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Ebay shipping
05-23-2014, 06:15 PM
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Ebay shipping
I have a question on what to use for shipping singles after a sale on Ebay. I am already going to be useing top loaders, but what size shipping envelope is best to use for shipping safely and approx how many cards can I ship at the first class rate. Also is there anything else I can use to ensure the cards get there safely?
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05-23-2014, 10:45 PM
Post: #2
RE: Ebay shipping
buy a postal scale and print your labels off of paypal. Use PWE for cards under $3 total
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05-24-2014, 12:31 PM
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RE: Ebay shipping
In terms of bubble mailers, I've found size #000 works the best. I can usually get about 10 cards into one mailer.

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05-24-2014, 01:44 PM
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RE: Ebay shipping
(05-23-2014 10:45 PM)Midwestconnection Wrote:  buy a postal scale and print your labels off of paypal. Use PWE for cards under $3 total

If you are going to use a PWE make sure the buyer knows this. Many people would be willing to pay more for safe shipping and will be unhappy if their card shows up damaged due to a PWE.

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05-24-2014, 05:02 PM
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RE: Ebay shipping
To make your life easier, don't bother using PWE at all. Just use bubble mailers. Even reused ones are better than sending something in a PWE. It cost $1.93 if you print off a label from paypal. You can send around 3-4 cards in top loaders for that price.

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05-24-2014, 06:16 PM
Post: #6
RE: Ebay shipping
Thanks for the advice and even though advised not to use it for my own knowledge what is a PWE I pretty new to the shipping thing. Last time I sold or traded any sports memorbillia it was done face to face lol
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05-24-2014, 06:58 PM (This post was last modified: 05-24-2014 07:01 PM by cptnemo66.)
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RE: Ebay shipping
plain white envelope PWE

Like said before just buy #000 bubble mailers... I think I paid around .10ea for 500ct when I bought them on ebay last time.

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05-25-2014, 02:26 AM
Post: #8
RE: Ebay shipping
agree - avoid PWE's ...

000 bubble mailers (some brands claim to be 4"x8" while others claim they are 4.5"x9") ....my last case of 500 cost 29.99 dlvd (so that comes out to 6 cents each) off ebay....

i stopped using top loaders , but everything is in soft sleeves with a decoy card on top and bottom ...that is then enclosed in a team bag which is then sandwiched between two rigid pieces of cardboard (i use an industrial paper cutter and cut plenty pieces that measure 3"x4")....tape together and then wrap that in an invoice/packing slip....

the cost of postage for bubble mailers is the same for UP TO 3 ounces....paying in person at a post office that will cost you 2.32 plus .18 per additional ounce AND another 1.05 for tracking....as someone else already mentioned , your best option is to print your own labels at home using ebay or pay pal labels...doing it that way , the cost is 1.93 for up to 3 ounces , the additional ounces are only .08 each and tracking is FREE....

using 000 mailers and my packing method , i can ship approximately 18-20 standard cards or 15 chrome cards for the entry rate (3-ounce limit) of 1.93....other thicker cards such as game used or metal cards will vary in weight....

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