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Dec 6, 2014 9:24 AM CST
Name: Ron
Naples, FL

I would like to add something here about the flat-rate priority mail boxes. These are convenient but overpriced unless what you are shipping is heavy.

This past fall I did a trade with another ATP member. Because the trade included cuttings and small plants, the box I used was similar in size and shape to the medium flat-rate box.

The sender used a flat-rate priority box and paid $12.65 flat-rate to ship to me. By using my own box with about the same amount of plant material, I only paid $5.83. I SAVED almost $7.

This was still priority mail shipping which automatically includes package tracking.

There are two different priority boxes from the post office. The flat-rate box SAYS flat-rate. The other box looks very similar. In another trade at about the same time, the sender reused a box she thought was a flat rate box but was just Priority Mail. She thought the postal clerk had miscalculated the postage as the price was so cheap compared to what she was expecting to pay.

Just a head's up!

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