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Subject: If I print the postage amount off of PBS....
Date Posted: 6/23/2009 2:04 AM ET
Member Since: 6/20/2009
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but I add some weight to it by wrapping a little bubble wrap around book, shouldn't I take it to the post office and have them weigh it before I purchase the stamps?

Date Posted: 6/23/2009 2:11 AM ET
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When you select the weight, there is a choice if it is the weight of the book or the wrapped book.  So it adds wiggle room.   Having a scale does help as the weight is not always correct.  But it usually is too much rather than too little.

Date Posted: 6/23/2009 2:15 AM ET
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Thank You Emily.

 

Subject: Weighing a book
Date Posted: 6/24/2009 12:59 AM ET
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When I weight a book, I round it up a couple of ounces...my wiggle room.

Date Posted: 6/24/2009 11:26 PM ET
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"When I weight a book, I round it up a couple of ounces...my wiggle room."

Unless you're sending it First Class Mail, or adding those ounces causes it to cross a pound boundary (ie: weighs 14 ounces, you add 3 ounces, so now it's 1 lb. 1 oz.) it won't make much difference.  First Class mail is priced by the ounce, but Media Mail is priced in full pound increments.