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Old 02-18-15, 11:37 AM
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Saving A Bunch On Outbound Parts Shipping - USPS

Many of us reach for the USPS Priority Mail medium flat rate box to ship a multitude of parts. List price is $12.65, with a slight reduction if paid via ebay/paypal.

However, the Regional Box A option is still available via the USPS site, if you pick the size and weight option. The box size is only marginally smaller and can save more than 1/2 when not going transcontinental.

By way of example, shipping from SE Michigan to Wisconsin, rather than paying $11.30 +/- via paypal for a medium flate rate box, via the USPS site, the regional box A is $5.44. also payable via paypal.

BTW it is still 2 day delivery.
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Your referring to the 8x8x8 box? I hate that there is nothing between that and the little 'VHS' box.

I'll have to look at that. I was also wondering what ever happened to Parcel Post for larger items or is that only available to large frequent shippers?
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Old 02-18-15, 12:33 PM
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Originally Posted by Bianchigirll View Post
Your referring to the 8x8x8 box? I hate that there is nothing between that and the little 'VHS' box.

I'll have to look at that. I was also wondering what ever happened to Parcel Post for larger items or is that only available to large frequent shippers?
$5.44 for a priority regional box A is less than a VHS priority box.


The standard delivery or parcel post is cost effective when shipping a frame or whole bike, but NA when it fits in a standard size box.
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