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Today i was mailing a small mp3 player. I got it to the desk and the charge was going to be $12, i took out a very very small peice of bubble wrap from inside and mailed for $1.60. How the heck does a 3 gram tiny peice of bubble wrap cost $10 more to mail. Stupid idiots
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Are you taking about mailing directly from Canada - or shipping from AUS to Canada.

In any case - yes - I have to agree with you. Canadapost is overpriced and is expensive - but with little alternatives, it's still cheaper than UPS, Fedex and etc.
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Oh, yes im in Canada. man you should seen this tiny peice of bubble wrap. so ridiculous. expensive and overpriced is right! I cant get any of the calculated shipping working properly on my Garage Sale either...
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You guys think you got it bad over there..... ever heard of Royalmail in the UK?

Well let me tell you about them... basically ***ers and this and that and the other

On many occasions, it is cheaper for me to send an item abroad via a airoplane then if I was to send the item 5 miles down the road from where I live and their prices keep going up every year.
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Today i was mailing a small mp3 player. I got it to the desk and the charge was going to be $12, i took out a very very small peice of bubble wrap from inside and mailed for $1.60. How the heck does a 3 gram tiny peice of bubble wrap cost $10 more to mail. Stupid idiots
They have a stupid rule that if its over 20mm they will have to ship it as a parcel since they will use man power instead of machine, but 99 percent of work is done by people anyways...

So do not waste your time and go to the post office. Buy yourself a small scale, download the price per weight for lettermail pdf on the canada post website, and buy the stamps (1.03, 1.25, 0.59) and just drop it off at the post box.

Same goes when shipping DVDs and CDs to the states, just use the postage required for letter mail to the states, instead of paying for the small packet service, and you will save liked 2 dollars. And it takes the same amount of time for the buyer to receive it.

Also the size of the envelope. I used regular cd mailer for CDs shipped to the U.K and I had to pay 5 bucks, and once i downloaded the pdf and realized i can cut down the size of the envelope or use smaller envelopes I saved 4 bucks... What a joke lol. So try to cut (literally) down the packaging if possible for the product you want to ship (look at the dimensions on the pdf).

I shipped over 55 products that were over 2cm thickness and DVDs/CDs using letter mail and it went through.

PDF files are all located here.
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Awesome, thanks a ton man!
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Hey Darwin, if I tried to send a 30x19x5cm thing in an envelope as Other Lettermail for $3.50, do you think that would work or would it get returned to me? More than double the height limit but I'd save a fortune. I'd even throw on some extra stamps xD
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Haa, i was in the post office talking to the 'actually friendly nice' lady, and i told here about sending them a little thicker. She said you would get away w/ it for awhile, but shes seen somebody come in with a bill from CP of all the overweight/oversized parcels they had sent.

A little piece of bubble wrap almost cost me an extra $10 to ship.
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Another reason to DIY mail envelopes ha- I end up cutting my own all the time.
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Hey Darwin, if I tried to send a 30x19x5cm thing in an envelope as Other Lettermail for $3.50, do you think that would work or would it get returned to me? More than double the height limit but I'd save a fortune. I'd even throw on some extra stamps xD
Yes, just make sure the postage paid covers the weight (400-500grams).
I shipped products at 3-5 cm (Snes Games and ps2 network adapters).
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Yes, just make sure the postage paid covers the weight (400-500grams).
I shipped products at 3-5 cm (Snes Games and ps2 network adapters).
Excellent, I will definitely be trying it out.
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Another reason to DIY mail envelopes ha- I end up cutting my own all the time.
you make your own envelopes? how?
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