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Subject: Suggestion to make mailing easier
Date Posted: 11/27/2007 7:39 AM ET
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I'd like a to suggest a PBS mailing pouch that is reusable. Wrapping the book for mailing is the the most cumbersome part of the process. If PBS sold a reusable mailing pouch with a pocket for the address, I'd be first in line. I'm not sure how the postage would work, maybe just pile it on top with each new mailing, but I really wish mailing were easier.

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Date Posted: 11/27/2007 8:12 AM ET
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Pat, I buy plastic type self-seal envelopes off of Ebay ($10.00 for 100--shipping and all) and use peel and stick labels for printable postage---super easy, unless it is a book larger than my envelopes.  Then I reuse bubble envelopes I've gotten other books in.  After awhile you learn how to streamline wrapping books.  Just a couple of suggestions.

Date Posted: 11/27/2007 10:55 AM ET
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oohhh.  I am gonna have to look for those!  I think that would make things so much simpler.  I have a daughter that is 1 and she is always trying to get the tape and help me wrap books.  Nice as it is, sometimes it makes alot more work for me!

Date Posted: 11/27/2007 11:46 AM ET
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I use those plastic envelopes from ebay.  They worked out to like .18/env when I bought them.  Very cheap. I usually wrap them in saran wrap first.  They also take up hardly any storage space either. 

Date Posted: 11/27/2007 12:48 PM ET
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can someone provide a link to an ebay auction like that, just so I can see what these plastic envelopes look like?  (Even a completed one would be ok.)  When I search for self-seal envelopes, they sometimes have a cheap price but the shipping for them is over $20 - sometimes as much as $35 total.



Date Posted: 11/27/2007 1:10 PM ET
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Debbie, I'm with you.  A link would be great.

Date Posted: 11/27/2007 2:18 PM ET
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I use this seller at Ebay stores.ebay.com/VALUEMAILERS

Date Posted: 11/27/2007 4:17 PM ET
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You can skip the wrapping in saran if you chose a poly mailer (not a bubble mailer or Tyvek).  Print your label and tape it and post it with some good clear mailing tape.  Then you're done.

Date Posted: 11/27/2007 4:25 PM ET
Member Since: 5/10/2007
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if you don't want to buy such a large quantity and have a Walgreens in your town, they had an ad in their flyer this week, 3 bubble envelopes for $1, any size.  limit 6, but I took my hubby and he bought 6 and I bought 6.  I don't mail that much so this should last a little while.  Although I'm considering buying a few more this week just in case.

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