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Topic: Media Mail Question

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Subject: Media Mail Question
Date Posted: 6/22/2011 10:30 AM ET
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I have a big box of books and family pictures that I want to send to my aunt and was wondering if the pictures can go at the media mail rate.   Thanks. 

Date Posted: 6/22/2011 10:55 AM ET
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No, only the books can go media mail rate. You're best off sending them in separate packages. 

Date Posted: 6/22/2011 11:09 AM ET
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That's what I was thinking but wasn't entirely sure.  Thanks for your help.

Date Posted: 6/22/2011 12:30 PM ET
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Rebecca is correct.  My USPS staff once used photographs as an example of something that could look like a book (as stack of 4 x 6 pics in a PBS wrapper) but doesn't qualify as Media Mail.

From personal experience, the good news is that once I separated out the books and sent them Media Mail the rest of my mixed gift was much smaller and cheaper to mail by itself (under a different rate).

Last Edited on: 6/22/11 12:32 PM ET - Total times edited: 2