Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Green country Oklahoma
Some times but not always small plain box is cheaper than the flat rate, with flat rate you are locked in to a fixed rate where using the plain brown box they go by weight. Now if you are shipping something really heavy you are much better with the flat rate. Sometimes ups or Fedex are much cheaper. I was going to ship something to a lady friend in Canada in a medium flat rate the USPS wonted 65.00 as the flat rate don't work out of country. I took it out of the flat rate put it into the same size plain box took it to Fedex cost 21.00 that is a lot of difference. USPS used to be the way to go but now with their rate increases several times a year sometimes UPS or Fedex are way cheaper.
U S Air Force Korean vet. NRA Member
Fourth fighter wing Kimpo Korea 1952 Fourth but first, the mig killers.
533rd material ,air defence Oxnard AFB 1953-1955
Pastor of the CBCG-Fellowship group Tulsa Oklahoma.