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 Post subject: Re: Ship a knife
PostPosted: Tue Feb 25, 2014 7:01 pm 
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mark wrote:I don't ship nearly the volume of CKTG, but do a fair amount of shipping at work.

In my experience:
USPS priority is the cheapest and usually the quickest way to ship
FedEx and UPS is a little more $, but are easier to work with and have much better claim service if anything is lost/broken etc.


This is our exact experience too. That's why most of the easy/cheap stuff goes USPS and we let FedEx do the rest. It works well for us. UPS is similar to FedEx but a little more money so we just stuck with FedEx continually over the last decade.



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 Post subject: Re: Ship a knife
PostPosted: Tue Feb 25, 2014 7:59 pm 

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 Post subject: Re: Ship a knife
PostPosted: Tue Feb 25, 2014 11:56 pm 
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I agree with the group. The postal service is usually a better deal on anything one pound or less. Priority Mail is good only if you can use the flat rate boxes. Otherwise just send it first class or parcel post if the customer is not in a hurry.


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 Post subject: Re: Ship a knife
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Working a claim with the post office is a disaster. In particular if you don't have the original receipt (private sales or trades)


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 Post subject: Re: Ship a knife
PostPosted: Tue Mar 04, 2014 8:51 pm 
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phillysco wrote:I agree with the group. The postal service is usually a better deal on anything one pound or less. Priority Mail is good only if you can use the flat rate boxes. Otherwise just send it first class or parcel post if the customer is not in a hurry.

Not true. On light packages flat rate boxes can cost twice as much as a standard box.



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 Post subject: Re: Ship a knife
PostPosted: Tue Mar 04, 2014 10:32 pm 
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I just sold a bunch of Cutco (shudder) on Ebay. Actually more like I got rid of that useless CRAP!
They all went USPS Priority Mail and it cost like $6 to ship a single knife well packaged small boxes.
I sent a set of 6 with the knife case, and the shipping was about $14.
Larger boxes or heavier than a few pounds you will do better UPS or Fedex.


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 Post subject: Re: Ship a knife
PostPosted: Tue Mar 04, 2014 11:19 pm 
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It cost me less than $3 to send one knife Priority mail, but I didn't use a flate rate box.



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