Is anyone else having a problem with the inability of the US Postal Service to provide authoritative quotes for postage rates for CD mailers?
I have been using a square 5" x 5" cardboard mailer for a single CD for years. The weight is about 1.6 oz. Before the 2007 postal rate changes, the cost was 63 cents for first class mail. I never had a problem...
Now the USPS has rules regarding dimensions and thickness, as well as how much the envelope bends. The new rate depends on who you ask at the USPS. I can find NO consensus among the USPS employees. So what happens is I go to a USPS location and a clerk tells me how much it costs -- I then use that rate for future mailings and then find some percentage are returned to me with "postage due".
I have been told 79 cents, 90-something cents, and even $1.34 supposedly 'cause it cannot be mailed as a first class item and must go parcel post.
Anyone have experience with a single CD mailer that unequivocally meets these new USPS regulations for simple first class mailing? I cannot believe Netflix has to pay $1.34 for every CD they mail. Otherwise they'd be bankrupt.