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Topic: Media Mail can only be a gift?

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Subject: Media Mail can only be a gift?
Date Posted: 9/23/2010 3:39 PM ET
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What is going on with the Post Office..they are putting so many weird rules on Media Mail...now I am told it has to be a gift, which technically this is, since noone "bought" the book from me, however I am getting raised eyebrows for having so MANY book gifts...what's the deal??!!

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Date Posted: 9/23/2010 5:16 PM ET
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Date Posted: 9/23/2010 5:55 PM ET
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make them show you where it says that in the DMM.  They can't, because it doesn't.

Date Posted: 9/24/2010 6:43 AM ET
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Ditto what the others said. I'm a window clerk for USPS.

one of the acceptable inclosures is an invoice. you dont send invoices for gifts.

Date Posted: 9/25/2010 2:10 PM ET
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I believe they may have meant Parcel Post which is supposed to be a gift. Anything like letters and other First Class materials would have to go First Class through Priority if over 13oz.

Date Posted: 9/25/2010 2:48 PM ET
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Parcel Post doesn't have to be a gift either.  There is no class of mail that has to be a gift.  There is no special "Gift only" class.  I am not sure where this is coming from, but it is incorrect.  Again, if it's not in the Domestic Mail Manual, it's not a postal regulation.