1. Come check out hundreds of awesome coop pages (and a few that need suggestions) in our 2018 Coop Rating Project!

USPS Priority Flat Rate Increase

Discussion in 'Buy Sell Auction - Archives' started by Ole Bubba, Jan 9, 2009.

  1. Ole Bubba

    Ole Bubba In the Brooder

    I just returned home from my Post Office and the clerk there told me that their Flat Rate Priority was increasing Jan 18
    Last edited: Jan 9, 2009

  2. algopurple

    algopurple Songster

    Dec 8, 2008
    Ripley TN
    Did she say by how much? Stamps are due an increase too.
  3. congdon476

    congdon476 GaLLiNa LOcA

    Dec 31, 2008
    Pueblo Area
  4. [​IMG] I understand their need to raise the prices...but it still sucks. [​IMG] It is usually cheaper (for me at least) to use the free priority boxes & mail things out priority mail and avoid the Flat Rate boxes all together...
  5. Redfeathers

    Redfeathers Songster

    Oct 11, 2007
    Gervais OR
    New flat rate prices effective January 18, 2009
    Flat Rate Envelopes and Boxes Retail Commercial Base Commercial Plus
    Priority Mail — Retail: Commercial based: Commercial plus:
    Envelope $4.95 $4.80 $4.75
    Small box $4.95 $4.80 $4.75
    Regular box $10.35 $9.85 $9.67
    Large box $13.95 $13.50 $13.27
    Large box (APO/FPO) $11.95 $11.50 $11.30
    Express Mail —
    Envelope $17.50 $16.63 $14.96

    So the first price is the regular Retail price. The second is commercial based and the third is commercial plus.
  6. Melilem

    Melilem Songster

    Jun 14, 2008
    Which one is the box full of holes with the chickens in it?
  7. algopurple

    algopurple Songster

    Dec 8, 2008
    Ripley TN
    Don't want to start anything but I have to say, USPS is still the cheapest verses UPS and the others.

  8. Redfeathers

    Redfeathers Songster

    Oct 11, 2007
    Gervais OR
    Might I add my thoughts too on the price increase...... [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
  9. wishin4chicken

    wishin4chicken Songster

    Jun 20, 2008
    Hayden Lake, Idaho
    Awwwww, a rate increase. [​IMG] Oh well, I get my money's worth when I ship flatrate boxes to my daughters. You should see what I can get in ONE box!! The girls love it!
  10. texasbartrambaby

    texasbartrambaby Songster

    Dec 3, 2008
    Tulia, Texas
    I dunno if UPS is cheaper - I just sold my extra bator on ebay and the box was of course huge. For 8 lbs it was 10.80 to ship from Texas to Arkansas -- USPS would've charged me for the size of the box. (I packed the bator into another box with paper and bubblewrap)

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by