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1 hour ago, Shadowphaze said:

Is the SGHawkins09 still on the move and I missed it?  I've been out of the country for two weeks.

 

Last I heard it was with @Aryanun around the 9th.  Nothing mentioned since so I hope all is well.

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On 5/13/2018 at 6:50 PM, Paradoxical Mouse said:

My box shall be moving on soon! 

What I took shall be posted as soon as the forums let me upload pictures again!

 

 

It is solved!

You can post pics again!

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@Paradoxical Mouse are you feeling a little better I hope?  That's a really cheery selection!

 

Can inaske if you have specific plans for the tubes?  I have started making pens and get the occasional scrap or failed pen which results in a short tube or a wood covered tube but hadn't considered them for the mini hobby.

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3 hours ago, Kangaroorex said:

@Paradoxical Mouse are you feeling a little better I hope?  That's a really cheery selection!

 

Can inaske if you have specific plans for the tubes?  I have started making pens and get the occasional scrap or failed pen which results in a short tube or a wood covered tube but hadn't considered them for the mini hobby.

I'm doing a little better...I actually have plans for most of what I took. The tubes, though, I am planning to use for a Starfinder player character (at least one, anyway). I'm going to use one and some jeweler's wire to make a kind of electrical looking mess around one of the Space Mouselings to make the Ysoki Mechanic Sparker Fire. He likes taking things apart...including his gun. So the metal tubes are perfect for representing pipes or other electrical conductors. 

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I'm not aware of any specific rule prohibiting the use of FedEX.  I think USPS is used just for the benefits of the flat rate box.

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8 hours ago, Paradoxical Mouse said:

Is it ok to send the box along using FEDEX? I have trouble using USPS due to my work hours, but there is a FEDEX place near us that ships late.

 

Bear in mind that it will likely be more expensive, since if I recall correctly, you will be charged by the package size and weight rather than the USPS Flat rate price (fedex has their own internal flat rate box system). I ran into this when I shipped a few Small flat-rate boxes from a fedex place during ReaperCon last year and I had to pay almost double what I was expecting. <_< I'd recommend calling and asking before you drive over to find out what their policy is regarding USPS flat rate boxes. Just trying to save you some money. :) 

 

Instead, would it be possible to ask a friend or family member to drop it off at the post office for you, then pay them back, or send them with some cash?

 

Huzzah! 

--OneBoot :D 

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3 hours ago, OneBoot said:

 

Bear in mind that it will likely be more expensive, since if I recall correctly, you will be charged by the package size and weight rather than the USPS Flat rate price (fedex has their own internal flat rate box system). I ran into this when I shipped a few Small flat-rate boxes from a fedex place during ReaperCon last year and I had to pay almost double what I was expecting. <_< I'd recommend calling and asking before you drive over to find out what their policy is regarding USPS flat rate boxes. Just trying to save you some money. :) 

 

Instead, would it be possible to ask a friend or family member to drop it off at the post office for you, then pay them back, or send them with some cash?

 

Huzzah! 

--OneBoot :D 

Not exactly. I'd rather get it out than save money - I feel bad about keeping it for this long. Mr. Mouse and I both work during our post office hours, and we don't have family/friends close enough to reasonably ask.

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USPS also allows scheduling pickups.  Not sure if this will work in your situation, but would save you a trip to the post office. 

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My local UPS store will also handle USPS stuff, I think.  Not sure if the hours would be better.  Alternately our post office also has a package mailing automated kiosk that just requires the PO Box area to be open.  Again, not sure if the hours are better but it might be an option on weekends.

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Not sure how your Post Office is set up but mine keeps the PO box area open longer than the retail/pay area and they have a package slot for sending packages during those hours. You would need to pay for the postage online and print out the shipping label but it is an option if they have that available. 

 

I really don't think anyone is going to be mad if you hold on to it a little longer until you can make it to the Post Office. I know I would hate for you to spend a lot extra to send it out FedEx.

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9 hours ago, SGHawkins09 said:

Not sure how your Post Office is set up but mine keeps the PO box area open longer than the retail/pay area and they have a package slot for sending packages during those hours. You would need to pay for the postage online and print out the shipping label but it is an option if they have that available. 

 

The post office closest to me is set up like this, and I took advantage of it when I originally mailed the BoGW.  Turned out that the drop slot was not big enough for the flat rate box, so needed to make a second trip.... :-(

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I have not heard back from Aryanun but I do know she is going through some stuff. I will be getting a replacement box out sometime this week, most likely Friday. 

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