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[Canada Post] Canada Post Flat Rate Boxes

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cyberspyder wrote:
Sep 21st, 2017 11:55 am
Why would I need to purchase the box? Do you not get charged when you ship it, not beforehand? Way to deviate from the norm Canada Post.
It's a good deal, better than the regular services.

I sold a heavy textbook on eBay, wrapped it up in brown paper, and used Canada Post's website to calculate the postage rate. It was about $16. I put actual stamps on it and took it to the post office to mail it. The agent confirmed that I had put on the correct postage, but told me that a better deal would have been to buy the prepaid box for $13.49. Lower postage and a free box, what's not to like.
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Thanks OP

But I can't seem to find the locations any in have a link to the locations
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Canada Post, killing Canadian e-commerce since the 90's.
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realg123 wrote:
Sep 22nd, 2017 5:34 pm
Thanks OP

But I can't seem to find the locations any in have a link to the locations
its right in the original post..........
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JEST3R wrote:
Sep 22nd, 2017 6:04 pm
Canada Post, killing Canadian e-commerce since the 90's.
then use the alternatives... oh wait, they'd cost you twice as much.
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never knew about this... bought 10 of each size with my 5% discount... only thing that sucks its only insured up to $100
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T3rry wrote:
Sep 22nd, 2017 6:06 pm
then use the alternatives... oh wait, they'd cost you twice as much.
sounds like a bad idea....Oh wait, I ship my packages from across the border, it costs me about 1/2 as much.
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Nov 3, 2003
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Just shipped something using the box, bought it from Richmond Hill post office, they seem to have stack of boxes for you to just grab and mail. It was super easy. But the lady behind the counter told me that it could take 1-3 business days to reach Mississauga, even though on the website it says Local is 1 business day. They do not guarantee it, while in express post they do. I totally forgot about the 5% discount...oh well, was in rush to send it out, hoping it reaches by Monday. Thanks for the post OP, perfect timing for me.
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realg123 wrote:
Sep 22nd, 2017 5:34 pm
Thanks OP

But I can't seem to find the locations any in have a link to the locations
same here, looked online
went back to op original post and there is a pdf file of locations ( maybe older)
but worked for me (OAKVILLE ONTARIO)
oakville hasty mart has them at the cp location at the back
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Thanks for the post
Never knew abou these boxes before, pretty decent deal
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I ship via Paypal and always get a discount anyway. Make the parcel up at home, drop it off at the substation and I'm done. Been doing this for years...
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Damn. I wish I knew about this sooner. I shipped something last month and it cost me a grand total of $24.
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DougO wrote:
Sep 23rd, 2017 12:04 am
I ship via Paypal and always get a discount anyway. Make the parcel up at home, drop it off at the substation and I'm done. Been doing this for years...
Same here but if u ship to remote area, it's quite expensive. Cost $28-30 at times
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RFDQ1016 wrote:
Sep 21st, 2017 12:40 pm
Is there something like this for USA ?
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"Don't problem the problem, if you problem the problem, the problem's gonna problem you"
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melvin905 wrote:
Sep 23rd, 2017 8:12 am
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Nope. Best you get is tracked small packet. 500g or 1000g, L+W+H < 90cm. Gives a rate less than Canada Parcel, or registered mail for that matter.

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