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Topic: Is there a way to see how much postage will be before listing book?

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Subject: Is there a way to see how much postage will be before listing book?
Date Posted: 8/9/2010 12:13 PM ET
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I have a large hardback wish book and I am wondering if  there a way to see how much postage will be before listing book?

Date Posted: 8/9/2010 12:22 PM ET
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If you have a scale, weigh it and go to www.usps.com and calculate postage for media mail.

You can also look up the book on PBS and go to "Edit book data" and see what the weight is shown as being, keeping in mind that those weights listed are not always accurate. A scale is a very handy thing to have if you are a regular swapper!

Date Posted: 8/9/2010 12:24 PM ET
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Prices
Weight Not Over (Pounds) Price
 
1 $2.38
2 $2.77
3 $3.16
4 $3.55
5 $3.94
6 $4.33
7 $4.72
8 $5.11
9 $5.50

Media mail rates

 

I tried to fix the formatting but it isn't working for me......if you look the weight on Amazon you can get a good idea of what the cost should be...keep in mind sometimes those weights are off but it should give you a good idea.



Last Edited on: 8/9/10 12:27 PM ET - Total times edited: 4
Date Posted: 8/9/2010 12:26 PM ET
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If you know the weight, then here is the PBS postal chart.  I'd frankly not post a hardback without knowing the weight as the data on the books shipped less often is more likely to be off.  I've seen HBs with weights marked as 3 pounds when the book was actually under a pound.

You can also go to the edit book data page to see what is listed.  (Under more options)

Date Posted: 8/9/2010 1:39 PM ET
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Thanks.