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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 01-14-2012, 02:24 PM Thread Starter
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Using PayPal to avoid USPS size limits?

I read on IbanezRules that USPS package size limits can be avoided if, somehow, setting up the shipping through PayPal.

Does anyone know how the procedure goes, and how reliable it is?
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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 01-14-2012, 03:18 PM
 
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Re: Using PayPal to avoid USPS size limits?

Maybe you should check out the Ibanez Rules website for the procedure if thats where you identified the loophole.....

I would note that this is likely fraud issue - not to be a stick in the mud - just saying........

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Re: Using PayPal to avoid USPS size limits?

Interesting. Please elaborate. Is it the customer that's committing fraud by using Paypal shipping? Or is Paypal committing fraud on the postal system?

Payment received thru Paypal [must not be gift or personal payments], there is a "Print shipping label" block on your accounts page on that transaction line. Follow it through. Any questions can be answered by Paypal.
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Re: Using PayPal to avoid USPS size limits?

From what I read around the whole size limitation thing is a little arbitrary anyway. People manage to send oversized by trying another post office, or after a mismeasurement, or no measurement, or even trying again the same post office.

Rich, did you ever get anything returned due to oversize when sending like that?

I wonder if there's a problem paying oneself...
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Re: Using PayPal to avoid USPS size limits?

I haven't had anything returned yet.
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Re: Using PayPal to avoid USPS size limits?

I would imagine that this issue is not a major focus of fraud for USPS....however from a technical sense there may be concerns.

I am not that familiar with detailed USPS policy on this issue. I would also suggest that if it was, postal items would be getting returned quite quickly. If PayPal was out of pocket I am sure that they would / may likely cease the practice.

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Re: Using PayPal to avoid USPS size limits?

That didn't elaborate on how this is "fraud" in any way.
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Re: Using PayPal to avoid USPS size limits?

Thanks for the info, Rich.

Wolfram, I've asked USPS about these limitations, particularly in light of the fact that in my case sending the other way around has a larger size limitation of 60"/108". What I understand from their reply is that it's a limitation imposed by the receiving country, not them. I've also read of people here that received larger packages.

I've talked with the local postal company to understand what's the deal, but couldn't get a straight answer so far. I wasn't even able to confirm the sizes directly with them. The most I've been told was "if USPS lists it as so, surely they know what they're talking about".

There's also this thread that suggests USPS may be misinformed at times:
http://www.shipito.com/16-shipping/1...ssia-79-vs-108
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