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Old 07-15-2016, 11:43 AM
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I've been mainly paying between 2.53 and 2.87 depending on location this year using the media mail option. I think it might be a little shady but the post office attendant suggested it, so I haven't said anything. It's about a day slower than priority but you still get tracking.
You're also getting your package subject to inspection. If someone down the line catches it and has it marked up to FCM or Priority, I assure you that "the post office attendant suggested it" will not be held as a valid excuse.
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Old 07-15-2016, 01:56 PM
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I learned NOT to do that because you can ONLY send it Priority in their official mailer specified for that purpose. No downgrades to First Class.
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Turn it inside out and use tape to seal it.
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Old 07-15-2016, 02:08 PM
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I learned NOT to do that because you can ONLY send it Priority in their official mailer specified for that purpose. No downgrades to First Class.
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Turn it inside out and use tape to seal it.
Yup. Or stick it inside a cheap manilla envelope.
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Old 07-15-2016, 02:26 PM
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Yup. Or stick it inside a cheap manilla envelope.
^this. For singles, I use a plain white 9"x12" envelopes. They're too roomy lengthwise, so after I seal the end, I fold it over into a square, and go once around clear packing tape. That way the disc fits quite snugly inside, pretty much eliminating it from sliding around inside where the edge could pierce the creased edge of the envelope. About $6 for 25 envelopes, or a quarter a pop.

The plain envelopes weigh less than padded, which can make a difference if you're shipping 180g mids.
Pretty sure tyvek weighs even less than paper, but the higher purchase price more than offsets any likely shipping savings.
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I just shipped a disc for $4.49. Crazy how much rates have gone up the past few years.

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Old 12-17-2019, 01:49 PM
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I just shipped a disc for $4.49. Crazy how much rates have gone up the past few years.
Gotta offset all the money they lose moving amazon.

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Old 12-18-2019, 10:03 AM
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I just shipped a disc for $4.49. Crazy how much rates have gone up the past few years.
Boohoo, try Canada. Single discs can still squeek in for $5 in country, no tracking... but two cross border is $18+. It's really gone up for me in last two years and I'm kinda jealous of you folks.

No tip on cheapness but beware the box you put it in, I had a package lost for over a month because it was shipped in a lithium battery box. It was "undeliverable goods" so it got shipped back to sender. He reboxed and no problems.
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Old 12-18-2019, 12:25 PM
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I just shipped a disc for $4.49. Crazy how much rates have gone up the past few years.
Increase in shipping has gotten me out of selling online. Mostly sold throwers and after paying shipping, just not worth it anymore.

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Old 12-18-2019, 12:31 PM
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Increase in shipping has gotten me out of selling online. Mostly sold throwers and after paying shipping, just not worth it anymore.
agreed i havent sold a disc in years

ive bought tho lol
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Old 12-18-2019, 12:40 PM
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I use pirate ship. For a single disc it cost me around 3.25 to 3.45 depending what part of the country. Definitely the cheapest I've found. I don't know why but if I went to the post office it would cost me a dollar more.

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