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07-01-2019 05:24 PM
I mailed a 6"x3"x2" box weighing 2.2 lbs at USPS today cost $11.77!!! The items in the box were only $20 and family pictures.
I was shocked,in fact, I asked the clerk to reweigh it because I couldn't believe it. Here's the biggest shock:
Normal 1st class 7 day delivery - $11.76
Priority 4 day (no longer 3 day) -$11.77
I won't be mailing much anymore! I left shaking my head then thinking geez maybe I'm getting a bargain when I shop Q (both ways).
07-01-2019 05:29 PM - edited 07-01-2019 05:29 PM
In my neck of the woods, USPS shipping charges has always been higher than UPS. FEDeX is somewhere inbetween.
07-01-2019 05:30 PM
you probably should have used one of the usps flat rate priority boxes. it doesnt matter how much items inside weigh, it is still a flat rate and the boxes are free. the small one measures 8 11/16" x 5 7/16" x 1 3/4" and costs $7.90.
07-01-2019 05:43 PM
@homedecor1 been there, done that. i've actually left the post office before, deciding to keep something.
the pre-paid postage for clothing and such are a bargain. sad but true. i try not to mail much.
07-01-2019 05:47 PM
I always ship using parcel post. It has the lowest priority but unless it's during the Christmas rush, it seems to get there about the same as first class.
07-01-2019 06:00 PM
Yes they are high...that is the biggest reason we mostly send money to daughter and family for birthday and Christmas....costs to much to send gifts!
I am not a fan of sending money but we have resorted to money gifts because of the cost, plus our granddaughter has way to much 'stuff'...her parents indulge her.
07-01-2019 06:01 PM
I have two young family members to whom I mail a care package every month. I feel your pain. Although I combine items within one small box, the shipping cost each month always is between $13 and $15 to send the box 60 miles by USPS.
In December, when both girls have birthdays ( along with the holidays) and when USPS seems to lose packages ( twice in three years), I send UPS. Yikes, last year the cost was $27 for one carton to travel 60 miles. It did arrive quickly and with no difficulties. 😁
Yep! Those QVC shipping costs can be considered a bargain.
07-01-2019 06:15 PM - edited 07-01-2019 09:02 PM
A kind family found my dog's tags (ID & rabies) that had fallen off her collar. They were kind enough to send them back to a stranger, just because it was the right thing to do. Even though this is an 8 lb. dog (tiny 1" tags) they had to go to the post office because the tags made the envelope disproportionate to regular mailing rules. They got a special envelope (small non-paper) from the post office, they carefully wrapped it in a little piece of bubble wrap and paid $3.66 in postage to send it to me. I was so appreciative this unknown family would go out of their way to do this for me. Of course, I sent a thank you and reimbursement. I was delighted to be reminded there are such nice people in the world and I was surprised at how much work they had to go to mail a simple pair of tags - not to mention the cost of doing so.
07-01-2019 06:28 PM
usps flat rate boxes.....boxes are free, ship for a flat rate, come with tracking, up to $50 insurance. "if it fits it ships"
small flat rate box $7.90 8 11/16" x 5 7/16" x 1 3/4"
medium flat rate box top loading $14.35 11 1/4" x 8 3/4" x 6"
medium flat rate box side loading $14.35 14" x 12" x 3 1/2"
large flat rate box side loading $19.95 12 1/4" x 12 1/4" x 6"
large flat rate board game box $19.95 24 1/16" x 11 7/8" x 3 1/8"
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