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Pete  
#1 Posted : Saturday, June 18, 2011 10:03:00 AM(UTC)
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I was curious if the barcodes on ps form 3849 is the same on every single slip for one particular office or does every single slip have a different bar code?
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#2 Posted : Saturday, June 18, 2011 10:50:16 AM(UTC)
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same on every slip, just tells the scanner to take a pic heh
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#3 Posted : Saturday, June 18, 2011 12:33:55 PM(UTC)
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CalzoneSC wrote:
same on every slip, just tells the scanner to take a pic heh


Wrong. The bar codes are different. You can tell just by looking at them.
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Pete  
#4 Posted : Sunday, June 19, 2011 12:59:20 AM(UTC)
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Is every single bar code is different? Why is this?
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#5 Posted : Sunday, June 19, 2011 1:24:13 AM(UTC)
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What's with  the curiosity regarding bar codes on 3849's??? Your interest in them is a bit peculiar to me. 1 of the reasons why the bar codes are different on all of them has to do with firm sheets. The bar code is different, the corresponding numbers to the bar code is different on all of them as well.
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#6 Posted : Sunday, June 19, 2011 1:43:25 AM(UTC)
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The reason the numbers and bar code's are different on each 3849,  is so the individual 3849 can be tracked to a specific event. How else do you think the PO could trace down a particular delivery on attempted delivery of a RED, Signature Confirmation, or Certified letter. Not from the pictures I will tell you. They even need the Bar Code to do that. It's not rocket science people. rich1mc12011-06-19 09:49:15
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#7 Posted : Sunday, June 19, 2011 11:16:34 AM(UTC)
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heh it doesnt tell the scanner to just take a picture? hahah
learn something new everyday =)
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#8 Posted : Tuesday, June 28, 2011 6:57:07 PM(UTC)
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Once the item is delivered, it is linked to that particular 3849 as soon as the picture is taken.  The 3849 is filed away to never again see the light of day except on those rare occasions where the computerized image fails to settle an issue.

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#9 Posted : Wednesday, June 29, 2011 8:14:54 AM(UTC)
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NEVERTHOUGHTIDBEAMAILMAN wrote:
Once the item is delivered, it is linked to that particular 3849 as soon as the picture is taken.  The 3849 is filed away to never again see the light of day except on those rare occasions where the computerized image fails to settle an issue.


But they eventually get thrown out right? I thought I remember hearing years ago that they get thrown out after like 2 weeks or something? Is there a standard policy on that for everyone in all offices?
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#10 Posted : Wednesday, June 29, 2011 8:16:25 AM(UTC)
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boober wrote:

NEVERTHOUGHTIDBEAMAILMAN wrote:
Once the item is delivered, it is linked to that particular 3849 as soon as the picture is taken.  The 3849 is filed away to never again see the light of day except on those rare occasions where the computerized image fails to settle an issue.


But they eventually get thrown out right? I thought I remember hearing years ago that they get thrown out after like 2 weeks or something? Is there a standard policy on that for everyone in all offices?

Yes, officially they are retained for 2 wks and then thrown out. That policy started a few years ago.
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#11 Posted : Wednesday, June 29, 2011 8:34:05 AM(UTC)
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The digital image from the scanner though is stored much longer. Legal requirements require they be kept 6 years before they can be purged. But thats nothing, they can virtually save a whole days scan on one disk. rich1mc12011-06-29 16:53:53
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#12 Posted : Friday, July 01, 2011 5:21:31 AM(UTC)
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Just try to use one on more than one event. Even if it was the same address.
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#13 Posted : Saturday, July 02, 2011 11:16:19 PM(UTC)
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outtahere wrote:
Just try to use one on more than one event. Even if it was the same address.


I don't understand.  I use multiple items with varied reasons for the scan all the time.  I had thirteen items on one 3849 just a few weeks ago.  A couple dozen a year or so ago.  There is no limit as far as I can tell.
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#14 Posted : Saturday, July 02, 2011 11:45:02 PM(UTC)
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There is a limit of twenty five per 3849 scanned. Even if you use the corporate scan sheets you can only scan 25 per sheet. I don't know anyone who could put 25 different number set's on 1, 3849.
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#15 Posted : Sunday, July 03, 2011 12:31:24 AM(UTC)
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That was not my point. 3849 are different numbers and your scanner recognizes each one in there. Say you have scanned a certified, then input it as delivered. You then see an insured for same customer. You need a whole new 3849. You can't use it again for more than one. Event "after" you have closed it out unless you dump it and start the Input process over from beginning with both pieces numbers the second go round.
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#16 Posted : Sunday, July 03, 2011 1:03:57 AM(UTC)
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Yes you can, as long as you have not cleared the zip code from the final entry, all you have to do i***** escape. Press it once it will take you back to signature,press it twice it will take you back to event, press it a third time it will take you back to artical entry.
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#17 Posted : Sunday, July 03, 2011 9:00:37 PM(UTC)
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outtahere wrote:
That was not my point. 3849 are different numbers and your scanner recognizes each one in there. Say you have scanned a certified, then input it as delivered. You then see an insured for same customer. You need a whole new 3849. You can't use it again for more than one. Event "after" you have closed it out unless you dump it and start the Input process over from beginning with both pieces numbers the second go round.


I see your point.  You can't "add" to it after the event is completed, but you can delete it and reuse it with all scans re-entered.


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#18 Posted : Sunday, July 03, 2011 9:06:07 PM(UTC)
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rich1mc1 wrote:
There is a limit of twenty five per 3849 scanned. Even if you use the corporate scan sheets you can only scan 25 per sheet. I don't know anyone who could put 25 different number set's on 1, 3849.


I've never come up against a road block on the number of scans.  When I trained to be a trainer I was told it was infinite.

There's a sort of secret regarding 3849s that may address your last remark in this post.  I don't want to put it out there for various reasons, but I will reveal it privately if you contact me at my Postal-related  email address.  NEVERTHOUGHTIDBEAMAILMAN@yahoo.com
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