Don's Home Services Shipping and Mailing costs
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    Examples (as of Feb. 8, 2009): Package:
    Carrier 3 lbs 10 lbs 70 lbs
    2-day air 5-7-day
    ground
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    5-7-day
    ground
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    USPS * $12 $8 $30 $16 $108 $51
    FedEx $34 $14 $54 $18 $260 $66
    UPS $31 $15 $57 $20 $261 $73
    * The U.S. Postal Service offers several Priority Mail (2-day) boxes and
    envelopes at fixed prices: $4.95 (8-5/8 x 5-3/8 x 1-5/8"), $10.35 for a medium box
    and $13.95 (12x12x6") regardless of their weight or destination in the country. 
    
    FedEx and UPS include tracking in prices and automatically cover packages for
    up to $100 of declared value.
    Tracking and insurance at the post office cost extra. 
    
    Ground service is 5 days with FedEx and UPS
    The US Postal Service has a limit of 70 lbs
    
    As of Feb. 2010 a 2nd checked bag on United Airlines is $35
    
    Sample weights with packing:
    Electric coffee pot: 3.2 lbs
    laptop computer: 8 lbs
    Skis: 15-21 lbs
    Skis xc: 7-8 lbs 6.25' (190 cm) long 5 days ground $25 UPS, $23 FedEx
    Golf bag and clubs: 40 lbs
    
    I was selling a sewing machine and table on CraigsList and one person wanted it shipped to Queens, NY. With legs removed it was 20" x 34" x 16" and 75 lbs. UPS packaging and shipping $150 FedEx packaging $36, shipping $46 total $80
    Places which will package and ship near Bridgewater NJ. FedEx 399 Hwy 28 Raritan, NJ - 908 575-1221 UPS 1600 Mt Bethel Rd., Warren, NJ - 908 226-8760 Craters & Freighters 333 Cedar Ave, Middlesex, NJ - (732) 563-9200 Links: www.ShipGooDER.com/ - Compare rates USPS FedEx UPS DHL (overseas shipping) SportsExpress

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last updated 8 Jan 2009