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*HOT* Ship FIRST-CLASS & MEDIA-MAIL USPS for no monthly fee


#1 hotwls13   BROKE ASS GAMER! CAGiversary!   1563 Posts   Joined 10.6 Years Ago  

Posted 04 January 2006 - 07:24 PM

I'm not sure if this is where to post this but here goes.

I got this from Slickdeals. Thanks davidwlam!

*HOT* Ship FIRST-CLASS & MEDIA-MAIL USPS for no monthly fee

So How do I ship using Pitney Bowes for FREE????

Simple....you probably have a Paypal account right? If so you've probably used their shipping when you sell stuff. But what about those outside-of-eBay-or-paypal purchases?? (Like ones on half.com or Amazon.com?).

Its quite simple. Using your Paypal Account all you have to do is log in, and use this link: Linky

If you aren't particularly computer-saavy, you are probably wonder why this allows you to ship stuff without having received a payment. Simple...if you click the "ship" button in your account, you'll notice this exact link, but with a &info=somecrazymessofletters&numbers. That &info is the pre-filled out form information that allows it to fill out the address for you. By removing it, it simply doesn't fill it out and allows you to fill it out manually.

It works perfectly and bills through your paypal account. You can select it to take the payment from your paypal balance, a credit card or a bank account (if you are trustworthy enough to add one).

Pro's & Con's to this "Free" way of shipping

PRO:
1: Now you can ship all of your First-Class and Media-Mail stuff WITHOUT HAVING TO PAY SOME NONSENSE MONTHLY FEE!
2: You don't have to use USPS.com's confusing & chaotic website to ship Priority Mail & Express Mail
3: Easy-to-use Paypal interface doesn't require special software or sticker-labels. Just shove a peice of paper in your printer and it prints fine, no issues!
4: You don't have to go to the PO and wait in line on your Lunch Hour!

NEUTRAL (could be a pro or con, depends on you):
1: You HAVE to pay a $.13 delivery confirmation fee for First-class & Media-Mail, its required. In my eyes, this is a benefit since I would purchase it anyways from the post office. You never know what kind of people try to BS you and say they never received the item you shipped them. Thus using delivery confirmation can prevent someone from defrauding you. At the US Post Office it costs 55 cents to buy delivery confirmation for media mail or first-class mail, so 13 cents is a real savings!

CON:
1: You can't ship to Canada, UK, etc, only within the United States
unless you ship WITH UPS SHIPPING This means you'll still have to wait in line at the post office when you have to ship outside of the US.

Edit seems you can now ship international!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

#2 slidecage   Nothing to say CAGiversary!   27198 Posts   Joined 11.0 Years Ago  

Posted 04 January 2006 - 07:32 PM

I'm not sure if this is where to post this but here goes.

I got this from Slickdeals. Thanks davidwlam!

*HOT* Ship FIRST-CLASS & MEDIA-MAIL USPS for no monthly fee

So How do I ship using Pitney Bowes for FREE????

Simple....you probably have a Paypal account right? If so you've probably used their shipping when you sell stuff. But what about those outside-of-eBay-or-paypal purchases?? (Like ones on half.com or Amazon.com?).

Its quite simple. Using your Paypal Account all you have to do is log in, and use this link: Linky

If you aren't particularly computer-saavy, you are probably wonder why this allows you to ship stuff without having received a payment. Simple...if you click the "ship" button in your account, you'll notice this exact link, but with a &info=somecrazymessofletters&numbers. That &info is the pre-filled out form information that allows it to fill out the address for you. By removing it, it simply doesn't fill it out and allows you to fill it out manually.

It works perfectly and bills through your paypal account. You can select it to take the payment from your paypal balance, a credit card or a bank account (if you are trustworthy enough to add one).

Pro's & Con's to this "Free" way of shipping

PRO:
1: Now you can ship all of your First-Class and Media-Mail stuff WITHOUT HAVING TO PAY SOME NONSENSE MONTHLY FEE!
2: You don't have to use USPS.com's confusing & chaotic website to ship Priority Mail & Express Mail
3: Easy-to-use Paypal interface doesn't require special software or sticker-labels. Just shove a peice of paper in your printer and it prints fine, no issues!
4: You don't have to go to the PO and wait in line on your Lunch Hour!

NEUTRAL (could be a pro or con, depends on you):
1: You HAVE to pay a $.13 delivery confirmation fee for First-class & Media-Mail, its required. In my eyes, this is a benefit since I would purchase it anyways from the post office. You never know what kind of people try to BS you and say they never received the item you shipped them. Thus using delivery confirmation can prevent someone from defrauding you. At the US Post Office it costs 55 cents to buy delivery confirmation for media mail or first-class mail, so 13 cents is a real savings!

CON:
1: You can't ship to Canada, UK, etc, only within the United States
unless you ship WITH UPS SHIPPING This means you'll still have to wait in line at the post office when you have to ship outside of the US.

Edit seems you can now ship international!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


you might be saving some on that DC but your paying for it using your ink up
WOOOO I STINK

#3 csidegamer   What problem w/ Dwarves? CAGiversary!   1827 Posts   Joined 10.8 Years Ago  

Posted 04 January 2006 - 07:36 PM

If this stays working it will be great for trades, etc.

Thanks OP.
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#4 Strell   LOBSTERS!....IN MY PANTS! CAGiversary!   26583 Posts   Joined 11.8 Years Ago  

Posted 04 January 2006 - 07:39 PM

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#5 hotwls13   BROKE ASS GAMER! CAGiversary!   1563 Posts   Joined 10.6 Years Ago  

Posted 04 January 2006 - 07:48 PM

you might be saving some on that DC but your paying for it using your ink up


What have you been smokin? This is the perfect method for shipping when you do trades on here. (ie no paypal transaction to link shipping to)

Haha, I would gladly use my ink before driving 5-10 miles to the nearest PO, during my lunch hour, spending much more $$ on gas than ink. Not to mention starving due to a late lunch or missing it entirely.

Using this method, for those of us that don't have a huge mailbox at our house, (I have the multiple small mailboxes down the street) we can print postage/label at home, then schedule a pickup for the next day at USPS.com. I just put the packages by my front door in the morning.

#6 csidegamer   What problem w/ Dwarves? CAGiversary!   1827 Posts   Joined 10.8 Years Ago  

Posted 04 January 2006 - 07:52 PM

If it is a small box or padded envelope, I just drop them in the mailbox on my way to work.
No waiting for the PO to open, or rushing home to get there before close.

Ink is cheap, I buy generic.
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#7 The Truth   You should be listening to Star Wars in Character. CAGiversary!   387 Posts   Joined 10.5 Years Ago  

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Posted 04 January 2006 - 07:54 PM

I'm gonna send my mom this info. She's selling stuff around the house all the time (my room remains off-limits (I hope!)).
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#8 slidecage   Nothing to say CAGiversary!   27198 Posts   Joined 11.0 Years Ago  

Posted 04 January 2006 - 07:58 PM

What have you been smokin? This is the perfect method for shipping when you do trades on here. (ie no paypal transaction to link shipping to)

Haha, I would gladly use my ink before driving 5-10 miles to the nearest PO, during my lunch hour, spending much more $$ on gas than ink. Not to mention starving due to a late lunch or missing it entirely.

Using this method, for those of us that don't have a huge mailbox at our house, (I have the multiple small mailboxes down the street) we can print postage/label at home, then schedule a pickup for the next day at USPS.com. I just put the packages by my front door in the morning.



can you get insurance.... see this is what i dont understand... you say you can get DC and just leave the packages by the door for the mail man to pick up and i have a major problem with that...

What keeps people from printing stuff off Saying they put the stuff buy the door (they never do ) they will say Ummmm i shipped the items and i have these DC numbers right here proviing it... Now i dont think someone would be stupid enough to try that cause Im sure the post office has a nice cell ready for Postal faurd. but just saying someone could try it

(i drive past a post office every day , that is why i think dropping off is easier : )
WOOOO I STINK

#9 wubb   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   20114 Posts   Joined 11.6 Years Ago  

Posted 04 January 2006 - 08:08 PM

You can also use the USPS Shipping Assistant (free program) to create labels (w/ DC) and just use stamps for the postage. That's what I do. But this is a neat trick. Once it gets abused to hell PayPal will almost certainly close the loop.

I'd probably add a con that PayPal may decide to boot anyone found doing this...

#10 zewone   Thursday CAGiversary!   43156 Posts   Joined 11.3 Years Ago  

Posted 04 January 2006 - 08:19 PM

Monthly fee?

#11 sabin23   Wii CAGiversary!   1184 Posts   Joined 11.7 Years Ago  

Posted 04 January 2006 - 08:32 PM

thx

#12 hotwls13   BROKE ASS GAMER! CAGiversary!   1563 Posts   Joined 10.6 Years Ago  

Posted 04 January 2006 - 09:05 PM

Yes there is some risk involved putting packages on porch. Depending on the size, I too will drop the packages in a mailbox on the way to work. It's the larger packages that I have picked up.

Also, you can buy insurance as well, though if for some reason the Post Office doesn't receive the package (someone stole it off your porch) you are SOL.

I hope they don't close the loop, cause this will save me a bunch of time.

can you get insurance.... see this is what i dont understand... you say you can get DC and just leave the packages by the door for the mail man to pick up and i have a major problem with that...

What keeps people from printing stuff off Saying they put the stuff buy the door (they never do ) they will say Ummmm i shipped the items and i have these DC numbers right here proviing it... Now i dont think someone would be stupid enough to try that cause Im sure the post office has a nice cell ready for Postal faurd. but just saying someone could try it

(i drive past a post office every day , that is why i think dropping off is easier : )



#13 magikman   Mmmmm... 7 CAGiversary!   432 Posts   Joined 11.1 Years Ago  

Posted 04 January 2006 - 09:09 PM

Sweet. I have been looking for something like this. Thanks, OP!

#14 swetooth9   Go Tar Heels! CAGiversary!   7132 Posts   Joined 11.4 Years Ago  

Posted 04 January 2006 - 09:16 PM

tagged

#15 FlipSide   Made in the Philippines CAGiversary!   1623 Posts   Joined 12.1 Years Ago  

Posted 04 January 2006 - 09:52 PM

Tagged, I do trades 3-4 times a month. This will save me gas and time
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#16 Purkeynator   Cheap before it was cool CAGiversary!   3236 Posts   Joined 10.7 Years Ago  

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Posted 04 January 2006 - 10:16 PM

awesome post, marking for later
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#17 puternerd   Sex nuts & retard strong CAGiversary!   491 Posts   Joined 10.6 Years Ago  

Posted 05 January 2006 - 03:12 AM

Just a word of warning, I got burned on an ebay trans awhile ago. I sold a DVD set and put ins and dc on it, plus it was over $50 so the carrier was supposed to get a sig too. Well they didn't and the buyer claimed it was never delivered. I filed the claim with the PO and was denied because it was shown as delivered, didn't matter that the carrier should have gotten a sig but didn't, if you don't buy sig conf. they won't pay if it shows delivered.

#18 FlipSide   Made in the Philippines CAGiversary!   1623 Posts   Joined 12.1 Years Ago  

Posted 05 January 2006 - 03:28 AM

Just a word of warning, I got burned on an ebay trans awhile ago. I sold a DVD set and put ins and dc on it, plus it was over $50 so the carrier was supposed to get a sig too. Well they didn't and the buyer claimed it was never delivered. I filed the claim with the PO and was denied because it was shown as delivered, didn't matter that the carrier should have gotten a sig but didn't, if you don't buy sig conf. they won't pay if it shows delivered.


If it showed delivered, that should be enough as proof that you delivered the DVD. If it was me and buyer says he/she didnt get it and the DC says delivered then I would say the buyer is full of shit.
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#19 ryosnk   I'm a super patriot. CAGiversary!   3920 Posts   Joined 11.7 Years Ago  

Posted 05 January 2006 - 04:19 AM

Just for review.

#20 Rig   Rig = Lunar CAGiversary!   13352 Posts   Joined 11.1 Years Ago  

Posted 24 January 2006 - 04:45 AM

Monthly fee?


Yeah, I was wondering too.

#21 chaostic_2k1   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   187 Posts   Joined 11.3 Years Ago  

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Posted 24 January 2006 - 07:32 PM

If someone steals your stuff of the porch, then you sol even if you bought insurance. The carrier has to pick it up before the protection kicks in.

#22 Warner1281   Pissing off customers CAGiversary!   3047 Posts   Joined 10.2 Years Ago  

Posted 25 January 2006 - 04:00 PM

tagged. Thanks for the info OP
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#23 brianmoy   Brian the best I can. CAGiversary!   2021 Posts   Joined 10.1 Years Ago  

Posted 01 February 2006 - 10:22 PM

Nice. I've been using either the USPS Shipping Assistant or asking people to send me 1 penny so I can use PayPal to print the shipping label. I know its just asking for a token payment so I can get the "ship" label but still seems awkward and I have to explain it. I'll try this and hopefully I won't have to ask for the penny anymore.

Also, if this interests anybody - if you sign up with UPS (don't have to ship, just register), you can get free self adhesive sheets that are half page size, so you can print 2 PayPal shipping labels each. The thing that makes them good is that unlike USPS and FedEx, they are pretty much blank, except for a small line at the bottom which has the UPS logo, which can be easily trimmed with a paper cutter or pair of scissors. The supplies are free and the shipping is free.
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#24 Snake2715   Gotta Have Your Toys... CAGiversary!   8511 Posts   Joined 11.7 Years Ago  

Posted 01 February 2006 - 10:51 PM

Tagged.
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#25 ofacto   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   723 Posts   Joined 11.9 Years Ago  

Posted 01 February 2006 - 11:51 PM

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Also, if this interests anybody - if you sign up with UPS (don't have to ship, just register), you can get free self adhesive sheets that are half page size, so you can print 2 PayPal shipping labels each. The thing that makes them good is that unlike USPS and FedEx, they are pretty much blank, except for a small line at the bottom which has the UPS logo, which can be easily trimmed with a paper cutter or pair of scissors. The supplies are free and the shipping is free.


I haven't used the UPS labels, but I think the FedEX Laser labels are perfect for Paypal shipping, they are only one label per a sheet but the label part is completely blank and is the perfect size for a PAYPAL label, and the shipping record prints on the bottom half. Also available for free if you have a FedEX account.

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#26 The Successful Dropout   eye we tall did CAGiversary!   9551 Posts   Joined 11.3 Years Ago  

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Posted 05 February 2006 - 05:07 AM

am i missing something? where do you put the person's email so the DC# can be sent directly to them? isn't that what happens during paypal payments or ebay transactions?

EDIT: Thanks OP
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#27 mr ryles   Plays bowling CAGiversary!   14732 Posts   Joined 11.9 Years Ago  

Posted 05 February 2006 - 05:38 AM

tag I may try this later.

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#28 takingchase   Banned Banned   857 Posts   Joined 10.7 Years Ago  

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Posted 15 February 2006 - 04:46 PM

I don't get it. I have something that is 3.8 oz. Thats what the scale at the post office said. Since there are only incriments of 1 oz. Am I supposed to put 3 for the oz's or should I round up and put 4?
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#29 SpazX   13 Billion Years in the Making CAGiversary!   8299 Posts   Joined 9.9 Years Ago  

Posted 15 February 2006 - 05:07 PM

Round up, when you pay for shipping it's usually listed as "no more than" 3 oz or something so you pay for between 2 and 3 oz at the 3 oz rate, between 3 and 4 oz at the 4 oz rate, etc.

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#30 briansraregames   Yay! We didn't lose 100! CAGiversary!   1982 Posts   Joined 10.1 Years Ago  

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Posted 15 February 2006 - 05:10 PM

Just a word of warning about sending international using this method. There is no tracking available and you still have to go to the post office and fill out the customs forms. Don't forget about that and just print the label and drop it in the box or neither you or your recipient may ever see the package again. This goes for military addresses too! US Territories (Puerto Rico, Guam, Vrigin Islands) do not need additional customs forms.
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