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Topic: 1st class vs media mail

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Subject: 1st class vs media mail
Date Posted: 11/3/2008 2:20 PM ET
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If I include a bookmark with the book do I have to send the package 1st class instead of media mail?  I looked thru help topics and couldn't find anything.

Date Posted: 11/3/2008 2:29 PM ET
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I know when I order books online from an off-price retailer, they ship media mail and include bookmarks.

Date Posted: 11/3/2008 9:56 PM ET
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sometimes what i have done is just stuck it partway through the book. that way if it ever was opened, it would look like it was left there on accident

Date Posted: 11/4/2008 3:54 PM ET
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you are supposed to pay 1st class postage if you include anything that isn't media.  However, you could add 1 regular postage stamp which would be the cost of mailing the bookmark by itself.

I can't remember where in the help docs that is on the USPS website but I know I've read it and I think it has been addresses somewhere in this forum

Date Posted: 11/4/2008 9:15 PM ET
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Actually it's not a paper bookmark that I was thinking of including.  It's metal hook shaped thing with beads (I make them).  I think I'll just send it separately.