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Subject: Single Issue Comics in Book Bazaar - OK?
Date Posted: 4/21/2014 11:13 AM ET
Member Since: 3/20/2014
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I had read a post a while back regarding offering single-issue comic books in the Book Bazaar (10 for 1, etc), but I can't find the post again using the search function. Anyways, since they are unpostable I'm assuming BB is kosher and not frowned upon, but wanted to double check with the group.

Thanks in advance,


Date Posted: 4/21/2014 12:12 PM ET
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Hi Matt (welcome to the forums!).   Yes, you can offer comic books in the Book Bazaar.  I've swapped magazines, craft leaflets, crossword puzzle booklets, etc., there.  I either send them by First Class, since they can't go by Media Mail (have to weigh, to make sure they are under 13 ounces), or I have sent them in a Priority Mail flat rate envelope (this costs over $5, though I traded several booklets for 3 to 4 credits, so that made the postage paid worthwhile). 

From the rules copied from the Book Bazaar forum:

8) Swapping of "unpostables" in this forum

  • It is OK to offer unpostable media (such as magazines) for credits in "unofficial" swaps in this forum, or as freebies/incentives to order from a Bookshelf . 
  • Remember that non-Media-Mail-eligible items CANNOT be sent using Media Mail postal rate. For example, DVDs and VHS tapes and magazines and pamphlets/booklets without ISBNs are all NOT permitted to be posted at PBS; they can all be offered as freebies/incentives, or for credit in "unofficial" swaps in this forum. Any items that contain advertising (ie, magazines or booklets bought at a supermarket checkout stand), or are not Media items (anything but books, CDs, DVDs, VHS tapes) can't be sent Media Mail, so the whole package will have to go First Class or Priority Mail. DVDs/VHS tapes/CDs may be sent using Media Mail postal rate. Non-media items can't be swapped on the site - the Book Bazaar is not a Flea Market!