I ship a lot of DVDs sold on Amazon, which reimburses me $1.84 to send that way (the cost of mailing a half-pound item media mail, I think). Postal regulations state that the old "book rate" now includes CDs, DVDs, ect. Of course, for one DVD, first class is usually cheaper, but its nice for boxed sets. Anyway, our local post office people are telling us they all went to some class where they learned "someone had misinterpreted" the regulations and media mail wasn't supposed to cover shipment of DVDs because they have advertising for other discs on them and so forth (I'm not clear if they were also adding CDs here, I don't think so). I believe they were referring to trailers or inserts. But postal regulations (I have a link somewhere) say you can ship items with "incidental announcements of other sound recording" and that video recordings count as sound recordings, so as far as I can see, DVDs should be covered. Is this just something local? They claimed it's a new rule nationwide, though I can find nothing on the internet. I'll say, if it IS true, I think we can kiss free shipping from Amazon and Deep Discount DVD goodbye.