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on 02-03-2013 07:16 AM
I have a 1/24 scale diecast that I sent media mail will there be a problem with this or should it be fine. The package size is 13X8X5 and weighs 2.3 LBS. Thanks Jeff
on 02-03-2013 07:24 AM
You can look it up at usps.com. Media Mail is for media, books etc. Definitely not for die cast cars. Media Mail is subject to inspection. So don't be surprised if the buyer is aked to pay extra fees and contacts you.
on 02-03-2013 07:30 AM
Here is what can be shipped Media Mail: key word being "Media"
Printed test materials
Printed educational charts
Loose-leaf pages and binders consisting of medical information
Videotapes and computer recorded media such as CD-ROMS and diskettes
on 02-03-2013 07:26 AM
a toy car cannot in any remote way be classified as media.
if the post office inspects the package, your buyer will be hit with a postage due situation.
on 02-03-2013 07:26 AM
Why would it be fine?? Yes, you could have a big problem if the package is inspected, which they often are.
on 02-03-2013 07:36 AM
Media Mail is ONLY for records, CD's, books, DVD's, cassette tapes, 8-track tapes, VHS tapes, manuscripts, and such. Not even magazines qualify because they contain advertising. A toy is certainly NOT media.
Media mail is subject to being opened and inspected. If it is discovered (and it probably will because the size of the package and i'ts weight makes it obvious it is not a media item) you could be in trouble (remember the mail is Federal) and the buyer will be charged the correct postage - else it won't be delivered to them - it will come back to you and you must pay correct postage.