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Old 12-01-2010, 09:10 PM   #1
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from NY to CA? UPS ground looks to be about $35.
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Old 12-01-2010, 09:11 PM   #2
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Take out 10 lbs.
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Can you fit it in a USPS flat rate box?
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just shipped a package from denver to indiana. 25 lbs. 41 x 10 x11 via fedex ground $19.86
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Dimensions of box?
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I shipped the same thing from NY to OH for $16.
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Dimensions of box?
16x9x9
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USPS..... "if it fits, it ships"
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try fedex, usually seem to be a bit cheaper and their service is much beter. UPS beats the **** out of their packages and most of the time forget to deliver them.
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Can you fit it in a USPS flat rate box?


flat rate no matter the weight
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Why are you so cheap?
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Postage Price Calculator
Domestic Services
available for a Large Package of 20 lbs 0 oz
mailed from OCEANSIDE NY 11572 to BEVERLY HILLS CA 90210 on December 2
No Product Selected
Expected Delivery

Post Office Price

Paid Online



Products Expected Delivery Post Office Price Paid Online
Express MailŪ Fri, Dec 3 by 12 PM $91.00 $86.42
Express MailŪ Hold For Pickup Fri, Dec 3 by 12 PM $91.00 $86.42
Priority MailŪ 2 Days $51.25 $47.37
Parcel PostŪ 7 Days $25.51 Not available
Media MailŪ
Restrictions Apply 7 Days $9.79 Not available

Express Mail Items need to be mailed by a certain time for us to meet our delivery commitment.
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Old 12-01-2010, 11:14 PM   #14
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flat rate box is cheaper. It is not listed below.

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mailed from OCEANSIDE NY 11572 to BEVERLY HILLS CA 90210 on December 2
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Expected Delivery

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Express MailŪ Fri, Dec 3 by 12 PM $91.00 $86.42
Express MailŪ Hold For Pickup Fri, Dec 3 by 12 PM $91.00 $86.42
Priority MailŪ 2 Days $51.25 $47.37
Parcel PostŪ 7 Days $25.51 Not available
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16x9x9 sounds like the size of the USPS Med Flat Rate box
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Old 12-02-2010, 03:21 PM   #17
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pics of box?
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Old 12-02-2010, 03:30 PM   #18
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16x9x9 sounds like the size of the USPS Med Flat Rate box
Medium Flat Rate Box
Domestic Rate: $10.20 with online pricing
You save $0.50 online
International Rate: $25.60 (Mexico/Canada), $41.28 (all other countries) with online pricing
You save $1.35 to $2.17 online
Size: 11 7/8" x 3 3/8" x 13 5/8"


Medium Flat Rate Box
Domestic Rate: $10.20 with online pricing
You save $0.50 online
International Rate: $25.60 (Mexico/Canada), $41.28 (all other countries) with online pricing
You save $1.35 to $2.17 online
Size: 11" x 8 1/2" x 5 1/2"

Large Flat Rate Box
Domestic Rate: $13.95 with online pricing
APO/FPO Rate: $11.95 online
You save $0.55 online
International Rate: $32.25 (Mexico/Canada), $53.15 (all other countries) with online pricing
You save $1.70 to $2.80 online
Size: 12" x 12" x 5 1/2"

http://www.usps.com/shipping/priorit...e=prioritymail
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Old 12-02-2010, 05:41 PM   #20
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USPS (US Mail) flat-rate shipping is a very good deal for shipping dense/heavy things that are still small enough to fit into one of the flat-rate box types.

UPS-ground seems about the cheapest once you are going by weight.

As an aside - I recently ordered a mini-spare tire and wheel (i.e. "donut") for one of my cars (that didn't come with a spare of any kind), from an eBay seller. (So you can picture the size and weight.) It was shipped UPS ground.

It showed up yesterday and there was no box of any kind. The mini-spare had been wrapped in a bunch of clear-plastic wrap, with some tape, and the shipping label was just taped on. I guess nothing says that the item has to be in a rectangular cardboard container...
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