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This is one getting to be one darned expensive hobby. Wheres GAA when you need them??? The $87.90 was my cost in postage for mailing out a bunch of trades this morning.

 

Whats the most you have ever spent on postage to mail out coins????

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Oh my, how many did you mail? And what method did you send them?

 

I think the most I ever spent at 1 time for 1st class shipping was maybe $30 (right when I first mailed out my first batch of coins last June)

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I've never spent nearly that much... are you using priority mail? insurance? delivery confirmation? each of the services costs alot extra and I don't normally use them

 

I only use insurance if the value is over $35

 

I only use Priority mail if I'm send move than 5 coins to an individual....

 

I never use delivery confirmation...

Edited by f0t0m0m

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I never use delivery confirmation...

Unfortunately, I've been burned on that one. It's amazing how unreliable the good ol' USPS suddenly got. :) Well worth the extra 55 cents, IMHO.

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Wow, I sent 19 packages on Wednesday and paid less than $18.00. Are you doing a lot of trades over seas? Including envelopes which you get get for about $0.15 in bulk off of ebay, my gas, my time and anyhting else you want to compute I still don't think I paid over $1.25 per package. One single coin with no insurance and no delivery confirmation in a small envelope is only about 1.40 ozs which ships for $0.60, a bigger envelope puts you over 2 ozs and ships for $0.83.

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How expensive are the shipping in USA for an average small parcel?

 

I paid between 3 - 5 € (3,5 - 6 $) per parcel Germany -> USA

 

I am not sure about parcel, but I just made a trade and shipped a small padded envelope and it cost me $2.43.

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How expensive are the shipping in USA for an average small parcel?

 

I paid between 3 - 5 € (3,5 - 6 $) per parcel Germany -> USA

I mailed 1 coin in a bubble mailer to Germany (from the US) for $1.60. That's quite a difference.

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I mailed 1 coin in a bubble mailer to Germany (from the US) for $1.60. That's quite a difference.

Uuuuui...that's really cheap! :)

 

I send in this little bags....3 €

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Over 3 coins i must pay more...because of the weight. :)

Edited by HerrK & Lassie

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I've sent 2 coins to Germany for $1.80, UK for $1.20 and one coin to New Zealand for $1.40. To add any thing fancy to overseas padded envolopes you first have to register them and thats where it gets expensive. about a extra $11 to register a single package.

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I mailed 1 coin in a bubble mailer to Germany (from the US) for $1.60. That's quite a difference.

I just sent one to the U.K. and that's what it cost me.

 

If I were to insure the package it would have cost $18.50

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Well Grayling does live in AB Canada, so I am sure this adds to his woes. My coin I sent to him I believe was about $1.43.

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I've already put about $200 into mailing the Buffalo Wings coins. And now I get to start all over with the Team Sand Dollar coins. One USPS bill alone was $134.

 

Team Sand Dollar

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I've spent almost $500 in postage for the New Mexico coins. Someone please remind me to charge more for shipping next time I do a large coin run. :D:D

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I had to send one coin to Germany and it was $16 with Ins. With out Ins. it would have been about $2.

 

Richard

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I had so send one coin to Germany and it was $16 with Ins. With out Ins. it would have been about $2.

 

Richard

You coud've had 2 shipments go missing for that price :D:D

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I've spent almost $500 in postage for the New Mexico coins. Someone please remind me to charge more for shipping next time I do a large coin run. :D:D

How many coins did that cover, 9Key? Hope I've budgeted enough to ship 1,000 2006 GOWT coins! :D

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~$800 for postage and optional insurance for the 2005 Alaska geocoin project which involved nearly 400 envelops and packages for more than 1500 brass coins in flips and the solid silver and silver w/ gold relief coins in their display cases. About half the orders requested insurance which tacked on a minimum of $1.30 to a shipment. Orders up to twelve ounces went 1st class mail by weight. Orders over twelve ounces went Priority Flat Rate Envelop for $3.85, including a decent-sized coin club order. Overseas orders went Air Letter Post at about 80 cents per ounce. Postage to Canada was a little less than overseas postage. To my knowledge, no coin orders were lost, though I did learn the value of a good return address due to two cachers having moved w/o a forwarding address and a couple of messed up mailing labels on my end.

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I had so send one coin to Germany and it was $16 with Ins. With out Ins. it would have been about $2.

 

Richard

In Germany you can insured your post from 8 €uro +

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I had so send one coin to Germany and it was $16 with Ins.  With out Ins. it would have been about $2.

 

Richard

You coud've had 2 shipments go missing for that price :D:D

That is true, But the person that I sent the coin to paid for Ins. so I did not mind.

 

Richard

Edited by GeoCrickets

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Well, I had to mail out 51 packages at about $1.70 a piece... Then tax on top of that. Fortunately all the packages were going to the US. Overseas would have been a lot more. (shudder)

 

I suppose I could have spread it out a little bit but since I had promised everyone I had arranged trades with I would mail them out as soon as I got them I decided to bite the bullet and do it all at once. The Canadian postal system is overpriced compared to the US system.

 

Amazingly though I got emails from a couple of people telling me they got the coins only 2 days after they were mailed. Personally I had expected it to take a bit longer.

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I think its much cheaper if you don't do the insurance or tracking options...

 

However, I feel like by using tracking option it keeps the post office more in tune to keeping track of it and I've been using the option more...not because of whom I've traded with, but just to keep the PO on their feet.

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I don't know how many of you use paypal for your orders, but if you do and you want delivery confirmation on you packs you can get it for only .13 when you print the labels direct through the site (there is no longer a fee and if you are doing priority, the conf. is free). makes it much cheaper and easier. Sadly, still no good for international. But it saves some time and money.

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Ha!Ha!

 

Good old postage I pay $1.70 per geobone to the U.S. $2.70 if there are2 or more. The most? . ...well, let's just say I have sent out almost 70 packages one day.

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:cool: I should add: the price of postage is certainly less than walking or driving myself.

 

Hula Bum: - I'm finding it VERY difficult to concentrate on my posting with your current forum photo!

Edited by Lemon Fresh Dog

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Hula Bum: - I'm finding it VERY difficult to concentrate on my posting with your current forum photo!

Keep your eyes on the page Frank. She doesn't come with the coin...

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:cool: I should add: the price of postage is certainly less than walking or driving myself.

 

Hula Bum: - I'm finding it VERY difficult to concentrate on my posting with your current forum photo!

LOL

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Well, I had to mail out 51 packages at about $1.70 a piece...  Then tax on top of that.    Fortunately all the packages were going to the US.  Overseas would have been a lot more.    (shudder)

 

I suppose I could have spread it out a little bit but since I had promised everyone I had arranged trades with I would mail them out as soon as I got them I decided to bite the bullet and do it all at once.  The Canadian postal system is overpriced compared to the US system. 

 

Amazingly though I got emails from a couple of people telling me they got the coins only 2 days after they were mailed.  Personally I had expected it to take a bit longer.

Canada Post totally sucks compared to USPS, because when sending letter post by USPS, they only care about weight. Canada Post checks the thickness too. If it's more than 5 mm thick, it is a non-standard letter (more expensive) and if it's thicker than 20 mm, it has to go as small packet (even more expensive when mailing stuff that doesn't weigh much).

 

I was sending a Canada Geocoin to Europe last week and I just put it in a standard envelope (not Jiffy/padded). I wrapped it in a piece of paper and taped it onto another piece of paper almost the size of the envelope, so the coin does not move in the envelope. I have a digital scale at home and that letter weighed 32 g. Standard (the cheapest) letter is up to 30 g, so I just bought a $1.45 ($1.55 with tax) stamp and dropped it into the mailbox. Even if they check the weight, they will not return it to me because of 2 grams more. If I used a padded envelope, it would be thicker than 5 mm and I would have to pay $3.40 + tax for shipping.

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Hula Bum: - I'm finding it VERY difficult to concentrate on my posting with your current forum photo!

Sorry LFD, that limited edition stays here! :blink:

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