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Old 06-06-2005, 10:48 AM   #1
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Shipping USPS

Anyone ship frags via Priority mail? I have received but never really shipped. When they ask if it breakable, liquid or hazzardous what would you say? I told them it was breakable and they wanted to know exactly what it was. I did not want to tell them it had liquid in it since I figured it would be bad.

What would happen? Anyone know? I know people use thermos's and coolers for frag trades but never really participated.

Just wondering.

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Old 06-06-2005, 11:09 AM   #2
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Well I haven't shipped frags, but I've shipped plenty of FW plants to people via USPS. I've never had them inquire what was being shipped.

If they push it, just tell em glass figurines or something.
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Old 06-06-2005, 11:13 AM   #3
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That is what I told them but I felt bad for lieing

You could kind of hear the water sloshing but it had no water in it either

They were doubled bagged, all in a bigger bag and that was in a styrofoam container with newspaper and the cardboard box.
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Old 06-06-2005, 11:20 AM   #4
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Yeah, on second thought it's probably not wise to lie...but many species of aquatic plants are illegal in certain states (esp. California).
I suspect if you told them it was coral you were shipping, they might think you were some kind of smuggler or coral poacher
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Old 06-06-2005, 11:27 AM   #5
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I figure they would not even know what it was.
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The reason they ask about liquid is if it leaks they will freak out and shut down the terminal until it is determined if it is safe or not. Why not lable it "live fish FRAGILE" that way if it leaks a little bit you will not hear about it on the 6o'clock news.
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Why not lable it "live fish FRAGILE" that way if it leaks a little bit you will not hear about it on the 6o'clock news.
The box had this on there already It was a box I had previously got in a mail order shipment.

I will just call next time to see what they say
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