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Subject: Weight of books
Date Posted: 12/26/2007 10:16 AM ET
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Anybody know if a 400 page paperback goes over the 13 oz requirement for it being taken to the post office?  Thought I remembered seeing something with number of pages listed to give weight, but can't find it now.  If it isn't on here anywhere it sure would be a good addition to the info pages.  It's a pain not to know if ia book is 13 or 17 ozs and I don't have a postal scale.

Thanks!

Date Posted: 12/26/2007 10:28 AM ET
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You might try looking up the book on Amazon and seeing what weight they use for it. 

Date Posted: 12/26/2007 11:41 AM ET
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Thanks!

Date Posted: 12/26/2007 6:51 PM ET
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A postal scale is a very handy thing to have!

Date Posted: 12/26/2007 8:28 PM ET
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Even a kitchen scale that goes to 16 ounces is helpful for the 13 ounce issue, and I think they are cheaper than postal scales.

Date Posted: 1/5/2008 11:38 AM ET
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I just weighed a 390 page MMPB, and it was 7.1 ounces.  I usually add an ounce or two for shipping materials, when I use the PBS wrapper + plastic & tape, so you should be fine mailing that.

Date Posted: 1/6/2008 11:27 AM ET
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I got a little kitchen scale for $4. It works great.

Date Posted: 1/6/2008 12:58 PM ET
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You should remember that some books have thick paper some have thin paper thus making two 400+ page books weigh different amounts.