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 Post subject: Re: Shipping has really gotten out of control
PostPosted: Mar Fri 09, 2018 12:35 pm 
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Thanks for the links. I guess this means that you do have to set up a business account in order to use PayPal shipping tools.

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 Post subject: Re: Shipping has really gotten out of control
PostPosted: Mar Fri 09, 2018 11:37 pm 
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radiotvnut wrote:
I just sold a fan on Ebay that ended up bringing way more money than I expected. I charged $25 shipping and double-boxed the fan, with plenty of padding. Then, I took it to FedEx, insured it for the full amount of the fan, requested that someone sign for the package, and that 12 lb. box from MS to MI cost me $48 and some change to ship. I still made enough out of the fan to make it well worth my effort; but, had it been some $5 beat up radio, I would have gone in the hole.



You didn't require the buyer to pay the shipping?


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 Post subject: Re: Shipping has really gotten out of control
PostPosted: Mar Sat 10, 2018 11:18 pm 
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Dave,

It's been so long since I setup PayPal that I had to go back and look at my account. It looks like, yes, I set myself up as a business. I use their buttons and shopping cart on my website so I'm sure that is what I did to access the tools they provide for payment and shipping. You can PM me if you need further details...

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 Post subject: Re: Shipping has really gotten out of control
PostPosted: Mar Sun 11, 2018 5:47 am 
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Bill Harris wrote:
..... You didn't require the buyer to pay the shipping?


I think he had already quoted the shipping to the buyer before going to FedEx.

RRM


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 Post subject: Re: Shipping has really gotten out of control
PostPosted: Mar Sun 11, 2018 5:34 pm 
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I have an Ebay sale up and it only weighs 20 lbs but the box is 19x19x17. Extra space for safety!

From Chicago to California - $75 by either USPS or FedEx

Ridiculous

Any discount through EBay will get eaten up by fees.

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 Post subject: Re: Shipping has really gotten out of control
PostPosted: Mar Sun 11, 2018 7:07 pm 
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Hello Mike,
well china is taking a loss on the item just flood our market I have ordered stuff from china on ebay and the shipping was free .

Sincerely Rich
P.S. Yes I seen radios on ebay selling for say $20. but then the shipping is $55.
now that $20. radio is now almost $80. no way


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 Post subject: Re: Shipping has really gotten out of control
PostPosted: Mar Mon 12, 2018 6:28 am 
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"I have an Ebay sale up and it only weighs 20 lbs but the box is 19x19x17. Extra space for safety!

From Chicago to California - $75 by either USPS or FedEx

Ridiculous

Any discount through EBay will get eaten up by fees."


Did you run that through the Ebay shipping calculator? How do you figure the fees will eat up the discount? Looks to me if you don't use EBay shipping you are just throwing money away.

Bill J.


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 Post subject: Re: Shipping has really gotten out of control
PostPosted: Mar Mon 12, 2018 8:17 pm 
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https://pe.usps.com/archive/html/dmmarc ... 0/E040.htm
Section 1.3 (C) describes almost every man on this board in one capacity or the next as well as 2/3rd of our buyers (old fat and handicapped).

Section 2.1 (C) [media] or 2.1 (D) [equipment] means that the gear is eligible as well.

Section 4.2 even allows for insurance.

To avoid it being torn open by idiot postal agents - you just print a label that says
FREE MATTER UNDER POSTAL REG E040 and underneath write
CONTENTS: SOUND REPRODUCTION EQUIPMENT or
CONTENTS: SOUND RECORDINGS
where the postage would have gone.

I print out a shrunken-down copy, circle or highlight the relevant sections and drop it off at the post office. If I need insurance for it - I get the manager over the supervisor and counter staff and in the 3 years I have been doing this on eBay and other OLPs - I have never had a problem.

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