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Old 02-01-2011, 11:19 AM   #1
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Got my new flat rate envelopes - LOVE THEM!! Pics

I ordered the new flat rate envelopes from the USPS website (they aren't at the PO). They are FREE to order and FREE shipping
the link is www.shop.usps.com I found the padded envelopes under the flat rate supplies option but the legal size I had to search for. They too about a week to get to me and I got a shipping notice when they went out. To mail something in them is the same price as a regular flat rate envelope $4.95 or of you ship through paypal $4.75 and dc is free
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I used 4 BGE with doublers in them
Here is the regular flat rate envelope with the legal one underneath and the padded one next to them

Here is the regular flat rate envelope with 3 BGE in it - a tight fit

and smooshed - it will close with a little mooshing

Here is the Legal size FRE with 4 (FOUR) BGE in it - a nice fit

and smooshed - closes easily

And here is the padded with 4 (FOUR) BGE in it (2 in the back and 2 in the front - a nice fit as well


and smooshed - will close easily as well


I can see a LOT of great deals coming with these envelopes...you can easily fit a good amount in them without even trying.
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Old 02-01-2011, 11:24 AM   #2
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what is the shipping cost to mail them?
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Old 02-01-2011, 11:27 AM   #3
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what is the shipping cost to mail them?
Oh I forgot to put that...$4.95 - the same as a regular flat rate envelope...and if you ship through Paypal I think it is $4.75 and DC is free!!!
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SWEEEEEEET! Gotta get myself some of those! I'll order today!
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are these the 9.5x12.5?
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are these the 9.5x12.5?
they are
Priority Mail Padded Flat Rate Envelope $4.95 12-1/2" x 9-1/2"
Priority Mail Legal Flat Rate Envelope $4.95 15" x 9-1/2"
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Some post offices will not deliver them since the envelope is not "flat." I have been told that at my local PO for the cardboard ones and think they will say the same about these new ones.
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Some post offices will not deliver them since the envelope is not "flat." I have been told that at my local PO for the cardboard ones and think they will say the same about these new ones.
Yep, this. My PO won't let me use them. I argued because it says clearly "If you can fit it, you can mail it!" But, apparently not They said its a new policy and the envelope has to be completely flat.
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I agree that it depends on the PO. One time I even mailed a FRB an it was packed full, so it was a bit fat, the PO worker took it but told me that I couldn't do that in the future.

Now I use carrier pickup and never have any issues. I think that's because my carrier knows how much I ship, that he doesn't care.

But I have heard of people having issues trying to use the envelopes for non-flat items.
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Some post offices will not deliver them since the envelope is not "flat." I have been told that at my local PO for the cardboard ones and think they will say the same about these new ones.
Go to a different post office.

We run an ebay business and primarily ship with flat rate envelopes. Can you believe we can get a whole 24 pack of full size candy bars in them. Ohhhhhh you'd be surprised what can be stuffed in those bad boys. I heart me some flat rate envelopes.

To the OP, each of those envelopes are the $4.95 through the po and cheaper through PP??? If so, I'm off to order some. Thanks so much. I don't think DH knows about these yet, or we would have been using them all along.
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