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Subject: Non-PBS International Flat Rate Box Question
Date Posted: 8/5/2008 3:25 PM ET
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I need to send some stuff to a friend in New Zealand.  The USPS website lists the largest flat rate box as 12'' x 12'' x 5-1/2''.  Can I use any of the bigger boxes, or do I need to split things up into several boxes?  Or would it be cheaper to just pack stuff (about 30 pounds, I think) into one non-flat-rate box?

Thanks in advance,

Catt

Date Posted: 8/5/2008 3:46 PM ET
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As you may be aware, the International "Flat" Rate is restricticed to 20 lbs/box. Domestic is unlimited.

Date Posted: 8/5/2008 3:46 PM ET
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If you just stuffed it into a non flat rate box it would be around $155 to ship online price.  That is what it costs to send 30lb to New Zealand at the cheapest rate. I would recommend to get insurance on it too.

The flat rate Large — $49.95. So you need to work out if it will fill two or three of them. And they can take up to 20lbs.  This is what I use when shipping presents to my family in Australia. Depending on what the items are, try using the soft or clothing as padding around any hard or breakable items.

Date Posted: 8/5/2008 5:32 PM ET
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<<As you may be aware, the International "Flat" Rate is restricticed to 20 lbs/box. Domestic is unlimited.>>

Yes, I was aware of the International limit, but I thought there might be larger boxes not mentioned, and larger limits.  Domestic isn't completely unlimited; I think it is 70 lbs.

Thanks for the input all.

Cheers,

Catt