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Subject: ??about those envelopes w/the bubble wrap inside
Date Posted: 8/30/2007 1:54 PM ET
Member Since: 8/23/2007
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Do these add a lot to the amount of postage?  I have an odd shaped audiobook and 2 small paperbacks to mail to one person. I'm trying to decided how to mail them. I know packing them all in a box will be expensive. 

Date Posted: 8/30/2007 6:17 PM ET
Member Since: 11/13/2005
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No, they are generally under an ounce (there are also "padded" ones filled with chaff that are much heavier - and I hate them, very messy!)

Linda S. (thk) - ,
Date Posted: 8/31/2007 12:45 AM ET
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A box for odd shapes, or odd combinations of shapes doesn't have to be heavy or expensive; it goes at the same media-mail rate.    I have re-used cereal boxes and frozen-dinner boxes.  Any small box might work, with padding from plastic grocery bags.  You could also just take a strip of cardboard, stack them, and wrap it around them.  Seal the ends with paper or more cardboard and lots of tape.  A lot of people use layers of brown-grocery-bag paper.

Date Posted: 9/3/2007 12:59 PM ET
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I use the padded bubble wrap envelopes for many of my 1 and 2 book mailings and the ones I use weigh less than 1 ounce so they do not add signficantly to the weight of the book I am mailing.