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Shipping Costs to California   Off-Topic Chat

Started Sep-7 by judyinohio; 876 views.

From: judyinohio


If you have followed my story about creating the reds and neutrals quilt for my friend from my college days you might as well read this part about my sticker shock at the counter when I shipped it today.

Went to the local "Got Mail?" store this morning and was informed my choices were $68 for FedEx and $100 for UPS.

And this is for arrival date of Sunday or Monday.

Should I blame the forest fires for these costs and slower service?


From: Pamjr


No, blame the Post Office who say they aren't making any money because NO ONE wants to mail anything. Now you know why, no one want to mail anything.

CC (ccase5)

From: CC (ccase5)


What? It costs me that much to mail to England!! I mailed two packages so it wouldn't go over one hundred. as it was, each flat envelope was about $45.00!!
package is in Denmark AGAIN. that thing may never get there. she got the other one. Good luck!!!!
Pirate (PIRATE_SR)

From: Pirate (PIRATE_SR)


Judy, try the online site "Pirate Ship".  Yeah, it's  legitimate!  It's a discount shipper.  I've successfully used it several times for packages.

You do need to create an account.  The procedure is straightforward.   You pay the postage fee to them via credit card (or maybe PayPal .... I don't quite remember) then you print out the postage "stamp".  Slap it on the package,  drop it off at the PO, you're done.

I don't know how they get to do it but it works

I am really good at folding a quilt really small and stuffing it into the flat rate box for the post office. I fold accordian style and sometimes sit on the box to get it to fit. Putting in a plastic bag also helps keep it in place better. Yep postage is thru the roof.


From: judyinohio


I also sent her two large baggies of all of the leftover "strings" as a "challenge" to create some placemats or tote bags or whatevers.

I know that she has a sewing machine in working order and I thought a teasing note along the lines of "Now it's your turn to play" would be fun just to keep her busy.  We'll see ...


From: tuckyquilter


Blame it on the Gov.  High gas prices are causing everything to go up


From: Judy (DJZMOM)


tuckyquilter said...

Blame it on the Gov.  High gas prices are causing everything to go up

That's the truth!  And it's NOT funny!

CC (ccase5)

From: CC (ccase5)


goodness, that really could have gone to England!!