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Cheapest way to send a sample to Blackstone #4226056 10/15/16 11:54 AM
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Hi,

I tried FedEx and UPS. They both wanted to put the bottle in an envelope and it was around $8. Can I mail it cheaper?

-Eric

Re: Cheapest way to send a sample to Blackstone [Re: ewgoforth] #4226062 10/15/16 11:58 AM
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USPS is a little cheaper, might take a little longer, though.


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Re: Cheapest way to send a sample to Blackstone [Re: ewgoforth] #4226071 10/15/16 12:18 PM
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I think it costs me about $4 to send it USPS. But, as Bullwinkle points out, it may be slower.


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Re: Cheapest way to send a sample to Blackstone [Re: ewgoforth] #4226073 10/15/16 12:27 PM
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USPS might be slightly cheaper, but not by much.


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Re: Cheapest way to send a sample to Blackstone [Re: ewgoforth] #4226081 10/15/16 12:49 PM
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I sent a sample for NC to Atlanta, GA in my own padded envelope via USPS first class for $3.65. That was not Blackstone, but thought I would mention what it cost me. The NAPA sample kit I bought could be mailed as is, but I thought it was better to put it in a padded envelope.


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Re: Cheapest way to send a sample to Blackstone [Re: BigD1] #4226084 10/15/16 12:54 PM
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$3 from Cleveland to Indiana which was pretty good I thought. Didn't take too long either.

Re: Cheapest way to send a sample to Blackstone [Re: ewgoforth] #4226114 10/15/16 01:39 PM
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Hmm. What's the average air speed velocity of a laden swallow?

Re: Cheapest way to send a sample to Blackstone [Re: ewgoforth] #4226129 10/15/16 02:02 PM
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USPS.

NAPA is cheaper for UOA and gives TBN.


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Re: Cheapest way to send a sample to Blackstone [Re: Donald] #4226151 10/15/16 02:36 PM
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The NAPA kit is $15. How much is the testing. It looks identical to the Blackstone kit.

Re: Cheapest way to send a sample to Blackstone [Re: ewgoforth] #4226154 10/15/16 02:45 PM
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Originally Posted By: ewgoforth
The NAPA kit is $15. How much is the testing. It looks identical to the Blackstone kit.


The kit includes all cost for testing INCLUDING TBN.


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Re: Cheapest way to send a sample to Blackstone [Re: ewgoforth] #4226222 10/15/16 05:36 PM
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Put 4 stamps on it and put it in your mailbox.


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Usps. $2.65 from miami


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I usually put the sample bottle into a small box and send it USPS.
My last one was $3.97 first class (including a tracking number)

From NC zip code 27703 to Fort Wayne it shows either priority 3 day $6.85 or First class $3.78 as getting there in 3 days.
That is for a 10 oz package. My last sample with box and packing was 10.6 oz.


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Re: Cheapest way to send a sample to Blackstone [Re: ewgoforth] #4226443 10/15/16 10:21 PM
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Sent mine in a bubble mailer today. Sealed in the black box. 5.3 oz. $3.02 with free tracking. Expected delivery Tuesday (hopefully).


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Originally Posted By: THafeez
Sent mine in a bubble mailer today. Sealed in the black box. 5.3 oz. $3.02 with free tracking. Expected delivery Tuesday (hopefully).


Same here. $3.02 from NC. USPS First Class, tracking included. Expected to arrive Tuesday after mailing on Friday.


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