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Topic: APC newbie- I'm all set - I see the error of my ways

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Subject: APC newbie- I'm all set - I see the error of my ways
Date Posted: 3/11/2010 7:44 AM ET
Member Since: 7/1/2007
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How do you mail media mail from these locations? Media wasn't an option on mailing choices

HELP me out here what did I do wrong?

 I saw the buy stamps option but didn't know I could buy a stamp for any amount I wanted- COOL!

Last Edited on: 3/11/10 7:58 AM ET - Total times edited: 2
Date Posted: 3/11/2010 8:01 AM ET
Member Since: 9/9/2009
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Media mail is not avaialable from the APC.  You'll either need to go to the window and have them do the media mail transaction.  Or you can get media mail postage from PBS or Paypal/shipnow.  PBS will give an estimate of book weight to use - else need a postage scale to do this all from home.

Date Posted: 3/11/2010 9:39 AM ET
Member Since: 1/17/2009
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I use the APC all the time ... you found the right thing to do ... just buy the stamp in the amount you need. I use the APC to weigh my books and then I just buy whatever the postage needs to be.

Melisa, you are correct that there is no automatic postage option from the mailing packages pages for Media Mail ... but if you weigh the package and cancel that part of the process and go buy the stamp you need, it works out just fine!

Date Posted: 3/11/2010 10:11 AM ET
Member Since: 6/25/2006
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go here for the prices


once you figure how much your package cost then you can go the APC and use the buy stamps in any denomination

Date Posted: 3/11/2010 1:46 PM ET
Member Since: 8/23/2007
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Just make sure your package says media mail if you don't use the PBS label.

Date Posted: 3/12/2010 11:53 PM ET
Member Since: 12/28/2006
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Many members report APC success using Sara's method.  Take a rate chart to PO with you, and remember to add .19 if you are using DC.

Last Edited on: 3/13/10 11:02 AM ET - Total times edited: 1