Re: MEDIA MAIL (Re: [TekScopes] I have two Tek manuals I don't think I need)
David, they absolutely don't want to offer it.toggle quoted messageShow quoted text
I just mailed a book (a user guide for a camera) to a friend. The counter
agent was funny. I handed the package over and said "it's a book and it
should go the cheapest way possible." I didn't mention "Media mail" mostly
as a test after seeing Dave's comment (I usually write media mail on the
package before I even go to the post office.)
The fellow tells me about the priority mail and First class prices.... I
smiled and said "wow, that's expensive for a book... (long pause) but I
didn't hear you mention a 'media mail' price?"
Him: "Oh, sorry, just one second, let me look that up for you" I could see
the screen in a reflection and the price was right there....
The cost was something like $3.17 (or less) instead of $11 to $17.
I get that they want to be as profitable as possible, but I think they need
to do that through efficiency and not by overcharging the customer and
directing them away from services that were designed just to benefit
certain kinds of mailings. They'd be far better off to charge a 1/10 cent
more for junk mail than push retail customers to high priced services that
make them choose UPS or some other service.
On Tue, Jul 3, 2018 at 11:05 AM, Vince A <email@example.com> wrote: