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    this might be a silly question...

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    Hey guys! This may be a no-brainer question, but I am realllllyyyy new to this whole deployment thing. When I send care packages, is it okay to send a shoebox filled with all the goodies? Or are they picky about what you send the stuff in?

    Sorry if this is a stupid question! lol.
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    i think you can send it in any box, but the flat rate boxes from the post office are usually your best bet, for the price.
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    I wouldn't use a shoe box simply because it has a cover. It's easier to use a one piece box that you can just tape closed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by *ashley* View Post
    i think you can send it in any box, but the flat rate boxes from the post office are usually your best bet, for the price.
    as long as you seal the box well, it doesn't matter what you send it in.
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    It doesn't matter what kind of box you send. But I do agree that the flat rate boxes are simpler. You get the boxes for free and can put any weight amount in there, and the shipping is reasonably priced. When sending things not in a flat rate, things get pretty expensive because of the weight. Good luck!
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    I always used flat rate boxes because they were bigger and so easy to pack and tape shut. My friend used shoeboxes for her DB though, and they were fine.
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    Flat rate boxes are the easiest!
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    I wouldn't use a shoebox because they aren't very sturdy -- check out the flat rate boxes at the post office!
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    They have shoebox sized boxes that I believe are flat rate. But might as well go with the APO/FBO flate rate box which is only 11.95. They are free and u can pick em up at any post office or order some online. No question is silly, it always helps to ask and know :-) We all have wanted to know the same things at some point or another

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