I have done 5 of these without any issues. Today I actually mailed something that needed to be shipped. I checked the weight at home before going to the PO and I was right at 18 ounces. Tonight I start to put in my data and I look at my receipt and I came up an ounce short at the PO. Do I go forward with the report? Do I just e-mail the scheduler? Everything was fine on the shop. The clerk with through the usual stuff, even without me being at the exact trigger weight of 18 ounces. Bad part is this shop was 30 miles from where I live. I combined it with several more shops I had in that town. I'm totally bummed. Just trying to decide if I even bother entering the report. Thanks for the advice!
I did 2 USPS the same day, 2 different locations...EXACT same product in the EXACT same boxes. one was 15.95 and the other 29.95.
As a MS...these are reimbursed. How many times do consumers get ripped off???
I always email the scheduler-- I have boxes I send and resend endlessly and at 9 out of 10 post offices it comes up at 20 ounces and one it comes up at 17. I've done at least a hundred of these so I guess they know I'm reliable.
I just had my first one that was short on Friday. I weighed my items at home and they came out to 1 lb. 2.9 oz. After I put them in the ready post envelope, the post office's weight was 1 lb. 1.1 oz. I e-mailed the scheduler and he told me it would be fine. I think they put on an extra 2 ozs., just to make sure your items weigh over a pound.
You would think in all of this the end results would be the USPS getting the scales accurate. But for those repeating the shops same location same incorrect results why on earth are we doing this if they do not want to fix the scales. Good waste of a lot of money both for us and unsuspecting patrons.
> You would think in all of this the end results
> would be the USPS getting the scales accurate. But
> for those repeating the shops same location same
> incorrect results why on earth are we doing this
> if they do not want to fix the scales. Good waste
> of a lot of money both for us and unsuspecting
Except the USPS is going to be thinking that we should get *our* scales fixed.
But actually, they won't be thinking anything of it at all, because USPS will probably never know what our packages weighed at home.
Good point, who really knows which scale is correct and which is not? My guess would be USPS has their scales calibrated with some regularity unlike scales at home.
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