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Subject: how to figure postage?
Date Posted: 4/14/2015 3:39 PM ET
Member Since: 6/19/2008
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Hey all ,

there is a lady going to give me a 4/1 deal and she don't know how to figure out the postage for 4 books> She normally does printed postage and does not go on the forums so she asked me how to figure it.?

What can I tell her ?

thanks for your help.

Date Posted: 4/14/2015 3:46 PM ET
Member Since: 2/13/2007
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There is only one foolproof way to figure postage and that is to weigh the books. The weights shown here, and at Amazon, are often incorrect so using those weights is a case of "proceed with caution". You don't have to have a postage scale...a kitchen scale will do, as long as it weighs in 1 ounce increments.

Date Posted: 4/14/2015 5:05 PM ET
Member Since: 1/14/2007
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Sally is correct, the package or box of books must be weighed. 

OR she can pack her books up and take it to the post office, but make sure she tells the clerk to use MEDIA MAIL.  Of course, she can't use preprinted postage that way.

Last Edited on: 4/14/15 5:06 PM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 4/14/2015 5:31 PM ET
Member Since: 7/19/2008
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Actually, for deals, I have used the combo of mail to a friend with an order. As long as you add books before the postage, it will let you print one label for multiple books. 

I will print the one book label without services, then process the rest of the books with mail to a friend using that address. Then reprint a label for all the books with postage.