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Subject: Wish upon a hero
Date Posted: 10/8/2010 6:20 PM ET
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I have a quick question.  My wife sends a lot of clothing through the "wish upon a hero" website.  I'm wondering if there is a cheaper way to send packages than parcel post.  I have found that the cost is usually 9 or 10 dollars to send a ppackage and i was hoping that there was a cheaper option.  Anyone familiar with stuff like this?

Date Posted: 10/8/2010 7:59 PM ET
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there is no cheaper class of mail than parcel post for clothing.

Your wife might look into the priority flat rate boxes. the medium one is $10.70 and the large is 14.50 and USPS gives you disounts off those prices if you print the postage yourself off their website.

If she is paying 9-10 dollars anyway, it couldnt hurt to try one of the medium boxes.

Date Posted: 10/9/2010 1:54 AM ET
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UPS might be cheaper.

mistie -
Date Posted: 10/9/2010 11:48 AM ET
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For clothing, it's unlikely flat-rate boxes would be cheaper, since clothing is bulky rather than heavy -  but, it wouldn't hurt to check.

However, if you are sending something smaller and heavy - then flat rate is definietly better.