It is your responsibility to verify the legal age of who you're trading with, as well as any federal/state/local laws about the shipping or selling of alcoholic beverages, and to abide by those laws accordingly.
The prohibition of the mailing of intoxicating liquors is contained in federal law (18 U.S.C. 1716).

(f) All spirituous, vinous, malted, fermented, or other intoxicating liquors of any kind are nonmailable and shall not be deposited in or carried through the mails.

FREE Flat Rate Priority Mail boxes:
Large (can hold 2-3 40s):

Medium (can hold 1-2 40s):

How to pack & mail 40s

1) If full, tighten the cap & wrap tape around the cap to the neck of the bottle, to prevent any possible leakage. Use either electrical tape or duct tape. If the 40 has a neck label, be careful not to get tape on the label (us collectors don't like torn labels )
2) Wrap each 40 in bubble wrap or some other cushioning.
3) Pack the 40s tightly in the box using crumpled up newspaper as cushioning. Keep the 40s snug & safe from the sides of the box as well as between each other, so they don't break if pressure is applied to the box.
4) Write "FRAGILE" on all sides of the box.

TheFear wrote:
I've recently noticed that people are having some problems with post office BS.

I was just wondering if anyone else uses http://www.usps.com/ to pay for and print shipping labels from home?

It's free to set up an account, and well worth the couple of minutes it will take you.

Benefits of signing up at http://www.usps.com/ include:

- Discounts on shipping costs
- Delivery Confirmation is always included for Free
- No post office line waiting(you can schedule home pick-up if you want to)
- Post office workers will love you because you save them from doing work
- Check differences in prices of 'Flat Rate' as opposed to 'by weight' before you pay(sometimes it's cheaper by weight)
- Order all the free boxes you need
- Save all addresses online for future use

Example #1
If I ship a 9lb Large Flat Rate Box w/confirmation from PA to MA my online cost is $13.50. If I ship a 9lb non-Flat Rate Box w/confirmation from PA to MA my cost is only $8.37. Best to go with a non-Flat Rate Box here.

Example #2
If I ship a 9Lb Large Flat Rate Box w/confirmation from PA to CA my online cost is $13.50. If I ship a 9lb non-Flat Rate Box w/confirmation from PA to CA my cost is $26.30. Best to go with the Flat Rate Box here.

If anyone tries to do this and has any problems or questions I might be able to help you out. I made some mistakes with labels when I first started, but if you do screw up a label you can be refunded.


Last Edited By: Bruz40 Oct 29 09 2:37 PM. Edited 9 times.