Okay. So. This is most likely the stupidest question ever. But I've never used the mail for more than sending a letter - and I haven't even done that in several years - and getting a zine-like magazine I've subscribed too. And my parents have always bought the stamps.
So my question is: how do I actually pay for the postage?
I've read Zinester's Guide to U.S. Mail, and I don't think anything about how to actually go about paying for the postage was in there - though, correct me if I'm wrong, as I do tend to skim over stuff. And, no, I'm not trying to diss the Guide or anything. Lol. It definitely helped me understand all the different rates and options and rules.
Are there, like, special stamps you have to buy or something? But the postage changes with every fluctuation of weight, so I don't see how that would work.
I read the Media Mail topic on here, but I got kinda confused when people started talking about "$0.00 stamps" and "postage meters" and stuff, most likely because they all know what they're talking about. xD
Thanks so much for any help! :D