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Subject: Are magazines now allowed to be listed?
Date Posted: 4/27/2008 6:24 PM ET
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magazines now allowed? Certain types of magazines?



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Date Posted: 4/27/2008 6:27 PM ET
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I have no idea. But, I seem to remember running across what I thought was magainzes on here. I know on Bookmooch they have some magazines.

I would guess if the magazine had an ISBN then it is allowed. Plus it needs to be in good condition and meet PBS rules for posting.

Date Posted: 4/27/2008 6:30 PM ET
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No magazines are not allowed.

Date Posted: 4/27/2008 8:11 PM ET
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Craft books are allowed. Monthly craft magazines are not allowed.  You should put this in the Suspicious Items Thread on this board.  Then someone who knows better will look at it and determine if it's a magazine or a postable craft book. 

Date Posted: 4/27/2008 8:15 PM ET
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Mary is correct.  If someone is posting magazines, they aren't supposed to be.

Date Posted: 4/27/2008 8:23 PM ET
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Everything posted on PBS must be mailable via Media Mail.  Magazines do not qualify because of the advertising in them and can not be listed.

Date Posted: 4/27/2008 8:59 PM ET
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LOL, I noticed that this morning too, Eve!   I was excited that there were several pages in the crafts digest today, , then I saw that a large part of it was those magazines!

I wasn't sure about the rules either - I looked at the Help Docs & it currently states, under the section about what is & isn't allowed:

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Magazines: NO

  • These often contain advertising and cannot be sent MediaMail; even if not, the category is banned from PBS.

 

So, regardless of advertising, magazines seem to be prohibited.   That person must have cleared off their entire magazine shelf - I think they had at least 40-50 listed!  (I couldn't resist looking - it was the same person who posted all of them....)

I kind of wish they would start a seperate area or site for magazines.  I agree, they should *not* be mixed in with books - but it would be fun to swap them sometimes, even if they can't be mailed media-mail.   But they definately do not belong here scattered in amongst regular books.

 

 

Date Posted: 4/27/2008 9:49 PM ET
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Date Posted: 4/27/2008 10:17 PM ET
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Also those little cookbooks that grocery stores sell at the cash register aren't postable either.  The ones w/a harder cover than a magazine, but w/lots of adds and coupons. 

Date Posted: 4/27/2008 11:31 PM ET
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Neither are Archie/Veronica comics (they show up frequently) or other comic books.  They have to be bound into book form and with no advertising.

Date Posted: 4/28/2008 12:34 AM ET
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Wow, it looks like a lot, if not all, were posted using the non-ISBN function. to go through that PITA process to post things that are not postable is painfully ambitious.

Date Posted: 4/29/2008 7:22 PM ET
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Are they tradeable in the book bazaar?

Date Posted: 4/29/2008 9:20 PM ET
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Mary, you are not completely correct, if those booklets sold at the counter have an ISBN, they are postable. This has been amended in the Help Center and discussed here on the forums several months ago.

Denise, not for a credit themselves. They can be offered as bonuses with an order from your shelf, as about anything can be. But, if they have advertising, they cannot be mailed Media Mail, per the PO rules.

L. G. (L)
Date Posted: 4/30/2008 12:50 PM ET
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Sherry, I am so glad we have you.  I think you are one of the only oldies left who stays current on the Help Center info. :)

Date Posted: 4/30/2008 12:55 PM ET
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I thought if they had advertisements-they couldn't be posted-ISBN or not.  Because they aren't supposed to be sent MM if they have ads of any kind.  Usually those little booklets are issued by a food company of some kind (Pilsbury, Duncan Hinds) and contain coupons and ads for the companies products.