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Selling Textbooks on Amazon, Shipping Solutions?

captainkcaptaink TexasRegistered User regular
edited August 2008 in Help / Advice Forum
I've never done this before, figured I'd give it a whirl. Are there specific envelopes that I need or that are particularly good for shipping books via media mail?

And shipping media mail, do I just take them into the post office and tell them that? No other requirements?

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  • wmelonwmelon Registered User regular
    edited August 2008
    Big padded envelopes worked fine for me. and for media mail yeah just ask about it. It may be cheaper to send it first class depending on the distance as well.

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  • ASimPersonASimPerson Cold... and hard.Registered User regular
    edited August 2008
    Media mail + plus padded envelopes from your favorite office supply store. Easy.

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  • EggyToastEggyToast Jersey CityRegistered User regular
    edited August 2008
    Pfft, reused boxes are the way to go ;D It's almost worthwhile to order something new on Amazon in order to get a book-sized box (like a video game or something, since they always come in oversized boxes), although in some situations I'll typically hold on to the box the book originally came in until I get an alternative in better shape.

    You can also take a piece of cardboard, fold it in half, and stuff the book in between like a "sandwich," and tape the edges closed. I've received a few books like this, and they're no worse for wear. They're a book after all.

    And yes, just go in there with the book packaged up and say "I'd like to send this media mail; it's a textbook."

    I've never found a situation where my textbooks are cheaper to ship first class, since most are too heavy to qualify for the really cheap Priority or First Class rates. And I've never had shipping go over $4 -- it's usually around 3, often under.

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  • captainkcaptaink TexasRegistered User regular
    edited August 2008
    Good replies. This is pretty much what I was thinking, I just wanted to be sure.

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