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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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
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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, [log in to unmask] writes:
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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