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I have 3 CPUs I am trying to ship out, sold them here on OCN. Each CPU is in a hard plastic CPU case that is only a little bigger than the CPU itself so the items I am shipping are small, very light and could easily fit inside a normal envelope. I just went to fedex tot ry and ship them and they were going to charge me almost $14 for each CPU I was going to ship. There must be a cheaper way. Can I just ship these through USPS as regular mail?
    
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Wrap them in a little bubble wrap and put them in a bubble wrap envelope. A few stamps and you're done. Probably going to need about 4-5 stamps each but that's a lot better than $14.

Or really don't bubble wrap them at all, just drop them in the thick little bubble wrap envelopes they sell for like $1.50 at the post office and send them that way, they should be fine, again a few stamps and you're good to go.
Edited by Segovax - 4/6/11 at 2:31pm
post #3 of 14
Not related to shipping costs;

someone can sit on your envelope and crush the fragile little pins even when inside the plastic casing, you'd be better off with a tiny box so it is more noticeable and sturdy.


EDIT: ^ what he said.. bubble wrap would seem more cost effective and as safe smile.gif
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USPS flat rate box and grab some nice bubble wrap

cheapest one is like 5 bucks next size up is 10.

The cheapest should be able to fit a cpu with small amount of buble wrap.
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Originally Posted by Segovax;13027327 
Wrap them in a little bubble wrap and put them in a bubble wrap envelope. A few stamps and you're done. Probably going to need about 4-5 stamps each but that's a lot better than $14.

This.

Don't use Fedex, they're less than useless IMO. I have not once had a good experience with them (used them 5-6 times). My packages get lost, damaged, or have items missing when they arrive. I will never, ever use, recommend or condone the use of Fedex to anyone. Ever.
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USPS Flat Rate small box is $4.95 and Delivery Confirmation is about .89 more. Boxes are free @ the PO and you cant beat a box for CPU protection.
 
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Just mailed a CPU. Plastic carton inside bubble wrap envelope inside Priority Mail envelope - insured. Costs about $8.50.
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post #8 of 14
Quote:
Originally Posted by lilraver018;13027351 
USPS flat rate box and grab some nice bubble wrap

cheapest one is like 5 bucks next size up is 10.

The cheapest should be able to fit a cpu with small amount of buble wrap.

Yes the absolute safest way would be a small flat rate Priority Mail box with some packing material.

The cheapest would be the way I mentioned.
post #9 of 14
bubble wrap + bubble envelope- should be about 3 or so bucks to ship, or u can opt for a flat rate envelop/box.

id go with box if u go flat rate, but every cpu i have shipped/received came in first class with bubble wrap / envelope.
    
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I pay for the shipping and packing and you send to me?!? Cheap I know! ahah what they said above ^^^
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