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Subject: recycle boxes
Date Posted: 10/10/2010 5:32 PM ET
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I received a priority box in the mail, can I turn it inside out a reuse it???  I do like to recycle when ever I can.

Date Posted: 10/10/2010 5:45 PM ET
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well you could use to store stuff and don't mail it-but if you use to mail something  it would have go priotry mail not media mail

if you did this and its inspected then the receiver will be charge the current priotry rate



Date Posted: 10/10/2010 11:34 PM ET
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As Mark says, Priority Mail packaging cannot be re-used for shipping at a different rate.  Otherwise recycle all you want heart

Date Posted: 10/11/2010 8:53 AM ET
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thank you all for letting me know.

Date Posted: 11/26/2010 4:35 PM ET
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My dad and my uncle own a plumbing and wiring business and often order their supplies through the mail through Priority Mail.  Daddy has one Priority box at home that has "Priority Mail" written in big letters on the outside, and "Thanks for using Priority Mail" printed all over the inside of the box.  There's no way that we could reuse that box for anything other than Priority Mail.

Date Posted: 11/27/2010 3:46 AM ET
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Yes the newer ones have printing on the inside that makes them impossible to flip inside out without being super obvious. There are still plenty of older ones around that don't, but postal inspectors are still pretty good at telling when people do that. 

Date Posted: 11/28/2010 5:59 PM ET
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Even if you turn the PM box inside out and wrap the box in brown paper, the PO looks for PM box "sizes" and will check to see if it's a PM box.  The sucky part is the recipient is usually the one who get punished (by having to pay postage due).