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Old 03-20-2012, 01:59 PM #22
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Im sorry I didnt join a branch of service to become a welfare queen while your out on some island chasing imaginary weapons of mass destruction.
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Old 03-20-2012, 02:10 PM #23
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Why is everyone getting their panties in a bunch, its only for international mail.
Domestic shipping is still fine.
Because the entire site is americans..
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I always ship my expensive stuff FedEx, **** usps.
I used to work for fedEx some of there practices,there are scetchy..... Tossing package into trailors cramming them in as tight as,possible so u can fit more into a truck ....ya then the delivery guys just tossing your package on your door step and driven off
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Old 03-20-2012, 02:26 PM #27
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I don't understand why USPS, a company about to go bankrupt, would limit their income even further by doing this.
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Yeah, I think I made him angry.

Of course I'm not known for being subtle.

$10 says he's crying to Twilight.
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that's it....
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Im sorry I didnt join a branch of service to become a welfare queen while your out on some island chasing imaginary weapons of mass destruction.

If the **** ever hit the fan, you'd be begging one of those "welfare queens" to save your skin.
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And this is just to prove how F'ed up are government ran post offices
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I don't understand why USPS, a company about to go bankrupt, would limit their income even further by doing this.
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I thought the same thing when I read the email. I blame the distrust of everything not 'Merican!!! by some of the paranoid people in this country.
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I don't understand why USPS, a company about to go bankrupt, would limit their income even further by doing this.
Because they probably had an incident where a Li-ion battery caught fire on a plane and caused an issue. That is usually why things like this happen.

Also USPS is "about to go bankrupt" because the government keeps it artificially cheap. People whine about shipping being expensive and then they whine about USPS not taking care of their ****. You can't have it both ways. Flat rate priority boxes are the best way to trade guns I've ever seen. Sucks if you do a lot of shipping internationally but I think USPS is more concerned about safety than it is about losing a small fraction of business from people shipping Li-ion batteries overseas.

Plus given that post offices tend to be understaffed and unable to keep up with the volume as it is it's probably a good thing for them.
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Because they probably had an incident where a Li-ion battery caught fire on a plane and caused an issue. That is usually why things like this happen.

Also USPS is "about to go bankrupt" because the government keeps it artificially cheap. People whine about shipping being expensive and then they whine about USPS not taking care of their ****. You can't have it both ways. Flat rate priority boxes are the best way to trade guns I've ever seen. Sucks if you do a lot of shipping internationally but I think USPS is more concerned about safety than it is about losing a small fraction of business from people shipping Li-ion batteries overseas.

Plus given that post offices tend to be understaffed and unable to keep up with the volume as it is it's probably a good thing for them.
It's more than a small fraction imo. Li-ion batteries are in everything from cell phones to laptops. There's a lot of products that just became prohibited because of this rule.
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I used to work for fedEx some of there practices,there are scetchy..... Tossing package into trailors cramming them in as tight as,possible so u can fit more into a truck ....ya then the delivery guys just tossing your package on your door step and driven off
Damaged boxes goes on in any shipping company and Ive seen em all leave it on the porch and drive off. What FedEx/UPS gives you is REAL tracking info and any insurance claims are a much easier process. Good luck with USPS paying you on a claim in any timely manner.
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Why is everyone flipping out about this? I get it if you're international, but if you're domestic, this shouldn't be that big of a deal honestly. I don't **** guns with batteries in them anyways, just means I get to keep my batteries for myself now. Looks like this might make people take the batteries out of markers now at least.

EDIT: Let it be noted that I understand that this entire site is not only Americans and that many people do live out side the States or in US Territories that this will indeed effect. I just don't think its a big problem. Minor inconvenience, yes. Otherwise, not too significant. Just definitely nice to know about up front!

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Old 03-20-2012, 03:07 PM #37
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It's a huge problem if you're shipping a gun that comes with a battery like a luxe or creed or something, or non pb things like phones.
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They're never going to go through the trouble to open up a box and tear apart a Luxe to find out you shipped an illegal battery. How will they even know it's in there?
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Why is everyone flipping out about this? I get it if you're international, but if you're domestic, this shouldn't be that big of a deal honestly. I don't **** guns with batteries in them anyways, just means I get to keep my batteries for myself now. Looks like this might make people take the batteries out of markers now at least.

EDIT: Let it be noted that I understand that this entire site is not only Americans and that many people do live out side the States or in US Territories that this will indeed effect. I just don't think its a big problem. Minor inconvenience, yes. Otherwise, not too significant. Just definitely nice to know about up front!
I don't think you're getting the big picture. This has a small fraction to do with paintball.

The big picture is the fact that almost everything you use today that is wireless uses a Li-Ion Battery to be recharged and in some cases these batteries can't be removed.

For istance, I'm in this predicament now, I'm stationed in Cuba. We only have USPS unless you want to pay 300% more on FedEx. My next duty station is a ship, so now I'm having to send all of my things back to my place in California. Many of my things I will be packing will use rechargable Li-Ion batteries. So what do I do? Spend a small fortune shipping it all through FedEx? Or cut my losses and sell it on island?

It is very very problematic, not just a minor inconvenience.
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They're never going to go through the trouble to open up a box and tear apart a Luxe to find out you shipped an illegal battery. How will they even know it's in there?
True... but I'd rather not be the person who finds out they have other means to detect things like that just because I had the mindset of eh, they'll never find it anyway.
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