stamps.com stupid customer service

I have tried repeatedly to ask customer service at stamps.com a question
about their payment policies.

Let me run my question by you to see if I am being an idiot with my
phrasing, or if they really are being dense.

I asked initially, “How does one pay for postage? Is it a bill at the
end of the month, a pay-per-print(?) or…?”

They responded simply, “You pay with a credit card.”

I answered, “You didn’t understand what I meant. I don’t care what the
method of payment is, I want to know WHEN you pay. Do you pay for each
transaction separately (each time you use postage) or do you pay for it
in one lump some at some point (either pre-paid or a monthly billing etc)?”

They responded, “As needed you would purchase postage via Credit Card in
any amount $10.00 or higher.”

sigh

This still doesn’t really answer my question. If I think really hard and
visualize this statement logically, and use my imagination to expand the
answer, I might conclude they meant you pre-purchase postage in a
minimum of $10 increments which then applies to your account. But the
little they said leaves room for much error and I can’t be certain of this.

Of course if any of you knows the answer I would much appreciate it. :wink:

Re: stamps.com stupid customer service

Maybe you’re talking to a robot with preset answers that are triggered
automatically once you say the right keyword :slight_smile: but seriously, sometimes
most customer service people depend on their cue card without really
understanding the question.

Shena Delian O’Brien <shena@darklock.com> wrote:

:: I have tried repeatedly to ask customer service at stamps.com a
:: question about their payment policies.
::
:: Let me run my question by you to see if I am being an idiot with my
:: phrasing, or if they really are being dense.
::
:: I asked initially, “How does one pay for postage? Is it a bill at the
:: end of the month, a pay-per-print(?) or…?”
::
:: They responded simply, “You pay with a credit card.”
::
:: I answered, “You didn’t understand what I meant. I don’t care what
:: the method of payment is, I want to know WHEN you pay. Do you pay
:: for each transaction separately (each time you use postage) or do
:: you pay for it
:: in one lump some at some point (either pre-paid or a monthly billing
:: etc)?”
::
:: They responded, “As needed you would purchase postage via Credit
:: Card in any amount $10.00 or higher.”
::
:: sigh
::
:: This still doesn’t really answer my question. If I think really hard
:: and visualize this statement logically, and use my imagination to
:: expand the answer, I might conclude they meant you pre-purchase
:: postage in a
:: minimum of $10 increments which then applies to your account. But the
:: little they said leaves room for much error and I can’t be certain
:: of this.
::
:: Of course if any of you knows the answer I would much appreciate it.
:: :wink:

Re: stamps.com stupid customer service

I use stamps.com and the postage is all pre-paid with a credit card or you
can instant pay straight form your bank account. You have to buy at least
$10 at a time and then you print out as much postage as you can until the
amount you have in your account has run out. I usually buy about $200 or so
at the first of each week. You do not pay for “each” postage one at a time.
You can put as much money in your account as you want and use it for as long
as it lasts (months).

I hope this helps. If not I can help you clear it up (hopefully :-).


Tom B.

“Shena Delian O’Brien” <shena@darklock.com> wrote in message
news:3E959B30.2050705@darklock.com
> I have tried repeatedly to ask customer service at stamps.com a question
> about their payment policies.
>
> Let me run my question by you to see if I am being an idiot with my
> phrasing, or if they really are being dense.
>
> I asked initially, “How does one pay for postage? Is it a bill at the
> end of the month, a pay-per-print(?) or…?”
>
> They responded simply, “You pay with a credit card.”
>
> I answered, “You didn’t understand what I meant. I don’t care what the
> method of payment is, I want to know WHEN you pay. Do you pay for each
> transaction separately (each time you use postage) or do you pay for it
> in one lump some at some point (either pre-paid or a monthly billing
etc)?”
>
> They responded, “As needed you would purchase postage via Credit Card in
> any amount $10.00 or higher.”
>
> sigh
>
> This still doesn’t really answer my question. If I think really hard and
> visualize this statement logically, and use my imagination to expand the
> answer, I might conclude they meant you pre-purchase postage in a
> minimum of $10 increments which then applies to your account. But the
> little they said leaves room for much error and I can’t be certain of
this.
>
> Of course if any of you knows the answer I would much appreciate it. :wink:
>

Re: stamps.com stupid customer service

That was excellent Tom, thank you. Stamps.com customer service could
learn much from your answer. :wink:

Tom B. wrote:
> I use stamps.com and the postage is all pre-paid with a credit card or you
> can instant pay straight form your bank account. You have to buy at least
> $10 at a time and then you print out as much postage as you can until the
> amount you have in your account has run out. I usually buy about $200 or so
> at the first of each week. You do not pay for “each” postage one at a time.
> You can put as much money in your account as you want and use it for as long
> as it lasts (months).
>
> I hope this helps. If not I can help you clear it up (hopefully :-).

Re: stamps.com stupid customer service

So how much can you save off the regular stamps that you could get in a
postal office?

Tom B. <dbryant1@sport.rr.com> wrote:

:: I use stamps.com and the postage is all pre-paid with a credit card
:: or you can instant pay straight form your bank account. You have to
:: buy at least $10 at a time and then you print out as much postage as
:: you can until the amount you have in your account has run out. I
:: usually buy about $200 or so at the first of each week. You do not
:: pay for “each” postage one at a time. You can put as much money in
:: your account as you want and use it for as long as it lasts (months).
::
:: I hope this helps. If not I can help you clear it up (hopefully :-).
::
:: –
:: Tom B.
::
:: “Shena Delian O’Brien” <shena@darklock.com> wrote in message
:: news:3E959B30.2050705@darklock.com
::: I have tried repeatedly to ask customer service at stamps.com a
::: question about their payment policies.
:::
::: Let me run my question by you to see if I am being an idiot with my
::: phrasing, or if they really are being dense.
:::
::: I asked initially, “How does one pay for postage? Is it a bill at
::: the
::: end of the month, a pay-per-print(?) or…?”
:::
::: They responded simply, “You pay with a credit card.”
:::
::: I answered, “You didn’t understand what I meant. I don’t care what
::: the method of payment is, I want to know WHEN you pay. Do you pay
::: for each transaction separately (each time you use postage) or do
::: you pay for it in one lump some at some point (either pre-paid or a
::: monthly billing etc)?”
:::
::: They responded, “As needed you would purchase postage via Credit
::: Card in any amount $10.00 or higher.”
:::
::: sigh
:::
::: This still doesn’t really answer my question. If I think really
::: hard and visualize this statement logically, and use my imagination
::: to expand the answer, I might conclude they meant you
::: pre-purchase postage in a
::: minimum of $10 increments which then applies to your account. But
::: the little they said leaves room for much error and I can’t be
::: certain of this.
:::
::: Of course if any of you knows the answer I would much appreciate
::: it. :wink:

Re: stamps.com stupid customer service

st john wrote:
> So how much can you save off the regular stamps that you could get in a
> postal office?

Lots of hours saved from not having to go to the post office all the time.

  • Gilby

Re: stamps.com stupid customer service

Like Gilby said… No money saved just lots of time.


Tom B.

“st john” <me @ san francisco . com> wrote in message
news:b73if5$3jj$1@www.darklock.com
>
> So how much can you save off the regular stamps that you could get in a
> postal office?
>
>
> Tom B. <dbryant1@sport.rr.com> wrote:
>
> :: I use stamps.com and the postage is all pre-paid with a credit card
> :: or you can instant pay straight form your bank account. You have to
> :: buy at least $10 at a time and then you print out as much postage as
> :: you can until the amount you have in your account has run out. I
> :: usually buy about $200 or so at the first of each week. You do not
> :: pay for “each” postage one at a time. You can put as much money in
> :: your account as you want and use it for as long as it lasts (months).
> ::
> :: I hope this helps. If not I can help you clear it up (hopefully :-).
> ::
> :: –
> :: Tom B.
> ::
> :: “Shena Delian O’Brien” <shena@darklock.com> wrote in message
> :: news:3E959B30.2050705@darklock.com
> ::: I have tried repeatedly to ask customer service at stamps.com a
> ::: question about their payment policies.
> :::
> ::: Let me run my question by you to see if I am being an idiot with my
> ::: phrasing, or if they really are being dense.
> :::
> ::: I asked initially, “How does one pay for postage? Is it a bill at
> ::: the
> ::: end of the month, a pay-per-print(?) or…?”
> :::
> ::: They responded simply, “You pay with a credit card.”
> :::
> ::: I answered, “You didn’t understand what I meant. I don’t care what
> ::: the method of payment is, I want to know WHEN you pay. Do you pay
> ::: for each transaction separately (each time you use postage) or do
> ::: you pay for it in one lump some at some point (either pre-paid or a
> ::: monthly billing etc)?”
> :::
> ::: They responded, “As needed you would purchase postage via Credit
> ::: Card in any amount $10.00 or higher.”
> :::
> ::: sigh
> :::
> ::: This still doesn’t really answer my question. If I think really
> ::: hard and visualize this statement logically, and use my imagination
> ::: to expand the answer, I might conclude they meant you
> ::: pre-purchase postage in a
> ::: minimum of $10 increments which then applies to your account. But
> ::: the little they said leaves room for much error and I can’t be
> ::: certain of this.
> :::
> ::: Of course if any of you knows the answer I would much appreciate
> ::: it. :wink:
>

Re: stamps.com stupid customer service

Shena, you’re welcome. :slight_smile:


Tom B.

“Shena Delian O’Brien” <shena@darklock.com> wrote in message
news:3E95ABDD.10701@darklock.com
> That was excellent Tom, thank you. Stamps.com customer service could
> learn much from your answer. :wink:
>
> Tom B. wrote:
> > I use stamps.com and the postage is all pre-paid with a credit card or
you
> > can instant pay straight form your bank account. You have to buy at
least
> > $10 at a time and then you print out as much postage as you can until
the
> > amount you have in your account has run out. I usually buy about $200 or
so
> > at the first of each week. You do not pay for “each” postage one at a
time.
> > You can put as much money in your account as you want and use it for as
long
> > as it lasts (months).
> >
> > I hope this helps. If not I can help you clear it up (hopefully :-).
>

Re: stamps.com stupid customer service

I never looked into stamps.com before, but I just checked it out quickly.
If you want to use it to print normal stamps…do you have to buy their
special paper? Is it free??


Adam Gordon
SBA Design - web development and hosting


adam@sbadesign.com

“Tom B.” <dbryant1@sport.rr.com> wrote in message
news:b73h3j$258$1@www.darklock.com
> I use stamps.com and the postage is all pre-paid with a credit card or you
> can instant pay straight form your bank account. You have to buy at least
> $10 at a time and then you print out as much postage as you can until the
> amount you have in your account has run out. I usually buy about $200 or
so
> at the first of each week. You do not pay for “each” postage one at a
time.
> You can put as much money in your account as you want and use it for as
long
> as it lasts (months).
>
> I hope this helps. If not I can help you clear it up (hopefully :-).
>
> –
> Tom B.
>
> “Shena Delian O’Brien” <shena@darklock.com> wrote in message
> news:3E959B30.2050705@darklock.com
> > I have tried repeatedly to ask customer service at stamps.com a question
> > about their payment policies.
> >
> > Let me run my question by you to see if I am being an idiot with my
> > phrasing, or if they really are being dense.
> >
> > I asked initially, “How does one pay for postage? Is it a bill at the
> > end of the month, a pay-per-print(?) or…?”
> >
> > They responded simply, “You pay with a credit card.”
> >
> > I answered, “You didn’t understand what I meant. I don’t care what the
> > method of payment is, I want to know WHEN you pay. Do you pay for each
> > transaction separately (each time you use postage) or do you pay for it
> > in one lump some at some point (either pre-paid or a monthly billing
> etc)?”
> >
> > They responded, “As needed you would purchase postage via Credit Card in
> > any amount $10.00 or higher.”
> >
> > sigh
> >
> > This still doesn’t really answer my question. If I think really hard and

> > visualize this statement logically, and use my imagination to expand the
> > answer, I might conclude they meant you pre-purchase postage in a
> > minimum of $10 increments which then applies to your account. But the
> > little they said leaves room for much error and I can’t be certain of
> this.
> >
> > Of course if any of you knows the answer I would much appreciate it. :wink:
> >
>
>

Re: stamps.com stupid customer service

I ran out of ink, no letters gonna be mailed any time soon. :slight_smile:
(Epson/refill/reset chip problem/leaky ink)

“Adam Gordon” <adam@sbadesign.com> wrote in message
news:b74376$mc2$1@www.darklock.com
> I never looked into stamps.com before, but I just checked it out quickly.
> If you want to use it to print normal stamps…do you have to buy their
> special paper? Is it free??
>
> –
> Adam Gordon
> SBA Design - web development and hosting
> http://www.sbadesign.com
> adam@sbadesign.com
>
> “Tom B.” <dbryant1@sport.rr.com> wrote in message
> news:b73h3j$258$1@www.darklock.com
> > I use stamps.com and the postage is all pre-paid with a credit card or
you
> > can instant pay straight form your bank account. You have to buy at
least
> > $10 at a time and then you print out as much postage as you can until
the
> > amount you have in your account has run out. I usually buy about $200 or
> so
> > at the first of each week. You do not pay for “each” postage one at a
> time.
> > You can put as much money in your account as you want and use it for as
> long
> > as it lasts (months).
> >
> > I hope this helps. If not I can help you clear it up (hopefully :-).
> >
> > –
> > Tom B.
> >
> > “Shena Delian O’Brien” <shena@darklock.com> wrote in message
> > news:3E959B30.2050705@darklock.com…[color=darkred]
> > > I have tried repeatedly to ask customer service at stamps.com a[/color]
question[color=darkred]
> > > about their payment policies.
> > >
> > > Let me run my question by you to see if I am being an idiot with my
> > > phrasing, or if they really are being dense.
> > >
> > > I asked initially, “How does one pay for postage? Is it a bill at the
> > > end of the month, a pay-per-print(?) or…?”
> > >
> > > They responded simply, “You pay with a credit card.”
> > >
> > > I answered, “You didn’t understand what I meant. I don’t care what the
> > > method of payment is, I want to know WHEN you pay. Do you pay for each
> > > transaction separately (each time you use postage) or do you pay for[/color]
it[color=darkred]
> > > in one lump some at some point (either pre-paid or a monthly billing
> > etc)?”
> > >
> > > They responded, “As needed you would purchase postage via Credit Card[/color]
in[color=darkred]
> > > any amount $10.00 or higher.”
> > >
> > > sigh
> > >
> > > This still doesn’t really answer my question. If I think really hard[/color]
and
>[color=darkred]
> > > visualize this statement logically, and use my imagination to expand[/color]
the[color=darkred]
> > > answer, I might conclude they meant you pre-purchase postage in a
> > > minimum of $10 increments which then applies to your account. But the
> > > little they said leaves room for much error and I can’t be certain of
> > this.
> > >
> > > Of course if any of you knows the answer I would much appreciate it.[/color]
;)[color=darkred]
> > >
> >
> >
>
>[/color]

Re: stamps.com stupid customer service

> (Epson/refill/reset chip problem/leaky ink)

Did that go over anyone else’s head???

Brian

Re: stamps.com stupid customer service

Sorry,

I have an Epson, Out of Ink, tried to refill using a kit. Used one for a
long time with my HP. But not the Epson, they use a IC Chip to measure the
amount of ink left in the cart. If you refill the cart. It still registers
empty. So I bought a chip resetter. Cool it works the cartridge measures
full. NOW, my ink just leaks out when not printing. Another Get hooked
tactic for spending $30 on proprietary ink cartridges. Ink Jet printers
SUCK…

“Thomas A. Jenkins” <webmasterREMOVE@productive-technology.com> wrote in
message news:b74ib5$73g$1@www.darklock.com
> I ran out of ink, no letters gonna be mailed any time soon. :slight_smile:
> (Epson/refill/reset chip problem/leaky ink)
>
>
> “Adam Gordon” <adam@sbadesign.com> wrote in message
> news:b74376$mc2$1@www.darklock.com
> > I never looked into stamps.com before, but I just checked it out
quickly.
> > If you want to use it to print normal stamps…do you have to buy their
> > special paper? Is it free??
> >
> > –
> > Adam Gordon
> > SBA Design - web development and hosting
> > http://www.sbadesign.com
> > adam@sbadesign.com
> >
> > “Tom B.” <dbryant1@sport.rr.com> wrote in message
> > news:b73h3j$258$1@www.darklock.com…[color=darkred]
> > > I use stamps.com and the postage is all pre-paid with a credit card or
> you
> > > can instant pay straight form your bank account. You have to buy at
> least
> > > $10 at a time and then you print out as much postage as you can until
> the
> > > amount you have in your account has run out. I usually buy about $200[/color]
or
> > so[color=darkred]
> > > at the first of each week. You do not pay for “each” postage one at a
> > time.
> > > You can put as much money in your account as you want and use it for[/color]
as
> > long[color=darkred]
> > > as it lasts (months).
> > >
> > > I hope this helps. If not I can help you clear it up (hopefully :-).
> > >
> > > –
> > > Tom B.
> > >
> > > “Shena Delian O’Brien” <shena@darklock.com> wrote in message
> > > news:3E959B30.2050705@darklock.com
> > > > I have tried repeatedly to ask customer service at stamps.com a
> question
> > > > about their payment policies.
> > > >
> > > > Let me run my question by you to see if I am being an idiot with my
> > > > phrasing, or if they really are being dense.
> > > >
> > > > I asked initially, “How does one pay for postage? Is it a bill at[/color]
the[color=darkred]
> > > > end of the month, a pay-per-print(?) or…?”
> > > >
> > > > They responded simply, “You pay with a credit card.”
> > > >
> > > > I answered, “You didn’t understand what I meant. I don’t care what[/color]
the[color=darkred]
> > > > method of payment is, I want to know WHEN you pay. Do you pay for[/color]
each[color=darkred]
> > > > transaction separately (each time you use postage) or do you pay for
> it
> > > > in one lump some at some point (either pre-paid or a monthly billing
> > > etc)?”
> > > >
> > > > They responded, “As needed you would purchase postage via Credit[/color]
Card
> in[color=darkred]
> > > > any amount $10.00 or higher.”
> > > >
> > > > sigh
> > > >
> > > > This still doesn’t really answer my question. If I think really hard
> and
> >
> > > > visualize this statement logically, and use my imagination to expand
> the
> > > > answer, I might conclude they meant you pre-purchase postage in a
> > > > minimum of $10 increments which then applies to your account. But[/color]
the[color=darkred]
> > > > little they said leaves room for much error and I can’t be certain[/color]
of[color=darkred]
> > > this.
> > > >
> > > > Of course if any of you knows the answer I would much appreciate it.
> :wink:
> > > >
> > >
> > >
> >
> >
>
>[/color]

Re: stamps.com stupid customer service

And what are better than ink jet printers?

There’s still far too much competition for them to decide on a standard.
Granted, it would be nice if all low-end printers used the same inks, but
for near photo-quality printers, the technology is different for each brand,
how they achieve their results are often very different. The inks are
engineered precisely to match their system, it needs the right viscosity and
vapor pressure to match the ink heads.

There are now several methods of forcing the ink out of the nozzles, and
with the size of the nozzles shrinking so much, older inks run like molasses
through them. Other things to consider is that each brand has their own
idea of how to render each ink color, magenta isn’t just magenta, they tweak
the color a bit to get the best blend. Then is the issue of several new
“ink jet” printers not using ink at all, but rather using a liquid dye
(which has completely different color characteristics than ink).

Granted, none of this matters if all you want is to print pie charts, but
for photos, these latest printers really give dye subs a run for their
money, but they need to use a lot of innovative and propriatary technologies
to accomplish it.

“Thomas A. Jenkins” <webmasterREMOVE@productive-technology.com> wrote in
message news:b74jl8$8f0$1@www.darklock.com
> Sorry,
>
> I have an Epson, Out of Ink, tried to refill using a kit. Used one for a
> long time with my HP. But not the Epson, they use a IC Chip to measure
the
> amount of ink left in the cart. If you refill the cart. It still
registers
> empty. So I bought a chip resetter. Cool it works the cartridge measures
> full. NOW, my ink just leaks out when not printing. Another Get hooked
> tactic for spending $30 on proprietary ink cartridges. Ink Jet printers
> SUCK…
>
>
>
> “Thomas A. Jenkins” <webmasterREMOVE@productive-technology.com> wrote in
> message news:b74ib5$73g$1@www.darklock.com
> > I ran out of ink, no letters gonna be mailed any time soon. :slight_smile:
> > (Epson/refill/reset chip problem/leaky ink)
> >
> >
> > “Adam Gordon” <adam@sbadesign.com> wrote in message
> > news:b74376$mc2$1@www.darklock.com…[color=darkred]
> > > I never looked into stamps.com before, but I just checked it out
> quickly.
> > > If you want to use it to print normal stamps…do you have to buy[/color]
their[color=darkred]
> > > special paper? Is it free??
> > >
> > > –
> > > Adam Gordon
> > > SBA Design - web development and hosting
> > > http://www.sbadesign.com
> > > adam@sbadesign.com
> > >
> > > “Tom B.” <dbryant1@sport.rr.com> wrote in message
> > > news:b73h3j$258$1@www.darklock.com
> > > > I use stamps.com and the postage is all pre-paid with a credit card[/color]
or
> > you[color=darkred]
> > > > can instant pay straight form your bank account. You have to buy at
> > least
> > > > $10 at a time and then you print out as much postage as you can[/color]
until
> > the[color=darkred]
> > > > amount you have in your account has run out. I usually buy about[/color]
$200
> or[color=darkred]
> > > so
> > > > at the first of each week. You do not pay for “each” postage one at[/color]
a[color=darkred]
> > > time.
> > > > You can put as much money in your account as you want and use it for
> as
> > > long
> > > > as it lasts (months).
> > > >
> > > > I hope this helps. If not I can help you clear it up (hopefully :-).
> > > >
> > > > –
> > > > Tom B.
> > > >
> > > > “Shena Delian O’Brien” <shena@darklock.com> wrote in message
> > > > news:3E959B30.2050705@darklock.com
> > > > > I have tried repeatedly to ask customer service at stamps.com a
> > question
> > > > > about their payment policies.
> > > > >
> > > > > Let me run my question by you to see if I am being an idiot with[/color]
my[color=darkred]
> > > > > phrasing, or if they really are being dense.
> > > > >
> > > > > I asked initially, “How does one pay for postage? Is it a bill at
> the
> > > > > end of the month, a pay-per-print(?) or…?”
> > > > >
> > > > > They responded simply, “You pay with a credit card.”
> > > > >
> > > > > I answered, “You didn’t understand what I meant. I don’t care what
> the
> > > > > method of payment is, I want to know WHEN you pay. Do you pay for
> each
> > > > > transaction separately (each time you use postage) or do you pay[/color]
for
> > it[color=darkred]
> > > > > in one lump some at some point (either pre-paid or a monthly[/color]
billing[color=darkred]
> > > > etc)?”
> > > > >
> > > > > They responded, “As needed you would purchase postage via Credit
> Card
> > in
> > > > > any amount $10.00 or higher.”
> > > > >
> > > > > sigh
> > > > >
> > > > > This still doesn’t really answer my question. If I think really[/color]
hard
> > and[color=darkred]
> > >
> > > > > visualize this statement logically, and use my imagination to[/color]
expand
> > the[color=darkred]
> > > > > answer, I might conclude they meant you pre-purchase postage in[/color]
a[color=darkred]
> > > > > minimum of $10 increments which then applies to your account. But
> the
> > > > > little they said leaves room for much error and I can’t be certain
> of
> > > > this.
> > > > >
> > > > > Of course if any of you knows the answer I would much appreciate[/color]
it.
> > ;)[color=darkred]
> > > > >
> > > >
> > > >
> > >
> > >
> >
> >
>
>[/color]

Re: stamps.com stupid customer service

“Dan Lauber” <djlauber@uwm.edu> wrote in message
news:b74mla$bla$1@www.darklock.com
> And what are better than ink jet printers?
>
> There’s still far too much competition for them to decide on a standard.
> Granted, it would be nice if all low-end printers used the same inks, but
> for near photo-quality printers, the technology is different for each
brand,
> how they achieve their results are often very different. The inks are
> engineered precisely to match their system, it needs the right viscosity
and
> vapor pressure to match the ink heads.

I have a HP LaserJet 4L at home and can’t help but wonder why people even
bother with inkjets. :slight_smile:

One $70 toner cartridge easily lasts at least a year. I do a lot of
printing.

Leonid

Re: stamps.com stupid customer service

Well mainly I would guess due to the simple fact that people are penny wise
pound foolish the initial purchase price of an Inkjet is much lower then the
low end color laser printers so people think they are saving money. In many
cases they are for the first year or two but after that consumables eat up
the savings pretty easily.

Though the lowest price I’ve seen for a color laser printer is $700 and that
is for a unit with inferior resolution compared to most decent Inkjets.

Gary Stein

“Leonid S. Knyshov” <lknyshov@crashproofsolutions.com> wrote in message
news:b74p6f$eau$1@www.darklock.com
> “Dan Lauber” <djlauber@uwm.edu> wrote in message
> news:b74mla$bla$1@www.darklock.com
> > And what are better than ink jet printers?
> >
> > There’s still far too much competition for them to decide on a standard.
> > Granted, it would be nice if all low-end printers used the same inks,
but
> > for near photo-quality printers, the technology is different for each
> brand,
> > how they achieve their results are often very different. The inks are
> > engineered precisely to match their system, it needs the right viscosity
> and
> > vapor pressure to match the ink heads.
>
>
> I have a HP LaserJet 4L at home and can’t help but wonder why people even
> bother with inkjets. :slight_smile:
>
> One $70 toner cartridge easily lasts at least a year. I do a lot of
> printing.
>
> Leonid
>
>

Re: stamps.com stupid customer service

“Gary Stein” <gestein@cnw.com> wrote in message
news:b761rd$pqs$1@www.darklock.com
> Well mainly I would guess due to the simple fact that people are penny
wise
> pound foolish the initial purchase price of an Inkjet is much lower then
the
> low end color laser printers so people think they are saving money. In
many
> cases they are for the first year or two but after that consumables eat up
> the savings pretty easily.
>
> Though the lowest price I’ve seen for a color laser printer is $700 and
that
> is for a unit with inferior resolution compared to most decent Inkjets.
>
> Gary Stein
>

The next question then is - you can get a color inkjet cheaply, but why not
also get a monochrome laser unit for volume work, which will likely be most
of it.

I have an Epson inkjet for when I need to print pretty things. I print about
10 pages per week that way. Most of the time, however, I print text. I
bought my HP 4L used 3 years ago for $134.95 (still have sticker on it), and
only replaced the toner once. The graphical resolution is not top of the
line, but the text is very crisp.

Leonid

Re: stamps.com stupid customer service

Yep, I plan to get one of those. Mostly print B&W, for photos I just brink
my mem stick to walmart and use their photo machine or their web service.
$0.29 per photo. For color I have other means. :wink:

“Leonid S. Knyshov” <lknyshov@crashproofsolutions.com> wrote in message
news:b74p6f$eau$1@www.darklock.com
> “Dan Lauber” <djlauber@uwm.edu> wrote in message
> news:b74mla$bla$1@www.darklock.com
> > And what are better than ink jet printers?
> >
> > There’s still far too much competition for them to decide on a standard.
> > Granted, it would be nice if all low-end printers used the same inks,
but
> > for near photo-quality printers, the technology is different for each
> brand,
> > how they achieve their results are often very different. The inks are
> > engineered precisely to match their system, it needs the right viscosity
> and
> > vapor pressure to match the ink heads.
>
>
> I have a HP LaserJet 4L at home and can’t help but wonder why people even
> bother with inkjets. :slight_smile:
>
> One $70 toner cartridge easily lasts at least a year. I do a lot of
> printing.
>
> Leonid
>
>

Re: stamps.com stupid customer service

Get an HP printer.
I’ve have used Epson, Lexmark, Alps, and HP and NOTHING, absolutely nothing
(in a reasonable price range) beats an HP inkjet.

Eugene

“Thomas A. Jenkins” <webmasterREMOVE@productive-technology.com> wrote in
message news:b74jl8$8f0$1@www.darklock.com
> Sorry,
>
> I have an Epson, Out of Ink, tried to refill using a kit. Used one for a
> long time with my HP. But not the Epson, they use a IC Chip to measure
the
> amount of ink left in the cart. If you refill the cart. It still
registers
> empty. So I bought a chip resetter. Cool it works the cartridge measures
> full. NOW, my ink just leaks out when not printing. Another Get hooked
> tactic for spending $30 on proprietary ink cartridges. Ink Jet printers
> SUCK…
>
>
>
> “Thomas A. Jenkins” <webmasterREMOVE@productive-technology.com> wrote in
> message news:b74ib5$73g$1@www.darklock.com
> > I ran out of ink, no letters gonna be mailed any time soon. :slight_smile:
> > (Epson/refill/reset chip problem/leaky ink)
> >
> >
> > “Adam Gordon” <adam@sbadesign.com> wrote in message
> > news:b74376$mc2$1@www.darklock.com…[color=darkred]
> > > I never looked into stamps.com before, but I just checked it out
> quickly.
> > > If you want to use it to print normal stamps…do you have to buy[/color]
their[color=darkred]
> > > special paper? Is it free??
> > >
> > > –
> > > Adam Gordon
> > > SBA Design - web development and hosting
> > > http://www.sbadesign.com
> > > adam@sbadesign.com
> > >
> > > “Tom B.” <dbryant1@sport.rr.com> wrote in message
> > > news:b73h3j$258$1@www.darklock.com
> > > > I use stamps.com and the postage is all pre-paid with a credit card[/color]
or
> > you[color=darkred]
> > > > can instant pay straight form your bank account. You have to buy at
> > least
> > > > $10 at a time and then you print out as much postage as you can[/color]
until
> > the[color=darkred]
> > > > amount you have in your account has run out. I usually buy about[/color]
$200
> or[color=darkred]
> > > so
> > > > at the first of each week. You do not pay for “each” postage one at[/color]
a[color=darkred]
> > > time.
> > > > You can put as much money in your account as you want and use it for
> as
> > > long
> > > > as it lasts (months).
> > > >
> > > > I hope this helps. If not I can help you clear it up (hopefully :-).
> > > >
> > > > –
> > > > Tom B.
> > > >
> > > > “Shena Delian O’Brien” <shena@darklock.com> wrote in message
> > > > news:3E959B30.2050705@darklock.com
> > > > > I have tried repeatedly to ask customer service at stamps.com a
> > question
> > > > > about their payment policies.
> > > > >
> > > > > Let me run my question by you to see if I am being an idiot with[/color]
my[color=darkred]
> > > > > phrasing, or if they really are being dense.
> > > > >
> > > > > I asked initially, “How does one pay for postage? Is it a bill at
> the
> > > > > end of the month, a pay-per-print(?) or…?”
> > > > >
> > > > > They responded simply, “You pay with a credit card.”
> > > > >
> > > > > I answered, “You didn’t understand what I meant. I don’t care what
> the
> > > > > method of payment is, I want to know WHEN you pay. Do you pay for
> each
> > > > > transaction separately (each time you use postage) or do you pay[/color]
for
> > it[color=darkred]
> > > > > in one lump some at some point (either pre-paid or a monthly[/color]
billing[color=darkred]
> > > > etc)?”
> > > > >
> > > > > They responded, “As needed you would purchase postage via Credit
> Card
> > in
> > > > > any amount $10.00 or higher.”
> > > > >
> > > > > sigh
> > > > >
> > > > > This still doesn’t really answer my question. If I think really[/color]
hard
> > and[color=darkred]
> > >
> > > > > visualize this statement logically, and use my imagination to[/color]
expand
> > the[color=darkred]
> > > > > answer, I might conclude they meant you pre-purchase postage in[/color]
a[color=darkred]
> > > > > minimum of $10 increments which then applies to your account. But
> the
> > > > > little they said leaves room for much error and I can’t be certain
> of
> > > > this.
> > > > >
> > > > > Of course if any of you knows the answer I would much appreciate[/color]
it.
> > ;)[color=darkred]
> > > > >
> > > >
> > > >
> > >
> > >
> >
> >
>
>[/color]