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    postage?

    How much is the postage for the padded flat rate envelopes? I was just charged $8.75. I didn't think they went up that much.

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    Some times it's cheaper NOT to use a flat rate.

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    i have a good kitchen scale. i use that and the USPS website to determine the best postage. yes, postage has really gone up!
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    I thought it was 5.95 now.
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    Boy I would take that receipt back to the PO and ask to speak to the Postmaster. owlvamp is right, a flat rate padded envelope should only be 5.95. Now a priority padded envelope could be 8.75 depending on weight.
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    $5.95 and that includes tracking, I would talk to the postmaster, my local PO was overcharging me and after talking to the postmaster it stopped.
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    Were you charged that at the post office? If so, and if it's a flat rate padded envelope, it should be $5.95. Here's a handy postage calculator from the post office. http://postcalc.usps.com/

    If you were charged that by an online shop, remember that postage often includes charges for cutting, packing, labor, etc.

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    I didn't mail my package from the post office . I took it to a convenience store that does mailing. I did stop down there this morning and the same gal was working there and remembered me. She said she couldn't give me a refund; but the representative for their postal station would be coming in soon and she would talk to her about it. She made a copy of my receipt and took my phone number. She had put my package on the scale and weighed it and charged me by the weight. I did get a call back from her this afternoon , saying that she had made a mistake and they have my over charge there for me to pick up. So thank you so much for your help. Sometimes I forget that I need to keep an eye on everything.

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    Good thing you asked! I know that the flat rate padded envelope costs a bit more to mail then the flat rate cardboard envelope.

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    The bad news: This last round of postage increases, prices for the padded flat rate envelopes went up quite a bit.
    The good news: The old, flimsy paper padded FR envelopes have been replaced by strong plastic ones.

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    Well that would be good protection against rain, too! I have not seen the plastic padded envelopes yet.

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    I don't know about the padded, but the regular flat rate envelopes are $5.60.

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    if prices to ship go up any more. what is going to happen when you need to send a package. either use fedex or the like..sometimes shipping is more than what product you buying
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    Quote Originally Posted by PurplePassion View Post
    I didn't mail my package from the post office . I took it to a convenience store that does mailing. I did stop down there this morning and the same gal was working there and remembered me. She said she couldn't give me a refund; but the representative for their postal station would be coming in soon and she would talk to her about it. She made a copy of my receipt and took my phone number. She had put my package on the scale and weighed it and charged me by the weight. I did get a call back from her this afternoon , saying that she had made a mistake and they have my over charge there for me to pick up. So thank you so much for your help. Sometimes I forget that I need to keep an eye on everything.
    glad you got your over charge back you are not alone about keeping an eye on everything especially at the cash register so often I get home and find I was over charge for things that shoulda been on sale

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    Flat rate envelope or small box = $5.80
    Med flat rate box = $12.35
    Large Flat rate box = 16.85
    These prices if paid on line, a little more a the PO.

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    Ok! You took it to a convenience store. They charge extra for processing. I go straight to the post office or the website. I also have a postage scale. Pay with debit or credit, print the label out. If your kitchen scale is a little off find something that weighs a definite weight you can square up with or just print in a couple ounces more, pay, print and send. The "mail stores (convenience)" always charge a handling fee. I never go there. I recycle my boxes. You can turn them inside out and tape the inside and outside with clear shipping tape. I also write the to and from addresses on the outside and "tape over" them. Always use industrial permanent marker. Inside I have an envelope with the address it is suppose to go to, incase something happens to the box. I do pay extra for confirmation. I usually send "Priority mail" not that much more expensive and 2 days max. Just got my wacky web template from Missouri Star Quilt. they sent it priority. because of the holiday weekend it took a day longer. But still sent on Friday, rec'd on Tuesday.

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    I told the lady at my local post office that the flat rate envelopes are a sham, it says something like $5.95 above the big plastic envelopes but you have to look closely at the small print where it says "starts at". They add weight and destination to the flat envelopes! I had mailed 2 hand made hats to my grandsons in Oregon in a very small box and it cost me almost $12. When I inquired about the envelope that I could have used she said it probably would have been the same as the small box I used. Personally I think they should not have them by the flat rate boxes.

    By the way, we have Meijers in Michigan and they have postage available at the service desk. I took my fat quarters swap envelopes to Meijers for mailing because I needed to pick up some groceries. The woman at Meijers was quicker than the post office and after she attached the postage she gave me the receipt and told me the tracking numbers for both parcels were on the receipt. I must have looked puzzled because I had not asked for tracking because she immediately told me it is no extra charge and that tracking was included with all parcels after the last postage increase. Gee, the lady at the post office never told me that, but she always ask if I want to buy additional insurance. Meijers is my choice for mailing from now on.
    Last edited by Retired Fire Chief; 04-10-2013 at 08:01 AM.

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