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Thread: What is your carrier of choice?

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    Super Member spartan quilter's Avatar
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    I recently completed a Downey Quilt for kids that they had sent me, and also sent one that I had made. But, I was floored when it cost me $10 to send through USPS. How do you send yours back? Any info welcome.

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    I use Flat Rate boxes and use the smallest I can squeeze my stuff into. Saved me lots of $ over time.

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    USPS. Though I usually send back 2 or 3 at once. I'm thinking that one of the Tyvek envelopes sent priority (not flat rate) might be less for a single quilt.

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    I use UPS, mostly because I like the guy that owns it. And I know he takes extra care with packing my quilts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim's Gem
    USPS. Though I usually send back 2 or 3 at once. I'm thinking that one of the Tyvek envelopes sent priority (not flat rate) might be less for a single quilt.
    NOT at all...those tyveks are only good about 1 pound...then the prices are more than a flat rate box...

    $10 is not bad really especially if you insured and got tracking like you were supposed to!
    At UPS it would have cost $15 or more!

    Shipping is very costly now and going up in April right about tax time!

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    I use flat rate mailers. I like them for just about everything.

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    I'll weigh my options out when I get ready to mail mine out.

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    Slighty OT, but I've heard to never label it with "quilt" to say "blanket", "bedspread" or some such to discourage theft.

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    Sorry, can't help out here. My brother owns a FedEx business so I get my shipping for next to nothing.

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    USPS always!

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    Always use the USPS priority mail flat rate mailers/boxes. Despite the problems some members have this has never failed me nor has it caused any problems with me receiving anything super fast from anyone.

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