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Shipping Batteries


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Friends, I have a question but I'm not sure how to put it, so stay with me...

I've happened upon a cache of clamshell iBook batteries that have never been used. I think there's ten available, which may even include one or two Apple batteries mixed in with the third-party units. I pulled one of the Apple batteries for my own iBook and it works great.

Here's my dilemma: I would like to test these things and ship them to members of this board at a reasonable cost. I'm in the U.S. and I've been reading through the US Postal Service regulations for shipping, which don't seem too onerous. Would a single-wall cardboard box + bubble wrap + LiON sticker be enough for domestic shipping? I'm not looking to make a bunch of money from these, but I can't afford free either.