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Subject: Im new, HELP ME GET CREDITS and I will help you!
Date Posted: 8/28/2007 9:26 PM ET
Member Since: 8/27/2007
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I will include a special handwritten thank you note for every purchase!  Personally signed by me! :)


Well its worth a shot



Date Posted: 8/28/2007 9:52 PM ET
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You do realize that if you do that, you will then not be able to send packages by media mail. No hand written articles are to be included in the package sent by media mail. :-D


Date Posted: 8/28/2007 9:57 PM ET
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I never knew that you couldn't send hand written articles in with books via media mail.  I just shipped a white sox book to my mother in law and put the letter and book in the padded envelope in front of the post office worker  They never said anything.  You learn something new everyday!

Date Posted: 8/28/2007 10:35 PM ET
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Nope, nothing other than the media item itself is allowed in the envelope.

it's not just "handwritten" items - a typed letter, card or anything additional in the package that doesn't qualify as media isn't allowed either.  And media mail is allowed to be searched too.

Date Posted: 8/28/2007 11:33 PM ET
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Date Posted: 8/28/2007 11:38 PM ET
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You know, I'm not sure where the PO employees that started that rumor got their info. Unless it is new since I first read someone say they were told they couldn't. Here is the rule from the USPS site, and you most certainly are allowed to put a personal note in the pkg:

Content (373.2.4.2)

2.4.2 Incidental First-Class Attachments and Enclosures

Incidental First-Class matter may be enclosed in or attached to any Media Mail piece without payment of First-Class postage. An incidental First-Class attachment or enclosure must be matter that, if mailed separately, would require First-Class postage, is closely associated with but secondary to the host piece, and is prepared so as not to interfere with postal processing. An incidental First-Class attachment or enclosure may be a bill for the product or publication, a statement of account for past products or publications, or a personal message or greeting included with a product, publication, or parcel. Postage at the Media Mail rate for the host piece is based on the combined weight of the host piece and the incidental First-Class attachment or enclosure. 

Date Posted: 8/28/2007 11:43 PM ET
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Well you certainly have personality. LOL

Date Posted: 8/29/2007 1:12 AM ET
Member Since: 8/27/2007
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Well I shall mail it first class then LOL! ;)

Date Posted: 8/29/2007 2:52 AM ET
Member Since: 8/12/2007
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Welcome!  I'm new here, too.   A handful of folks ordered my books when I said I was new, and then I went crazy ordering and purchased some credits.  If you really want to move books, I think giving a 2 for 1 deal works pretty well.  I know those sure suck me in to checking out all the listed books!

Date Posted: 8/29/2007 3:13 AM ET
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2 for 1 it is for now at least!  But how do I take off the other one if someone chooses 2?

Linda S. (thk) - ,
Date Posted: 8/29/2007 3:50 AM ET
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Normally, you ask them to PM you with the name of the book they ordered, and the book they want as a freebie.  (which you probably already know.)  They don't order the freebie book.

There is a checkbox at the left side of your bookshelf entry, and a button at the top that says Delete Checked (or something like that).

You checkmark their freebie, and hit the button.  The book disappears off your shelf.  Then nobody else can order it, and be disappointed.

Freebies are private agreements, and the PBS system doesn't know anything about them.


I checked your shelf earlier, but nobody grabbed me.  Welcome to PBS Steve.

T. -
Date Posted: 8/29/2007 4:21 AM ET
Member Since: 1/21/2007
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You just go to your account, then bookshelf, and then remove the book ;0) 

And as Sherry pointed out above--you can include a handwritten note---

Date Posted: 8/29/2007 4:40 AM ET
Member Since: 12/16/2005
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I would like to have Christine and The Shining as my Freebies.  Thank you.

Date Posted: 8/29/2007 5:03 AM ET
Member Since: 8/27/2007
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Thanks everyone, thanks Mary, your books are wrapped and ready to ship tomorrow!  I deleted the other freebies from my shelf, wow this site is full of help!   Bless you all!

Date Posted: 8/29/2007 8:14 AM ET
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I ordered A Fever In the Heart and would like The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon as my freebie.



Date Posted: 8/29/2007 8:19 AM ET
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just go to your bookshelf and delele it.



Date Posted: 8/29/2007 9:37 AM ET
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You can go to your book list and manually delete them.  (I had to figure that one out yesterday myself!)

Date Posted: 8/29/2007 12:08 PM ET
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When you do 2 for 1 type deals: the person purchases 1 book and them PM's you w/the free one that they want.  Then you just delete it from your bookshelf.  I moved a bunch of books when I put some damaged "free w/purchase" books in my sig.  I have some basically good still very readable books but had something that disqualified them from posting.  Or were just old looking.  I put in my sig what I had, made a few posts and got 3 orders soon after.  So I'm giving away 4 beat up, unpostable books but I earned 6 credits for the books that were ordered.

KarmelK - ,
Date Posted: 8/29/2007 3:55 PM ET
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Date Posted: 8/29/2007 4:07 PM ET
Member Since: 8/27/2007
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Thanks everyone!

Date Posted: 8/29/2007 4:17 PM ET
Member Since: 6/26/2007
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Redsize, I think you misinterpreted Royaltech's USPS rule.  You are allowed to include a personal message in a media mail package.