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Subject: Cheapest way to ship?
Date Posted: 7/24/2011 6:36 PM ET
Member Since: 7/24/2011
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I'm a new member of the PaperBack Swap and SwapADvd. I will probably be a frequent user for both. 

I'm wanting to know the cheapest to ship items to others. I'm also wondering about the prepaid shipping postage online.

I suppose we don't have to pay anything if we picked the "no service" one to print out right? Or do we pay when we get to the postal office? 


Date Posted: 7/24/2011 8:20 PM ET
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Welcome to PBS!

If you click "no service" on PBS, you need to put postage on your package, either stamps or postage purchased at the PO, but there is no fee to PBS.   PBS books can be sent media mail, which is usually the least expensive option.  A list of current postage rates is avalible here -


By purchasing your postage through PBS, you help support the site and save yourself a trip to the PO for packages 13 ounces and over.   If you buy your postage through PBS, there's an added 43 cent fee that includes your electronic DC and PBS's fee for the service.


Last Edited on: 7/24/11 8:22 PM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 7/24/2011 8:44 PM ET
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Hi Helen, I suggest you read this thread:http://www.paperbackswap.com/Tips-Making-Paper-Mailers-Work/topic/224782/

It has some very helpful tips for packing