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Soon. Soon. 10:30 EST

 

My goal for next year's fall sales is "Cover the Continent in Cashmere" (yes, it's early to start planning, but I wanted to trademark it before you snagged it)

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Some of you may recall the shirt haul I had earlier in the year. I was thinking  that maybe, to get them moving/cleared them out quickly, I'd assemble auctions BIN sales of 3 shirt packages(most of the shirts are the same size, I'd measure/group them accordingly) for like $125. Seem like a decent strategy? Anyone had success with something similar?

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Some of you may recall the shirt haul I had earlier in the year. I was thinking  that maybe, to get them moving/cleared them out quickly, I'd assemble auctions BIN sales of 3 shirt packages(most of the shirts are the same size, I'd measure/group them accordingly) for like $125. Seem like a decent strategy? Anyone had success with something similar?

Good Lord man you have been sitting on those since March? My wife has banned me from thrifting until I list everything I have. Just put up my first 50 auctions tonight and have about 200 more listings/photos to do.

 

I like that strategy though, when I first got a job requiring me to dress like an adult I went on eBay and bought a Lot of 8 BB shirts. Give it a go but post them on SF as well, I know many of us would be interested.

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I had someone balk at the price of shipping on a pair of shoes a week or so back.

My price structure for shipping is to roughly charge the same amount for like items. I typically charge $5 for shirts, $9 for shoes and $13 for what will require a box and will fit in a medium flat rate box. The shoes were a pair of minimalist running shoes, so weigh about 1/4 of what a normal pair of shoes cost. He of course saw the price on the tag and complained. I offered him a partial refund and he was happy.

 I typically mark shipping up $1-2 to cover my time for packaging and going to the Post Office. I've only encountered one person who wasn't happy with that, so I must be doing okay.
You print the shipping cost on the label? Oh no.
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So after being harassed mercilessly by the wife to start listing the things I can't consign, I posted 50 listings today. If you look at my page here, it only shows 48. The two that are missing is a Tiffiany & Co. Tie and a Gucci eyeglass case. Both listings are live, they just don't show up when my items are shown. I am assuming it is because I am a relatively new seller with low feedback and they are highly counterfeited brands. I just thought it was odd, I had tried to list that Chanel tie Brian recently sold for me 3 months ago and they refused it.

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You print the shipping cost on the label? Oh no.

 

 If you don't rip people off, they're not going to complain, for the most part. Anyone who balks at paying me a dollar to pack and ship their item isn't worth dealing with.
 
Perhaps soon I'll get a shipping scale (any recommendations?) so I can do these things at home... Might not make it quicker, but I'd love to avoid using the post office for anything other than international shipments.
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Good Lord man you have been sitting on those since March? My wife has banned me from thrifting until I list everything I have. Just put up my first 50 auctions tonight and have about 200 more listings/photos to do.

 

I like that strategy though, when I first got a job requiring me to dress like an adult I went on eBay and bought a Lot of 8 BB shirts. Give it a go but post them on SF as well, I know many of us would be interested.

 

 No kidding...
 
 
 I'm sitting on something like three boxes (medium Uhaul boxes) full of stuff I still need to process. I pretty much list a few out of the boxes every day along with the new stuff. I'll catch up eventually!
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 I'll catch up eventually!

I used to say that too....

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Originally Posted by Fueco View Post
 

 

 If you don't rip people off, they're not going to complain, for the most part. Anyone who balks at paying me a dollar to pack and ship their item isn't worth dealing with.
 
Perhaps soon I'll get a shipping scale (any recommendations?) so I can do these things at home... Might not make it quicker, but I'd love to avoid using the post office for anything other than international shipments.

 

You can buy one off eBay, they cost less than $20 new. And if you don't want to, you don't have to use the Post Office for any shipments. Just schedule a pickup.

 

https://tools.usps.com/go/ScheduleAPickupAction!input.action

 

If you're Top Rated, you'll get commercial rates when you print postage through eBay, so it's getting paid to avoid the PO. Of course, then you'll need one of these:

 

 

I got my Zebra LP2844 used for $80. Worth every penny, twice over.

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I used to say that too....

 

 Well, I can always get coupons at Savers for donating bags of stuff if it comes to that...

 

 

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You can buy one off eBay, they cost less than $20 new. And if you don't want to, you don't have to use the Post Office for any shipments. Just schedule a pickup.

 

https://tools.usps.com/go/ScheduleAPickupAction!input.action

 

If you're Top Rated, you'll get commercial rates when you print postage through eBay, so it's getting paid to avoid the PO. Of course, then you'll need one of these:

 

 

I got my Zebra LP2844 used for $80. Worth every penny, twice over.

 

 I'll have to look into the label printers...The only scale I've seen was something they sell at the post office for $50. Guess I should know better than to not check Ebay...

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Based on this screen cap, can you tell what I bought?

 

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Based on this screen cap, can you tell what I bought?

 

 

I already know the answer from the crosspost, but If I didn't.....I'd have to guess..... 

 
a Village People 8 Track Tape
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Based on this screen cap, can you tell what I bought?


A buck knife and a six pack.
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Originally Posted by capnwes View Post
 

 

I already know the answer from the crosspost, but If I didn't.....I'd have to guess..... 

 
a Village People 8 Track Tape

 

 I've gotta be a macho man!
 
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Originally Posted by Acme View Post
 

 

You can buy one off eBay, they cost less than $20 new. And if you don't want to, you don't have to use the Post Office for any shipments. Just schedule a pickup.

 

https://tools.usps.com/go/ScheduleAPickupAction!input.action

 

If you're Top Rated, you'll get commercial rates when you print postage through eBay, so it's getting paid to avoid the PO. Of course, then you'll need one of these:

 

 

I got my Zebra LP2844 used for $80. Worth every penny, twice over.

 

I got a postal scale from ebay that was in the $15-17 range (delivered). Accuteck brand, working well so far. Can be powered by AAA batteries, and also comes with a wall wart adapter and a cable to power it from a USB port.

 

Haven't sprung for a label printer yet. I just buy the two-per-page blanks and run them through my laser printer. You just have to go into Paypal and set your printer preferences to NOT print the receipt portion, or else you're wasting half of the labels. For some reason, that printing preference does not seem to transfer over to ebay (which always wants to print a receipt) so I do all my postage purchasing and printing from my Paypal account.

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