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Subject: everytime I printed a slip it said media mail until now..
Date Posted: 9/5/2007 9:56 PM ET
Member Since: 8/27/2007
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it said first class?  and it was cheaper than media mail, why???

Date Posted: 9/5/2007 9:58 PM ET
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Books that weigh less than 6 oz are able to be sent 1st class at a lower price. and 7 oz is only .02 more.

Date Posted: 9/5/2007 10:00 PM ET
Member Since: 8/27/2007
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thanks, so it knows weight by isbn#?  I did a 3 for 1 so media still must be cheaper

Date Posted: 9/6/2007 8:19 AM ET
Member Since: 4/21/2005
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There is a database that PBS uses with book information that is used to help estimate the weight.

When you do a 3 for 1 special, media mail will be less expensive since you are probably close to a pound, or just over a pound with 3 books.

Diane

Date Posted: 9/6/2007 8:18 PM ET
Member Since: 8/1/2007
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I just mailed a book that the label had printed up as first class.  But the weight was not accurate cause when I went to the post office it was cheaper to send the book media mail.  The post-lady put a sticker over the first class label and put media mail over it instead.