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Subject: Is this ok?
Date Posted: 11/17/2010 5:28 PM ET
Member Since: 10/5/2010
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I received the book with no damaged and met my RC so I clicked received with no problem.

Just curious though, anyone else get a book that came just wrapped inside a plastic bag put in between a tea newspaper like book taped shut with the address handwritten? Suprised it didn't get wet thru the rain today.

I usually reuse bags that come to me to save money on buying new ones. Is this something I can reuse?

Date Posted: 11/17/2010 5:39 PM ET
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Why would it get wet if it was inside a plastic bag?

I also do not know what a tea newspaper is.

Date Posted: 11/17/2010 5:42 PM ET
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I only looked at the front and back of it and it says tea on there.

Date Posted: 11/17/2010 5:50 PM ET
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If it arrived safe and well I would not worry to much.  Keep the plastic bag to reuse, and just wrap the printed wrapper around the outside and use tape on all sides.

 

Date Posted: 11/18/2010 1:18 AM ET
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What type of plastic bag?  Do you mean the book arrived in a zip-lock sandwich bag with the address written on the outside, or one of those plastic mailing bags (unpadded & look flimsy but seem to hold up well during mailing)?

b/c generally I would consider 'food storage' bags inadequate protection for books in the mail, but could be re-used for underwrap.  Some members have considered using clear plastic mailers, especially those in areas (like Wisconson) where the local PO appears to be making up inspection rules as they go along.



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Date Posted: 11/18/2010 3:49 AM ET
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It looks more of like a clear trash bag. I'm not too concerned about if I can re-use that or not. It's the outside wrapping that I'm not sure if I can re-use or not. I'll re-edit this with a picture with the person's name blocked off.

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Date Posted: 11/18/2010 11:53 AM ET
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Date Posted: 11/18/2010 12:03 PM ET
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Well, people wrap books in plastic grocery bags all the time and they have certainly had FOOD in them.  This bag looks to me as if the sender had at one time received tea or something else, from this company.  I see no reason at all to not use the bag.  I reuse bags that I get from Amazon, or the ones my meds arrived in all the time.  The post office doesn't care that it has all that printing on it.

Date Posted: 11/18/2010 10:40 PM ET
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I also don't see any reason not to re-use, if you think it's durable enough to survive USPS again.  I'd use a PBS printed label for clarity tho, and if the envelope is oversized fold it down and tape snug to the book.

Date Posted: 11/18/2010 11:17 PM ET
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It's not a bag, it's a newsletter that has been taped up the side to make a sleeve. It's called the Upton Tea Quarterly. It's probably something that comes free with an order, or is mailed to frequent customers.

Not everything needs to be recycled until it shreds. This has clearly been recycled once already. Toss it and recycle something else you've received in the mail.

Date Posted: 11/19/2010 8:38 AM ET
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I reuse the plastic bags my books are packed in from my twice weekly trips to the second hand store.  Cut em up to wrap the books to protect em from moisture.

-RD