- Apr 17, 2007
Thats really strange. They must have made an error . It sounds like the price of first class which would be under 13 ounces.Yikes! I just received a gift sent Parcel Post from RI to NV and while it took 3 weeks (!), the total shipping cost for a large box weighing approx. 2 lbs was $2.96!!!
It was around 3lbs and can easily fit in a priority box, I can't believe she charged me $20 for PARCEL post. I wonder how long it'll take for me to get any of my items with those parcel post shippings at high costs
I ship almost every day and use Parcel post or priority whenever something is over 13 ounces and cannot go first class mail. Parcel can be expensive but should not be 20.00. Usps does have a rule if the dimensions of the box are bigger than 12x12 then you get a really hefty surcharge added. I once wanted to ship some boots in a box bigger than 12x12 and they said it was like 40.00! I am not sure if she packed in a bigger box than 12x12. If it this size or smaller then from one coast to the other is only about 10.00 without dc. If in the same state its about 6.00 without insurance or dc. Just check the postage on the box or see if she shipped in an oversize box and ask for a refund if she cheated you.
DC is 80 cents Sig Confirm is 2.35 and insurance is 1.75 and up depending on amount.
I have had parcel packages take two weeks and a few days before so that can happen. Parcel can be sooo slow sometimes.