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Old 02-28-2008, 04:48 PM
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VERY helpful, everyone! Thanks for taking the time to show/explain this all to us; you rock!
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Basically FLAT RATE means ONE PRICE regardless of weight..WITHIN parameters of course
The 'added weight of tape' should make no difference whatsoever.
That's what I told him but he still wouldn't let me send it!
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That's what I told him but he still wouldn't let me send it!
Tell him what I told the girl at 58th street - "Since it says directly on USPS.COM where I ordered these I can tape it... *pulls out sheet of paper from website*... why don't you do your damn job and let me deal with the imaginary consequences you've dreamed up. Send the package."

Also, I don't put mine width wise in the Tyvek! I have been folding like Pam and then putting the other way, folding the tyvek in half lengthwise and then down! =O
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Old 02-28-2008, 05:51 PM
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This thread is helpful for shipping noobs like me!
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Because Canada is Americas HAT???


I think we look more like a whale

and you guys look more like an upside down pig
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LOL, Nola you are too cute! Your packages are so artful, it makes me feel about my plain ones!
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Old 02-28-2008, 09:58 PM
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I have always wondered how to get jeans in a flat rate! I have tried numerous times, but I can never get them small enough! Next time I need to ship jeans, I am on it!
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Great thread! Thanks for the tutorial and pics everyone. Especially Joan for starting it.
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How much is the flat rate priority envelope compared to regular priority in a tyvex?
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Thanks for this tutorial!

Just FYI I never go to the po itself. I just use paypal shipping print off a label and stick it to it. I have NEVER (knocks on wood) had an issue with shipping. And... I have even put just regular priority with Tyvex and put the weight as only 1 lb for small jeans and never had an issue. My postman said they really don't weight it if you have a prepaid label on it. (I don't know if this is true or not just what he said) 1 lb is the same as flat rate.
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How much is the flat rate priority envelope compared to regular priority in a tyvex?

Flat rate priority is $4.60 to ship ANYWHERE in the USA. Tyvek is based on weight and can vary depending on how much the item weighs and where you are sending it to (from what zone to what zone). For sending jeans, most of the time sending Priority Mail Flat Rate will always come out ahead in price.
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Thanks to all of you who posted this!!!
I just shipped a pair of size 28 CAE Dojo's using this method and it actually fit!!
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It doesn't matter what the hell your PO "thinks" the rules are, the rules in the postal regulations state that you can put ANYTHING in there that will fit (no such thing as "too bulky"), so long as you do not open up and reassemble the envelope to a different shape, and the flap closes on its own. You can then TAPE over the flap and seams as well. This is all right in the regulations.

BTW i don't fold mine like that joan. lol. I fold them in half, then in thirds.
I'm so glad you wrote this. I swear to god the people at my post office have the most stick-up-the butt attitude. They told me you can't use tape at all for flate rate envelopes, but you're absolutely right. I just printed this:
USPS - Priority MailŪ Flat Rate Shipping Supplies
and will take it in next time I go ship. I bet even then, they'll find some other thing to argue about.
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Thanks to all of you who posted this!!!
I just shipped a pair of size 28 CAE Dojo's using this method and it actually fit!!

it amazes me that you can ship to/from Guam to/from the Mainland for $4.60...since Guam is a US Territory..simply amazing! Too bad you have to fill out a customs form to send to Guam but oh well.
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This'll save me $5 from the box to envelope, yay! Too bad I haven't had a need for this though, haha.
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it amazes me that you can ship to/from Guam to/from the Mainland for $4.60...since Guam is a US Territory..simply amazing! Too bad you have to fill out a customs form to send to Guam but oh well.
yeah that's the only downside. but, I'm so used to filling it out all the time now
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And... I have even put just regular priority with Tyvex and put the weight as only 1 lb for small jeans and never had an issue. My postman said they really don't weight it if you have a prepaid label on it. \
Oh come on now! You are committing postal fraud! Underweighing to save money is neither legal nor ethical, and it's pretty disgusting that your postal employee is encouraging you to do so.

I've turned in people who cheat like this.
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thanks for sharing guys. i always put just in the priority mail bag. guess i can save a lot of money this way.
I tried it yesterday, and I saved about $4. I used to spend about $10 for Priority, DC, and insurance. Yesterday is was just over $6. I'm really excited and happy!! That's a great savings if I think about all the times I've bought/sold/traded. Thank you guys so much!!!
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Oh come on now! You are committing postal fraud! Underweighing to save money is neither legal nor ethical, and it's pretty disgusting that your postal employee is encouraging you to do so.

I've turned in people who cheat like this.
Jeans weigh MORE than 1lb also.
They vary full length jeans between 1.5 and upwards.
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Yeah, that's what i was saying

Never shipped a pair of full length jeans that weighed a pound or less that i can recall. Even lightweight stuff like barbados gingers are a pound when packed, mayyyyybe 14 oz if it's a smaller size. But regular weight denim, nuh uh
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Also, if they DO check it.. Your buyer will likely have to pay to get the package.
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Yikes! I really don't sell that much and the very few times I have put in 1 lb I really did think it was closer to 1 lb, not 1 exactly but closer to it. Probably for crops. I just figured they rounded. I used one of the digital food scales from weight watchers. It hasn't ever been over 2 lbs for the ones I have only put 1 lb on. Like I said I "have" put 1 lb... not I always put 1 lb. But I haven't done it on a regular basis to purposely scam to PO. But now I am embarrased that I have even done that. I will now use the flat rate envelopes period! Sorry if I upset anyone.
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Old 02-29-2008, 09:02 AM
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Yeah, just use the flat rate so it isn't an issue, because food scales are not accurate enough for this purpose, and there's a significant difference in cost between 1 pound and 1 pound 1 oz!

I received a sweater once in cut in half tyvek, where the seller had printed first class postage for 2 OUNCES. LOL. A single sheet of paper letter weighs 2 ounces. I turned her in.

I received jeans in a priority BOX with flat rate envelope postage on it. I turned her in.

I've had other packages with flat rate env. postage that were not in flat rate packaging too. I didn't turn anyone else in i don't think, because they hadn't pissed me off some other way
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