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mailing a book overseas
vanity ^ | May 19, 2011 | self

Posted on 05/19/2011 8:24:10 AM PDT by it_rr

I would like to send hard copies of my recently-published book How to Mend a Broken World to friends in the Turkish Republic. It's a small (8 x 5.25 inch, 200 page) paperback book.

What's the cheapest way to mail this item?

Thanks, FRiends!


TOPICS: Books/Literature; Business/Economy; Dimensional Doorway
KEYWORDS: books; mailrates

1 posted on 05/19/2011 8:24:20 AM PDT by it_rr
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To: it_ürür

IBTZ?


2 posted on 05/19/2011 8:25:23 AM PDT by goodwithagun (My gun has killed fewer people than Ted Kennedy's car.)
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To: it_ürür

Gosh, you hardly got here and you are pimping a book?


3 posted on 05/19/2011 8:27:51 AM PDT by Grunthor (RIDE THE CAIN TRAIN!)
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To: it_ürür
It would be by the US Post Office. Go here for the rates and type of shipping :

USPS SHIPPING

4 posted on 05/19/2011 8:28:03 AM PDT by TheCipher
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To: it_ürür

You can’t mail it... the world is broken.


5 posted on 05/19/2011 8:28:13 AM PDT by So Cal Rocket (Task 1: Accomplished, Task 2: Hold them Accountable!)
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To: goodwithagun

If this is in any way offensive, please accept my apology. I’m simply pinging my favorite trusted source with a request for information.

Thank you,


6 posted on 05/19/2011 8:29:43 AM PDT by it_rr (kervan yürür)
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To: TheCipher

Thanks, FRiend!


7 posted on 05/19/2011 8:31:12 AM PDT by it_rr (kervan yürür)
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To: it_ürür
USPS, and choose surface rate for the cheapest cost. But you knew that.

8 posted on 05/19/2011 8:31:20 AM PDT by Genoa (Luke 12:2)
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To: it_ürür

You’re a Ph.D. and published author and you don’t know how to ship a book to Turkey? The link to your book totally gave you away as well.


9 posted on 05/19/2011 8:34:40 AM PDT by goodwithagun (My gun has killed fewer people than Ted Kennedy's car.)
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To: it_ürür

There is this new thing called Google you can look stuff up there. Its really cool


10 posted on 05/19/2011 8:36:13 AM PDT by Mr. K (this administration is WEARING OUT MY CAPSLOCK KEY~!! [Palin/Bachman 2012])
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To: goodwithagun

I admit, there are gaps in my education. Hence, a meek appeal to a trusted source seemed to be in order.


11 posted on 05/19/2011 8:36:13 AM PDT by it_rr (kervan yürür)
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To: it_ürür

I was wary of how you posted, but your response was very cordial to a Freeper, respectful. My buddy owns Ebay and Amazon accounts and there’s only one thing he learned after 10 years when shipping overseas from America...

That UPS and Fedex are a blatant rip-off and too expensive while USPS (love em or hate em’) is the cheapest when tracked and insured. Our company here in Hollywood ships to Europe and Japan and USPS is the most affordable. Priority Mail works for us because we also provide a tracking number to our Japanese business partners, and insured as well.


12 posted on 05/19/2011 8:37:43 AM PDT by max americana (.)
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To: it_ürür

send it air mail. Since it is a book you can get a book rate.


13 posted on 05/19/2011 8:37:47 AM PDT by Perdogg (0bama got 0sama?? Really, was 0sama on the golf course?)
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To: it_ürür

MOOSEBITE SISTER KITTY VIKING LOGGED ON ZOT ALL YOUR BASE ARE BELONG TO US

(Look them all up if you are newbie - it will fill in your educational gaps.)


14 posted on 05/19/2011 8:38:28 AM PDT by Mr. K (this administration is WEARING OUT MY CAPSLOCK KEY~!! [Palin/Bachman 2012])
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To: Genoa

Surface rate is verrrry slow, like a month, minimum. Cheap tho!


15 posted on 05/19/2011 8:40:45 AM PDT by pingman (Durn tootin'; I like Glock shootin'!)
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To: it_ürür

You will want to send it “PRINTED MATTER.”

Your friendly Post Officer will stamp it for you and you may not need to fill out a customs form.

Allow a month.


16 posted on 05/19/2011 8:51:19 AM PDT by golux
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To: it_ürür

If you don’t need it there in a hurry, USPS Parcel Post is the cheapest but it will probably take 3 or 4 weeks.

USPS Priority Mail will get it there in less than a week but it will cost slightly more.


17 posted on 05/19/2011 9:22:15 AM PDT by hattend (Obama is better than OJ... He found a killer while on the golf course.)
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To: it_ürür

If it weighs under 4 pounds, ship it by First Class Mail International. It’s much cheaper than Priority Mail International.

Surface Mail was discontinued a number of years ago by the U.S. Postal Service.

Book Rate was discontinued back in 2002.

Shipping heavy items like books has been a challenge for eBay sellers since the discontinuation of surface mail and book rate for international packages.


18 posted on 05/19/2011 9:28:28 AM PDT by july4thfreedomfoundation (Obama is a bigger threat to the safety of America than Osama)
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To: it_ürür
The absolute cheapest way to send the book is with someone who travels to Turkey. If that is not possible, then USPS.

FedEx and UPS are usable only when you need to send important documents pretty fast; then their tracking systems keep you in the loop. But their services are very expensive.

19 posted on 05/19/2011 10:07:06 AM PDT by Greysard
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To: it_ürür

In 2004, I went book shopping with someone from Brazil at Half-Price Books. She bought a huge quantity of books, and shipped them home from the US post office in bags provided by the Post Office. It was very cheap, but took awhile.


20 posted on 05/19/2011 3:00:52 PM PDT by Nepeta
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