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Subject: media mail vs parcel post
Date Posted: 8/3/2009 1:00 PM ET
Member Since: 5/30/2009
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i have been doing alot of shipping lately though it doesnt seem liek it cuz i still have 100 plus books on my sehlf. if you are shipping more than 2 books which is the better deal? any opinions

Date Posted: 8/3/2009 1:52 PM ET
Member Since: 2/19/2009
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Media Mail is always less expensive. If you have a package that weighs 1 lb or less - media mail is $2.38 and parcel post is $4.90. See below for other weights, parcel post is even more expensive when looking at zones (how far between you and receiver).

 

Media Mail (price based on weight only - not zones)

   
 up to
1 lb $2.38
2 lb $2.77
3 lb $3.16
4 lb $3.55
5 lb $3.94
6 lb $4.33
7 lb $4.72
8 lb $5.11
9 lb

$5.50

 

 

Parcel Post (price based on weight and zones)

up to              

 

1 lb

4.90 4.90 4.90 4.90 4.90 4.90

4.90

 

2 lb 4.90 5.15 5.70 7.02 7.33 7.62

8.09

 

3 lb 5.45 6.20 7.05 8.18 8.85 9.27

9.92

 

4 lb 6.05 7.05 7.94 9.20 10.05 10.66

11.57

 

5 lb 6.80 8.10 9.02 10.05 10.78 11.37

12.34

 

6 lb 7.50 9.20 9.94 10.94 11.45 12.02

13.03

 

7 lb 8.25 10.00 10.49 11.80 12.36 13.01

14.15

 

8 lb 8.56 10.34 10.86 12.17 12.96 13.74

15.03

 

9 lb 8.87 10.69 11.24 12.55 13.56 14.47

15.90

 



Last Edited on: 8/4/09 12:35 PM ET - Total times edited: 12
Date Posted: 8/3/2009 8:44 PM ET
Member Since: 6/30/2007
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I just rec'd three HC's in a MM package.  The sender paid $3.94 to ship those from MD to FL, three credits, for $3.94.  I think the weight of the package was 3+ Lbs, parcel post would have been a lot more. 

Date Posted: 8/3/2009 10:10 PM ET
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Last Edited on: 1/30/11 5:01 PM ET - Total times edited: 2