post office, and between the weight and square size, it was 61 cents. I sent all of the invitations out with the 61 cent stamps…and every invitation was exactly the same…but for some reason I got one invitation “returned to sender” because of insufficient postage?! The mailman wrote on the sticker that it needed an additional 20 cents or something. I am still puzzled.

Post # 8
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2011

I went to the post office today and saw two different rates for a small flat rate package. Both were posted prices. The first one was posted at $4.85 and the second was posted at $4.90. I can print online for $4.80. I don’t understand the rates can be different when it is for the exact same thing.

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