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I've been using a Brother mfc-j435w I purchased from Best Buy for $49.99. You can purchase very cheap ink (less than $1 per cartridge) for the Brother MFC series printers on Amazon and when empty, recycle them at Staples for $2 per cartridge- essentially making you money by using ink.

http://www.amazon.com/LC75-MFC-J5910DW-MFC-J6510DW-MFC-J6710DW-MFC-J6910DW/dp/B005ZHHVSW/ref=fn_ink_s1_J435WMFCBR_tit?ie=UTF8&pf_rd_i=672508011&pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_p=1264010802&pf_rd_r=02R3Y0HE6ZBH1DS370QY&pf_rd_s=center-5&pf_rd_t=101

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Originally Posted by Connorh View Post

What are you guys using for label printers?  I want to start paying for postage through paypal since it seems much easier to do (and USPS sucks).  I would like to spend under $150 at this time.  I'll probably be printing only 3-5 labels per day, so it doesn't need to be too extravagant.  Any help is appreciated!


 

post #7007 of 18133

I thrifted my printer and use Avery Internet shipping labels. Just tick off the instructions and you get two labels per sheet. Easy as heck.

 

I drop my packages off at a Pack N Mail though cause I live in a college, shady neighborhood.

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Originally Posted by ejay1 View Post

I've been using a Brother mfc-j435w I purchased from Best Buy for $49.99. You can purchase very cheap ink (less than $1 per cartridge) for the Brother MFC series printers on Amazon and when empty, recycle them at Staples for $2 per cartridge- essentially making you money by using ink.

http://www.amazon.com/LC75-MFC-J5910DW-MFC-J6510DW-MFC-J6710DW-MFC-J6910DW/dp/B005ZHHVSW/ref=fn_ink_s1_J435WMFCBR_tit?ie=UTF8&pf_rd_i=672508011&pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_p=1264010802&pf_rd_r=02R3Y0HE6ZBH1DS370QY&pf_rd_s=center-5&pf_rd_t=101
 
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Originally Posted by Connorh View Post
 

What are you guys using for label printers?  I want to start paying for postage through paypal since it seems much easier to do (and USPS sucks).  I would like to spend under $150 at this time.  I'll probably be printing only 3-5 labels per day, so it doesn't need to be too extravagant.  Any help is appreciated!

 

 

Thank you so much for mentioning this.

post #7009 of 18133
My post lady rejected my pickup today. Said I had too many..,
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My post lady rejected my pickup today. Said I had too many..,

Notify your postmaster. She will not be doing that again. 

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While I don't yet seem to have been granted Top Rated Seller Status, PayPal/eBay have started giving me immediate access to funds at the time of purchase/payment for the goods I sell via eBay. This coincided with the point at which I accumulated 50 Positive Seller feedback points, instead of the expected 100. Just thought this might be valuable info for some of you starting out.

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My post lady rejected my pickup today. Said I had too many..,

Wow I have not heard of such an absurd thing...How lazy.

post #7013 of 18133

I've been getting an insane amount of messages this week on eBay from people saying, "i like this. how much to buy it now?" do you guys entertain these offers, ignore them, respond saying no, etc? I've already sent three messages out today saying that since there are already bidders, I'd prefer to keep the listing up auction-style.

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Originally Posted by My Main Man View Post
 

I've been getting an insane amount of messages this week on eBay from people saying, "i like this. how much to buy it now?" do you guys entertain these offers, ignore them, respond saying no, etc? I've already sent three messages out today saying that since there are already bidders, I'd prefer to keep the listing up auction-style.

 

If it has no bidders I'll entertain offers. If it has bidders then they'd have to win the bid.

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Originally Posted by ejay1 View Post

I've been using a Brother mfc-j435w I purchased from Best Buy for $49.99. You can purchase very cheap ink (less than $1 per cartridge) for the Brother MFC series printers on Amazon and when empty, recycle them at Staples for $2 per cartridge- essentially making you money by using ink.

http://www.amazon.com/LC75-MFC-J5910DW-MFC-J6510DW-MFC-J6710DW-MFC-J6910DW/dp/B005ZHHVSW/ref=fn_ink_s1_J435WMFCBR_tit?ie=UTF8&pf_rd_i=672508011&pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_p=1264010802&pf_rd_r=02R3Y0HE6ZBH1DS370QY&pf_rd_s=center-5&pf_rd_t=101
 
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Originally Posted by Connorh View Post
 

What are you guys using for label printers?  I want to start paying for postage through paypal since it seems much easier to do (and USPS sucks).  I would like to spend under $150 at this time.  I'll probably be printing only 3-5 labels per day, so it doesn't need to be too extravagant.  Any help is appreciated!

damn fine print....  I saw $$ lol

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Originally Posted by jgill79 View Post
 

While I don't yet seem to have been granted Top Rated Seller Status, PayPal/eBay have started giving me immediate access to funds at the time of purchase/payment for the goods I sell via eBay. This coincided with the point at which I accumulated 50 Positive Seller feedback points, instead of the expected 100. Just thought this might be valuable info for some of you starting out.


Congrats!  I also have recently been given immediate access to my funds.  Here are the parameters (from the eBay site):

 

  • It's been more than 90 days since your first successful sale
  • You've completed more than 25 domestic transactions
  • You have more than $250.00 in sales

 

http://pages.ebay.com/help/pay/payment_unavailable.html

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Originally Posted by jgill79 View Post
 

While I don't yet seem to have been granted Top Rated Seller Status, PayPal/eBay have started giving me immediate access to funds at the time of purchase/payment for the goods I sell via eBay. This coincided with the point at which I accumulated 50 Positive Seller feedback points, instead of the expected 100. Just thought this might be valuable info for some of you starting out.

:thumbs-up: 

 

While y'all are bragging about the size of your... haul to the PO.  Did 50 this morning.  Drove around back, they brought out a big laundry cart to fill up. Biggest single day # wise, but waaaaaaaaaaaaaay too many auctions went at $9.99.  Got to clear out a bunch of dogs though. The shelves are ready to be refilled with all the stuff I have hanging in my closet.

 

When I first started, someone here warned against using the eBay shipping, said to ship through PP.  I've been using the eBay multi-ship thing for a couple weeks now, and all I can say is they've fixed whatever may have been wrong with it, because it's awesome.  All 50 this morning took me about 2:15 from walking into the office to out the door.  It helps to have a fast laser printer, but the biggest time savings was being able to check/fix the shipping method and weight of all of the items on one screen.  If you've ever used the auction manager that lets you change a bunch of auctions at once, it's like that, then you hit the pay now and print all the labels at once with a package list so you can ID the labels and put them on the right package.

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Originally Posted by My Main Man View Post

I've been getting an insane amount of messages this week on eBay from people saying, "i like this. how much to buy it now?" do you guys entertain these offers, ignore them, respond saying no, etc? I've already sent three messages out today saying that since there are already bidders, I'd prefer to keep the listing up auction-style.
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Originally Posted by hbkshin View Post

If it has no bidders I'll entertain offers. If it has bidders then they'd have to win the bid.

So, I know its against Ebays practices, and hard for them to manage, but everytime I have gotten an offer to sell outside Ebay, I would have made more money, especially due to ebay fees but so far haven't done it. Next time...not so sure..especially on the high dollar items...last offer I had ended up having $150 in fees and offer was same as what it sold for, so essentially lost money.
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Originally Posted by txwoodworker View Post
 

:thumbs-up: 

 

When I first started, someone here warned against using the eBay shipping, said to ship through PP.  I've been using the eBay multi-ship thing for a couple weeks now, and all I can say is they've fixed whatever may have been wrong with it, because it's awesome.  All 50 this morning took me about 2:15 from walking into the office to out the door.  It helps to have a fast laser printer, but the biggest time savings was being able to check/fix the shipping method and weight of all of the items on one screen.  If you've ever used the auction manager that lets you change a bunch of auctions at once, it's like that, then you hit the pay now and print all the labels at once with a package list so you can ID the labels and put them on the right package.

I've always used ebay shipping to print labels. They did seem to have some bugs for a while, but I haven't had any issues in the last 6 months or so.                      

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119 out the door today!
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