When to mail a package to myself?

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When to mail a package to myself?

Post by amitrus » Wed Aug 13, 2014 9:39 pm

Hi everybody,

I'd like to mail a package to myself. But when should I mail the package? How much time should I allow?

I live on the East Coast. USPS estimates about 7 calendar days for delivery from me to the 89412 zip code using normal mail.

If my package arrives in Gerlach before BM begins, will they hold it until the Playa post office opens?

Thanks for the help!

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Re: When to mail a package to myself?

Post by TT120 » Wed Aug 13, 2014 10:04 pm

That's a good question.

It also gives me an idea.............. :mrgreen: :twisted:
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Re: When to mail a package to myself?

Post by amitrus » Wed Aug 13, 2014 10:07 pm

Just to be clear, no plans here to ship contraband to myself.

Just pickles and batteries and other various presents for me and my fellow camp-mates.

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Re: When to mail a package to myself?

Post by mdmf007 » Wed Aug 13, 2014 11:37 pm

would it be easier to pick up these sundries before you get there?
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Re: When to mail a package to myself?

Post by BBadger » Thu Aug 14, 2014 1:52 am

Pickles and batteries?! You'd probably pay more in shipping than those items are worth. The pickles won't even be cold either. Just go to a grocery store or even a gas station on the way in. The only reason I'd bother with shipping is if you had something that was impossible to buy at any of the towns.
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Re: When to mail a package to myself?

Post by VultureChow » Thu Aug 14, 2014 2:46 am

Use UPS ground. Five business days. Pretty cheap. Ship to Reno. Don't ship anything that you can easily get in Reno.

My last box is shipping today.
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Re: When to mail a package to myself?

Post by Eric » Thu Aug 14, 2014 11:19 am

VultureChow wrote:Don't ship anything that you can easily get in Reno.
Like pickles and batteries.
Unless, of course, both were carefully crafted by artisans using recipes passed down through the generations, and the pickles use a type of dill only grown on a hard to reach mountain in Azerbaijan, and the batteries come in hand-forged copper cases with rubies specifying positive/ negative charges.
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Re: When to mail a package to myself?

Post by amitrus » Thu Aug 14, 2014 11:21 am

Hah, ok fine. But the question still stands.

Suppose I want to ship some home-baked cookies to myself.

When should I send them?

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Re: When to mail a package to myself?

Post by AntiM » Thu Aug 14, 2014 2:41 pm

Now. They will be held. My friends have sent me stuff for fun.

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