Originally Posted by mamaxsix
They used to always ask me if it was "bound books" The USPS sites rules don't mention that, but state that it is meant for shipping used books and educational media "The material sent must be educational media. It canít contain advertising, video games, computer drives, or digital drives of any kind." The site also states that they can open your package to determine if it fits the criteria.
12x12 paper is just plain difficult to mail!
I just received an order from a popular online vendor and was very shocked to see she had mailed it media rate mail. She wrote on the box "books" & had Media Mail stickers all over it. I had no books or magazines in my order. I had ordered Spellbinders dies, sponge daubers, rhinestones, embellishments and 4 sheets of 12 x 12 paper. I didn't realize how expensive & difficult it is to ship 12 x 12 paper. But still, it really ticks me off since her shipping rates are, I think pretty high and she was ripping off the Post Office. Something I doubt her competitors do.