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cheapest way to ship?

Post by usernamesareannoying » Thu Jul 27, 2017 10:59 am

so i need to ship about 7 marines and I was thinking of going with a flat rate box but that guy is 6 and change.
is it cheaper to throw them in as small of a box as possible or is 6 dollars about as cheap as it gets nowadays?

i dont think that an envelop will work as some are assembled.

assume east coast to west coast if it makes a difference.

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Re: cheapest way to ship?

Post by pretre » Thu Jul 27, 2017 1:35 pm

Cheapest shipping in the US is generally First Class.

Get a smaller box. Pack your marines well in bubble wrap. Put them in the box. If it is under 13 oz, you are going to pay less than $5 to ship it anywhere in the US. 7 marines, as long as they aren't made of dwarf star alloy are going to be under 13 oz with any reasonable box.

If you have a scale, you can ship from home using paypal or the USPS website. If you don't have a scale, the post office will still do First Class for you when you come in.
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Re: cheapest way to ship?

Post by usernamesareannoying » Thu Jul 27, 2017 1:54 pm

lol, thanks pretre.
sounds like im better off going with my own smaller box over the small flat rate.
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Re: cheapest way to ship?

Post by pretre » Thu Jul 27, 2017 3:12 pm

usernamesareannoying wrote:
Thu Jul 27, 2017 1:54 pm
lol, thanks pretre.
sounds like im better off going with my own smaller box over the small flat rate.
Yeah, every time. I never ship flat rate small box. I ship hundreds of packages and the vast majority are under a pound so you can use First Class (14-15.99 oz you can only do at home if you print shipping, but 13 oz and less you can do at the PO).
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Re: cheapest way to ship?

Post by MagickalMemories » Thu Jul 27, 2017 4:36 pm

For an amount of models that small, put them in the smallest box you can fit them into SAFELY.
Put that box into a bubble envelope.

I do it all the time. Envelopes ship for less than boxes.

Just make sure to reinforce the bubble/padded envelope with packing tape. Rough handling and misfortune COULD cause the corners of the box ro rip/poke through the envelope. You don't want that to happen.

Oh, and put the shipping address on the box, as well, with a note that says, "If lost/misdirected, please send this box to..."

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Re: cheapest way to ship?

Post by kturock » Fri Jul 28, 2017 4:15 pm

Also remember, first class doesn't include insurance. With gw prices, 5 marines can easily cost $50.
Insurance is about $2.50. So add that to postage and it's about break even.
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