The post office has my vote, I've used their priority system for all my eBay
sales with not a single problem so far. I'm not sure why they give such
great rates on their flat rate envelopes but they do. True you can't use
then for 12x12 but you can for just about anything else. There is no
weight limit for the envies in the US and the limit is 4 lbs to any other
country. The big global priority envelopes (9-1/2" x 12-1/2") cost you
$9.00 to the Canada and Australia. Takes 4 to 6 days to get there.
For packages (I calculated 2 lbs 5 onzes costs )Airmail Parcel Post 4 - 10
Days $23.25 Max. length 42", max. length plus girth 79"
Just so you know I once got 5 big sizzix dies in the US priority mail
envies. TW the flat rate for those is $3.85 and tracking is free when
sending in the US if you print your label online. Unfortunately you can't
print labels for destinations outside the US. Hope this helps.
M-C in FL
> yep, I said that right!! Before I went to mail off a few things that I
> had here, (I needed to make room for some new and upcoming purchases), I
> asked a couple that I know send out RAKs. anyhow they suggested I check
> FEDEX and post office to send things overseas.
> Anyhow I went to send someone near Australia a package that weighs
> little more than two pounds. Anyhow the FEDEX clerk told me cheap way
> (surface) was $63 and air was $90. I liked to split. The po said it was
> much more reasonable, but due to low availability of funds, still could
> not afford it.
> So I guess what I am asking, what do ya'll do, what do you send and HOW
> do you send it?
> On this same subject, if someone wants to send a few of our overseas
> friends something, can we send personal emails and ask, then put a box
> together and share the bill? Does that make sense or sound doable?
> OKC Dave (wanting to share some wealth!)