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dougscats
02-18-2017, 09:57 AM
I'm in the process of moving, cleaning out closets and attic, and want to get rid of some stuff rather than move/store it.

I normally use the UPS priority mail, flat-rate boxes. But sometimes the cost of shipping is too expensive, e.g., for books.
I checked out ground shipping rates from UPS online, and the rates seemed a bit cheaper, but it also seems to me that anytime I've tried to ship UPS ground in the past it's been pretty expensive.

Anyone with experience who can give me advice on the best way to mail boxes?

Thanks.

Doug

Sean1125
02-18-2017, 09:59 AM
Books/DVDs = Media Mail crazy cheap.

FedEx ground on larger packages.

dougscats
02-18-2017, 10:14 AM
Thanks, Sean,
Media Mail sounds great and I'll try it first.

philliesfan
02-18-2017, 10:37 AM
I just mailed a book that would have cost $8.15 by first class mail, but I choose media mail and it was $3.61.
Robert

BruceinGa
02-18-2017, 05:33 PM
Check out roadie.com. I've never used it but it seems like a good idea.