U.S.P.S. Questions

@webeishere (36353)
United States
May 18, 2007 1:05pm CST
I've known for a long time that the United States Postal Service had a site called stamps.com. I've thought about using it as we go through a lot of stamps. Seems more convient anyhow. Now I got a disc today in the mail from the USPS. It's offering $45 in free postage and also a digital scale for weighing letters, packages etc, and $5 supplies kit. Whatever that is. It's a 4 week trial the pamphlet states. My question(s) are do you have this service at all? If it's a 4 week trial is there a charge then for using it also? Is the printed postage worth the savving of time etc? I really like this idea but the thing doesn't give much more info. So help me out here? HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
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6 responses
• United States
18 May 07
Hi Grandpa Bob, as an eBay Seller I have used Stamps.com, I don't think they are USPS company, just that the post office offers their service (probably getting a commission from them), I used them for about 2 years. The service cost for the use is $17.95 a month, whether you use them or not, you need to buy the special labels (which are about $25-$30 a pack, each) to print your stamps or full labels. This service is good, if you send ALOT of mail, I mean alot. I got the scale and used them for awhile, but in the end it is $17.95 a month to use, so I discontinued the service. Lately I have been going through Paypal when I want to send something priority mail or delivery confirmation, you can print it right on regular paper and just tape it to your box, I like the delivery confirmation cause you know when it is deliveried. In my opinion, it is not worth it, unless you are eBay seller or another seller of some kind and send lots of mail out. Just the $17.95 a month, plus all the labels is more than 4 books of stamps.
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• United States
18 May 07
One more thing, here is a link for a page of $0.2 stamps for you to use, they ask for a credit card when you are filling it out, but in the end they do not charge it, so rest assured, this is 100% freebie.
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• United States
18 May 07
Forgot the link, silly me http://photo.stamps.com/Store/2cents/
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@webeishere (36353)
• United States
19 May 07
Thanks for the link. This sounds good. Maybe get 1000 of these? I won't be paying $18 a month. I don't mail that much out. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
@sjohnson628 (3197)
• United States
18 May 07
I never heard of that but it sounds like a good deal to me. You may get the trial period free but I would think you would have to also give them you credit card number first before they send you the items so that when the trial period runs out the can automatically take the money out of your account. At least I know that is how most trials work. But if you use a lot of stamps then I would go for it if I were you.Check it out with the Better business bureau first though. Good luck!
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@friendship (2085)
• Canada
19 May 07
I don't know about it, grandpa Bob because I don't like in US. But I think it is a great thing if you need to send many mails. I would love to have it here, in Canada.
@callarse1 (4793)
• United States
19 May 07
I think that is for meter mail? If that is what it is for, a meter mail will charge you a rental feel around 20 USD a month if you use it or not, and plus you have to pay for postage. A meter machine is nice to have if you mail a lot of mail, do not want to worry about always picking up stamps, want the prestige of saying "it was meter", want to have your zip code on the mail, etc. Actually, a meter can have lots of expenses, but if you mail a lot then you may want to consider it. Pablo
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@byfaithonly (10716)
• United States
19 May 07
Wow this sounds like a great idea for someone who mails alot of stuff. Admit I can't help at all with answers to your questions but am dieing to see what others say and may even check into the next time at the post office. If my online store gets rockin and rollin this could be very handy for me.
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@pyewacket (44036)
• United States
18 May 07
I sometimes wish I could take advantage of some of the things the post office can offer on-line but since I have a Mac computer it's not compatible...everything is Windows related and my Mac is a different species of computer...sure would make things a lot simpler for me though--I mean I would think it a great advantage to be able to print up postage at home--My PO is a horror..there's always a long line to get any kind of service...you'd think it was the Christmas rush...that's how long the lines are--Yikes
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