Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Going Postal


I've been needing to go to the post office for about a week.  I don't know why I kept putting it off.  It could have something to do with the fact that I knew I would have to fill out a custom's form for Andrew's package...okay, okay, I was just being lazy.  And saving some money.  I sent 3 packages today...and spent over $50.  Mostly on the package for Andrew.  The flat rate priority mail packages that cost about $10 to send domestic, are over $40 to send to Japan.  The value of the contents of his package came to about $11. 

The postage works out to be about 4 times the value of the contents.  Oh well, it's his birthday...the last one he'll be having on his mission. 

Was it bad of me to pad the inside with the Sunday comics?

6 comments:

Keira said...

Ouch. But at least it's the last one, right? What month does he come back?

Suzanne said...

That's a bit painful, especially when the contents are worth far less than the shipping.

Betty Debbie said...

He doesn't get back until August. August.

But yeah, it's probably his last package. Unless I send him something for Easter...

Kat said...

Lining the inside with the sunday comics... pure genius! :)

OKTownsends said...

My son wanted homemade cookies. They cost $37. to send to Germany. It's all he wanted so that's what he got, more than once. Take some declaration forms home, it makes it easier at the post office.

Betty Debbie said...

I know I have some customs forms around here somewhere - I just can't figure out where...