We used to use a Pitney Bowes meter and inserter and found them horribly
expensive, especially on service.

We went to a Neopost mail system sold by Northeast Mailing Systems (John at
802.295.3935). They have a variety of models, including ours which has
automatic feed, a built-in scale, etc.  Excellent features and good service.
A lot better than licking a bunch of stamps.

Jim Leyton, Director of Marketing
Eastern Systems Group
Business Printing and Software - since 1959
5197 Main Street, Unit 7
Waitsfield, VT  05673
V: 800.223.0101 F: 800.421.0101 C: 802.793.2900
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  -----Original Message-----
  From: Vermont Municipal Government Discussion Network
[mailto:[log in to unmask]]On Behalf Of Marianne A. Blake
  Sent: Monday, June 16, 2008 3:05 PM
  To: [log in to unmask]
  Subject: Re: Postage

  It seems to me that stamps would be very cumbersome.  You'd need a scale
to weigh the pieces, then a broad range of stamps to cover the heavier stuff
that's not 42 cents.  And doesn't the post office have some sort of rule
that packages over a certain size or weight have to be taken to the postal
window if they have stamps instead of a metered mark? (an anti-terrorist
measure).  My 2 cents: I'd stick with the meter.
  Marianne inWindsor

  In a message dated 6/16/2008 2:46:22 P.M. Eastern Daylight Time,
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    Hello Clerks,

    This may have been discussed already, but I can't find it on a message
    sort in my email, so thanks, in advance, for your responses.

    We are considering doing away with the postage meter in the office
    (Pitney Bowes) and going to

    Any insights?

    Thanks again.

    Heidi Racht

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