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Old 12-18-04, 07:21 PM   #1
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How many stamps would it take to mail a DVD?

This may sound crazy but I just got home from shopping all day. I stopped at the PO twice to try and mail something and the line was so long it was out the building. I didnt have the time (or patience) to wait in line so I thought Id send the DVD with stamps.

I KNOW Ive recieved a DVD from Ebay in the past with stamps only (I was pissed infact becuase I had paid like $3 shipping), and I think it was only 2 or 3 stamps.

All Im sending is a single disc DVD (This is Spinal Tap) in a small envelope, perfect for the size of a DVD, with bubble wrap protection. Its not heavy at all, and I think its the same way a DVD was sent to me in the past.

So theres the story. Any help? Its appreciated.
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Old 12-18-04, 07:26 PM   #2
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Maybe your postal website will have info on what they'll charge.
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Old 12-18-04, 08:53 PM   #3
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First class - .37 for first ounce, .23/oz thereafter. It should be well under a pound so no problem just putting stamps on it and dropping it in the mailbox.
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Old 12-18-04, 09:08 PM   #4
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I regularly mail out single DVDs in Amaray case with nothing else in the envelope (not even a packing slip) -- First Class USPS Mail is $1.06 for me. I use 9"x12" brown clasp envelopes.
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Old 12-18-04, 09:52 PM   #5
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Single DVDs normally 5 ounces. Double 7-8 ounces.

I shipped out about 200 DVDs in the last few weeks.

Anyway, 5 ounce DVD is 1.29. I pay 13 cents more for Delivery Confirmation, which is worth it.
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Old 12-18-04, 09:58 PM   #6
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Two stamps. One may not do it. But that doesn't include handling and the cost of the envelope.
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Old 12-18-04, 10:53 PM   #7
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I range from $1.29 to $1.52 for first class single-disc DVDs mailed in a bubble-padded envelopes.
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Old 12-18-04, 11:01 PM   #8
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A couple post offices I use have self-weighing machines. You can select how you want it sent so it will calculate the cost. You just throw on some stamps and toss it in the slot. Pretty handy and quick.

But it appears that 4 stamps will suffice... 5 to be safe.
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Old 12-18-04, 11:04 PM   #9
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I should've said two stamps, DVD/CD only.
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Old 12-18-04, 11:08 PM   #10
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you could just buy a priority mail stamp and not worry about it.
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Old 12-18-04, 11:28 PM   #11
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All Im sending is a single disc DVD (This is Spinal Tap) in a small envelope, perfect for the size of a DVD, with bubble wrap protection. Its not heavy at all, and I think its the same way a DVD was sent to me in the past.

So theres the story. Any help? Its appreciated.
I've mailed dozens of these - sometimes only $1.06, but usually $1.29 for First Class. The one and only time it was more than $1.29 was for a Criterion with a hefty insert.
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Old 12-19-04, 02:25 AM   #12
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I've mailed dozens of these - sometimes only $1.06, but usually $1.29 for First Class. The one and only time it was more than $1.29 was for a Criterion with a hefty insert.
I just sold someone Charlie's Angels 2, mailed in an envelope and it cost $1.52.
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Old 12-19-04, 02:25 AM   #13
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you could just buy a priority mail stamp and not worry about it.
Why pay double to ship something though?
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Old 12-19-04, 08:53 AM   #14
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Why pay double to ship something though?
To make sure it gets there in 3 days?
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Old 12-19-04, 09:19 AM   #15
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somewhat off topic, but the OP said he paid $3.00 shipping and handling for an item on Ebay? That's pretty cheap, considering the "handling" charges sellers have to charge these days to cover their asses due to the price gougings for the listing costs, the final closing costs, and the pay pal costs. I started to sell some stuff on Ebay myself and if I charge exact shipping, I am eating a huge chunk of money I make, and that's not very fun if the item breaks even and I am actually taking a loss. I would have probably charged you 4.95 for S&H and sent the damn thing media mail because the extra would all go to Pay Pal and Ebay in the end. And the post office's prices have just sky rocketed as well.

And I remember when it only cost a quater to list on Ebay and it cost nothing to get money on Pay Pal.

Back on topic, I have used no more than three stamps to send out a package before containg a DVD or a CD and it never came back. I might have paid too much, I don't know, but that's what? $1.11? Just a few pennies more than some posters have reported paying.
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Old 12-19-04, 11:39 AM   #16
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I've shipped about 40 DVDs in the past 2 months. I ship everything in a bubble mailer. I'd say that about 30 of them cost me $1.29 in first class postage. The other 10 were $1.52 (these were all the Snapper case DVDs--the kind that WB likes to use).
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Old 12-19-04, 11:52 AM   #17
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To make sure it gets there in 3 days?
Well duh. .

You could also pay triple if you want it there even faster.
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Old 12-19-04, 12:23 PM   #18
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Old 12-19-04, 05:36 PM   #19
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Just one stamp. But a big one!

Seriously, you DO realize that postage stamps come in all sorts of denominations, right?
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Old 12-21-04, 02:39 AM   #20
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Well I sent the item yesterday. Took 5 stamps. I was told that would barely cover first class so I just barely made it and Im very happy. This was tons better than waiting in the crazy lines to just send a little DVD. Thanks for all your help friends, it was appreciated!

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Old 12-21-04, 02:43 AM   #21
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How do you get a Screensaver that looks like a real moving picture?

I was at the store today and I saw a laptop that had a screensaver that was an aquarium. It had the fish moving around and everything, it looked bad ass.

How do I get one of those? I was looking online for screensaver stuff than I thought I found it, but when I tried to run it, it asked to install all this ad crap and extra search bars, so I declined. I than looked at my screen saver properties and I see nothing that lets you add anything than the already set pipes, flowers, objects, etc.

Can anyone offer any help here?
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Old 12-21-04, 09:00 AM   #22
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A single DVD in a keepcase with the standard inserts (no thick books) ALWAYS costs me $1.29 to send First Class.
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Old 12-21-04, 09:05 AM   #23
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I was at the store today and I saw a laptop that had a screensaver that was an aquarium. It had the fish moving around and everything, it looked bad ass.

How do I get one of those? I was looking online for screensaver stuff than I thought I found it, but when I tried to run it, it asked to install all this ad crap and extra search bars, so I declined. I than looked at my screen saver properties and I see nothing that lets you add anything than the already set pipes, flowers, objects, etc.

Can anyone offer any help here?
Could just buy Finding Nemo.
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Old 12-21-04, 09:59 AM   #24
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Well I sent the item yesterday. Took 5 stamps.
Woohoo, I was right! I win!

Email me and I'll tell you where to send the plasma TV


Oh, for the screensaver, they sell screensaver software that might have what you're looking for. Or check the Tech Forum.
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Old 12-21-04, 11:38 AM   #25
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My local post office just put in one of these:



I just stop by on my way home from work. No waiting, no fuss.
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