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Re: Mailing 25 LTCs
Board: LTC: Tips, Questions, and Stuff
Reply to: #976646 by Rocklun
Jun 24, 2019 4:31pm
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The cost varies, depending on where the cards are going.

The padded mailers are now considered a "first class package" which means the postage is based on both weight and "zone" (referring to how far away the destination is from the sending location). Those charts are online at USPS. It's likely to be $4.50 - $5.50, but probably still the better option. That many cards are most likely too thick, even when spread out, to work in a "flat" mailer.
Re: Mailing 25 LTCs
Board: LTC: Tips, Questions, and Stuff
Reply to: #976649 by Wise Wanderer
Jun 24, 2019 6:08pm
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Ya kinda what I thought
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Reply to: #976643 by brailleboxer
Jun 25, 2019 5:56am
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It would probably be cheaper to mail two sets of 12/13. Then they will fit in a flat mailer at $1.50 x2, $3 not $4+
Re: Mailing 25 LTCs
Board: LTC: Tips, Questions, and Stuff
Reply to: #976670 by RIclimber
Jun 25, 2019 6:50am
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It would probably be cheaper to mail two sets of 12/13. Then they will fit in a flat mailer at $1.50 x2, $3 not $4+

I'm sure it would save a couple of bucks, but as a host (though not of this tracker), I'd be annoyed if I had to prepare multiple return envelopes for each participant.

It would also be harder for the host to keep track of incoming packages (using my system, at least).
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Board: LTC: Tips, Questions, and Stuff
Reply to: #976670 by RIclimber
Jun 25, 2019 8:00am
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I thought about that too !
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Board: LTC: Tips, Questions, and Stuff
Reply to: #976676 by brailleboxer
Jun 25, 2019 8:24am
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I thought about that too !

Please don't.

Sincerely,
A Host Who Would Be Bummed to Have to Prepare 50 Envelopes for a 25-Card Swap Just So Participants Can Save $3 or So
Re: Mailing 25 LTCs
Board: LTC: Tips, Questions, and Stuff
Reply to: #976678 by Rocklun
Jun 25, 2019 9:42am
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Honestly, when's the last time there has been a normal swap with more than 10 people actually sending their cards?

If you don't want to deal with the possibility of multiple envelopes, you can limit your swaps to 10-12 people.
Re: Mailing 25 LTCs
Board: LTC: Tips, Questions, and Stuff
Reply to: #976682 by RIclimber
Jun 25, 2019 9:55am
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If you don't want to deal with the possibility of multiple envelopes, you can limit your swaps to 10-12 people.

I do! And I have no idea what swap brailleboxer is in that has 25 cards. But I suspect most hosts wouldn't want to receive 2 envelopes from their participants and wanted to say why.
Re: Mailing 25 LTCs
Board: LTC: Tips, Questions, and Stuff
Reply to: #976683 by Rocklun
Jun 25, 2019 12:35pm
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Agree. My swaps are normally 9 participants. No way would I accept two envelopes from one participant. If you are so broke that you need to save $3...well maybe you shouldn't join the swap. :-/
Re: Mailing 25 LTCs
Board: LTC: Tips, Questions, and Stuff
Reply to: #976678 by Rocklun
Jun 25, 2019 1:53pm
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I actually had a crazy idea in mind that would only really be 5 cards , but I was wondering about the 25 as I was thinking of paying it for each of the participants , it’s detailed and won’t work
25 cards is WAY too many for a swap in my opinion !
My swaps are 12 max and yes folks don’t generally sign up and fill a swap these days ....
me and my midnight hair brain ideas just get the best of me sometimes 😂