Need more shipping buddies-(Hazmat)

I guess I'm not understanding these shops. 2 out of 4 battery shops failed. One, who i deal with regularly and fully expected her to reject my package, accepted it by asking if it was just the one battery in the box by itself and that made it ok. The next shop said "as long as it's not super fragile." and shook the package a little.

On my last one, the clerk went looking for the information and said it states that it can only be sent if it is inside the laptop and the whole thing is being sent.

How is it these are getting failed so frequently??

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The correct question is not how many batteries are being shipped, but how many "cells" are in the battery. The average person does not know what a "cell" is, nor does the average postal clerk.

For instance, how many of you know that your 12 volt car battery has 6 cells? Being youth challenged, I can remember when car batteries were not sealed, were 6 volts, and periodically you had to open the 3 little caps, look to see if there was sufficient water inside, and if not, add water (should have been de-ionized water). Each of those little caps opened into a single cell, so a 6 volt car battery had 3 cells. Your 12 volt car battery has 6 cells.

So, how many cells are in the typical 11.1 volt lithium laptop battery? 3 cells, well technically 6 cells arranged in a series-parallel configuration. How many people know that? I would bet, not many. That is why the instructions call for saying that it is a LAPTOP battery because presumably the postal clerks know that lithium laptop batteries can not be shipped by air. I doubt that many know exactly why, nor do they need to. The rule is clear. Lithium laptop batteries can not be shipped by Priority Mail to Zone 5 and higher because they can not be shipped by air.

When the rare postal clerk has asked me how many cells are in the battery, I say "more than one". If the conversation happens to go this far, the clerk tells me that it can't go by air.

Shipping perfume has another whole set of rules based on volume.
@SadieBelle wrote:

I guess I'm not understanding these shops. 2 out of 4 battery shops failed. One, who i deal with regularly and fully expected her to reject my package, accepted it by asking if it was just the one battery in the box by itself and that made it ok. The next shop said "as long as it's not super fragile." and shook the package a little.

On my last one, the clerk went looking for the information and said it states that it can only be sent if it is inside the laptop and the whole thing is being sent.

How is it these are getting failed so frequently??

Shopping Southeast Pennsylvania, Delaware above the canal, and southwestern NJ since 2008
HI, I need a mail buddy for the Hazmat shop. I'm in 31525 and need to ship to zone 5 - 8. Please PM me if interested. Thanks!
I ship my ebay packages so I double dip the shipping. Sent a bus map to a movie producer in Brooklyn and inserted the maps in a heavy magazine to make weight. I try to make sure my min wt is 20 oz.
I live in Wilmington, NC 28411. We still need supplies here from hurricane Florence. The schools in Pender County, which is about 1/2 mile from my house are desperate for any supplies, paper, pencils, crayons, children's books (in good condition but don't have to be new), anything they can use. There are still over 500 kids that are not back in their homes 6 months later. I send things out to my grandson in Missouri when I have the hazmat shops, he loves the fact that they don't even ask the hazard question at one of them. They just mail anything, kind of scary!!!
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