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Subject: Happy with my bottom line!
Date Posted: 2/18/2009 4:49 PM ET
Member Since: 2/13/2009
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Today, I mailed out my first couple books. All went by media mail, one as far as Colorado, another as close as 56 miles away. Here's my logic, just thought I would share. It costs (give or take) about $4 to mail a book. I end up with a credit (provided these dont get MAIL MAULED (still giggling!) that leaves me with a BOTTOM LINE that I am paying about $4 for a book. Considering I mostly want text books or manuals that cost upwards of $20-$100 used, it just makes my day to know that I am saving that much. We are a one income family of 5 living in a rural area. We dont have many books stores close by, new or used, and their selection is usually pretty limited. So, I guess my reasoning of paying around $4 for a book and saving so much really has me hooked! What a great idea! (Even with the things that can go wrong, still you cannot beat the price!)

Oh, and I will for the record state that I do occasionally buy a new book when I want it that bad, and dont hesitate to post it on here when I know I am done with it. To me, I know it's helping someone else out no matter what their income save a few bucks!

This post is really just a comment about how I think I guess. :)

Last Edited on: 2/18/09 4:50 PM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 2/18/2009 5:51 PM ET
Member Since: 8/23/2007
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Are you mailing really heavy books because $4 is a lot for postage.  Either that or you paying way too much for packaging.  Even if you used PBS postage most books would be less than $3 to mail.  A really heavy hardback might be $3.50.

Last Edited on: 2/18/09 6:48 PM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 2/18/2009 6:03 PM ET
Member Since: 5/29/2007
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Do double check your postage costs.  The majority of my books don't cost more than $2.50 to mail.  Of course I don't mail really large text books or manuals, but I have mailed my share of hardbacks and don't ever recall it costing more than $3.50 for a single book.  Mailing more than one book in a package will cost more, obviously.

Date Posted: 2/18/2009 6:05 PM ET
Member Since: 1/30/2009
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I don't want to speak for truckinmomma, but I believe she may be factoring in packing materials, transportation, etc. 

Date Posted: 2/18/2009 6:10 PM ET
Member Since: 2/19/2008
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And I thought this thread was about her diet working...


"bottom line"



Okay, I'll stop being such a guy now and go back to sleep...