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Subject: mailing cost
Date Posted: 4/29/2010 2:56 PM ET
Member Since: 4/15/2010
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I discovered thad sometimes it's best to let the post office check to see if media rate is the best way to go. Today I saved money by mailing some of my pkgs 1st rate mail instead of using the media rate.

Jean R

Date Posted: 4/29/2010 3:14 PM ET
Member Since: 12/28/2006
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Yuppers, IIRC the cut off is 7 oz.  Under that is cheaper first class, and over is cheaper media mail.

Date Posted: 4/29/2010 9:14 PM ET
Member Since: 1/21/2009
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I use first class for anything under and up to 8 ounces; eight ounces at first class is $2.41 compared to $2.38 for media mail.  Three cents difference but gets there quicker and handled much better.