View Full Version : $40 in stamps and free digital postal scale
08-29-2000, 11:55 AM
Good deal on free stamps and scale, http://www.stamps.com/home/ To get the scale, sign up for "Power Plan" Go beyond the first month and let them charge you $15.99 to keep the scale then cancel the service or there is a charge of $34.25 for the scale if it's not returned (possible downgrading to the $1.99 monthly service is good enough, not sure). For the $15.99 you get a scale and $40 in stamps. If you know someone to referr you, you can get an extra $10 for total of $50 I saw this posted before, I think here or another forum. PS. I posted this before and someone volunteered to give out their ID for referrals, but since this is not a referral board, please don't tag onto my topic with referrals.
08-29-2000, 01:11 PM
Better deal if you plan on using the service... if you plan on taking the free postage and then canceling this deal it is not for you.
You pay for the printer/scale - a great benefit because the other stamp programs use your PC printer and you waste a lot of labels if you are only printing one label at a time. Look at it this way you pay $50 for the printer and scale and they give you $50 postage. The $15 a month is a cost of doing business for me so it comes off my income tax as a business expense AND the other benefit is I don't have to waste any time waiting in line at the PO to mail paxkages ( about 50 a week ). I have tried all the postage stamp offers and this is by far the best hardware and software out there.
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08-29-2000, 02:31 PM
sumgai, you fail to mention that your graet deal costs $15 a month. heheh like most of us spend that much on postage.
08-29-2000, 02:56 PM
Ack, that "simply postage" deal costs 49.95 startup costs PLUS 15.00 a month to get the $50 postage. Total cost for the $50 "Free postage" is $65.00.
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08-29-2000, 03:33 PM
and your simply postage deal comes with a cheesy 4lb scale. For you hardcore ebayers that is just not good enough. =)
08-29-2000, 05:55 PM
Im not going to post the referral info, but
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08-29-2000, 09:11 PM
Come on folks, get a little creative. Sign up for the Power Plan, then change to the Simple Plan after first month (only $1.99), which allows you to keep the scale and the postage. Canel this before the end of the billing cycle and you are home free - a better deal!
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08-29-2000, 10:51 PM
This is not a referral forum, that's why I didn't post a referral when I did this topic. Apex, please edit the prior post asking for a referral, otherwise, people can email me for a referral.
08-29-2000, 11:15 PM
I'm with shank...
I switched to the simple plan for $1.99 a month after getting my $50 of free postage and the scale.
I normally use about $5 a month in stamps so I kept with the program using the free postage and paying the $1.99. Works out a little cheaper that way.
08-29-2000, 11:46 PM
eolivr, At what point did you switch, after the 30 days or before? When you switched, did you lose any remaining promo $$$, I called them on the phone with this question and got two different answers. One answer was that if I downgrade, I lose any promotional $$$ left. It turns out I really like the service and intend to keep it, but not at the $15.99 a month, but the cheaper plan. Also, can the scale be hooked up to the computer, or is it only stand alone? Thanks
08-29-2000, 11:51 PM
I don't normally post referrals, but this is something that anyone interested MUST have to get an extra $10 FREE - plus I made a significant contribution that will save people $14 per month. If the mods feel I stepped over the line, then I respect their judgement.
08-30-2000, 12:14 AM
This all has been months ago, but I switched over to the simple plan just under the 30 days. You change plans on the website, then I verified by calling cs. You keep all the free promo postage too. I'm still using the free postage.
The first month is still free also ($15.99 waived), BUT they did charge me that amount by accident. I called cs and they said it was their mistake and gave me a prompt credit to my card. I also got a few different answers when handling this, finally had them ask their supervisor.
The scale can be hooked up to your computer and tied in with the software package, although I have not done that.
The scale also comes in VERY handy when you have a letter that may be more that an ounce and if you have any packages to mail, cause it all can be done at home.
Hope that helps.
08-30-2000, 12:33 AM
eolivr, You saved me much research. I don't need a business plan, a home plan will be fine. I surprised myself, I like the service. I will downgrade before the month is out and keep using it. Christmas is coming and we mail a lot around then.
08-30-2000, 01:13 AM
i just got it set up and printed the first couple envelopes http://www.gotapex.com/ubb/smile.gif this comes in handy when mailing out those rebate stuff http://www.gotapex.com/ubb/smile.gif
what does namlook mean at the beginning that it cost $49.95 startup cost. does this mean that they will charge me this sometime soon(this week???)
08-30-2000, 10:30 AM
It seems to me that the folks here are talking about several different PC postage providers all at the same time. The only service I know of where there is no cost to download, setup, register, and print is Stamps.com.
The other guys charge you up the ying-yang, have funky hardware dongles, or simply suck major ass.
Stamps.com seems to have the best deals: free postage and free scales for signing up. I use them, and I've never had a single problem. Anytime I accidentally screw up an envelope or a sheet of labels, I jsut fill out a form on their web site, print it out and sign it, mail it in and I get a 100% refund! Plus, the new version 2.0 I just downloaded is great.
I tried those Estamp and the Pitney Blows products. I didn't find them nearly as good. Plus the customer support at Stamps.com was much better. They seemed to actually know what they were talking about instead of reading from a support script.
That's my 2 cents, for what its worth.
"3 books! No one said anything about 3 books!"
08-30-2000, 10:37 PM
Think you are confused:
E-Stamp.com is completely free, and gave us those great HP printers a few months back. CS, support and software is excellent, other than the annoying vault on an open parallel port. Had a problem where the software wiged out when my system resources were low (<70%), and they credited the $3.20 I lost within 48 hrs - no questions asked.
Stamps.com seems to be easier to get started with, but requires monthly payments or minimum purchases. If you sign up for the right deal you can get at least $40 in free postage and a scale. If you work the referral schemes, you get an extra $10 for signing up with a current member's e-mail address, and the referrer also gets $5 or $10 as well. Haven't had to check out CS yet.
If this is of interest, do what I did: TRY THEM BOTH AND SEE WHICH YOU LIKE BEST. Don't you just love free market competition http://www.gotapex.com/ubb/smile.gif
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