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Topic: size limit on boxes shipped via USPS?

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Date Posted: 10/12/2010 4:05 PM ET
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Date Posted: 10/12/2010 7:09 PM ET
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Yes.  Weight limit is 70 pounds.

Size limit:  up to 108" combined length +girth for priority and express.

up to 130" combined length +girth for Oversize parcel post (but it will cost quite a lot).

Date Posted: 10/13/2010 4:28 PM ET
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I'd look into UPS or FedEx for anything really big/heavy that is not strictly books.

Date Posted: 10/27/2010 4:25 PM ET
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Definitely check into FedEx or UPS if you are shipping something more than a few lbs.  One year I shipped two 25-lb boxes out for Christmas presents - I compared costs on-line and FedEx was by far the cheapest. 

Date Posted: 10/27/2010 6:26 PM ET
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If it's just weight you're worried about, the USPS Flat Rate Boxes are a pretty good deal for anything up to 70 lbs.  http://www.usps.com/prices/priority-mail-prices.htm


As Diane mentioned, USPS accepts oversized packages, but it will cost at least $60 if I'm reading this correctly: http://www.usps.com/prices/parcel-post-prices.htm