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07-30-2000, 07:22 AM
I received the EStamp package last week( The rebate offer was extended to July 31). I remember that if you activated your EStamp service by the middle of August, you could get $50 worth of free stamps for free. I havent activated my service yet. I just noticed that you have to wait for the service to be activated by inserting the CDROM and contacting EStamp or whoever. First question: Does anybody have the link for the free stamps and when does it expire? Second question: If I go through the process of activating the EStamp service, how long does it take to get yout activation number?
07-30-2000, 08:04 AM
It's an account man. I know someone that worked for Stamps.com, and they have the same procedure. You use the printer to print the stamps on the envelope. If you every wish to use Labels they sell to get the right stamps. It takes like less than a day For stamps.com, but estamps may be a day at most. Have fun, and let me know if they jack anything up.
If all that you have rec'd is the first CD, you will have to apply for a license from USPS (post office). Basically a form that you fill out (after running the first e-stamp CD). They will e-mail license confirmation and also snail-mail you a letter. You will also fill out info for e-stamps and they will snail-mail a dongle ('electronic vault') that plugs into your parallel port. It walks you through the installation process after running the CD. In answer to your specific questions: 1) After getting license from the USPS and installing the electronic vault, it loads the free $50 postage when you run the program the first time. 2) I don't recall exactly how long the whole process took, but in less than a week, I was printing postage.
07-30-2000, 08:25 AM
I tried stamps.com - got $50 of free postage and a free electronic scale when I signed up. I was not very impressed with their operation... you have to buy specail color border labels if you want to mail packages, the s/w really is bad and not very friendly.
I am looking at the offer from Simply Postage.
The feature I like best is you can weigh the item and print the postage label without having the scale/printer attached to you PC!
Here is a link to their homepage... anyone have any experience with them?
07-30-2000, 02:00 PM
Thanks. You people are a great help!!
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