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post #3106 of 15213
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Originally Posted by Brianpore View Post

Had a PM asking about shipping but thought I would share with everyone


13 oz is the magic number as that is the cutoff for first class mail.

Quick Breakdown
Shirts/Tie = 1st class mail = poly bag
Pants = USPS Legal Flat Rate Envelope
Sport Coats/ Suits = USPS Priority A
Heavy Suits/Coats = USPS Priority B or Medium Flat Rate (depending on distance)
Shoes = USPS Priority Shoe Box

Thats pretty much all I use unless I get one person buying multiple items then I need to figure out the cheapest way to ship.

Interesting. I've just been using the Priority A boxes. Unless they're gorrilla size, I can fit them just fine (after years of Tetris training). Is the shoe box cheaper?
post #3107 of 15213
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Originally Posted by GMMcL View Post

Quote:
Originally Posted by Brianpore View Post

Had a PM asking about shipping but thought I would share with everyone


13 oz is the magic number as that is the cutoff for first class mail.

Quick Breakdown
Shirts/Tie = 1st class mail = poly bag
Pants = USPS Legal Flat Rate Envelope
Sport Coats/ Suits = USPS Priority A
Heavy Suits/Coats = USPS Priority B or Medium Flat Rate (depending on distance)
Shoes = USPS Priority Shoe Box

Thats pretty much all I use unless I get one person buying multiple items then I need to figure out the cheapest way to ship.

Interesting. I've just been using the Priority A boxes. Unless they're gorrilla size, I can fit them just fine (after years of Tetris training). Is the shoe box cheaper?

Shoe box is more expensive as it is based on weight, but they fit MUCH nicer. I have to assume you are using the 'top load' box vs the 'side load'? The side load is under 2.5" tall so I cant see how you fit them in without smushing and creasing them and the 'top load' box is only 10 long so actually you prob use the 'side load'?? puzzled.gif Mind taking a picture next time you ship shoes?

 

I try to only sell higher end shoes $100+ so will spend the extra few dollars to ship.

post #3108 of 15213
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Originally Posted by GMMcL View Post

Interesting. I've just been using the Priority A boxes. Unless they're gorrilla size, I can fit them just fine (after years of Tetris training). Is the shoe box cheaper?

Shoe box doesn't have a special rate, it's just billed by weight like any normal box would be. I haven't been able to fit shoes in the rate A box, usually find them to be too tall.
post #3109 of 15213

Anyone else having problems listing on ebay right now?  I listed two things then went to list a third and it won't let me select a category.

post #3110 of 15213
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Originally Posted by HansderHund View Post

Another question, how do you heavy sellers do it? I worked all weekend on getting pictures, measurements and descriptions, and I only came up with about 80 listings. I still have a number of things to list and it made me wonder how some people (Spoo, et al) can produce 150+ listings every week. Capnwes, I know you have another job, how do you find the time or is there some sort of process that you'd be willing to share?

I get up at 5-5:15am, write descriptions in GarageSale until 8:30 or so, go to work, come home, print postage and take un-daylight photos from 830pm or so till midnight every day pretty much. Saturday is usually an 8 hour 1700 photo bonanza all day, and Sunday the mannequin/gallery shots along with preparing the assortment with items ending that evening.


So, yah. Thats how you do 150+ a week auction style.

tldr, you have no life.
(this will change soon, check for updates next week)
post #3111 of 15213
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Originally Posted by HansderHund View Post

Greek brought up a good point...I'd be happy to see more questions like that. I had a question earlier in regards to identifying/labeling (can't remember at the moment), but I didn't know where to put it. This is an ideal place for all things ebay, whether you're trying to sell or buy.

Someone brought up sleeper brands quite awhile ago, and I don't know if it was mentioned, but Pal Zileri is almost always easy to buy. Most of their stuff is quality and it goes cheap most of the time.

Another question, how do you heavy sellers do it? I worked all weekend on getting pictures, measurements and descriptions, and I only came up with about 80 listings. I still have a number of things to list and it made me wonder how some people (Spoo, et al) can produce 150+ listings every week. Capnwes, I know you have another job, how do you find the time or is there some sort of process that you'd be willing to share?

This is my full time job, plus I'm a stay at home Dad. It's just like anything else work hard. When I post hard I start at 4AM and finish at 11PM. I do that 2 days a week. You have to set up a rhythm that works the fastest for you, for example I set pictures by size, brand, and colors. So when I'm posting I just go to sell similar and then usually all the sizes and colors usually stay the same, I just have to upload the pics. icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif

post #3112 of 15213
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Originally Posted by SpooPoker View Post

I get up at 5-5:15am, write descriptions in GarageSale until 8:30 or so, go to work, come home, print postage and take un-daylight photos from 830pm or so till midnight every day pretty much. Saturday is usually an 8 hour 1700 photo bonanza all day, and Sunday the mannequin/gallery shots along with preparing the assortment with items ending that evening.

I (and my girls) salute you!

post #3113 of 15213
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Originally Posted by SpooPoker View Post

I get up at 5-5:15am, write descriptions in GarageSale until 8:30 or so, go to work, come home, print postage and take un-daylight photos from 830pm or so till midnight every day pretty much. Saturday is usually an 8 hour 1700 photo bonanza all day, and Sunday the mannequin/gallery shots along with preparing the assortment with items ending that evening.


So, yah. Thats how you do 150+ a week auction style.

tldr, you have no life.
(this will change soon, check for updates next week)

Wait, you have a "real" job?!??

I had always assumed that ebay is your job. If that's true, you just BLEW MY MIND

I wake up early, answer questions and then go to work, I'll answer questions throughout the day and take pictures all week. When the weekend hits, I'll create all of my listings.
post #3114 of 15213
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Originally Posted by HansderHund View Post

Wait, you have a "real" job?!??

I had always assumed that ebay is your job. If that's true, you just BLEW MY MIND

I wake up early, answer questions and then go to work, I'll answer questions throughout the day and take pictures all week. When the weekend hits, I'll create all of my listings.

Same here. I get freaked having to do more than a dozen a week.
post #3115 of 15213

Ebay is my "full part time job"

 

Like everyone here who sells a lot....there is no easy way around it, it takes time! A lot of time.

post #3116 of 15213
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Originally Posted by FaceOfBoh View Post

I (and my girls) salute you!


Please send them with the next consignment. icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif
Quote:
Originally Posted by HansderHund View Post

Wait, you have a "real" job?!??

I had always assumed that ebay is your job. If that's true, you just BLEW MY MIND

post #3117 of 15213
Quick question for an ebay listing to size...

shoulders 22"
pit to pit 23"

What size should this be listed at?

48?

It's a smoking jacket sized XXL

post #3118 of 15213
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Originally Posted by Brianpore View Post

Shoe box is more expensive as it is based on weight, but they fit MUCH nicer. I have to assume you are using the 'top load' box vs the 'side load'? The side load is under 2.5" tall so I cant see how you fit them in without smushing and creasing them and the 'top load' box is only 10 long so actually you prob use the 'side load'?? puzzled.gif Mind taking a picture next time you ship shoes?

I try to only sell higher end shoes $100+ so will spend the extra few dollars to ship.

I use the long skinny one. Side loader I guess. I've only had an issue once on really long shoes. And I'm pretty sure I'm shipping the same stuff as you. I wrap in a tyvek or plastic bag or two, which protwcts them and doubles as cushioning/fill. Sometimes the box distorts or has a hard time closing. But I've usually managed it.
post #3119 of 15213
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Originally Posted by GMMcL View Post

Quote:
Originally Posted by Brianpore View Post

Shoe box is more expensive as it is based on weight, but they fit MUCH nicer. I have to assume you are using the 'top load' box vs the 'side load'? The side load is under 2.5" tall so I cant see how you fit them in without smushing and creasing them and the 'top load' box is only 10 long so actually you prob use the 'side load'?? puzzled.gif Mind taking a picture next time you ship shoes?

I try to only sell higher end shoes $100+ so will spend the extra few dollars to ship.

I use the long skinny one. Side loader I guess. I've only had an issue once on really long shoes. And I'm pretty sure I'm shipping the same stuff as you. I wrap in a tyvek or plastic bag or two, which protwcts them and doubles as cushioning/fill. Sometimes the box distorts or has a hard time closing. But I've usually managed it.

I guess they would fit.... peepwall[1].gif

post #3120 of 15213
Can you guys look at this auction and maybe get me some tips to get better results? I really felt that I would get better final price...retail on these is $595 and just missing the shoelaces. Better description? Poor title? Or maybe it was the dog?

http://www.ebay.com/itm/151030262345?ssPageName=STRK:MESOX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1561.l2649


Thanks in advance!
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