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Topic: Did I do this ok?

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Subject: Did I do this ok?
Date Posted: 1/22/2008 8:40 PM ET
Member Since: 7/29/2006
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I mailed books at media mail rate for the first time today (have just been doing 1st class or parcel post) and I hope I did it right.  I don't use the PBS wrapping as I don't have a printer at home, so I hand addressed them, weighed them on the scale (13.2 oz, darn it) and bought 2.47 stamp for that one and 2.81 for the hardback in a box (2 lbs and some oz).  I marked both of them with a black sharpie "media mail".  The hardback was in a cardboard box wrapped in a plastic bag.  Will I get in trouble because of the plastic bag?  Seems like they are really picky about those kinds of things.  Thanks for any advice!

 

Date Posted: 1/22/2008 11:53 PM ET
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Sounds as if you did fine to me.  

Date Posted: 1/23/2008 8:43 AM ET
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Rachel, under 16 ounces is $2.13 to mail media rate.  The 13 ounce mark is when you have to start using trackable postage, or if using stamps, hand the package in at the post office.