Ok, so here's what happened. I saw an offer on stamps.com for a FREE 30 day trial of their products. Included in the free trial was a FREE postage scale. I signed up and sent away for my scale. I was a little ticked after I ordered because I had to pay shipping on the scale, even though I could have SWORN I read somewhere on the website that there was free shipping. I wanted to go back and check, but my order had already gone through. But whatever, the shipping was $13 and a postage scale would cost me much more than that anyway. So I ordered, got my scale.
Just now I called the Customer Service at stamps.com to cancel my account (I'm still within the free trial period). That was all fine and dandy. Then she mentions to me - oh, by the way, your postage scale WON'T work without the stamps.com software and since you are cancelling your account, the software will no longer work." WTF?!?! That was the whole purpose of me signing up in the first place! I told her this and she offered to extend my free trial period for another couple weeks. What good that would do I don't know since I'd still have to cancel down the road. She then tells me I could have received a larger free scale if I'd gone past the trial period. Holy false advertising! I am so annoyed. Now I'm out $13 and have a useless scale on my hands. Thanks a lot stamps.com (not!).