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Old 11-09-2008, 03:22 PM   #1
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Default Best way to ship Xbox 360 games

Being a new convert to Xbox 360, I've been thinking that after I play through some games I'll probably want to get in on the game trading action or selling "previously enjoyed" games on eBay.

So, how do you guys use to ship your games? I'm not just looking for a suggestion for a courier here. I've been using UPS for years, and I have no issues with them. What I'm looking for here is a suggestion for packaging and shipping. i.e is the best method to buy a dvd mailer package and then ship via a courier, or does USPS have the right size box and a good rate? I'm looking for the best combination between fast, cheap, easy, and reliable (the first 3 mean nothing if the courier loses/damages the package). What are your personal experiences, and what do you recommend?

I'm open to using any of the couriers, but I prefer UPS and USPS. I have a post office very close to my house, but given the small size of a 360 game I'm hoping it might be possible to get some sort of pre-paid mailer that would allow my to drop the package in the mailbox, raise the flag, and forget about it.
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Old 11-09-2008, 03:36 PM   #2
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I just use a bubblewrap padded envelope. Never had a problem.
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I use media mail with dvd bubble mailers.
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Old 11-09-2008, 03:37 PM   #4
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6x9 bubble mailer - or any other padded manila envelope. Ship first class with delivery confirmation. Costs $2 tops for shipping + 40 cents for the envelope.

You can even drop it in any mailbox or if you're really lazy, just leave it for your mailman to pick up.

It's also the fastest method, and they ship Saturdays, too. By far the best way to ship a single game.
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Old 11-09-2008, 06:20 PM   #5
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Sounds like it is unanimous... bubble mailer/UPSP. Thanks.
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Old 11-09-2008, 06:52 PM   #6
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Be aware that media mail is realllly slow - can take 3 weeks to get across the US.

Of course, it can also be as fast as regular mail.
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Old 11-09-2008, 06:58 PM   #7
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I was gonna take ducci's advice.
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Old 11-09-2008, 07:06 PM   #8
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Buy a bubble mailer and ship it USPS 1st class w/insurance and DC.
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Old 11-09-2008, 07:09 PM   #9
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I always ship priority mail w/ Priority Mail Large Video Box (O-1096L) in tandem with click-n-ship online. $4.75 w/ free delivery confirmation. Yeah it's a bit more pricey than bubble envelope and 1st class, but it gets to my buyer in 1-2 days, the box is free and sturdy enough to withstand abuse during shipment, and I can confirm the game's delivered.
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Old 11-09-2008, 07:25 PM   #10
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Bubble mailer size #1, First Class, and Delivery Confirmation, using paypal shipping. Cheapest and fastest method.
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