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Re: Raise the flag, beer through the mail?
« Reply #1 on: May 03, 2012, 07:07:56 AM »
whats the post office?

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Re: Raise the flag, beer through the mail?
« Reply #2 on: May 03, 2012, 07:21:14 AM »
i keep emailing and faxing my beer to comps, this post office thing may help
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Re: Raise the flag, beer through the mail?
« Reply #3 on: May 03, 2012, 08:02:11 AM »
To think, the US would finally throw off the shackles of the developing world and experience liberty!

AKA, I can send in my beers for comps! (La Poste refuse anything that looks bottle-shaped going towards the US, because apparently they get in big trouble if they violate those rules).
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Re: Raise the flag, beer through the mail?
« Reply #4 on: May 03, 2012, 08:04:57 AM »
At least shipping to comps might be a bit cheaper.

I hope they do find a way to save the post office.  I really can't imagine this country without it's postal system.

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Re: Raise the flag, beer through the mail?
« Reply #5 on: May 03, 2012, 08:26:03 AM »
Keep in  mind that at the moment this only applies to commercial beers, not homebrew.  There's a long way to go and it's a slow process, but things are looking up.
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Re: Raise the flag, beer through the mail?
« Reply #6 on: May 03, 2012, 08:38:18 AM »
Keep in  mind that at the moment this only applies to commercial beers, not homebrew.  There's a long way to go and it's a slow process, but things are looking up.

Yeah.  It said somewhere in the article something like "just like UPS and FedEx" and officially, those guys only ship from licensed commercial shippers.  There's a ways to go before we can legally ship homebrew to comps via USPS.
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Re: Raise the flag, beer through the mail?
« Reply #7 on: May 03, 2012, 02:53:18 PM »
I get wine every month through Canada Post.   I'm sure if a tiny, backwards little country like Canada can do it, the United States must be able to handle it.

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Re: Raise the flag, beer through the mail?
« Reply #8 on: May 03, 2012, 09:34:51 PM »
At least shipping to comps might be a bit cheaper.

I hope they do find a way to save the post office.  I really can't imagine this country without it's postal system.

Paul

The only way I think it would be cheaper is if it will fit in one of the flat rate boxes (or depending on the area shipping to the regional rate boxes).  When I ship packages if it is over about 7-8 pounds it is always cheaper to ship UPS/fedex unless it fits in flat rate or falls under media mail.

I'd much rather ship beer USPS, they generally can move boxes across the country in 2-3 days vs Fedex/UPS Ground taking 6-8 days

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Re: Raise the flag, beer through the mail?
« Reply #9 on: May 03, 2012, 10:40:06 PM »
I get wine every month through Canada Post.   I'm sure if a tiny, backwards little country like Canada can do it, the United States must be able to handle it.

A friend gets wine shipped to him from NY to TX. Will have to ask him about if it is USPS doing the job.
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Re: Raise the flag, beer through the mail?
« Reply #10 on: May 04, 2012, 04:40:57 PM »
I am hitting em from the inside fellers...when ever we get a "what can we do to
gain business?" communique, I say let the people mail beer to competitions.
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