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Re: Is anyone having this problem?
Board: Postals
Reply to: #971271 by The Beach People
Feb 11, 2019 12:18pm
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All of our clerks used to feel the envelopes when I would take them in and add postage for any bumps. Our new clerks don't do that. You might try putting it inside a greeting card or thin cardstock on each side of the stamp. They don't charge extra for bumpy greeting cards usually. I started using greeting card-sized envelopes and had no problem.
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Reply to: #971328 by Topcollector
Feb 11, 2019 12:33pm
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On regular plbs, one of our nearby p.o.s had this ancient woman who would bark "What's in there?" Instead of the q's she is supposed to ask. Thankfully, she retired & replaced with a very friendly agent.
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Reply to: #971333 by J Walkers
Feb 11, 2019 4:46pm
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Just imagining all those possible shocking answers you could have given her.
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Reply to: #971328 by Topcollector
Feb 11, 2019 7:11pm
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They don't charge extra for bumpy greeting cards usually. I started using greeting card-sized envelopes and had no problem.

So, where do you buy them, without buying a greeting card along with it?
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Reply to: #971349 by Oberon_Kenobi
Feb 12, 2019 5:13am
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Maybe Staples, or one of the Office stores. I get different sized envelopes there sometimes. :^)
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Reply to: #971349 by Oberon_Kenobi
Feb 12, 2019 7:20am
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We have a fair number in our immediate family and we give birthday cards to each other in person. I save the envelopes that haven't had the flaps completely glued down and are re-usable. Even if there's a name written on the front, that can be covered up with a label.
Re: Is anyone having this problem?
Board: Postals
Reply to: #971271 by The Beach People
Feb 13, 2019 8:44am
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So *technically* every micro postal should have the extra ounce stamp on it, even if it's at 1 oz or under and even if it's thinner than 1/4" because the stamp will make the envelope uneven and it's not paper.

I've learned to dump my postals in the mailbox and go, because the USPS employees always say the additional postage is needed. If they're doing more to sort out anything that might possibly jam the machines, then maybe that won't work anymore.

I just sent two micro postals your way. I added the "extra ounce" postage to one just to see what would happen.