Due To The Postal Service

Discussion in 'The Brass Trader' started by Brother Bob, Jul 11, 2020.

  1. Brother Bob

    Brother Bob G&G Evangelist Forum Contributor

    Been doing some of this for a while. With that being said all brass from now on will be in Ziplock bags. This forces me to raise prices. Ziplocks are expensive and I just can’t afford to eat the costs. A large box of 223/5.56 will have two, 2.5 gallon bags of 223’s. I strongly recommend you keep those bags. They’re real proud of them at Walmart! We are doing this because no matter how much expensive tape we put on, the postal service finds new and improved ways of destroying their flat rate boxes. We’ve been doing this now for 7 years and as postal services rise and the service goes down we have to do something to ensure a good quality delivery. Please understand our dilemma. God Bless........Brother Bob and Miss Wanda.
    jimkim, jerry, Cyrano and 8 others like this.
  2. Brother Bob, I do not see a problem, you are very fair with pricing...when cost go up so do prices...
    jerry, BigEd63, Brother Bob and 5 others like this.

  3. Big Dog

    Big Dog Retired IT Dinosaur Wrangler Forum Contributor

    I for one appreciate such thoughtful packaging. I occasionally get packages in that were very poorly packed. One recently was crushed, looked like the shippers drove a truck over it.
    Received taped up and damaged empty boxes more than once.
    jimkim, Brother Bob and Stickman like this.
  4. runfiverun

    runfiverun G&G Evangelist

    bonus is the Bags Bob uses work great for lubing those cases in.
  5. AK Hunter

    AK Hunter G&G Evangelist

    The USPS doesn't treat packages very well. This was a box of 1K 9mm projectiles sent to me. Thank goodness the sender double bagged them & sent extras I received 1007 9mm after I picked up the ones down my front walk to the street. LOL

    USPS box++.jpg
    jimkim likes this.
  6. don5544

    don5544 G&G Evangelist

    Try being in a rural area. UPS and FedEx will sometimes turn the packages over to USPS to save on delivery.

    They were training a new carrier a couple months ago. Everyday everyone was seeing their neighbors delivering miss delivered mail.
  7. 13 heavy duty gallon freezer bags cost me $1.00 plus tax. Other sizes a buck a box also.

    Sounds cheap to me.
    Big Dog likes this.
  8. BigEd63

    BigEd63 G&G Evangelist

    I've had that happen here often.

    I jump on the post office with both feet when it does.
  9. Brother Bob

    Brother Bob G&G Evangelist Forum Contributor

    We started buying the Hefty brand with the zippers. We can purchase the cheap ones, but you get what you pay for.
    Huey Rider likes this.
  10. jerry

    jerry Since 03-15- 2002 Forum Contributor

    If I need more brass again, have no problem paying for a bag.
    Huey Rider, blaster and Brother Bob like this.
  11. mdj696

    mdj696 G&G Evangelist

    Brother Bob, you run across any 303 Brit. My favorite reloading round.
    jimkim and Brother Bob like this.
  12. I shipped any items in them including a bag of wrenches and had no issues - even shipped a bag of animal bones and none poked through!
  13. redcaddy51

    redcaddy51 G&G Evangelist

    Hey, Brother Bob, the check's in the mail....................put the change in the bag fund.
  14. Brother Bob

    Brother Bob G&G Evangelist Forum Contributor

    Yeah well I ship stuff that weighs 35 to almost 75 pounds. Went your track and the bags failed. Good luck with your wrenches and animal bones. I ship brass to my customers and want them to get their brass in good order. I’m not taking any more chances. They can keep those expensive bags and ship you bones and wrenches. LOL
  15. Shipped a milk bottle once in a bag. Bottle broke and bag still sealed. Don't know how but that sold me on the brand. Used over 100 since then of them.
  16. Brother Bob

    Brother Bob G&G Evangelist Forum Contributor

    Good for you. I m calling BS on shipping a milk bottle. It doesn’t matter. We’re purchasing the top of the line Ziplocks. You can keep the bag and use it to send bottled milk, if that’s your choice. I’m sure these won’t leak either. Nuff said.
  17. No bs. I have a copy of the insurance claim with that stated on it but you’re not worth the time to copy/post it.
  18. And it’s antique milk bottles not a bottle of milk. Why in the world would anybody ship a bottle of milk?
  19. big shrek

    big shrek G&G Evangelist

    Sam's Club. Bulk Gallon storage bags.
    Far cheaper than Walmart.

    Huey Rider and Big Dog like this.