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Subject: Books that Require Supplementary Materials
Date Posted: 2/11/2013 4:16 PM ET
Member Since: 7/14/2006
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I am a Tour Guide and received a Media Mail question that I am unsure of.   Hopefully, you all can help me!


I hope you can help me figure this out. I ordered a book that said it was a "set". Meaning the book AND the cards were the complete set. The first book arrived but had no cards. I re-ordered the book. The second book arrived today. And again, there were no cards. Is "set" a typo? Are there or aren't there cards that go with this book? "The Faeries Oracle" by Brian Froud and Jessica MacBeth. Thanks.


After reading the book's description, this book needs those cards to be useful. This is what I found in the Help Center:

If the book requires "Media Mail" supplementary materials, then these materials must be posted with the book.  If the book requires "Non-Media Mail" supplementary materials, then it shouldn't be posted in the system at all.

The real question is...  Can these cards can be mailed by Media Mail? 

Date Posted: 2/12/2013 7:20 AM ET
Member Since: 7/30/2007
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No they can't.

Date Posted: 2/12/2013 7:42 PM ET
Member Since: 4/28/2009
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I got a different answer from PO--if cards were packaged with the book when it was purchased, it is part of the book and is ok to mail with the book via media mail.  IF the cards had to be purchased separately, then no they can't go media mail.