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Old May 10th, 2010, 09:32 PM
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Any specific way that you guys package up tobacco to send in the mail?

1.) Is it legal?
2.) Best Shipping Provider/rates?
3.) What do you ship it in?

I currently have the tobacco in the original box, that I have previously opened...can I just send it as is?
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Old May 10th, 2010, 09:34 PM
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in the USA, do as you want, in the rest of the world you have to check local laws
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Old May 10th, 2010, 09:42 PM
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What Ari said. Ship it double (maybe even triple) bagged in zip locks, usps flat rate box seems to be the cheapest.
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Old May 10th, 2010, 10:07 PM
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I double or triple bag it depending on how wet it is. I put the bags in a bubble envelope and generally ship First Class. It's usually cheaper than flat rate priority and generally only takes 2 to 3 days within the US. Priority Mail has a more guaranteed delivery time.
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I double or triple bag it depending on how wet it is. I put the bags in a bubble envelope and generally ship First Class. It's usually cheaper than flat rate priority and generally only takes 2 to 3 days within the US. Priority Mail has a more guaranteed delivery time.
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Old May 11th, 2010, 04:24 AM
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Fla trate boxes are expensive unless you are mailing pounds of tobacco. I suppose as long as you dont tell them youre mailing tobacco and you take proper care you will be fine. I just mailed 150g of tobacco triple wrapped for 2 bucks.
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Old May 11th, 2010, 08:13 AM
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i actually had the postal clerck check the babbed substance list when i shipped. cigarette tobacco and related items were there but moassel, considered pipe tobacco in the U.S., was ok to ship. smoke happy.

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What Ari said. Ship it double (maybe even triple) bagged in zip locks, usps flat rate box seems to be the cheapest.
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never tried to send earlier.....
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Old May 11th, 2010, 09:35 AM
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I have to agree with Dee on that one. Also Delivery Confirmation from USPS is only an extra $.70. Well worth it to make sure you know when it arrives.
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I am overly surprised at all the Shisha I have ordered online.... And not one has made my sign saying am 18. Which blows my mind... Maybe am just not being carded or I don't know. The Specialty Liquor I have ordered online I always have to sign but not for tobacco which seems extremely weird for me.

If I ever got around to sending out samples myself... I would want some way of making sure the trader was 18, last a checked they made Tobacco to a minor A felony now.

BTW I Third Confirmation numbers..... I am a big fan of online with trading, I use to do like 10 blu-rays through the USPS or more a week sometimes a day to different addresses, confirmation number is a big thing... I like it for my insurance and it is always nice and like a extra bonus for the person your sending it to for them to get a confirmation number. Always seems a little more professional.

Oh I also learned Overseas Shipping is not as bad as you would think it would be... After 2 or 3 times of doing it, Am very quick at it now, and for the most part I find it worth the extra hassle.

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I am overly surprised at all the Shisha I have ordered online.... And not one has made my sign saying am 18. Which blows my mind... Maybe am just not being carded or I don't know. The Specialty Liquor I have ordered online I always have to sign but not for tobacco which seems extremely weird for me.
I think most companies assume that if you own a credit card your 18...
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Old May 14th, 2010, 08:30 PM
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Personally i prefer UPS ground. It has a tracking # and is much more reliable than the government.
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For something small like Shisha... I would think UPS is alot more expensive.

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USPS is for Small things like DVDs or or anything that fits in a large envelope

UPS is for like anything over like 3 pounds, Today I shipped off a 60 pound AV reciever, for 41 bucks with UPS. USPS that would be like 150 bucks, or they dont take it all.
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I just pack in it a couple ziploack baggies and stuff it in one of those yellow bubblewrap envelopes.
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What Ari said. Ship it double (maybe even triple) bagged in zip locks, usps flat rate box seems to be the cheapest.
agreed, or bubble envelope works too, just depends on how much your shipping.
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I have to agree with Dee on that one. Also Delivery Confirmation from USPS is only an extra $.70. Well worth it to make sure you know when it arrives.
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Any specific way that you guys package up tobacco to send in the mail?

1.) Is it legal?
2.) Best Shipping Provider/rates?
3.) What do you ship it in?

I currently have the tobacco in the original box, that I have previously opened...can I just send it as is?
In the US

1) Yes
2) USPS Flatrate Priority small box
3) Ziplock bags
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