Paperbackswap.com problem

United States
March 30, 2007 3:03pm CST
I was reccomended this site by someone on mylot, and I'm very grateful because I like the site a lot, and I've ordered three books already. I noticed a problem on the site though. I have a tendency to take the books to the post office to mail them rather than putting the postage on the books. Two of the books had the wrong postage amount printed for them. It wasn't a problem for me because I just paid the postage there, however, if someone else just automatically assumes that the given price is correct, that may end up in the book being sent back to the original person. Has anyone had any problems like this?
6 responses
@sabbatha (287)
• United States
30 Aug 08
You shouldn't run into too much. Most of the members there know better anyway. And any newbies usually learn fast that it's not always accurate. I think most people just take it too the post offic anyway, and the ones that use the online postage know to weigh it after it's wrapped up to get the accurate amount of postage. I've been a member for 3 or 4 years now and have never had that problem, and have never had anyone send me a book with postage due. Not saying it won't ever happen but it won't happen enough to every really be worth worrying about.
• United States
19 Oct 07
I so far have never had this problem.. Which I am very happy for.. But I usually take my books to the post office all the time... Actually I have had this happen to me in the beginning before they start to use there new system.. But since the book was smaller the postage was cheaper than what i printed
@starr4all (2865)
8 May 07
I had it happen once. But I have a scale so I just figure it out on my own. Otherwise, I love the site.
@Savvynlady (3686)
• United States
20 Apr 07
Monica, I notice that when I take the books to mail them, and I don't put the amount stated on them; I let the post office do that. that way, if they do it and it's on them, so unless you have a postage scale or have Stamps.com, then hold on until you get to the post office like you been doing.
@Fishmomma (7066)
• United States
3 Apr 07
I have had the same problem and the post office will send the book back to you with a message not enough postage. Now I take all of my books to the post office. I don't send out a lot of books and the post office is walking distance from my home.
@biwasaki (1746)
• United States
30 Mar 07
I was worried about this as well, but I have a postal scale at home that I use to double check the shipping charges. They've been correct on the books that I've sent out so far. I've also been using 39 cent stamps to make up the postage and it usually comes up a few cents over the actual charge. I'm hoping that if I did calculate it wrong the extra postage I've put on the package will make up for it.