Dear universe: I demand my explanation.
Where's that pesky vultures circling meme when you need it.....
If I wasn't so bald already I would be pulling out more hair!
Has anyone else had trouble printing international labels through the paypal shipping tool (not the ebay tool)? I had to ship a package to Indonesia last night and purchased the label no problem. When I tried to print it, I first had to download and install a JAVA update. The download was apparently corrupted and the label would not print. Since you are given 24 hours to print the label, I figured I would do it at work this morning. Had to install the JAVA update here too....corrupted...again, label would not print ....again. Finally I got JAVA to update, and when I attempted to reprint the label I was informed that I had printed too many copies of the lapel. I had to void the label and start all over again. Tried to print it through google chrome...no dice. Printed again through IE and it finally worked. UGGGHHHH!
Follow-up ...so this has turned into a fiasco....
So, last Friday, I should have finally received my refund from the voided label. Instead, I received an email from paypal stating that my label cancellation had been denied by the USPS, because the label has shown up in the tracking system as having been sent. WTF!! This is impossible, since I could never even get the label to print in the first place.
I checked the tracing for the "voided" label, and sure enough, it shows that it was initially checked, a week later, in at a post office in North Carolina. In my opinion this is a result of an obvious, but extremely coincidental and highly unlikely mistake. I believe the label on the package in NC, having a similar tracking number, was un-scan-able. The carrier would have needed to manually punch in the number and probably typed in the wrong number....which just so happened to be the one label I was trying to void. The post office agrees with my theory
I wouldn't normally be too worried about it, except the label cost me $82. I tried to talk to paypal about it and they said the post office needs to handle it. I spent 1.5 hours at the post office yesterday, and their hands are tied too. They said paypal needs to handle it. Now I have to call paypal back and try to convince them to call or email the postmaster to verify the mistake. WHAT A MESS. The chances of this happening are about as slim as winning the lottery.
As most of you have already found out USPS rates increased substantially, especially international rates; Full details via the link.
So much for the Fed not detecting any signs of inflation. Some of the international rates increased in excess of 20%!!!
About the same in number of items and a little increase in $ value. Too many variables to draw any conclusions in regard to Super Bowl.
I don't know. I didn't schedule any new listings...only relisted (7 day auctions) unsold items from the previous week, so I expected to take a hit. Was pleasantly surprised to still gross 50% of my normal sales without actually doing any work at all. My new listings (started last Thursday) are hitting on all cylinders and show no signs of slowing....but only time will tell. The week before that was my strongest week ever.
But....is free shipping still available on this...8' Wave Slide - Green - New!
BTW....this is spectacular. I love it!
I can't even begin to imagine how much time the craftsman spent making that thing. Truly Amazing!