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Bryan G. - ,
Subject: How To Deal With Sending LARGE Books
Date Posted: 2/26/2013 9:45 AM ET
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How do you guys deal with large books.... I was requested a book from my bookshelf that has 2858 pages and wheighs eight pounds

 

OUCH!!

Date Posted: 2/26/2013 10:59 AM ET
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Probably best to go in a small box, media mail. 

Date Posted: 2/26/2013 11:00 AM ET
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I'd mail it in a sturdy box and use media mail. When you posted it to your bookshelf you must have realized it was a heavier book. Some of the books I mail are heavy and some are lighter just like the books I receive are multiple weights. It all evens out in the end.

Date Posted: 2/26/2013 11:48 AM ET
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Box and media mail  heart  I'm sure the receiver will be thankful!

Date Posted: 2/26/2013 12:35 PM ET
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If you can't find a box of the right size, you can cut some cardboard pieces and use it to protect the book. Also, strapping tape (the kind with fibers in it) is really good for keeping wrappers or boxed around very heavy contents.

Date Posted: 2/26/2013 12:48 PM ET
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  If money is an issue you may want to look through your bookshelf and remove any you don't feel you can afford to ship. 

If you are someone who orders heavy books also then the extra cost of shipping for you might be something you would be willing to incur.

You can also offer a deal of order 3 choose 1 free, as the biggest expense in media mail is the first pound. 

Thanks for sending that heavy book. I'm sure you'll make that person's day. 



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Bryan G. - ,
Date Posted: 2/26/2013 7:37 PM ET
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it went out today 6.05 to ship

Date Posted: 2/26/2013 8:46 PM ET
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You're a good man.  You just made a big deposit in the book karma bank.  heart

Bryan G. - ,
Date Posted: 2/26/2013 10:39 PM ET
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I just hope I can get the books I want in the Near, Near future

Date Posted: 2/26/2013 11:23 PM ET
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I just took a look at your WL. Sorry, no help. 

But it remind me of my latest read, The Riddle of the Sands. 

Bryan G. - ,
Date Posted: 2/27/2013 4:04 AM ET
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anything that has to do with Ocean Liners I am fair game for

Date Posted: 2/28/2013 5:03 PM ET
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I'm afraid I don't have any of the books on your WL, but  have now added one to my WL also:  The Bremen and The Europa by Frank O. Braynard.  My great grandparents and grandmother came to the United States from Germany on the Bremen around 1900 I even have an eating fork from the ship. 

Date Posted: 2/28/2013 7:25 PM ET
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anything that has to do with Ocean Liners I am fair game for

Just took a look at your WL. You're not kidding! Ocean liners...... and A Bright Shining Lie (which is a great book, BTW). Well, you certainly know what you like :)

Bryan G. - ,
Date Posted: 2/28/2013 10:33 PM ET
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Thank You Sara!!

Karen, the Bremen and Europa listed there are from 1930's