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 ebabestreasures
 
posted on September 6, 2007 11:45:45 AM new
If the contain an advertising at all?
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 roadsmith
 
posted on September 6, 2007 12:24:06 PM new
Technically, no. I've done it, however.
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 roadsmith
 
posted on September 6, 2007 12:29:55 PM new
If you're just sending one comic book, or even two, 1st-class may still be cheaper than media mail.
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 MAH645
 
posted on September 6, 2007 12:38:28 PM new
Anything with advertizing can not go Media Mail. I even have to sent my road maps First Class.
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 melissafan100
 
posted on September 6, 2007 01:19:22 PM new
If they contain advertising, then they technically should not be shipped via media mail. I believe they might be able to be shipped via bound printed matter mail. If you just have one or two, first class mail might be cheaper. But if you had a larger quantity, look into bound printed matter as a possible option. (Magazines can be shipped via bound printed matter; they do not qualify for media mail rates because of the advertisements. I am not certain about the eligibility of comic books, however.)

Bound printed matter shipping rates are similar (but usually slightly higher) than media mail rates and are based not only on the weight of the package but also the shipping zone (ie. NY to CA will cost a bit more than NY to PA). Also, you can't print the shipping labels through Paypal's shiping service. Be extra careful that you have the correct shipping address when mailing anything via bound printed matter as it will not be forwarded or returned to sender (if an old/outdated or mistaken address is used) but will be treated as "junk" mail and discarded.
 
 irked
 
posted on September 6, 2007 08:15:11 PM new
Hum, I didn't know that is it new or always been that way? Is a catalog a magazine or a book? I am feeling stupid tonight.

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 TheFamilyBiz
 
posted on September 6, 2007 09:35:01 PM new
A catalog would probably be considered "entirely" an adverstisement since it's promoting the sale of items.

My $0.02 worth.

 
 ebabestreasures
 
posted on September 7, 2007 03:18:58 PM new
Thanks everyone
Mostly I'm doing small lots so I will try to go with Media Mail.


 
 mingotree
 
posted on September 7, 2007 08:16:11 PM new
""Mostly I'm doing small lots so I will try to go with Media Mail.""


Then don't tell the postal clerk.

The USPS website gives information on just what IS Media.




 
 
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