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    dsadventures | Male | 53 years old | Wisconsin

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1911 views • Jan 19, '17 • (4) Comments

Okay... this probally sounds stupid...but how many of you have problems with your Post Office opening packages sent Media Mail to you. I have argued and argued with my post office about this rule they have...and about opening my mail. They say any mail shipped media mail can be open for inspection and they say that any book that is NOT educational or has advertisment in them is not allow to be shipped media mail. They even showed me that rule in there books.

Is this happening to anyone else???????

  • Jan 25, '17 by joelzstuff's avatar joelzstuff
  • This has never happened to me. I have been using media mail for comics since 2000. What were your consequences for using media mail for comics? I guess this is another reason people want to call comics %u201Cgraphic novels%u201D.

    - Joel

    • Jan 25, '17 by dsadventures's avatar dsadventures
    • Hey Joel.... I don't use media mail to ship my comics... I have problems when I buy comics and the seller sends them media mail, my post office opens all media mail... and if comics are in the package they charge a postage due amount...which is usually $3 to $8 dollars more for postage. Its like one package I paid $5 for shipping... the seller sent it media mail for $3.75.... the post office leaves a note in my mailbox with it saying postage due...I go down to pick it up and had to pay another $3 for the postage due. They always show me the rule that is listed below...

      Media Mail Service

      Media MailŪ service has special eligibility requirements for permissible contents. Media Mail rates are limited to the items listed below:
      1.Books (at least 8 pages).
      2.Sound recordings and video recordings, such as CDs and DVDs.
      3.Playscripts and manuscripts for books, periodicals, and music.
      4.Printed music.
      5.Computer-readable media containing prerecorded information and guides or scripts prepared solely for use with such media.
      6.Sixteen millimeter or narrower width films.
      7.Printed objective test materials and their accessories.
      8.Printed educational reference charts.
      9.Loose-leaf pages and their binders consisting of medical information for distribution to doctors, hospitals, medical schools, and medical students.

      Media Mail Packages may not contain advertising except that books may contain incidental announcements of other books and sound recordings may contain incidental announcements of other sound recordings. In accordance
      with standards in the Mailing Standards of the United States Postal Service, Domestic Mail Manual (DMM 300) 173.3.2, Media Mail Packages are subject to inspection by the Postal Service%u2122. Upon such inspection, matter not eligible for the Media Mail rate may be assessed at the proper rate and sent to the recipient postage due, or the sender may be contacted for additional postage (DMM 604.8.1).
  • Jan 26, '17 by joelzstuff's avatar joelzstuff
  • Oh, Ok... I thought that there was like a $100 fine or something. Thanks for letting me know. - Joel
    • Jan 26, '17 by dsadventures's avatar dsadventures
    • No problem...... Thank goodness it's not that much... Ha ha ha
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