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Old 08-16-2007, 02:05 PM   #1
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I am poor and someone aparently lost my last mailer. Can I ship a small diaper (sealed in a ziploc of course) if I make a paperbag wrapper for it?

Call me cheap if you like, I will call me poor.

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Old 08-16-2007, 02:11 PM   #2
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that's not being poor or cheap! that's being creative and thrifty !!
i do it all the time...
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I wouldn't think twice if I received a dipe this way. I say go for it!

Great idea, BTW... I may have to do this if I ever run out of supplies.
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Just so you know for next time, you can order free shipping materials from www.usps.com I got some boxes from there. They take about a week or so to get in, but it's free!
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that is actually a great idea! Just seal it really well with clear tape!
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Just so you know for next time, you can order free shipping materials from www.usps.com I got some boxes from there. They take about a week or so to get in, but it's free!
aren't they priority only?
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You know what I use?



Birthday gift bags!!!!! they are NICE and Sturdy!!!
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aren't they priority only?
yup, the free ones are priority only.

I've gotten a couple of things in ... interesting packaging to say the least (the best was someone who sent me books in a paper wrapped old pizza carton. Thank god the books were still shrinkwrapped or dh's birthday present would have smelt like 7 day old pizza hut). I think tossing a dipe into a ziploc and wrapping in a lunch bag or some brown paper is a fantastic idea.
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aren't they priority only?
Yep, but you can flip the envolopes inside out and tape em up
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Yep, but you can flip the envolopes inside out and tape em up
I've been hit with postage due fees from a seller doing that and so have many other mamas on the board. Some of the newer ones even have 'priority only' printed on the inside. Even if it's already used, the PO doesn't allow you to do that.
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