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Hey man, being colorblind can be hard!

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This is probably not news to anyone, but it was to me. I almost always use USPS Priority, but decided to do a random test to figure out shipping costs and I found out that with heavier packages, FedEx is several dollars cheaper with similar transit times for me.

 

I did a test with a package going from MN to TX and entered different weights out of curiosity. This was on a $9.99 item. Not sure when FedEx starts charging for declared value. That might change things.

 

2 lbs

FedEx: $10.33

USPS: $8.26

 

3 lbs

FedEx: $10.80

USPS: $10.72

 

4 lbs

FedEx: $11.29

USPS: $13.37

 

5 lbs

FedEx: $11.61

USPS: $15.22

 

So yeah. Probably not news, but I had never even checked FedEx because I assumed the prices were way higher. Going to have to order some FedEx supplies I think. 

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Originally Posted by My Main Man View Post

This is probably not news to anyone, but it was to me. I almost always use USPS Priority, but decided to do a random test to figure out shipping costs and I found out that with heavier packages, FedEx is several dollars cheaper with similar transit times for me.

I did a test with a package going from MN to TX and entered different weights out of curiosity. This was on a $9.99 item. Not sure when FedEx starts charging for declared value. That might change things.

2 lbs
FedEx: $10.33
USPS: $8.26

3 lbs
FedEx: $10.80
USPS: $10.72

4 lbs
FedEx: $11.29
USPS: $13.37

5 lbs
FedEx: $11.61
USPS: $15.22

So yeah. Probably not news, but I had never even checked FedEx because I assumed the prices were way higher. Going to have to order some FedEx supplies I think. 

Base value is $100, if you print off eBay you get discount. You get it too if shipping when you set up account and print online
post #11224 of 15821
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Originally Posted by Orgetorix View Post


Those colors are often a tough call. My dad owned a Mazda 323 once upon a time, and 20 years later everyone in our family is still arguing whether it was silver/gray or green.

 

 

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Originally Posted by ridethecliche View Post
 

Hey man, being colorblind can be hard!

 

 

 Here's the picture I sent her as reference:

 

Clockwise from lower left: Boy Scout uniform hiking pants, mossy oak green, gray

 

Sometimes having a massive inventory helps. :nodding:

 

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I finally got all of my stock out of crates on the floor!

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Originally Posted by Fueco View Post
 

 

 

 

 

 Here's the picture I sent her as reference:

 

Clockwise from lower left: Boy Scout uniform hiking pants, mossy oak green, gray

 

Sometimes having a massive inventory helps. :nodding:

 

 

 

Mossy oak!  That's the color I have been racking my brain trying to think of for an item I have listed (sort of a gray-green).  Thanks for the totally unexpected help!

post #11228 of 15821
If you have a buyer that seems like a mail forwarder / shop airlines style company and they bought two items and all info is exactly the same is it safe to ship in one box? Can't tell if they are actually different buyers or the same one.
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Originally Posted by stevent View Post

If you have a buyer that seems like a mail forwarder / shop airlines style company and they bought two items and all info is exactly the same is it safe to ship in one box? Can't tell if they are actually different buyers or the same one.

Have you tried sending them a message to find out?

 

I doubt anything we suggest will be 100% guarantee

post #11230 of 15821

Fueco,

 

did you build that rack?

post #11231 of 15821
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Originally Posted by wilay05 View Post

Fueco,

did you build that rack?

Yes. I posted more detailed pics when I built it a few weeks ago. The pipe is 1/2" galvanized steel.
post #11232 of 15821
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Originally Posted by Snoogz View Post

Have you tried sending them a message to find out?

I doubt anything we suggest will be 100% guarantee

Yeah was waiting on response, they said it was ok though still confusing as it took forever to see if the address codes all lined up
post #11233 of 15821
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Originally Posted by My Main Man View Post

This is probably not news to anyone, but it was to me. I almost always use USPS Priority, but decided to do a random test to figure out shipping costs and I found out that with heavier packages, FedEx is several dollars cheaper with similar transit times for me.

I did a test with a package going from MN to TX and entered different weights out of curiosity. This was on a $9.99 item. Not sure when FedEx starts charging for declared value. That might change things.

2 lbs
FedEx: $10.33
USPS: $8.26

3 lbs
FedEx: $10.80
USPS: $10.72

4 lbs
FedEx: $11.29
USPS: $13.37

5 lbs
FedEx: $11.61
USPS: $15.22

So yeah. Probably not news, but I had never even checked FedEx because I assumed the prices were way higher. Going to have to order some FedEx supplies I think. 

A couple other things to note, for shipping longer distances USPS is faster. I can ship something from Boston to San Francisco via USPS priority mail in 2 days whereas FedEx ground will take 5 days. Also, I believe Fedex insurance is included up to $100 whereas USPS is only up to $50 (you can buy more of course).
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Originally Posted by wilay05 View Post
 

Fueco,

 

did you build that rack?

 

 

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Originally Posted by Fueco View Post

Here's my first rack... Put together with an 8' section of galvanized pipe, a floor flange, a Simpson Strongtie pipe hanger and a PVC elbow (at the other to keep hangers from sliding off the end. Total cost was ~$20, including plenty of lag screws for another one).





 

 
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Originally Posted by ATLnoob View Post
 

 

Mossy oak!  That's the color I have been racking my brain trying to think of for an item I have listed (sort of a gray-green).  Thanks for the totally unexpected help!

 

 

You're welcome!

post #11235 of 15821

Okay, if you were the seller in this case, what would you do?

I bought a pair of jeans on ebay, the guy sent them over and they looked fine. When I uncuffed them, a bunch of dirt fell out and there was lint and dust in there. It was disgusting. Thing is, I did this after I tried them on and they fit pretty damn well.

 

What do you consider a fair outcome in this case?

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