HRoth - 9:01 pm on Jan 1, 2010 (gmt 0)
The flat rate boxes seem to be put forward the same way stamps are by the PO--they are counting on them not being used to their full value. The workers at my post office have told me outright that they are supposed to push the flat rate boxes and that they have very few of the variable rate priority mail boxes. You pretty much have to order them online. They have decreased the choices in size for the variable rate also. The small video box was perfect for most of my shipments, but they got rid of it recently. And unless you call them and order them by phone, you will be waiting weeks for those boxes to come.