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USPS Shipping Question--Perishable Items

Discussion in 'Tarantula Questions & Discussions' started by DavidE721, Apr 2, 2009.

  1. DavidE721

    DavidE721 Arachnosquire Old Timer


    When it comes to shipping T's (or other arachnids), how do some of you address the postal service's question: Is the item being shipped perishable?

    I've received T's and scorps in some cases where the seller has put a 'Perishable' label on the USPS box.

    Please advise.


  2. bamato

    bamato Arachnodemon

    I just tell them it's chocolate :)
  3. EightLeggedFrea

    EightLeggedFrea Arachnoangel

    If they ask (and they frequently do), I just answer "yes, and fragile. I'd like it to be handled with care." That help?
  4. agent lead

    agent lead Arachnoknight

    you just have to say "yes it is"

    they cannot ask you what is inside of it
  5. DavidE721

    DavidE721 Arachnosquire Old Timer

    USPS Shipping--Perishable


    Thank you all for your responses--it's much appreciated.

    BTW, I was unaware that the postal clerks couldn't ask what's inside; thanks for relating that important point.

    Dave :)
  6. vvx

    vvx Arachnobaron Old Timer

    I'd prefer they not know what I'm shipping. "computer parts" fits a lot of different stuff...
  7. Tcollector

    Tcollector Arachnobaron

    Simple! Just say your shipping vials or containers. Which is the truth lol.
  8. Sukai94

    Sukai94 Arachnobaron

    I say "collectibles"
  9. most people in my country list them as 'glass' or 'porcelain lamp'.
    but once i received my parcel with an extremely cute label. it got me laughing a while before unpacking. it read 'toy soldier'.
    i've never even seen one off the shelf at the mall!
  10. wedge07

    wedge07 Arachnolord

    Mine are labeled as fragile and perishable. Ensures it is handled with care and arrives on time. They shouldn't need to know anymore than that.
  11. GoTerps

    GoTerps Arachnoking Old Timer

    I intentionally cover up the "perishable" label on the boxes I use. Labeling a box "perishable", or even "fragile" for that matter, does not equate to any special treatment... and only draws attention to the box IMO.

    I print my labels online, and drop the boxes off at the PO without ever talking to anyone. It's easy :)

  12. wedge07

    wedge07 Arachnolord

    Thats a good point. I'll have to remember that.
  13. halfwaynowhere

    halfwaynowhere Arachnolord Old Timer

    I don't ship Ts, but when I ship packages, I just pay for shipping online, print out my labels, and drop them off at the post office. it makes things so much simpler, no standing in line, no talking to people. I'm convinced its cheaper, too, but have no evidence for that...

    SCORPIONNOOB Arachnoknight

    haha I think that best suits what it is {D Id slip up if they asked me. Whats in the box? OBSESSIONS!! FRAGILE OBSESSIONS!:drool:
  15. Sukai94

    Sukai94 Arachnobaron

    They have never asked me specifically what a "collectible" is. It is funny to me because I can't think of anything off the top of my head that is more addictivly collectible then a T.

    What is great is that you aren't lying. I like the idea of adding "perishable" to the box but I also agree that it may attract more attention.