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Subject: Postage question..
Date Posted: 8/20/2007 7:52 PM ET
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So, I finally bought myself a small scale, so I'll know which packages need to be taken into the PO.  I figured a bonus would be that I could weigh all my books, and figure out which ones could go first class cheaper then MM. 

I mailed a book today that weighed 6 ozs.  According to the USPS website, Media Mail would be $2.47, but FC would be $1.96.  Does that sound right?  I put $2.13 on it, because I didn't want it to show up postage due.  I clicked that it was a package at first, and that's where the $2.47 came from, but when I realized my error and switched it to large envelope, it didn't give MM as an option!

 

Help...

Date Posted: 8/20/2007 8:06 PM ET
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that sounds about right...books will be considered packages (even if in an envelope) because they arent bendy .  I was able to get one of the new rate booklets when they were giving them out when the rates changed (it has been a god send.  )

here is the first class rates (remember it is weight not over)  for packages:

1 oz $1.13

2 oz $1.30

3 $1.47

4 $1.64

5 $1.81

6 $1.98

7 $2.15

8 $2.32

(its 17 cent per ounce up to 13)

Date Posted: 8/20/2007 8:43 PM ET
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A 6 oz. book would cost $2.13 via media mail or $1.98 via first class. 

Date Posted: 8/21/2007 12:47 AM ET
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Also a 7 oz book cost just 2 cents more and will probably get there faster.

Date Posted: 8/21/2007 1:19 PM ET
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Kerrie, the $2.47 you quote for media mail would be for up to 2 pounds....should be $2.13 for up to 1 pound.  The first class is still cheaper though, at the weight you are at.

Date Posted: 8/21/2007 5:50 PM ET
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Thanks, I thought I was losing my mind!  LOL