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« on: May 07, 2008 05:39:10 AM »

I hope this is the right place for this! I have seen tons of people on here send their swap packages using stamps instead of going to the post office and i was just wondering how and if it is possible to do this in canada!! I have a ton of stamps lying around my house and just want to know if anyone would know how to calculate how many stamps are needed?Huh I know crazy question!!
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« Reply #1 on: May 07, 2008 07:23:50 AM »

I hope this is the right place for this! I have seen tons of people on here send their swap packages using stamps instead of going to the post office and i was just wondering how and if it is possible to do this in canada!! I have a ton of stamps lying around my house and just want to know if anyone would know how to calculate how many stamps are needed?Huh I know crazy question!!

Super easy, as long as you have a scale that measures ounces.  I use the food scale in my kitchen.  Just weigh your package and go to the Canadian post office website.  There should be a place to calculate rates.  You just plug in the weight of your package and its dimensions and whammo-- it'll spit out how much the postage should be.  Then you just figure out what combination of stamps you have that will work for sending your package.

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« Reply #2 on: May 07, 2008 08:13:19 AM »

wow never would have thought of that thank you so much.... now to find a scale.... Wink
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« Reply #3 on: May 07, 2008 11:32:47 AM »

i bought mine from staples... i love it! i think it was about $30 or $40 but i saved that much the first two or three times i sent a package fedex ground instead of canada post (fedex is great for sending to the US, it just sucks for sending to canada. it's the cdns they hate!). now i use it to calculate if it's worth going across the border to the US to mail a package (it usually is!).

and if you ever open an etsy shop or anything, you can use it to calculate the actual shipping charge instead of just guessing!
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« Reply #4 on: May 22, 2008 09:57:05 AM »

most post offices will weigh your package for you and will give the stamps instead of a computer print out if you ask for them. i have shipped from large city po's and small town po's as well as outlets and kiosks, if you ask for stamps they would be more than willing to give them to you
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