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Topic: You can now buy "Forever" Flat Rate Boxes

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Subject: You can now buy "Forever" Flat Rate Boxes
Date Posted: 1/13/2013 11:01 AM ET
Member Since: 1/5/2006
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I know that this doesn't affect an average PBS swap, but I thought some of you might sell on Ebay or other sites.

Rates go up 1/27.

Here's the link on the Forever Flat Rate Boxes.

https://www.usps.com/ship/prepaid-forever-priority-mail.htm

 

Date Posted: 1/13/2013 5:26 PM ET
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If whatever you're shipping fits in a Regional Rate A box, that is always cheaper than a Medium Flat Rate. I think the post office does pretty well on the flat rates, when a lot of times with lighter shipments it would be cheaper to ship non-flat rate.

Date Posted: 1/15/2013 12:39 PM ET
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True, Flat Rate is reasonably priced and easy so I tend to ship that way.  But occassionally I realize the package is very light and probably could have traveled cheaper (and just as fast) via a different rate.  Sometimes the 'easy' part is worth a bit more shipping cost...but I really should check out some of those other options!  Not sure about the Regional Rate catagory, most of what I ship Flat Rate is to the other coast or APO...but I'm going to check it out!

Date Posted: 1/16/2013 9:14 AM ET
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Regional Rate A maxes out at $9.62, it is the same as the PM 2lb rate, always cheaper than MFRB. Regional B is the same as PM 4lb rate and is always cheaper than LFRB. Regional C boxes are HUGE and cost a fortune unless it is someone nearby.