USPS is getting out of hand

I wish I could go back to the days when you could get 3 stamps for a dollar, and ship something to California from Pennsylvania for less than $5.

Now it's over $5 just to ship from Minnesota to any other Midwestern state.

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The other day, I shipped about 2 pounds worth of stuff to some friends in PA, and it cost just under $10. Today I shipped something that weighed less than 3 ounces to a state that's only a couple hours away and it cost over $5.

What the hell happened over the course of the last 3 days?

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7 replies since 13th June 2011 • Last reply 13th June 2011

hummm idk, thats crazy though. watch what your actually mailing it in though. because the actuall size of the packaging matters to. I have found that out from sending all my swaps all over the place, lol. I go find a store like walmart, that sells those packaging envelopes in bulk and i buy a package of like 10 for a few dollars. if you get two different sizes that works out pretty well. You must be doing something weird with packaging if you arent adding on extra things like delivery confirmation and insurance. When ever I send a 6x9 packaging envelope thats under a pound it never cost me more that $3.00 to send with in the US, and if its outside the US then it might be like $5.00.

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It was only a 6x9 envelope that I sent today! I used to send T-shirts to friends in bigger envelopes for only $2! I'm thinking the lady there found some way to overcharge me since I usually have another woman there handle my things.

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yeah maybe! or she just isnt doing her job right, lol. Whenever I think they've got it wrong, I make them explaint it to me, and why i cost that much, and then I ask if there is a more efficent way to ship it. All in a very nice tone of course, lol! I dont care if I hold up the line asking questions because usually I have to stand in line for like 10-30 min before its my turn. If you get that lady again,I would def ask her why it is so expensive, and see what she says Happy

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I'm so sorry! That was me you shipped to and now I feel horrible that it's cost you so much!

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Pinkweeds, it isn't your fault at all! I think that that lady didn't know what she was doing. She's way younger than the woman who's usually there. She didn't give me any other shipping options like the other lady usually does, so she just picked Priority and sent me on my way.

Oh well. I bought 3 different sizes of envelopes tonight in preparation for my 23% off sale tomorrow, so hopefully that will help, too. I've never seen it cost so much for Priority on a 6x9 envelope before though!

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That sounds like Canada Post prices! I actually miss the USPS, now that I live here.

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What, Corvus? Not looking forwards to the strike and a rate increase? hee hee.

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