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

Discussion in 'Marketplace FAQ, Rules and Guidelines' started by niffcreature, Jul 17, 2011.

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  1. Ferrari353

    Ferrari353 Notebook Evangelist

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    Haven't they always had weight limits? And I bet we can find something heavier than tungsten carbide haha

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  2. sahil04

    sahil04 Notebook Consultant

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    The 20 lb weight limit only applies to packages that are going international. The max weight USPS will handle is 70 lbs, anything over that and they will refuse to accept it and will tell you to go to either UPS or FedEx.
     
  3. lesliesp

    lesliesp Notebook Geek

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    Odd but this size is not available to my area. I asked the post master and he had never heard of them, thought they might be a discontinued item.
     
  4. Commander Wolf

    Commander Wolf can i haz broadwell?

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    You need to get them from the USPS website. I have never seen them available at an actual post office.
     
  5. Tsunade_Hime

    Tsunade_Hime such bacon. wow

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    This I just accidentally ordered 125 from the USPS website. You need a USPS account and they'll ship them to you.
     
  6. niffcreature

    niffcreature ex computer dyke

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    125? :eek:

    You should bring them to the post office, they will take them and leave them sitting out for customers. I'm going to do this cause I have way too many normal laptop boxes as it is.
     
  7. mikez

    mikez Notebook Evangelist

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    I'm sorry to resurrect an old thread, but how are you guys going to ship a laptop in a box only 3" high? I'm looking for the cheapest but safe method to ship to Hawaii. You can barely pad the laptop with just 3" of height or am I missing something?
     
  8. katalin_2003

    katalin_2003 NBR Spectre Super Moderator

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    I strongly suggest you use a bigger box to ship your laptop.
    It's more expensive but at the same time it's also safer if packed correctly.
     
  9. mikez

    mikez Notebook Evangelist

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    I agree and honestly, I wouldn't buy from any of these sellers that shipped in these boxes. The box is definitely not big enough for packaging. The height should be at least 6".
     
  10. niffcreature

    niffcreature ex computer dyke

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    Since I started this thread I'll reply and say I think it really depends on the laptop. A business laptop I wouldn't worry about at all, someone once shipped me an e6320 in a flat rate box and like 3 layers of the small bubble wrap, I was not worried at all. Other laptops I can see how you might be concerned, but also anything smaller than a 13" you'd probably have plenty of room.
     
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