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Subject: Best way to mail college text
Date Posted: 8/3/2007 12:39 PM ET
Member Since: 4/11/2006
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Anyone know the best way to mail college text books to another PBSer?  I posted my son's former books and have a request.  One is very heavy and it's going out with a thinner paperback.  I'm not a boxer, so I would appreciate any info anyone could give me.  Thanks!

Date Posted: 8/3/2007 1:28 PM ET
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Not sure what you're asking here, If it  were me, I would wrap them either in a box or just in brown paper (cut down a grocery bag!), address it, and take it to the PO & mail by Media Mail. I wouldn't mail separately, that sometimes seems like a good idea when there's such a difference in sizes but look at it this way: that paperback will cost you $2.13 to mail separately. If you mail it with the heavier book, it will add at most another pound, and extra pounds (after the first one)  are $0.34 apiece.

Hope this helps.

Date Posted: 8/3/2007 2:23 PM ET
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Last Edited on: 1/18/09 10:21 AM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 8/3/2007 8:01 PM ET
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Thanks for the info!  I'm mailing it tomorrow, and I'll let you know how much it costs.

Date Posted: 8/5/2007 11:43 AM ET
Member Since: 12/21/2006
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Make sure to run packing tape around all the edges and corners, to protect it from ripping in transit.