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Aren't flat rate boxes supposed to be flat rate?

I was charged 40 cents over the flat rate price listed for a small priority box. So instead of paying $5.20 I was charged $5.60. I also had 5 cents added onto another box. Does anyone know why this is?
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The counter worker might not have noticed what kind of box it was. I have had that happen a few times. You might have to point it out to them.
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Best way is to just print the shipping label.


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Also paying online is cheaper than going to the post office.

The post office employees around me have less than average intelligence.


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Do you think I should go back and show them the receipt or just call me credit card company and get them to remove the extra.
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Its only a few cents so I wouldn't bother. Just get it online next time. Much easier.


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Was it at a post office or a postal annex type place? Those mom and pop places add markups, especially on international. I got nailed to the wall on an international once and when I went back, they just looked at me like I was an idiot and said "yeah..and?" I don't go there anymore.


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The fuel cost of going to the postal office again will be greater than the money refunded. Unless you can walk there.
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I will probably just let it go since I don't want to have to deal with the line or try to explain to them what a small flat rate box is....again. "do you have any small flat rate priority boxes?" all I got is blank stare in return
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When I take flat rate boxes in I have the same issue. When you go to the PO and pay for postage at the actual office you pay for a tracking number, when you do it all online it's free. Could that be the reason for you?


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When I take flat rate boxes in I have the same issue. When you go to the PO and pay for postage at the actual office you pay for a tracking number, when you do it all online it's free. Could that be the reason for you?
No, I never even got a tracking number.
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Flat rate here was 5.49

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is ok let it go... you know how hard those men in blue shorts work?


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If you do it online, you'll get a free tracking number and delivery confirmation. You have to pay for it otherwise.
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Online is $5 instead of $5.20 AND you can leave it in your mailbox for the postal carrier to pick up. I always keep a couple of the small and medium at home so I rarely have to go to the P.O.
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