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Old 04-28-2006, 11:04 PM   #1
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I just wanted to share my new scale in case any one is looking for one. Right now it is on clearance only in the stores:

http://www.radioshack.com/product/in...entPage=search

So far it seems very accurate (I've re-weighed pkgs at the post office), is really easy to use, and was only $10. Not being able to estimate how much things weighed was making me crazy.

I am having a hard time finding those plastic envelopes that many mammas ship dipes in - where do you get them? Bubble envelopes are expensive. Thanks!!
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Old 04-29-2006, 02:07 AM   #2
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Re: Selling dipes - Scale and supplies

That's a nice scale! Great price and goes up to 10# - too bad it's not available near me. My scale is pretty ratty & only goes up to 5# - it's still accurate though.

I've been wondering about the plastic mailers too. - I did score some clearance Tyvek mailers at my local Office Depot. They don't hold as much, but they are super light-weight, waterproof, & tearproof. I think regular price is 50/$20.00, I got 50/$3.50!
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Old 04-29-2006, 07:51 AM   #3
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I recieved a few packages from other moms that ordered some bags off of UPS. So I got on UPS and ordered me some, they are FREE. Anyways you just turn them inside out (that way it doesnt say UPS, b/c I ship USPS). You get them incremints of 50. That's what I've been using. HTH!
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Re: Selling dipes - Scale and supplies

i order priority bags from the post office online and turn the bag inside out ..works for first class..ive been wondering about those palstic bags to the only place i have seen them was in the post office for sale thru them..?
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I get envelopes off ebay. There are LOTS on there...just search around for the best deal.

You're not supposed to turn mailers inside out to use them. They are only free if you use them for Priority mail (or UPS) Pretty sure it's in the agreement when you order them...just seems wrong anyway.
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http://cgi.ebay.com/50-9x12-POLY-MAI...QQcmdZViewItem

Just an example of what you can find on ebay. There are TONS so search around for the best deal for the sizes you need.
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wow! thanks for the info!!
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thanks for the link.
i reuse the priority bags, when theyre sent to me i flip them inside out, there written on the inside as theyve already been used and paid for.
i do this when i run out of the bubblewrap envelopes. i want those white ones, theyre alot lighter and cheaper to ship i would imagine
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Thanks for the heads- up! I will have to get me one of those scales
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Thanks for the ebay link! I have received a couple of dipes in priority envelopes, and re-used them by turning them inside out. But I'd much rather use the strong plastic bags like on ebay - the priority envelopes are hard to tape, paper ones are too flimsy, and bubble ones are too expensive.
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