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I'm trying to find the cheapest way to ship a mold to someone. I've seen on here that some have wrapped them in bubble wrap and did it that way. Apparently UPS charges $9 extra for not being in a box, how much does USPS charge if anything extra? I have to ship a mold that measures 36x10x10 and weighs 4lbs. With a box that measures 36x12x12 USPS is $20. I'm just trying to find a cheaper route. Thank you!

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I would just ship in the box if you have that size. I typed in the weight and dimensions of your box and am getting around $8 to ship that. Are you shipping to the west coast by chance? It is usually more expensive to ship there, not too much more expensive...3-4 dollars or so. I would also def. select parcel post..priority is usually way to much for blowmolds of that size!

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here's my experience; The first thing you want to do is find a good source for free or cheap boxes and bubble wrap. If you have to pay for them it takes away from your profit. i have a friend who works for a body shop and he get's me the bubble wrap and i get my boxes from a local hardware store that burns them every wed and sat. it's so important, i used to have to Kiss some a's at local stores to get boxes. so what i do is for smaller molds, is box them if i can find the right size box. larger molds you almost have to bubble wrap them. it is more expensive to box them but it's also hard to find fitting boxes. i always ship parcel post.

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Does anyone else get grief from the post office when dropping off multiple blow molds at one time? The post master at our local post office always rolls her eyes when I bring in some molds to ship lol...

They shouldn't roll their eyes too much, it's called "job security"! :ph34r:

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They shouldn't roll their eyes too much, it's called "job security"! :ph34r:

LOL thats what I told one of them. I had some "words" with one of the postal employees who gave me a hard time with a real nasty attitude earlier this year. Since then, she has been very nice to me lol.

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Same problems here......Real tired with some of the USPS employed giving attitude out when you bring in bubble wrapped and even some boxed items as well............ It's crazy, even the branch manager gives out nasty comments ........he went so far as to tell me to try UPS.......... they may be cheaper to use......... Really?...... UPS cheaper to deliver then parcel post?........... Really? ...............I trust this person to deliver my fragile blow mold?.........It's a shame that at some USPS branches you are a burden and others a joy........ to save tax payer's money we should just put some of the unhappy post office employees to work at the DMV .........Then hire some new people that appreciate working for the post office..........maybe some USPS employees should hop over the counter and stand in line and watch the faces and attitude that's emitted from their fellow employees.........just look at their faces sometimes.......it's like they are sitting on the toilet and struggling to push out USPS type service ..............LOL ........OK ..........I feel better now........talk to ya later......gotta go ship out some more Blow Molds at the USPS...........

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My mail lady also loves to guess when packages are coming and going.

Yesterday morning, the phone rang at 7:30 in the morning, it was my mail lady telling me she had a large package to deliver. Not sure who was more excited for my new Mr/ Mrs Santa, me or the mail lady.

I will need to send in a thank you for her great service, especially when I hear some of your expierences.

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