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by TSTR Thu Jan 05, 2017 12:48 pm

Good eye on that clarification, maru. Ever since I started shipping things on the reg at work, this stuff has become much more fascinating.
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by marurun Thu Jan 05, 2017 12:59 pm

I do hope you get a chance to try Heavy Metal: FAKK, if you haven't already. It's a little frustrating in places, but it's a 3rd person game using the Quake 3 engine (much like Alice), and has some weird elements that have to be experienced in order to believe.
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by Sarge Thu Jan 05, 2017 1:07 pm

I'd always thought it looked interesting back in the day, so being able to give it a go is going to be a treat. :)
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by Fragems Thu Jan 05, 2017 1:24 pm

Yeah I'm really just going off what they say at my work and they are pretty crazy about that stuff basically if you can gleam any form of "none educational" enjoyment out of it they can reject it :lol: . There is a formal set of rules somewhere on media mail that is basically a light novel full of reasons they can reject the stuff so I avoid using it aside from selling college text books on occasion :P.

Rejections I've heard about / Seen:
1. Rejections for thank you messages from seller to buyer in the package.
2. Someone used some new towels with the tags still on them to pad a box of books (my office)
3. Comics/Graphic Novels the "advertisements" disqualify them just like pretty much all magazines.
4. Games get the axe pretty much 100% of the time but CDs/DVDs can go either way depending on the person but most newer movies get the axe as well :P.

Somewhere out there there is a guy that gets a hard on inspecting and rejecting those packages :lol: . Although I will say the majority of the workers themselves could give less of a crap as long as it's not so heavy or big a package that they are looking for a reason not to deliver it.

I'm still kind of sore about the new weight rules for first class having everything below 8 ounces being locked in at the 8oz rate of $3.40 ($2.60 online). It is BS and I fear it's only going to keep climbing. At least they bumped first class package limits to 15 ounces but I would have much rather them revamped Retail Ground packages to where it actually had some use since as it stands 99% of the time it's actually cheaper to ship priority(Which also included some free insurance) then the much slower retail ground option which is pretty much worthless :P.
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by TSTR Thu Jan 05, 2017 1:32 pm

Amen to that, the regular parcel service is absolutely useless. Kill it or revamp it to compete with Priority.
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by Tanooki Thu Jan 05, 2017 3:12 pm

I do like the flat rate on the shipping up to that 8oz limit, but beyond that it gets almost stupid especially if you oddly walk in to pay vs online. You're better off, especially with anything in the 1-3lbs range to use a flat rate small or just straight priority mail over parcel select. Priority usually will cost up to a dollar less or maybe 25-50 cents more but it's guaranteed 2-3 days and $50 insured vs a slower service with just tracking.

Anytime someone buys from me on ebay with a calculated package I will 'reward' them with priority mail as it ends up getting there faster, insured, and usually for a little less but even if it's a little more since ebay can be awful I do it anyway.
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by Anapan Fri Jan 06, 2017 3:27 am

I haven't weighed anything. I am working on the consoles. Every year "the latest emulators" means a lot more than it's bytes. I usually send all as one. Shipment will be a few days. Sorry for the delay. :?
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by jp1 Fri Jan 06, 2017 7:04 am

Anapan wrote:I haven't weighed anything. I am working on the consoles. Every year "the latest emulators" means a lot more than it's bytes. I usually send all as one. Shipment will be a few days. Sorry for the delay. :?

No big rush on my end. Take your time.

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by Fragems Fri Jan 06, 2017 1:06 pm

No biggie just get it to me in the next 20 years or so might be most of the way through my backlog by then :P.
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by ElkinFencer10 Fri Jan 06, 2017 1:18 pm

Anapan wrote:I haven't weighed anything. I am working on the consoles. Every year "the latest emulators" means a lot more than it's bytes. I usually send all as one. Shipment will be a few days. Sorry for the delay. :?

I'll try to get yours out next week, I promise. Sorry it's taken so long; this week got hella hectic with exam review at the school, and now we're fixing to get eight or nine inches of snow, and North Carolina has no idea how to maintain a road in the winter.
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