USPS Media Mail (was Re: Off-topic, but interesting (Fiorina fired))

From: Vintage Computer Festival <>
Date: Fri Feb 18 22:23:43 2005

On Fri, 18 Feb 2005, chris wrote:

> > If you send it via USPS Bookrate it will be cheap. Bookrate isn't shown
> >the USPS website but it's available if you ask for it.
> Bookrate is shown in their postal calculator... it is refered to as
> "Media Mail". There are some restrictions on it, but likely anything that
> is "media" will qualify (disks, tapes, CDs, books, paperwork, about the
> only thing media that doesn't is advertising material... I'm not sure
> where they draw the line on sending old advertising such as people on
> this list may want to have... chances are, it isn't allowed).
> Media Mail is slower, a bit more abusive to the mail, and subject to
> random opening to inspect the contents to be sure it qualifies.

I've had people tell me the post office wouldn't let them send magazines
because they have advertising in them. Even 20 year old magazines.

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