USPS Flat Rate + Laptops - Finally!! 16:9, 17", you name it...

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  1. niffcreature

    niffcreature ex computer dyke

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    Is it just me... or has anyone else noticed how ridiculous USPS flat rate boxes are??

    The biggest box (literally) was "MEDIUM" flat rate. The "LARGE" was thicker but smaller at 12x12.

    And not only that... at 13-5/8" x 11-7/8" x 3-3/8" their biggest flat rate is just enough to jam a 15.4" in... without any packaging! It was like they were playing a trick on us.

    Well not anymore. USPS has changed their flat rate lineup. There is a new large box... with dimensions of 23-11/16" x 11-3/4" x 3". Still only 15$.
    Just measuring my 16:9 17.3" laptop, it will fit with just enough room for packaging. :D

    There is a 20lb weight limit for international. The funny thing is, of course they aren't offering it for used laptop sellers... Get this:
    Anyway. Heres the link: https://shop.usps.com/webapp/wcs/st...viewAll=N&rn=CategoriesDisplay&WT.ac=10007423

    This is great news for international sellers, at only 35$ to Mexico and Canada, something like 60$ everywhere else, and you can get it insured. Up to 20lbs.
    None of the post offices will have these right now, so you have to order them, but they're free.

    Not trying to advertise for USPS or anything. :p
    This is definitely the most cost effective option for 5 day in many cases, I guarantee you that.
     
  2. Commander Wolf

    Commander Wolf can i haz broadwell?

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    Yeah, I'm really glad they introduced this option... my jaw dropped the first time I received a unit in one of the new large boxes. Previously I had to put anything 15" or larger out by FedEx, which is slower and sometimes more expensive.

    ... now if only those drop-off boxes would fit the big box...
     
  3. clone63

    clone63 Notebook Consultant

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    $35 to CAN. That's comparative to what it costs us to ship south of the border.
     
  4. Lukeman

    Lukeman Notebook Evangelist

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    Very impressive. I can ship laptops for $14.20 + insurance in the U.S. now (nearly half normal Priority Mail pricing).
     
  5. dalamchops

    dalamchops Notebook Evangelist

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    this won't fit the laptop box right?
     
  6. Nick

    Nick Professor Carnista

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    It cost me $21 to ship a 15.6" laptop today.
     
  7. corpses3

    corpses3 Notebook Consultant

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    I have a stack of these sitting here for at least 1 month, haven't touched them yet.

    Didn't know it was something new.
     
  8. Nick

    Nick Professor Carnista

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    Mine arrived yesterday and I used one to ship a laptop!
     
  9. niffcreature

    niffcreature ex computer dyke

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    w00t!

    lol
    I forgot I was in business too :p guess I should order mine now!
     
  10. talin

    talin Notebook Prophet

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    Whatever happened to their "if it fits it ships"? :rolleyes: Now they put a weight limit on it, stupid.
     
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