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SOME RECENT  PRICE INCREASE HISTORY  FOR  MEDIA MAIL


Before 12May08:                

Up to 1 pound:   $2.13
Up to 2 pounds: $2.47
Up to 3 pounds: $2.81
Up to 4 pounds: $3.15
Up to 5 pounds: $3.49




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efore 11May09:

Up to 1 pound:   $2.23
Up to 2 pounds: $2.58
Up to 3 pounds: $2.93
Up to 4 pounds: $3.28
Up to 5 pounds: $3.6



Before 22Jan12:


Up to 1 pound:   $2.38
Up to 2 pounds: $2.77
Up to 3 pounds: $3.16 
Up to 4 pounds: $3.55
70 lbs max:     $29.29


     
Before 27Jan13:

Up to 1 pound:   $2.47
Up to 2 pounds: $2.89
Up to 3 pounds: $3.31
Up to 4 pounds: $3.73

Up to 40 pounds: $18.19

70 lbs max:     $30.19


       
   Before 26Jan 2014:


Up to 1 pound:   $2.53
Up to 2 pounds: $2.98
Up to 3 pounds: $3.43
Up to 4 pounds: $3.88
Up to 5 pounds: $4.33
Up to 40 lbs      $19.42 
70 lbs max        $32.32



 
The rate table runs from one to seventy pounds in one-pound steps.  The increase per pound typically dropped by one penny for mid-weights and by a second cent per pound at high weights, until after 31May2015, when the increment not only rose from 48¢ to 50¢, but the discount for bigger shipments disappeared (the increment never decremented), bringing the 70 pound top shipment from $34.55 to $37.22, a 7% increase.  On 22Jan2017, Media Mail rates changes were like the changes to First Class flats and parcels: small items expensive, larger items priced more competitively.  The first  pound increased $2.61 to $2.63 and the increment increased from 48¢ to 49¢. but only up to 7 lbs, after which the old 48¢ increment remained.  . 


After 26Jan2014: 

Up to 1 pound:   $2.69

    Add 48¢/lb,
dropping later to 47 & 46
¢   

Up to 2 pounds: $3.17       
Up to 3 pounds: $3.65       
Up to 4 pounds: $4.13
Up to 5 pounds: $4.61
Up t0 40 lbs      $20.75
70 lbs max        $34.55


After 10April2016 rollback
Up to 1 pound: $2.61
Add 48
¢/lb.
The increment never drops, so you can multiply it out for yourself

Up to 2 pounds: $3.09    
Up to 3 pounds: $3.57       
Up to 4 pounds: $4.05
Up to 5 pounds: $4.53
Up to 40 lbs      $21.33
70 lbs max        $35.73

After: 22Jan2017:

Up to 1 lb $2.63 
Add 49¢/lb until 7lbs for $5.57.
Add 48¢/lb until end (70lb).

Up to 2 pounds: $3.12    
Up to 3 pounds: $3.61       
Up to 4 pounds: $4.10
Up to 5 pounds: $4.59
Up to 40 lbs      $21.41
70 lbs max        $35.81


     
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