What the hell is going on with USPS

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  1. dtf

    dtf Well-Known "Member"

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    Three weeks ago I sent a rod in a 85" light weight tube to Florida for $18 and change. Today I went to send the same size (length, width,weight) and they say prices have gone up ---- $40 and change -- BS

    Tried to other shippers and basically the same, FEX was $35

    Bummed
     
  2. Hismosa

    Hismosa I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    Prices did got up over a month ago. But my guess is they didnt input the info correct. I would hop online and print your own label
     
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    Even if I print my own label they are still going to measure/weight tube and come up with the same price??? I'm I missing something?
     
  4. plj46

    plj46 I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    I think you're missing the part about the 18 bucks.Somebody at the USPS screwed up and didn't charge enough.
     
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  5. Hismosa

    Hismosa I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    Your label will already be paid for, simply drop it off at that point. Nothing to measure/weigh. $18 sounds about right
     
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    Or schedule a pick up at your house. If it's available in your area.
     
  7. bent rod todd

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    Maybe the Boeing's be grounded?
     
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    This is 100% true. However, if they think you measured/weighed it wrong, it will get kicked back to the post office from the distribution facility.

    Have had it happen a few times.
     
  9. Hismosa

    Hismosa I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    You would have to be pretty far off
     
  10. DoubletroubleII

    DoubletroubleII Fish On!

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    In our area in NorCal USPS has been also delivering amazon deliveries as well, that could slow it down
     
  11. DPevin

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    So my wife ships these things she makes for hanging on the wall. Generally 4' tubes and the weight is usually the same. She was off by a few ounces on one that she printed the label from home to have it picked up at the house and they sent it back to our local post office and made us pay the difference of $1.74 or something like that.

    You are right, its not gonna be common...but sounds like in this guys case someone is messing up their measurements or weight somewhere, either him or the post office.
     
  12. Hismosa

    Hismosa I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    Yea I feel like it's just catching someone on a bad day as I've experienced it as well, but, its pretty rare.
     
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  13. dtf

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    I could see one person, but went to four different company's,
     
  14. cchris

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    I ship rods all the time . Usually in 6 foot pvc tubes ( most popping rods are 2 piece). I pay on average $25. Haven’t shipped anything lately but $18 seems very cheap for those measurements. You got a good deal on that
     
  15. Hismosa

    Hismosa I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    I'm referring to it being returned to the sender due to size/weight discrepancies. For UPS/FedEx $40 sounds about right, they should only be used for heavier packages. USPS should be far cheaper for light items such as rods.
     
  16. MATTANZA

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    I just shipped a 5.5' trolling rod, a baja boomer, like a broomstick. I just took bubble wrap and thick plastic and wrapped it to save weight. it went from san diego to san fransico for 16 bux. 18 to fla seems real cheap.
     
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    a lot depends on how far the delivery is, too...

    i learned to avoid using the Priority flat rate boxes for shipments that don't span multiple states - a lot of times u can get a better price not using the flat rate boxes (i understand this thread is not about flat rate boxes) - use the USPS website with accurate pound/ounces and measurements - that will tell you the correct price
     
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    Nope, I just got a package back that I overpaid on the postage. It got kicked back to me for more postage due because it was 1/8” off on the girth.
     
  19. Hismosa

    Hismosa I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    I find this hard to believe considering you dont even have to put a size for USPS packages. Unless you went over their max 108"
     
  20. lkatdpelicanfly

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    When i used to ship a lot of rods, i would make sure the measurements when tallied up didnt exceed a certain number. I know thats hard for any rod over 7 ft long...but sometimes for the same diameter tube, a 4" diameter or less tube would get me a reasonable price, but up the diameter to 5" and you get hit with an oversize charge. Some post offices will also tack on some extra fee for irregular, non-rectangular parcels. So i agree, you should print out your own label on clicknship. Its also a little cheaper than then the window pricing. It also depends on how they have their scales set up at the window...some post office have a difficult time properly weighing that long tube in the space they have. Other clerks might round up a 4-1/4" tube to 5" when measuring and charging at the count resulting in an oversized fee while many will just punch in 4" and then you dont get that oversize fee tacked on. Thats why I like to print out my own labels. Once i recall, a post office tried to randomly add the irregular shape fee or something for like an extra $10 charge so i just drove to another branch a few miles away and they didnt charge that.
     
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