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Manuals Price Code Charts and Other Additional Information
If you want further information about these Price Code charts. If you want to see an easy way to use them in a separate browser window. If you wonder why you can't find "CLICK HERE TO BUY" buttons. If you see an item listed but can't find a Price Code. See the main About Price Codes page.
All Codes G-Codes CF-Codes BC-Codes BPC-Codes MU-Codes S-Codes EF-Codes OL-Codes
 
Manuals Price Codes Chart "BPC" = Brochures - Photocopy (Black and White)
Ordinary (but best efforts) black and white photocopy, usually constructed the same as the Full Color Reproduction (if available) except always on normal weight paper stock. We may use BPC codes for a copy of a multi-color original item that for various reasons does not significantly benefit by printing with color equipment (wasteful expense). Smaller items may be folded and mailed in ordinary envelope. Larger items usually mailed flat (not folded).
Price
Code

Price
  Shipping Rates - Default Shipping Shown in Bold type

NOTE: WE ARE TRYING TO FIND TIME TO COMPLETELY REDESIGN THESE PRICE CODE CHARTS.
Since 2001, we have paid approximately 50% more for shipping costs than what we charged to customers.

We can no longer absorb these losses. Some changes have been made and others will be as soon as possible.

PRESENTLY, ALL USA SHIPPING RATES ARE CORRECT.

FOR CANADA, WE WILL SHIP AT THE RATES SHOWN IN USA/CANADA COLUMN.
IF YOU WANT LIGHT WEIGHT STIFFENER INCLUDED, CONTACT US FIRST
IF YOU WANT PRIORITY MAIL, CHECK INTERNATIONAL RATES COLUMN

Every country other than USA and Canada, use International Rates column.

WE HIGHY RECOMMEND ALL INTERNATIONAL CUSTOMERS
CHECK WITH US VIA EMAIL BEFORE PAYING BECAUSE WE CAN
GIVE YOU THE VARIOUS SHIPPING RATE OPTIONS BEFORE YOU PAY.
Approximate
Page Count***
SHIPPING

USA (all methods)
Canada (FCI only) *
SHIPPING

International **
F-FC = Folded First Class (Plain Letter-size Envelope)
FC = First Class (large flat envelope)
PM = flat-rate Priority Mail Document Mailer (USA only - includes tracking)
PM Box = flat-rate Boxed Priority Mail (USA - includes tracking)
FCI = First Class International (Canada)
F-FCI = Folded First Class International (Plain Letter-size Envelope)
FCI = First Class International (large flat envelope)
FCI-S = First Class International (large flat envelope with light weight stiffener included.
USPS calls this a "parcel" and charges much more.
Inquire by email about this until we can design a new price code page to show it)
PMI = flat-rate Priority Mail International Document Mailer
BPC1 * $3.00  + shipping   $0.00 F-FC /2.00 FC /$6.00 PM (USA only) * $1.00 F-FCI /$5.00 FCI /$32.00 PMI ($24.00 Canada) ** 1 +/-
BPC2 * $4.00  + shipping   $0.00 F-FC /2.00 FC /$6.00 PM (USA only) * $1.00 F-FCI /$5.00 FCI /$32.00 PMI ($24.00 Canada) ** 2 +/-
BPC3 $5.00  + shipping   $2.00 FC /$6.00 PM (USA only) * $2.00 F-FCI /$5.00 FCI /$32.00 PMI ($24.00 Canada) ** 4 +/-
BPC4 $6.00  + shipping   $2.00 FC /$6.00 PM (USA only) * $2.00 F-FCI /$5.00 FCI /$32.00 PMI ($24.00 Canada) ** 6 +/-
BPC5 $7.00  + shipping   $2.00 FC /$6.00 PM (USA only) * $5.00 FCI /$32.00 PMI ($24.00 Canada) ** 8 +/-
BPC6 $8.00  + shipping   $2.00 FC /$6.00 PM (USA only) * $5.00 FCI /$32.00 PMI ($24.00 Canada) ** 10 +/-
BPC7 $9.00  + shipping   $2.00 FC /$6.00 PM (USA only) * $5.00 FCI /$32.00 PMI ($24.00 Canada) ** 12 +/-
BPC8 $10.00  + shipping   $2.00 FC /$6.00 PM (USA only) * $5.00 FCI /$32.00 PMI ($24.00 Canada) ** 16 +/-
BPC9 $12.00  + shipping   $2.00 FC /$6.00 PM (USA only) * $5.00 FCI /$32.00 PMI ($24.00 Canada) ** 20 +/-
BPC10 $14.00  + shipping   $2.00 FC /$6.00 PM (USA only) * $6.00 FCI /$32.00 PMI ($24.00 Canada) ** 24 +/-
* We consider purchases of BPC coded items are generally for informational purposes, not for acquiring collector's items. Therefore smaller items up to about 6 pages are typically folded and mailed in ordinary letter-size envelope with 8 pages or more pages (normally) shipped flat (not folded). The smaller items may be shipped flat using the rate (after the slash... "/") or with additional items.

In order to drastically simplify shipping calculations, we have developed these Shipping Rates charts. They are a rounded off combination of many factors. The precise mailing cost stamped on your package may be more or less than you paid. Further info here.

* USA and CANADA SHIPPING NOTE:

These notes accompany the G Price Codes, but the same basic conventions apply to the other Price Codes charts as well. See them for additional information. If you don't understand, contact us.

By USPS postal regulations, 13+ oz (approximately 100 pages) within the USA are called Priority Mail. At this point, we usually switch to their flat-rate document mailer which reduces the cost in most cases.

G1 - G20
shows Default Shipping Method as regular FC (USA First Class), or PM (USA only Priority Mail) and Canada FCI - First Class International) rates  before the /(slash). After the /(slash) is optional PM (flat-rate Priority Mail Document mailer) for USA and FCI for Canada. We automatically use the default rates shown in Bold, but you may specify PM (flat-rate Priority Mail document mailer or even PM Box (flat-rate Priority Box mailer) if you want to pay the extra amount. Depending on the particular item, G1 (and possibly G2 -G3)) may be folded and mailed in an ordinary business envelope. If so, we try to mention it in the Item's Description, but in some cases may fail to do so.

G21 - G32 shows Default Shipping Method as PM (flat-rate Priority Mail Document mailer) for USA and Canada FCI - First Class International. 13+ oz is automatically Priority Mail by USPS regulations. USA customers may specify PM Box (flat-rate Priority Box mailer) if you want to pay the extra amount. Canada customers: If you want a light weight stiffener included to help protect from bending or damage, you need to contact us via email and inquire. The USPS calls this a "parcel" and charges more.

G33 - G38 (Too large for flat-rate Priority Mail document mailer) shows Default Shipping Method as PM Box (flat-rate Priority Box mailer) for USA customers only before the /(slash). Canada Customers MUST inquire about shipping cost before paying.

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** INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING NOTE (Not USA/Canada):

These notes accompany the G Price Codes, but the same basic conventions apply to the other Price Codes charts as well. See them for additional information. If you don't understand, contact us.


Note 1

G1 - G24 shows regular FCI (First Class International) rates before the /(slash) and PMI (flat-Rate PRIORITY MAIL INTERNATIONAL) after the /(slash). Depending on the particular item, G1 (and possibly G2) items may be folded and mailed in an ordinary business envelope. If so, we try to mention it in the Item's Description, but in some cases may fail to do so. Inquire if you want to know in advance.

G25 - G32 shows PMI (flat-Rate PRIORITY MAIL INTERNATIONAL) and FCI  (First Class International) for countries which do not accept PMI.

Note 2

G33 - G35 Approximately 300 pages is about all that will fit into a PMI (flat-rate Priority Mail International) document mailer. Shipments larger than about 300 pages require that it be mailed at regular FCI (First Class International) rates which may be higher than flat-rate PMI. Or it can be shipped as a parcel (boxed) which is substantially higher (contact us). If your "300+ pages" consists of 2 or more items, they may be able to be divided between two PMI document mailers. As an example, the G34 $22.00 FCI/$32.00 PMI ($24.00 Canada) + 32.00 /$24.00 PMI is meant to indicate FCI (First Class International) rate before the /(slash) and $32.00 PMI + 2nd $32.00 PMI after the /(slash), ($24.00 + $24.00 Canada). If you don't understand this, just contact us.

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*** APPROXIMATE PAGE COUNT IS PROVIDED AS A REFERENCE ONLY NOTE:

These notes accompany the G Price Codes, but the same basic conventions apply to the other Price Codes charts as well. One side of a 8.5" x 11"  sheet = 1 page ( whether printed on not). Both sides of an 11" x 17" sheet = 4 pages. Our purpose in providing the 'Approximate Page Count' column, is to give a general indication of how many pages are associated with that price code. We think you should have some idea if a manual is 4 or 400 pages before you buy.


The vast majority of our items will be very close to the indicated number. BUT, for various reasons, any item might have somewhat more or less pages than indicated by the charts. In a few cases, the actual number of printed pages may be considerably less than indicated by the charts. In no event are we trying to pull a 'fast one' on you. If you have some reason to believe we have charged you too much for a particular item, let us know. Perhaps we made a mistake (but unlikely).

FIRST EXAMPLE:  Our description for a particular manual may say "88 total pages (18 intentionally blank)". The 88 means there are 88 total 8.5" x 11" pages sides (whether printed or not) AND gives us a shipping weight (which is what allowed us to develop these charts). Often, that manual will be priced using the G16 Price Code (70 +/-  pages) instead of G20 (90 +/-). In cases like this, it does give you a precise count of printed pages and you are paying only for the exact number of printed pages. In some particular cases and for various reasons, you may also be paying some amount for the blank pages.

SECOND EXAMPLE:  If something about a particular manual makes it more difficult to print or construct, we may have assigned an 'in between' price code that falls somewhere between the total number of pages and the actual number of printed pages. Using the same criteria as the first example, lets say the Price Code is G18. In that case you are paying a premium (over normal) reflecting the added complexity. If that same example manual has a price code of say... G12. That would normally indicate that manual is being priced at a discount from normal prices. The most likely reason would be that there is something about it that we consider sub-standard, or flawed, or incomplete, etc. We might apply a discounted price even if ours is a perfect reproduction of a factory provided reprint that isn't good in our opinion. Those items will normally have something in the "Comment" or "Description" column that indicates or plainly explains it.

THIRD EXAMPLE:  A center-folded, center-stapled manual is 24 total pages plus (2) single-side printed 11" x 17" schematic inserts. The inserts are 8 total pages with 4 printed pages and 4 not printed pages. Our description will probably show "32 total pages (4 intentionally blank)". The price code will normally be CF6 which shows 28 +/- pages and again, you are paying for the exact number of printed pages.

Remember... APPROXIMATE PAGE COUNT IS PROVIDED AS A REFERENCE ONLY.

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