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Subject: Mailing a package from home
Date Posted: 8/21/2007 12:18 PM ET
Member Since: 2/13/2007
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Hi all,

I've got a package that's 2 and 1/2 oz.  It's not eligible for media mail.  Can I put postage on it and send it from home?  Plus, how much postage would it be?  Thanks!

Date Posted: 8/21/2007 12:58 PM ET
Member Since: 3/13/2006
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Yes, I'd like an answer to this, too, since I'm participating in the Random Acts of Kindness swap. 

I'd like to send my small package First Class....can I do that from home, with stamps?  (under 13 oz., of course)

Date Posted: 8/21/2007 1:15 PM ET
Member Since: 11/28/2006
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Yes, you can.  As long as it's under 13 ounces.

Use first class "package" rate.

weight not over 2 ounces, $1.30

weight not over 3 ounces, $1.47

weight not over 4 ounces, $1.64

weight not over 5 ounces, $1.81

weight not over 6 ounces, $1.98

weight not over 7 ounces, $2.15

weight not over 8 ounces, $2.32

weight not over 9 ounces, $2.49

weight not over 10 ounces, $2.66

weight not over 11 ounces, $2.83

weight not over 12 ounces, $3.00

weight not over 13 ounces, $3.17

Rates do *NOT* include Delivery Confirmation.

Date Posted: 8/21/2007 1:38 PM ET
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Is DC required?

Date Posted: 8/21/2007 1:50 PM ET
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No, DC is not required by the USPS.  If you are in a game or some such, it may be required.  I can't answer a lot of questions about it, honestly, because I almost never use it.

Date Posted: 8/21/2007 1:51 PM ET
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Thanks, guys!  You're awesome!  :0)

Date Posted: 8/21/2007 2:38 PM ET
Member Since: 5/29/2007
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I mail from home, big envelopes about those sizes and I've never had a problem.  I weigh them after they're all ready to go so I have an exact weight and then stamp according to the usps web site for first class mail (which someone kindly posted here).  I don't think you should have a problem.