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Old Feb 04, 2012, 11:17 AM
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Anybody else notice USPS shipping price increase ?

Just went to ship an Item overseas and it seems like the price has really jumped a bit. My package was about a pound and a half in weight shipping first class registered. $16.31 was the cost for shipping and the charge for the registration was another $11.75 Costing a total of $28.06 . Unless I havent been paying attention seems like the pricing has jumped a bit.
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Old Feb 04, 2012, 01:50 PM
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As of 1/22/12, the USPS had a price change. Some stuff did indeed go up, but it looks like Parcel Post went way down. In most cases, mush cheaper than UPS and FedEx ground. I also noticed larger Priorty packages seem a bit higher than before.
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Old Feb 04, 2012, 06:24 PM
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Yes I noticed parcel post rates dropped a bit.
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Old Feb 04, 2012, 06:37 PM
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First class mail with delivery confirmation also went down if your going through paypal. Anything 1-3 ounces used to cost $1.75 now it is down to $1.64.
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Old Feb 05, 2012, 08:13 PM
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One thing to remember with the USPS 'If it fits it ships' boxes.

They charge a flat rate for one particular size of box, no matter what the weight is. You can ship the same part in your own box and pay a lot less than the flat rate box costs.

For instance you can ship one servo for $5.35 in their box or under $2 in your own.

That's my experience anyway.
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Old Feb 05, 2012, 08:22 PM
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One thing to remember with the USPS 'If it fits it ships' boxes.

They charge a flat rate for one particular size of box, no matter what the weight is. You can ship the same part in your own box and pay a lot less than the flat rate box costs.

For instance you can ship one servo for $5.35 in their box or under $2 in your own.

That's my experience anyway.
Yes, but when they first came out, I shipped a couple of 15lb downrigger weights for about $13. That's where the fixed price box shines.
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Old Feb 05, 2012, 08:26 PM
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Yes, but when they first came out, I shipped a couple of 15lb downrigger weights for about $13. That's where the fixed price box shines.
Well, yeah in that case you came out ahead. But my point is for smaller stuff you overpay with their boxes.
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Old Feb 05, 2012, 08:29 PM
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Absolutely. Lighter weight packages you have to do your homework.
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Old Feb 05, 2012, 08:39 PM
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Absolutely. ..... you have to do your homework.
That goes without saying no matter what it is.
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Old Feb 05, 2012, 08:48 PM
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Yes, but when they first came out, I shipped a couple of 15lb downrigger weights for about $13. That's where the fixed price box shines.
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That goes without saying no matter what it is.
Yep....just bought a radio. Told the guy it was 14.50 flat rate. He said he just didnt understand cause his PP Postage said 17 bucks

Crap...so I just paid it
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