1. Welcome to the 12ozProphet Forum...
    You are currently logged out and viewing our forum as a guest which only allows limited access to our discussions, photos and other forum features. If you are a 12ozProphet Member please login to get the full experience.

    If you are not a 12ozProphet Member, please take a moment to register to gain full access to our website and all of its features. As a 12ozProphet Member you will be able to post comments, start discussions, communicate privately with other members and access members-only content. Registration is fast, simple and free, so join today and be a part of the largest and longest running Graffiti, Art, Style & Culture forum online.

    Please note, if you are a 12ozProphet Member and are locked out of your account, you can recover your account using the 'lost password' link in the login form. If you no longer have access to the email you registered with, please email us at info@12ozprophet.com and we'll help you recover your account. Welcome to the 12ozProphet Forum (and don't forget to follow @12ozprophet in Instagram)!

anyone ever mail anything 'book rate'?

Discussion in 'Channel Zero' started by seeking, Apr 15, 2003.

  1. seeking

    seeking Dirty Dozen Crew

    Joined:
    May 25, 2000
    Messages:
    32,277

    anyone ever mail anything 'book rate'?

    Discussion started by seeking - Apr 15, 2003

    so im moving, and have a bunch of shit i need to mail home. i looked on the post office website and tried to figure out their 'book rate' mailing shit, but it makes no sense to me.

    has anyone shipped a bunch of shit this way, and if so, what did it cost you? (and obviously, how much shit did you send for that much $$)

    seeks/dharma bum
     
    seeking - Rank: Dirty Dozen Crew - Messages:
    32,277
    - Joined:
    May 25, 2000
  2. --zeSto--

    --zeSto-- 12oz Veteran Member

    Joined:
    Jul 12, 2000
    Messages:
    6,979

    --zeSto-- - Replied Apr 15, 2003

    I know that my friend had a container sent from here (tundra)
    to la-la land and it cost her a grand. However there was no weight
    restriction. Are you talking about the contents of a small appartment
    like my friend did or just a few large boxes of heavy shit?

    I guess a grand is beyond this.
     
    --zeSto-- - Rank: 12oz Veteran Member - Messages:
    6,979
    - Joined:
    Jul 12, 2000
  3. vinyl junkie

    vinyl junkie 12oz Elite Member

    Joined:
    Jan 17, 2002
    Messages:
    4,725

    vinyl junkie - Replied Apr 15, 2003

    if yer sending a lot of stuff it usually ends up being considerably cheaper...

    book rate is supposed to be used for literature (books, records, etc.) but i've never had them check... i've sent all kinds of crap at book rate...
     
    vinyl junkie - Rank: 12oz Elite Member - Messages:
    4,725
    - Joined:
    Jan 17, 2002
  4. --zeSto--

    --zeSto-- 12oz Veteran Member

    Joined:
    Jul 12, 2000
    Messages:
    6,979

    --zeSto-- - Replied Apr 15, 2003

    so the break down...

    2183 miles - about 2000 pounds - $1000
     
    --zeSto-- - Rank: 12oz Veteran Member - Messages:
    6,979
    - Joined:
    Jul 12, 2000
  5. seeking

    seeking Dirty Dozen Crew

    Joined:
    May 25, 2000
    Messages:
    32,277

    seeking - Replied Apr 15, 2003

    naw man, im talking like 3 boxes filled with books/cd's records...
     
    seeking - Rank: Dirty Dozen Crew - Messages:
    32,277
    - Joined:
    May 25, 2000
  6. seeking

    seeking Dirty Dozen Crew

    Joined:
    May 25, 2000
    Messages:
    32,277

    seeking - Replied Apr 15, 2003

    so vinyl junkie, what kind of money are we talking about? for lets say, a 2x3 box of heavy books?
     
    seeking - Rank: Dirty Dozen Crew - Messages:
    32,277
    - Joined:
    May 25, 2000
  7. metallix

    metallix 12oz Elite Member

    Joined:
    Oct 7, 2001
    Messages:
    2,955

    metallix - Replied Apr 15, 2003

    SELL THAT SHIT ON EBAY
     
    metallix - Rank: 12oz Elite Member - Messages:
    2,955
    - Joined:
    Oct 7, 2001
  8. effyoo

    effyoo 12oz Elite Member

    Joined:
    Sep 2, 2002
    Messages:
    4,703

    effyoo - Replied Apr 16, 2003

    I've moved 5 times in the past 5 years and the last thing I would ever do is throw away or sell my books. I just think they are too valuable.
     
    effyoo - Rank: 12oz Elite Member - Messages:
    4,703
    - Joined:
    Sep 2, 2002
  9. KING BLING

    KING BLING Guest

    KING BLING - Replied Apr 16, 2003

    yeah book rate is hugely cheaper though it has some very strict limits...I think it was implemented for the Sears catolgue. With that said MEDIA MAIL is cheap compared to the regular stuff in some circumstances if you do it right, which at this point I can't remember...I would encourage you to go to the post office and ask because I learned a shit load of this stuff by accident doing some community service...oh yeah, Media Mail is supposed to be like radio stations and shit so when you send it cover your ass and make moms house "MaMa's house of industrial goth nightmare music"

    I think a lot of this stuff is more benificial when being sent in smaller bundles so if you are talking boxes you might be screwed...
     
  10. seeking

    seeking Dirty Dozen Crew

    Joined:
    May 25, 2000
    Messages:
    32,277

    seeking - Replied Apr 16, 2003

    when did you stop becoming a worthless asshole, and start being a nice guy?
    or perhaps more interesting, why?

    (thanks, by the way).
    i did some research on the usps site, and its only $24 to send a 70 pound box.
    i think i should be straight. 70 pounds is pretty fucking heavy.
     
    seeking - Rank: Dirty Dozen Crew - Messages:
    32,277
    - Joined:
    May 25, 2000
  11. DripOfAWish

    DripOfAWish 12oz Member

    Joined:
    Apr 16, 2003
    Messages:
    277

    DripOfAWish - Replied Apr 16, 2003

    Book rate is fourth class and usually takes about two weeks for delivery. i used to order a lot of vinyl, and the distro would send it book rate. i've sent a lot of records book rate, and only once was asked if it was actually books in there, and i lied yes. however, i don't know if its now a crime to lie about whats in a package, ever since this war on terror is going on. but its definitely the cheapest way of sending anything. i recommend it.
     
    DripOfAWish - Rank: 12oz Member - Messages:
    277
    - Joined:
    Apr 16, 2003