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2 hours ago, Huskers1236 said:

There was an employee at one of my stations that would always ask me what the contents were.  I relented at first but then eventually got to the point I had had enough and told him it was none of his damn business as long as I had agreed I wasn't sending anything illegal.  He didn't like that response but really couldn't do anything about it.  Fortunately it's an out of the way station and don't go there often.

This was the response I got from the employee from my situation.  That the packing materials had added a couple ounces and that I should factor that in every time.  Problem with this theory is that many of my very small orders weigh in at less than an ounce, so I know that the couple strips of tape and piece of paper don't weigh multiple ounces.  

I find it amusing when they go through their usual, “ is there anything fragile, flammable, etc”. One day I told them it was broke into a thousand pieces and I’ll be pissed if it arrives assembled 

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6 hours ago, Huskers1236 said:

There was an employee at one of my stations that would always ask me what the contents were.  I relented at first but then eventually got to the point I had had enough and told him it was none of his damn business as long as I had agreed I wasn't sending anything illegal.  He didn't like that response but really couldn't do anything about it.  Fortunately it's an out of the way station and don't go there often.

I have this at a specific UPS (not USPS) location. They always want to know what is inside, and when I say "why is that important?" they say they need to know because otherwise they couldn't ship it.

And then recently I went to FedEx with a box with heavily bubblewrapped BrickHeadz in it, and the clerk shook the box and said "this is not properly packed" because I left a little space in the box and you could hear movement. As a "one time courtesy" he opened up the box, added some brown packing paper, and then sealed it again. Weird.

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I have this at a specific UPS (not USPS) location. They always want to know what is inside, and when I say "why is that important?" they say they need to know because otherwise they couldn't ship it.
And then recently I went to FedEx with a box with heavily bubblewrapped BrickHeadz in it, and the clerk shook the box and said "this is not properly packed" because I left a little space in the box and you could hear movement. As a "one time courtesy" he opened up the box, added some brown packing paper, and then sealed it again. Weird.

He heard the Lego inside and wanted to see if it was a set he needed for his collection.

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These are the custom depth (3/4/6/7/10") boxes I love because they just miss dimensional shipping for everything up to small modular size. Half off at Staples, hard to beat.

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