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is a jigsaw puzzle considered media mail

Shipping a jigsaw puzzle. Is this considered media mail?

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rockydaytona
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in reply to stevenclay9

no.

centerhill73
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Registered: ‎01-23-2011
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in reply to stevenclay9

NO

 

But why would you consider using media mail for anything at all?

 

As a shipper on ebay, you should use ebay shipping, and it is nearly always about the same price to use regular priority mail as it is for media mail or parcel post (often even cheaper)....and WAY faster. We get a nice discount from the USPS for regular priority mail, but next to no discount for media mail or parcel post.

centerhill73
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in reply to stevenclay9

AND priority boxes are free. The post office will even deliver them to your house free.

pinkflamingo2855
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Posts: 2,426
Registered: ‎08-26-2005
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in reply to stevenclay9

no---but media is extremely perfect to use for heavy books, i have used it in the past and even tho they can take longer, mine always arrived to the buyers within 2 weeks.

"Some cause happiness wherever they go; others whenever they go"
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kraloe
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Registered: ‎05-11-2005
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Media Mail is appropriate in many situations. That's why many sellers use it. The slowest of MM is highly exaggerated. 

auntella
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Registered: ‎02-06-2010
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According to USPS site:

 

The material sent must be educational media. It can’t contain advertising, video games, computer drives, or digital drives of any kind.

Media Mail® can be examined by postal staff to determine if the right price has been paid. If the package is wrapped in a way that makes it impossible to examine, it will be charged the First-Class™ rate.

 

You can read more at:

 

http://pe.usps.com/text/dmm300/173.htm#1113509