Woodworking books and magazines
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When members sell books and magazines here - in the US- how do you package to get media mail? E.g a single or couple of magazines? When it gets to many that will fit in a box thats easier I’m assuming but the onesy/ twosys?

Thanks in advance
Andy
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  Re: Woodworking books and magazines by identity_crisis (Question When mem...)
Magazines don’t qualify for media rates. At least they didn’t when I was trying to mail them about three years ago. It’ was books only.
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  Re: Woodworking books and magazines by identity_crisis (Question When mem...)
Media mail excludes material "...containing...advertising matter other than incidental announcements of books. Advertising includes paid advertising and the publishers‘ own advertising in display, classified, or editorial style."  So, no magazines.
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  Re: Woodworking books and magazines by identity_crisis (Question When mem...)
Ok - thanks - that’s really good to know

Trying to figure out if it’s worth it to sell and shipp.

I guess it needs to be a bulk sale via flat rate box to be worth it for the buyer.
"Humble pie was delicious as an abstract motivational tool. But when you have to actually take a bite, it tastes terrible."
Dan Shaughnessy, boston globe on the Patriots loss in Superbowl XLII
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  Re: RE: Woodworking books and magazines by identity_crisis (Ok - thanks - that’s...)
(11-21-2021, 10:47 AM)identity_crisis Wrote: Ok - thanks - that’s really good to know

Trying to figure out if it’s worth it to sell and shipp.

I guess it needs to be a bulk sale via flat rate box to be worth it for the buyer.

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Best call the post office to be sure..IIRC, out of date magazines were OK to send via media mail..just not those that were current. But the rules may have changed since I last mailed any. I think if I had a lot of them to s.h.i.p. to one person, I would use flat rate...it may be cheaper in the long run.
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  Re: Woodworking books and magazines by identity_crisis (Question When mem...)
RE., Media Mail: 

“Economy shipping solution for media items. Contents are restricted to books, sound recordings, recorded video tapes, printed music, recorded computer-readable media (such as CDs and DVDs).

“Features
  • Available for sending small and large packages containing books, film, manuscripts, sound recordings, video tapes, and computer media (such as CDs, DVDs, and diskettes) only.

    Media Mail cannot contain advertising. Books shipping as Media Mail may contain incidental book announcements

  • Packages can weigh up to 70 lbs. and measure up to 108 inches in combined length and distance around the thickest part.
    • A surcharge may be applied to certain items; including printed matter over 25 pounds.
  • Presorted rates are available for bulk quantities (at least 300 pieces).”
Read all 'bout it: https://faq.usps.com/s/article/What-is-M...-Book-Rate
 
Within the12-18 months, I shipped some books. Postal Clerk told me: (a) magazines cannot be sent via Media Meal, and (b) USPO can open and inspect Media Mail.
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  Re: Woodworking books and magazines by identity_crisis (Question When mem...)
It’s mind boggling how complex the mail is today.
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