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Old 01-25-2011, 09:23 PM   #1
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Cheapest way to send dipes?

Ok so I have heard that weighing at home and using Paypal to generate the shipping label is best, but what type of envelope is best? Just trying to skip the "live and learn" step here. I have to send 4 small pocket dipes... want to save as much as possible on the shipping.

Any advice welcome. Thanks!

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Old 01-25-2011, 09:52 PM   #2
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Re: Cheapest way to send dipes?

I have to send diapers to a friend in cali so i was snooping to see what the answer was.
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Old 01-25-2011, 10:08 PM   #3
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Re: Cheapest way to send dipes?

Polymailers have been really awesome for me! I know there's a mama on here who sells them: http://diaperswappers.com/forum/showthread.php?t=659389. There's also coops that order them in bulk. There's currently a coop going on for valumailers (or something like that, I didn't look at the name exactly), if you're on the coops board.
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Ditto on the polymailers, unless you have a lot or they're quite heavy, in which case my experience has been that a flat rate box can end up being cheaper. Hope that helps some
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FYI - the values for FRBs are:
1 LB or less - skip the small FRB
2 LB or less - skip the medium FRB
3 LB or less - skip the large FRB

I like to use postal wrap (brown paper) since it's customizable and light.
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Re: Cheapest way to send dipes?

Im an idiot, what is FRB? ooooh right Flat rate box./ Thanks!

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Im an idiot, what is FRB? ooooh right Flat rate box./ Thanks!
Yep, flat rate box. And you're not at all an idiot I still see abbreviations that confuse me and I've been on here for at least a couple years now, lol!
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Old 01-26-2011, 02:06 PM   #8
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Can you wrap in a paper bag, like a Trader Joes bag?
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Can you wrap in a paper bag, like a Trader Joes bag?
I've done it, but I always make sure that the inside is in some kind of plastic to protect it (even just a ziploc, if it fits) to make sure that the contents don't get ruined in the event that it's exposed to weather. As long as it is packaged well and taped closed well, I think paper bags work great personally!
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Re: Cheapest way to send dipes?

I do not recommend using any type of paper for a soft package as the PO machines tend to shred them...you are better off using poly mailers.

First Class is the cheapest when it's under 13 oz. and priority after that and you are required to get a DC# on ALL packages.
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