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Mailing vapes?

i made a deal to sell an RDA that i used once. i have never sold anything vape, and i would not have cared to this time, but this guy sounded like he REALLY wanted one. so i figured i’d help a Bro out.

anyway. i don’t want the PO to know whats in the package. how do i go about mailing it ?

thanx

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From what I understand, you can mail person to person. It’s the vendors who can not mail to customers anymore. So you should be ok. Especially since it is just one item.

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thanx, but thats not what i mean.

but after posting this, it just popped into my head = put the box in a bag or something and take that to the PO.

but after that, any other advice ?

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I mail vape stuff all the time including e-liquid, (0 nic) They do ask of package contains liquid, perfume, hazardous material etc. but have never asked me “Whats inside the package”

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It’s the same with me, Parfume, Liquid and breakable things like glass is what they ask.

I did weigh the things and printed a label at home. They have a counter at my PO with a sign “No receipt needed” where you can skip the line and just drop your envelope or package. I didn’t want to be in a crowded PO during COVID therefore I use it always these days.

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If you want to ship it discounted and print your own label, you can use pirateship.com. Especially on First Class parcels they have a nice discount and you can print your own label at home.

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Identify it as ‘filter’, works for fasttech :+1:

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thank. what do you guess i could save on this ? and, i am wondering if others shipped to me using this and saved, and if i just go in the shipping charge would be $92. the packages i have been getting lately, rts’a, were right about $8.50

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I ship single RDA for $3-4. You can add insurance for less than a buck.

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wow, no kidding. can i pay with paypal ?

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It’s normally with CC.

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At my post office, they don’t inspect the packages. You can put something in a taped up box and all they do is weigh it and print a label. They also have padded priority envelopes or cardboard boxes… You just stick whatever in and seal it up. They ask if there’s anything liquid or hazardous but that’s it.

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well, my selling vape shit virginity is now broken :astonished: :rofl:. i just got back from the PO. it cost $7 with the mailer. i wraped the box with 2 walmart bags and taped it closed. i thought the mailers were free, nope, $2. but its done and i hope it gets there smoothly.

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Open an account with USPS and they will ship you free Priority Mail boxes and bags. I recently started using Pirateship as well for cheaper rates, works great and it sure does beat waiting in any USPS line to buy postage

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i don’t think this is going to be a habit. though i do have stuff i probably shouldn’t have bought in the first place. i thought this was never going to be sold, a blue Redemption rda. i bought 2 of them cause they were cheap.

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@mjag, I’ve had a USPS account forever, print 2 labels per page (self adhesive) and as long as it’s in a small prepaid, just roll up to any blue box and roll. What the advantage to using PirateShip ?

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Cheaper and a little bit easier interface like being able to cut and paste and entire address. Easier to ship first class as well, just shipped a package first class in a non-priority mail padded bag 5oz with tracking for $3.45. Printed the label and dropped it off, no line to wait in.

You don’t save a lot on say a flat rate padded priority mail, I think only about a 45 cent savings but I have gotten up to a 30% discount on some shipping options.

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Just box it before hand and when they ask whats in it just tell them A flashlight…I made the mistake of boxing up some liquid in front of the mailbox employee and she told me " you know I cant ship that because I know what it is " …I was so embarrassed and pissed . I use these places bc they atent the Post Office .

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update

the buyer got the RDA 1 day early (surprise surprise usps) and is very happy.

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I did the same a couple of years ago. I put it in a box and taped it up. Next, I drove to the next town over and mailed it. They asked if it contained any liquids or perishable items. I’m pretty sure I lied and said no lol.

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