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Subject: CD Boxed sets media mail?
Date Posted: 7/20/2010 3:08 AM ET
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Can a Audio CD boxed set with booklet (in a special box) be sent Media Mail?  There are 2 CDs and the booklet.

Thanks!

Date Posted: 7/20/2010 3:13 AM ET
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I think they can. I use SAC and I've mailed out a coulpe limitd ed ones and I think they went media

Date Posted: 7/20/2010 10:17 AM ET
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They should be able to go but my guess is they are light enough to go first class. I mailed 2 audiobooks the other with more than 2 dics in them, the cardboard insert/cd holder and the outer box and both went first class. 1 was cheaper than media mail and 1 was only slightly more to send 1st class. 

DVDs can also go media mail but again they're usually light enough to go 1st class. 

Date Posted: 7/20/2010 5:10 PM ET
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I believe the booklet is okay as it's part of (related to) the audiobook itself. However, I could see a persnickety inspector calling it "an enclosure" -- send the package First Class.

Date Posted: 7/20/2010 5:45 PM ET
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Pre-recorded CD's and DVD's qualify as Media Mail, blanks (unrecorded) do not.  Can't remember about home recorded disks, but that shouldn't apply to PBS transactions.

Swap a DVD site recommends placing a small piece of bubble wrap (or other padding) inside the CD case for protection (when there's room for movement inside the case).



Last Edited on: 7/21/10 12:51 AM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 7/20/2010 5:46 PM ET
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John, doesn't the booklet itself qualify as Media? 

Date Posted: 7/21/2010 4:04 PM ET
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I would think that the booklet itself qualifies as media, as Denise said. I've always understood that the problem is with personal, unique enclosures - say, a letter written by the sender to the recipient - not something that's been professionally printed and sold through normal channels.

Date Posted: 7/21/2010 4:39 PM ET
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I said *I* think it counts, but I could see an inspector calling it "an enclosure"!

Date Posted: 7/22/2010 12:31 AM ET
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So true John, some of the less educated clerks kick up a fuss over legit items.