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Originally Posted by borbor View Post

can i ask guys who lives in the states something.

say for a tie (or a bubble mailer up to 9.5x13); let's say shipped to Canada.

the FASTEST method.  how much is it for you guys.  (no slower than 3 days)

I'm reading some of your shipping methods and I'm just scratching my head. 

fastest method to canada is probably ~$30. I think.
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Originally Posted by the2ndhandman View Post

I use a regular hp printer and split adhesive labels on 8.5x11 and you can do bulk print so you get two labels per sheet and no waist. You have to do packaging first then print as they dissappear from the ship page once printed.Average is 50 to 80 items per week and I use about $40 in cartridges per month. I tried having them refilled but they just dont last as long.The up side is you can wright them off as an expense. Ya it's only 40 a month but when uncle Sam's taxing me 25k a year on ebay sales every bit counts.

Do you use inkjet or laser? I have a laser I use only for labels and it will get me at least 1000 sheets per $50 cartridge. Way more efficient then my old inkjet
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Originally Posted by Koala-T View Post

fastest method to canada is probably ~$30. I think.

Yah. That's crazy then.
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Originally Posted by My Main Man View Post

Not for me. I print through eBay and use both labels. You can turn the receipt info off. Leaves the second sheet blank.

 

This is what I forgot. I turned that feature off a long time ago and had forgotten about it.

 

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Originally Posted by Shoeluv View Post


Do you use inkjet or laser? I have a laser I use only for labels and it will get me at least 1000 sheets per $50 cartridge. Way more efficient then my old inkjet

 

 

I use a Brother HL-2270DW Laser Printer. So much better than the inkjet I was using before...

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What you high volume sellers need is a thermal printer. No ink necessary. Rolls of thermal labels aren't super expensive (free if you have a UPS account). Spits out a label in 1.5 seconds. I have a Zebra and it's a game changer bros.
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Originally Posted by dazedstate View Post

What you high volume sellers need is a thermal printer. No ink necessary. Rolls of thermal labels aren't super expensive (free if you have a UPS account). Spits out a label in 1.5 seconds. I have a Zebra and it's a game changer bros.

Two giant thumbs up to that. Laser for international express, label printer for everything else.  Can't imagine having to deal with ink, ever. 

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Originally Posted by TJGent87 View Post
 

Does anyone print ebay labels using the Dymo 450, if not which label writer do you use?

 

 

Dymo 450 owner here. LOVE It. Need to find a replacement to go along with my impending mac mini purchase. I've heard they are not compatible or take quite a bit of tweaking to make them work with Macs/eBay.

 

 

900 labels = 6 rolls of 150 labels each for 27 bucks

Dymo thermal printer can be found used for sub $80

No ink costs

It is a tank and just keeps going. I've probably printed 1500 labels since I've owned it w/out issue.

 

 

If you do international you will need a laser printer

 

You can still use the bulk print tool which I think gives you a nice printout of everything that you can match up to the printed labels. I don't know for sure, I haven't used the bulk print feature yet.

 

I don't see a huge downside. By a used one and flip it if you don't end up liking it. They seem to hold their value rather well.

 

 

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Originally Posted by yanger87 View Post


don't take this the wrong way and you definitely have every right to run your business however you see fit. but considering the ridiculous grails that you pick up on the regular, i think you may be seriously limiting your potential going through gsp. just one noob's opinion.

In my 2nd or 3rd month doing this, in the span of 1 week, I lost 2 grand worth of merchandise due to international shipping mishaps. They were obviously scammers and knew how to work the system and also knew that whichever Eastern block Country they vacate, their post office wouldn't give a shit and how would I talk to them if they did? Now obviously there are far safer ways to ship internationally then I chose that time, I was new, I made a mistake. However that was 2 grand of goods not including initial investment on goods and not including all the lost profit on the sales. However one of the assholes was nice enough to leave me positive feedback which was a nice touch. I actually have a few repeat clients that are international and they choose to pay the money anyway to buy from me. I have one buyer in Australia who probably buys 3 or so pieces off me a month at 50 bucks a pop for shipping. Essentially that first experience fucked me up, so now I just choose to play it safe. I have faith in my inventory and that it will find a buyer and if someone wants it bad enough they will pay for it. Sometimes I do however work with int. buyers and give them slight breaks because I do sympathize, but my stuff is just worth too much and I don't want to be in a position forced to deal with any mishaps. A little further down the line who knows, my position may change, but that's where I'm at now.

 

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Originally Posted by drlivingston View Post
 


So, if I am reading your post correctly, you utilize the 8.5x11 adhesive label pages that are divided into two labels. Is that correct? If that is the case, do you only use the top label of every page? It would seem that the bottom label would be wasted on the Pitney Bowes label record.

Yes, although split only one label gets printed per page, the second half is a receipt of purchase and the item listing and such. I'm not buying these at 50 pages a box for $35 at staples, there's a seller on ebay who sells them at quantities starting at 400 pages for 12 bucks shipped.

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Originally Posted by txwoodworker View Post
 

Two giant thumbs up to that. Laser for international express, label printer for everything else.  Can't imagine having to deal with ink, ever. 

 

 

Having only one printer in the office is kind of nice... And I can use it to print directions, tickets, boarding passes, etc... I really don't need a standalone label printer.

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Originally Posted by Fueco View Post
 

 

 

Having only one printer in the office is kind of nice... And I can use it to print directions, tickets, boarding passes, etc... I really don't need a standalone label printer.


 I dunno. You get a big enough laser printer and you don't even notice the baby Dymo on top.

 

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Originally Posted by classicthrifter View Post


 I dunno. You get a big enough laser printer and you don't even notice the baby Dymo on top.



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Originally Posted by Fueco View Post
 

 

 

Having only one printer in the office is kind of nice... And I can use it to print directions, tickets, boarding passes, etc... I really don't need a standalone label printer.

 

 

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Originally Posted by classicthrifter View Post
 


 I dunno. You get a big enough laser printer and you don't even notice the baby Dymo on top.

 

:happy:

In all seriousness, they're about 7" square, I'm sure some of the new ones are wireless.

Unless you have a dual paper printer with labels in one tray and regular paper on another, you're having to switch to print regular stuff anyways.

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Originally Posted by txwoodworker View Post
 

 

 

In all seriousness, they're about 7" square, I'm sure some of the new ones are wireless.

Unless you have a dual paper printer with labels in one tray and regular paper on another, you're having to switch to print regular stuff anyways.


I actually have 2 laser printers, one for my family and one for my eBay stuff. If I need to print anything I can use that or since the printer is 2 feet away and I keep a stack of regular paper on it, it isn't a big deal to stick some on top of the labels. For me, who sells 10 things a month, a label machine is not interesting. I think Fueco may benefit from one since he is one of the larger sellers on here. Then again, I am totally satisfied with how my laser printer performs, it prints in seconds as well.

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Originally Posted by Shoeluv View Post
 


I actually have 2 laser printers, one for my family and one for my eBay stuff. If I need to print anything I can use that or since the printer is 2 feet away and I keep a stack of regular paper on it, it isn't a big deal to stick some on top of the labels. For me, who sells 10 things a month, a label machine is not interesting. I think Fueco may benefit from one since he is one of the larger sellers on here. Then again, I am totally satisfied with how my laser printer performs, it prints in seconds as well.

I'm fairly positive I don't put up near @Fueco numbers as far as amount of transactions per month, but still establishing my store and do send out a lot of product every month and with that said I'm failing to see any true desire for one of these things. Say I hit a little run and land like 10 buy it nows in a day, with actual adhesive labels you can print each one out and have one part of the paper telling you what item that specific shipping label is for and the other being the shipping label, helps when your gathering your products in your inventory cuz you can just go page by page  to make sure you get it all, and there is never any risk of switching up addresses on a package or anything because you have the item and destination address on the same sheet. I understand the appeal, they're economical, they're compact and can fit anywhere, and it seems like the costs to use it are minimal at least, but I personally am willing to just take the hit and make sure I keep that 100% next to my name.

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Why are you not able to do international with it?
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