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Old 06-24-2011, 08:50 PM   #11
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The best way to ship alcohol, IMO, without any issues is to use Fedex or UPS's website to set up your own account. From there you can create shipment labels (at a discounted price actually) and get your boxes ready for shipment from home. Don't worry if you don't have a scale. Just give your best guess on the weight and they will adjust the price accordingly when they charge your credit card (they charge your credit card for the shipment usually a couple of weeks after it ships).
The advantage to making your own label at home is that you can simply drop the package off at a fedex or UPS location without any questions being asked as to what's in the box. Just walk up to the counter and say its prepaid and walk away.
I do this ALOT and I've never once been asked what's in the box.


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Old 03-22-2013, 01:16 PM   #12
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Bringing up an old post. I guess for me, I shipped via UPS and got caught at the warehouse:

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Unauthorized alcohol shipment. Unable to complete delivery or return to sender. UPS will contact shipper. / Unauthorized alcohol shipment was discovered. Unable to deliver or return due to regulatory requirements.
I'm going to do what hatfieldenator does. Of note, this shipment was a test run for my shipment for the NHC....finger's crossed that my NHC shipment makes it!


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I set up an online FedEx account which is free. They come pick it up at the house and don't ask questions. Pack well and enclose all the beer in a tied up garbage bag. That way if something breaks you don't get blacklisted.
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I shipped 12 bottles in state yesterday via FedEx. The quoted price went up $10 after they learned the content was 'beer'. Apparently alcohol needs an adult signature upon delivery.
I then took the box to another location and mailed my "jam", saving 10 bucks.
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