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Subject: First Class printing on label
Date Posted: 12/28/2007 1:39 PM ET
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I just printed my label to send book tapes and it came out with First Class instead of Media Mail.  Is this a change I missed???

Date Posted: 12/28/2007 1:43 PM ET
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Anything under (I think) 13 ounces will print out as first class because it is actually cheaper to send it that way.  So, that's probably why that happened.

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Date Posted: 12/28/2007 1:54 PM ET
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It's not always accurate, especially if you are sending a 2-for-1 deal or something--I just cut off the first class part when I stick it to the package and tell the post office I want it media mail.  I've done it the opposite way a couple of times too.  :)

Date Posted: 12/28/2007 1:58 PM ET
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Lisa, sorry to contradict you, but it is anything under seven ounces that is cheaper sending first class. 

From 5.1 to 6.0 ounces costs $1.98 first class.

From 6.1 to 7.0 ounces, it costs $2.15 to send first class.  Basically, only 2cents more than media mail.

7.1 ounces to 1 pound is $2.13.

If your package is over 13 ounces (and you have put your own stamps on the package), you MUST bring it to a post office.



Date Posted: 12/28/2007 2:56 PM ET
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Thanks for the correction, Deb!  So many different numbers to remember.  I knew the number 13 was significant for some reaon...but as Deb said, it's actually 7.  Sorry for any confusion.

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Date Posted: 12/28/2007 3:30 PM ET
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You can change the weight of the book on the screen for printing labels... to bump it over the weight so that the label shows Media Mail.

Date Posted: 12/28/2007 5:14 PM ET
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It'll also use 1st class if it's only a few cents more than MM.  I've had many come up as 1st class at 2.15 as opposed to 2:13 media mail.