09-27-2010, 10:34 PM
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Mount Prospect, IL
Total Cats: 3
I'll have to get it properly boxed and weighed (don't have a scale that goes above 5 pounds with any accuracy)
I very rarely use USPS. I've had too many issues and sales $$ losses thanks to the not-so-mighty post office.
It simply won't fit on the small $4.95 flat rate box (sorry but there is just too much there!)
and the $10.70 medium box it fits in means there still isn't any form of insurance or tracking (add that and now you are at $13.65 with crappy tracking that doesn't help/show much before you even calculate the 3.5% loss to paypal fees :( )
Taking weight as 6 pounds (guessing here)
fedex ground home delivery, on the other hand, is $14.19 to 94401 which includes proper tracking and insurance for the full paypal payment value.
fedex ground to springfield (used example 62701 zip code) comes back as $10.59 for home delivery (again decent tracking plus insurance at full paypal payment value)
I ship fedex ground.
I don't know the exact weight yet but I know it is over 5 pounds and guessed at 6 pounds (If the ship weight ends up 7 pounds instead, then the rates go up slightly)