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Thread: Priority Mail Flat Rate Board Game Box

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    This box is 23-11/16 x 11-3/4 x 3 inches.

    The shipping rates are:

    $14.95 to USA addresses
    $12.95 to AP0/FPO addresses
    $35.50 to Canada and Mexico
    $58.50 to other addresses

    I ordered some and they came in less than two weeks.

    After I found out how much they would cost to use, I gave them to our mail man to do "whatever" with.

    https://shop.usps.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDisplay?langId=-1&storeId=10052&catalogId=10001&productId=10007423&parent_category_rn=&orderItemId=230654556&rn=OrderItemDisplay]https://shop.usps.com/webapp/wcs/sto...derItemDisplay[/url]

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    I know what you mean. I bought an envelope to send 2 books to someone. The envelope costs $1.49. First class postage cost me $6.20. Spent almost $8.00 and I only charged the person $5.00 shipping. Next person got mad, wants to know why I'm charging so much shipping? Wonder when the last time they shipped something thru the USPS?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bearisgray
    This box is 23-11/16 x 11-3/4 x 3 inches.

    The shipping rates are:

    $14.95 to USA addresses
    $12.95 to AP0/FPO addresses
    $35.50 to Canada and Mexico
    $58.50 to other addresses

    I ordered some and they came in less than two weeks.

    After I found out how much they would cost to use, I gave them to our mail man to do "whatever" with.

    https://shop.usps.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDisplay?langId=-1&storeId=10052&catalogId=10001&productId=10007423&parent_category_rn=&orderItemId=230654556&rn=OrderItemDisplay]https://shop.usps.com/webapp/wcs/sto...derItemDisplay[/url]
    I just used one of the "game board boxes" to send some books to my DIL... I got 15 quilting books and a crib size package of batting in it. I thought that was pretty dang good in one box. It was $14.95 but that was way cheaper than if it went by just weight. I got more in this box than I could the other flat rate boxes. IMHO

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    I just ordered some, I want to see how much fits in it and if it would be worth it.

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    Just curious, why not send books media? It's so much cheaper. It does take a bit longer, but usually not as long as they say.

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    This is a reply to clynns, My son sells college books sometimes. We shipped the last one for under $3. Tell them at the PO that you are shipping a book/books.They have a special media rate. Cannot have any correspondence inside.

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    I mailed a queen size quilt to my little sister and BIL this last April-a 1st anniv gift. The box was 10x11x4 [I used a vac bag] it cost me $28.48 I actually saved money shipping USPS -vs-FedX or UPS-- I have 4 more Qn quilts and 3 Baby quilts going to Missouri and it'll be cheaper to drive from Toledo,Ohio and deliver them myself by the time I add insurance it will be at least $165. My last round trip home only cost me $110 and gas was $1.40 higher on avg So as soon as all my stuff is at the new house I'm doing a ROAD TRIP

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    My biggest problem is I don't know how much stuff should cost to mail. I told the guy cheapest way and he said it was only 20 cents difference between First Class and Priority. He didn't mention media mail. I went to the USPS website and tried to find info there, but it only went up to 13 ounces. Yes, I'm lost. All new to me.

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    Once you open up the USPS rates, click on calculate domestic postage, enter your zip codes, from and to, the size package, and the weight in the boxes underneath. Click the little red "continue", and the next page will show you all available rates. Media is at the VERY bottom. Hope this helps! I'm pretty accurate on domestic now, but international can still throw me for a bit of a loop-different rules!

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    If one plans to sell more than a few items, I think it's worth the expense of buying a fairly accurate scale to weight items -

    Then one can check the postage rates before leaving the house.

    There seem to be several electronic ones available for between $20 and $30.

    Mine goes up to 4 pounds and weighs in 0.1 ounce increments - but if there are a lot of items, one can weight them separately and add.

    The only time I am "not confident" is when the items are "right on the line" for weight. When it's 6.1 ounces, I just round up to
    7 - but when it's EXACTLY on 7 - and I haven't put the label and tape on it yet - then I will round it up to 8 ounces.

    I'm now thinking I should have kept those boxes - but the box they came in was big and bulky - and I was in cleaning mode at the time. :roll: :cry:

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    lol...worse come to worse they make really good boxes to wrap gifts in.

    On the used flat rate boxes I have received, I trimmed off the upper edges and use them as scrap boxes that fit under shelves on my desk.

    In a few weeks (after more training) my deployed son will be out of the country. With the APO address, the flat rate box is really the only way to go for us.

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    I absolutely agree that an accurate scale is mandatory if you do much shipping. I bought my 20 lb scale on ebay for $15-$20 (with shipping!) if I recall correctly. For me, that money was well invested; I no longer had to drive to the PO to have the package weighed, and bigger bonus-printing postage online saved me money! My scale paid for itself long ago :thumbup:

    Make sure you have a "hold" button on it. It's very difficult reading the numbers when the box is covering them! ;)

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    You know, you can get them postal scales for free a lot of times. I went to stamps.com, signed up for the trial period, they sent me a scale, stamps to print myself, and I can't remember what all they sent me, it was so long ago,
    but before the trial period ends, let them know that you can't afford their prices, and it's all yours to keep and didn't cost you anything, or very very little. That is a pretty good deal, I think. And even years later when I signed up with them again, they sent me a newer scale to keep. That's when I was working and could afford the monthly fee and in fact, I stayed with them for quite a few years. I would be with them now, if they would lower their monthly rate some.
    Just thought I would pass this info on to yous
    Bev B

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