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Subject: Is there a max weight for Media?
Date Posted: 9/1/2007 12:23 PM ET
Member Since: 6/23/2007
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Hello, I have a book order for 16 paperbacks.  I haven't shipped this many before (I have shipped 8 with no trouble).  Anyways I was wondering if there is a maximum weight or size for media mail?  Will this be expensive?

Date Posted: 9/1/2007 12:38 PM ET
Member Since: 2/6/2006
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Heather, the only maximum weight restriction for mailed parcels is 70 lbs. ( and heaven help me if I have to deliver a box of books that heavy!!) Estimating your 16 paperbacks at 10 ounces (high estimation) per book, your parcel would weigh about 5 lbs or so. Media mail rate would be 5.19.

Date Posted: 9/2/2007 12:01 PM ET
Member Since: 4/11/2006
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Linda, your 16 books order in one box is significantly less than mailing 16 books separately.  As Connie estimated, it will probably only be about $5 but if you mail 16 books separately, it is over $32.  Great trade for you and have a fun time with the credits.

Date Posted: 9/3/2007 2:27 PM ET
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I just found my list of weight/rate for media mail and see that a 5 lb media mail parcel would cost $3.49, not the $5.19 I originally posted (that's for 10 lbs.). What a great deal, Heather!