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Thanks guys, I had a hunch he meant that.  I'm going to try and clear this up at the post office tomorrow when I go, I would love to understand their system better in order to get the cheapest option.  A few times I wrapped a shoebox nice and neat in brown packing paper thinking it will be the cheapest and then when I get there its even more than large flat rate and I have to rip it all open and repack it in a large flat rate box. Did they stop giving packing tape for priority shipping by you guys too?  Wonder if they will start charging for the boxes soon.:puzzled:

Why not print the label at home? You can see all the options and pricing right on your screen to make the best choice. Plus shipping is cheaper online.

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Thanks guys, I had a hunch he meant that.  I'm going to try and clear this up at the post office tomorrow when I go, I would love to understand their system better in order to get the cheapest option.  A few times I wrapped a shoebox nice and neat in brown packing paper thinking it will be the cheapest and then when I get there its even more than large flat rate and I have to rip it all open and repack it in a large flat rate box. Did they stop giving packing tape for priority shipping by you guys too?  Wonder if they will start charging for the boxes soon.:puzzled:

Why not print the label at home? You can see all the options and pricing right on your screen to make the best choice. Plus shipping is cheaper online.

Yes I wish I could, but right now its not possible. Very soon though I think I will start that. Its been a royal pain always having to wait in line.

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Originally Posted by marc roberto View Post
 

Thanks guys, I had a hunch he meant that.  I'm going to try and clear this up at the post office tomorrow when I go, I would love to understand their system better in order to get the cheapest option.  A few times I wrapped a shoebox nice and neat in brown packing paper thinking it will be the cheapest and then when I get there its even more than large flat rate and I have to rip it all open and repack it in a large flat rate box. Did they stop giving packing tape for priority shipping by you guys too?  Wonder if they will start charging for the boxes soon.:puzzled:

yes, most post offices are not carrying the priority tape anymore from what I have seen 5 out of 7 I have been to recently don't have it.

 

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This. Right here, right now.
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Typical Monday... :nodding:

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yes, most post offices are not carrying the priority tape anymore from what I have seen 5 out of 7 I have been to recently don't have it.

 

Typical Monday... :nodding:

No big whoop to most of you guys, but I'm sending out my biggest load today as well. About half of Fueco, but I'm pretty happy with it!

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Yes I wish I could, but right now its not possible. Very soon though I think I will start that. Its been a royal pain always having to wait in line.

 

Not to tell you what to do, but if you went to Kinko's or a library to print out your labels, I guarantee you would enjoy it more. Maybe I'm insane, but the post office is one of my least favorite places. Kinko's might cost a few bucks, but grab a coffee and print out labels for a 15-20 minutes. It's relaxing and way more enjoyable than dealing with the post office. You can get a postal scale on Amazon for under $20 and free boxes from USPS and then never have to deal with the post office aside from dropping off packages.

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No big whoop to most of you guys, but I'm sending out my biggest load today as well. About half of Fueco, but I'm pretty happy with it!

Sweet!

That pic is only part of what I have to ship today. I received 8 more payments overnight.
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What are you guys using for label printers?  I want to start paying for postage through paypal since it seems much easier to do (and USPS sucks).  I would like to spend under $150 at this time.  I'll probably be printing only 3-5 labels per day, so it doesn't need to be too extravagant.  Any help is appreciated!

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What are you guys using for label printers?  I want to start paying for postage through paypal since it seems much easier to do (and USPS sucks).  I would like to spend under $150 at this time.  I'll probably be printing only 3-5 labels per day, so it doesn't need to be too extravagant.  Any help is appreciated!


I use these:

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001PF1BSE/ref=oh_details_o01_s00_i00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

 

There is a Salvation Army here that has a Target scratch and dent/online returns type area in the basement. I got an Epson something or other printer/scanner/copier there for $25 that was an online return. It works perfectly and was NIB.

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standard HP printer that came with my macbook...

 

just go to best buy or target/walmart and buy something for $50 and you will be fine

 

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/deskjet-3520-wireless-all-in-one-printer/5484034.p?id=1218651661982&skuId=5484034&st=categoryid$abcat0511004&cp=1&lp=2

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standard HP printer that came with my macbook...

 

just go to best buy or target/walmart and buy something for $50 and you will be fine

 

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/deskjet-3520-wireless-all-in-one-printer/5484034.p?id=1218651661982&skuId=5484034&st=categoryid$abcat0511004&cp=1&lp=2


Can you use adhesive paper with this, or do you just tape the label on?

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What are you guys using for label printers?  I want to start paying for postage through paypal since it seems much easier to do (and USPS sucks).  I would like to spend under $150 at this time.  I'll probably be printing only 3-5 labels per day, so it doesn't need to be too extravagant.  Any help is appreciated!

These: http://www.ebay.com/itm/180829486744?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1438.l2649

Plus my home printer.

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Alright, cool.  Seems very easy to do!

 

Looks like I've been spending too much money, time, and energy at the post office already.

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I hardly go to the post office. I just Schedule pick up from USPS or I go to an Office Depot nearby that has a drop off center. Rarely will I go for international shipping IF I cannot print that label via online (which is only a handful of countries).
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I've been using a Brother mfc-j435w I purchased from Best Buy for $49.99. You can purchase very cheap ink (less than $1 per cartridge) for the Brother MFC series printers on Amazon and when empty, recycle them at Staples for $2 per cartridge- essentially making you money by using ink.

http://www.amazon.com/LC75-MFC-J5910DW-MFC-J6510DW-MFC-J6710DW-MFC-J6910DW/dp/B005ZHHVSW/ref=fn_ink_s1_J435WMFCBR_tit?ie=UTF8&pf_rd_i=672508011&pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_p=1264010802&pf_rd_r=02R3Y0HE6ZBH1DS370QY&pf_rd_s=center-5&pf_rd_t=101

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What are you guys using for label printers?  I want to start paying for postage through paypal since it seems much easier to do (and USPS sucks).  I would like to spend under $150 at this time.  I'll probably be printing only 3-5 labels per day, so it doesn't need to be too extravagant.  Any help is appreciated!


 

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