Classifieds and Group Buys forum: Daffodil Bulbs for Postage/Costs

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Name: Kayleigh
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HoosierHarvester
Oct 27, 2015 6:50 AM CST
Due to overcrowding and lack of bloom, I dug a row of my daffodils. There are 4 different varieties of which I kept separate as I dug (I had placed a division marker between each variety). I will pack several bulbs in a USPS flat rate bubble mailer. My guess is at least 40 bulbs will fit, 10 of each variety. NOTE: that these bulbs have not been washed. They are smaller than bulbs sold on the market due to overcrowding and I'm not sure how many will actually bloom in spring.

Cost for the USPS flat rate bubble mailer is $5.75. If you choose to pay through PayPal, it would be $6.40 for me to cover PayPal fees.

Here's a couple I'm pretty sure are in the row:

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Name: Kayleigh
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HoosierHarvester
Oct 27, 2015 7:05 AM CST
Here are the bulbs. Keep in mind, many are really small. Second photo has a quarter to show size:

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Name: Jeanne
Lansing, Iowa (Zone 5a)
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gardenglassgems
Oct 27, 2015 5:41 PM CST
HoosierHarvester said:Due to overcrowding and lack of bloom, I dug a row of my daffodils. There are 4 different varieties of which I kept separate as I dug (I had placed a division marker between each variety). I will pack several bulbs in a USPS flat rate bubble mailer. My guess is at least 40 bulbs will fit, 10 of each variety. NOTE: that these bulbs have not been washed. They are smaller than bulbs sold on the market due to overcrowding and I'm not sure how many will actually bloom in spring.

Cost for the USPS flat rate bubble mailer is $5.75. If you choose to pay through PayPal, it would be $6.40 for me to cover PayPal fees.

Here's a couple I'm pretty sure are in the row:

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I would be interested in a box of 40 bulbs-10 of each kind. Let me know if this is a possibility.
Thanks,
Jeanne (gardenglassgems)

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Name: Deb
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Bonehead
Oct 27, 2015 7:26 PM CST
I'm interested. I've been meaning to plant up some daffies in my fields, but just haven't gotten around to it. Let me know if you still have some available. Thanks. Deb
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Name: Deb
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Bonehead
Oct 27, 2015 7:26 PM CST
I'm interested. I've been meaning to plant up some daffies in my fields, but just haven't gotten around to it. Let me know if you still have some available. Thanks. Deb -- I'm also not too tweaky about if they might be intermingled, I just want some color.
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Name: Kayleigh
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HoosierHarvester
Oct 27, 2015 8:10 PM CST
My thoughts was to divide them into 5 USPS priority mail bubble mailers; but need to pick up 4 more bubble mailers at the post office next time I go. (They may actually fill 6 or 7; I don't know.) But I don't have a lot of extra time for this, so if it gets to be too much of a hassle, I may just end up canceling the offer and pitching the bulbs for trash pick up.

Currently have one who would like some, so if she remains interested and proceeds, I would still have 4 left.

As I spoke with her, I don't know how this operates at ATP with free offers for postage. I thought I'd receive postage money first, then ships bulbs. Can someone fill me in on how most usually do this? Thanks!

So Deb, if you want to send the $5.75, I will definitely hold and ship bulbs for you.

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Name: Danita
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Danita
Oct 27, 2015 8:58 PM CST
Kayleigh,

People should send postage money first. If you don't know someone, then definitely get the postage money first. There are some unscrupulous people out there.

You can order the bubble mailers from the USPS website and they will deliver them to your home within a week or so. There is no cost involved.
https://store.usps.com/store/browse/uspsProductDetailMultiSk...

You can also pay & print priority postage from home and schedule the postman to pick up your packages.

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Claudia
Oct 28, 2015 8:02 AM CST
I would be worried the bulbs might get smashed in the bubble envelope. Shrug!
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Name: Kayleigh
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HoosierHarvester
Oct 28, 2015 11:02 AM CST
Claudia, I did think about that. But Priority Mail comes with automatic tracking and $50 insurance. They always ask if there is anything liquid, perishable, fragile, etc. and I'll say "fragile". I haven't tested it yet, but I'm pretty sure I can fit way more than 40 in the bubble mailer, and I may first pack them in the same lunch paper bags they are currently in. Even if a couple did get smashed, the receiver will probably still get a whole lot of bulbs. I considered the small flat rate box, but very few bulbs would fit in it.

Taking a lunch break, but am going to go ahead and get a bubble mailer packed just to see how it goes. Will report back later.
Name: Kayleigh
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HoosierHarvester
Oct 28, 2015 11:07 AM CST
. . . or anyone wanting to pay for a medium flat rate postal box, I'm certainly willing to do that as well. But I don't want to mess with different weights and different rates to different states. I was hoping and wanting it to be as easy as possible without too much time consumption.
Name: Kayleigh
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HoosierHarvester
Oct 28, 2015 11:08 AM CST
And thanks, Danita, for posting!
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Frillylily
Oct 28, 2015 12:33 PM CST
An easy way to get paid is using paypal, you get your money right away and don't have to wait. Not everyone uses it though, so some buyers will still prefer to mail a money order.
Name: Kayleigh
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HoosierHarvester
Oct 28, 2015 1:38 PM CST
Thanks, Frillylily. I did indicate PayPal accepted in the original post.
Name: Kayleigh
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HoosierHarvester
Oct 28, 2015 1:45 PM CST
I have filled one usps priority mail bubble mailer to test and be ready. I packed each variety in a paper bag first (remember, they are dirty). But I ended up having to use 5 paper bags because I couldn't remember which 2 I had dug that were the same. As I quickly counted, there will be closer to 100 bulbs in the mailer, or more, because some are fairly small, and each back had *at least* 12 bulbs, and I think only one of the 5 had a count as low as 12.

Holding 2 for sure and those will be stuffed full as one already is, but am going to make an offer to give to the people at the post office next time I go (they were too busy today when I went). I may also ask the Postmaster if he cares if I set bags on one of the tables as "free daffodil bulbs". That way I can get rid of them and be done with them. So if anymore interest, you may want to confirm soon.
Name: Jeanne
Lansing, Iowa (Zone 5a)
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gardenglassgems
Oct 28, 2015 5:10 PM CST
I do want a package for sure. Your check is in the envelope going out in tomorrows mail. Please save mine till you get my check. Thanks.
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Name: Kayleigh
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HoosierHarvester
Oct 28, 2015 5:17 PM CST
Okay, Jeanne, for you and for Deb I have purposed to make sure to have a bubble mailer full and ready to go,and I won't part with them until I hear otherwise. One is already full, and I picked up a couple more bubble mailers (these are tyvek mailers) at the post office today to be prepared. But then of course I'll need a mailing address, but that can be provided to me when mailing the postage.
Name: Deb
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Bonehead
Oct 28, 2015 6:35 PM CST
Thanks Kayleigh - check is out at the mailbox to be picked up tomorrow. I hope you don't mind a personal check, I thought it would be faster than a trip to town for a money order. Feel free to wait for it to clear before mailing. Deb
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Deebie
Oct 28, 2015 7:32 PM CST
@HoosierHarvester, I sent you a t-mail. I need your PayPal account info so that I can pay postage tonight or early in the morning.
Name: Kayleigh
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HoosierHarvester
Oct 28, 2015 7:41 PM CST
I think I've gotten all the bulb offers spoken for now and in the works. So I'm going to go ahead and close this.
Name: Jeanne
Lansing, Iowa (Zone 5a)
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gardenglassgems
Nov 7, 2015 8:49 AM CST
Thanks to HoosierHarvester for the great Daffodil bulbs. I received way more than I expected. They were in great shape arriving in the bubble envelope undamaged. I managed to get them all planted the day they came and am anxious to see them bloom in the spring. Thanks Teresa. Hurray! Hurray!

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