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Re: General weight guide for shipping

by noiseredux Sat Sep 15, 2012 8:12 pm

I've asked every employee of my PO and have been told numerous times that video games are not media. That backed with the official website tells me it's not. So I don't do it. I spend more or less on shipping to not say it's media by their definition and feel fine doing so.
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Re: General weight guide for shipping

by mjmjr25 Sat Sep 15, 2012 8:32 pm

I've had packages shipped media to me and on some instances have arrived postage due, so for that reason alone no one should be using media for entertainment items. (respect for their fellow buyer)

Every media package is a net loss for the USPS (this is not researched, but I think a safe assumption if USPS is losing money, it stands to reason they lose more money on heavier packages that bring in less postage). Seeing we as federal taxpayers foot that loss, i'd think we would all want to not see it abused.
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Re: General weight guide for shipping

by gtmtnbiker Sat Sep 15, 2012 8:41 pm

mjmjr25 wrote:Every media package is a net loss for the USPS (this is not researched, but I think a safe assumption if USPS is losing money, it stands to reason they lose more money on heavier packages that bring in less postage).


I have to think that junk mail (bulk mail) is a money losing operation for USPS.
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Re: General weight guide for shipping

by Opa Opa Sat Sep 15, 2012 10:13 pm

dsheinem wrote:Where is that policy stated?

https://www.usps.com/ship/media-mail.htm
Under "Rules and Restrictions".

Are video games educational material if I study them?

No.
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Re: General weight guide for shipping

by noiseredux Sun Sep 16, 2012 10:15 am

Opa Opa wrote:
dsheinem wrote:Where is that policy stated?

https://www.usps.com/ship/media-mail.htm
Under "Rules and Restrictions".


Yup...

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


...haven't we already gone through all this before?
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Re: General weight guide for shipping

by CRTGAMER Sun Sep 16, 2012 4:31 pm

I received a whole case of Star Wars Encyclopedia discs, it came in as Medi Mail. I think in this case educational legit because a reference material. Personally I think Media Mail is wrong for even educational purposes, why should certain mail get preferental tax payer paid treatment?
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Re: General weight guide for shipping

by vlame Tue Feb 12, 2013 3:55 am

im guessing a manual for a dvd sized game (ps2/xbox/ngc) would be about 1oz?
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by vlame Wed Mar 20, 2013 6:16 pm

do you think you can weigh individual controllers?
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Re: General weight guide for shipping

by s1mplehumar Fri Apr 10, 2015 10:03 pm

Just referenced this sweet guide again.

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Re: General weight guide for shipping

by jbeedham Sun Mar 27, 2016 11:39 am

Very good guide!

You can add Neo Geo AES to this list.

They come in at a whopping 1 lb. 12 oz. for a complete game.
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