Tuesday, November 10, 2009

I finally bought a shipping scale

after two years of going to the post office. I might have to return it though because... I bought some stamps yesterday and then I realized that the stamps are for lettermail only and don't quite add up to the light packet amount when you stick on 2 or 3. So I took it to the post office and they added the extra charge for me and then the clerk told me that I can't ship via light packet using stamps and that I have to line up and have them print out the label and such (which is what I was trying to avoid). Is this true? Can't I just buy a bunch of 1, 5 and 10 cent stamps to add on what I am missing?


Elaine @ tooaquarius.com said...

No, you can send light packet with regular stamps. It takes one to two more days to process depending on when you dump it in the box I've found, so I avoid doing it but even the counter chick at the PO does it when their systems are down.

Where I lived previously, if it was -20, I ran down to the box which was 30 seconds away rather than the 6 blocks to the post office. And light packet went in there too.

Connie said...

Oh yay! The post office doesn't seem to have any smaller denomination stamps for sale though..

HeatherScent said...

I've sent light packet using stamps. I have a stack of white customs labels at home, and I just write O/S (for over sized) beside the stamps in a black marker.

Normally I don't use stamps though, b/c you can print light packet labels through PayPal when shipping to the US. You can't print O/S labels for shipping to Canada, though.