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Originally Posted by Brianpore View Post

My first thought was Spoo needs a new disclaimer that bags are not toy and should not be played with by kids, etc etc.


That said....IMO (and its a very small opinion), you guys are worrying WAY too much about bags. I have a pretty basic, low cost setup and get a ton of compliments on it via messages and feedback. If you pack well, and ship a quality item fast your all set. It's one thing if you want to run a high end luxury business a la Spoo which is as much about brand marketing as it is about selling great items, but the majority (myself included) are not at that point. Just think of the large group of people that dont even use any bags or fold items at all and your already ahead of the game by a large margin. There are a lot of other things most everyone can improve on before worrying about bags.... peepwall%5B1%5D.gif

PS - If anyone wants to know how I pack, just send ma  PM...I also did video's of it a while back but can't find them...maybe I'll do new one in the next day or two.

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post #7412 of 15910
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Originally Posted by Brianpore View Post

My first thought was Spoo needs a new disclaimer that bags are not toy and should not be played with by kids, etc etc.


That said....IMO (and its a very small opinion), you guys are worrying WAY too much about bags. I have a pretty basic, low cost setup and get a ton of compliments on it via messages and feedback. If you pack well, and ship a quality item fast your all set. It's one thing if you want to run a high end luxury business a la Spoo which is as much about brand marketing as it is about selling great items, but the majority (myself included) are not at that point. Just think of the large group of people that dont even use any bags or fold items at all and your already ahead of the game by a large margin. There are a lot of other things most everyone can improve on before worrying about bags.... peepwall%5B1%5D.gif

PS - If anyone wants to know how I pack, just send ma  PM...I also did video's of it a while back but can't find them...maybe I'll do new one in the next day or two.

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http://www.styleforum.net/t/285818/how-i-pack-clothes-for-shipment

:facepalm:

 

Props Spoo, I couldnt even find that thread when I looked for it. Guess new updated videos will be made this week.

post #7413 of 15910
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Originally Posted by SpooPoker View Post


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Will also pack that way for trades upon request for curious parties - but the scales need to be weighed in my favor, natch.

What we got goin on good for it? :smarmy:

post #7414 of 15910

In USPS tracking parlance, exactly what in the hell does "Arrival at Unit" mean? Is that anything like "Delivered?" FWIW the ship-to address didn't have a "unit" number like an apartment or condo, just a regular street address.

post #7415 of 15910
MhX8ndt

I agree with under-selling, or at most selling pretty much as you see it, and not over-selling.  When I sold collectible vinyl records, I used a standardized grading system that everyone who was a hard-core collector was familiar with, and always knocked mine down a few points so the buyer was at minimum happy with, and sometimes very happy with, their purchase.

post #7416 of 15910
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Originally Posted by ScottW View Post
 

In USPS tracking parlance, exactly what in the hell does "Arrival at Unit" mean? Is that anything like "Delivered?" FWIW the ship-to address didn't have a "unit" number like an apartment or condo, just a regular street address.

Not delivered yet. Probably at the local PO

post #7417 of 15910
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Hmm..Ok. Worked on my iphone, quickly. I will send it about.

 

Worked when smaller (it's now in the upper right corner of the forum page as a "recent image in this thread")...took me to your store no problem - think my phone didn't like it so big the first time.

post #7418 of 15910

What do you guys use for shipping shoes? Is a bag ok? I always used a box but I don't have enough shoe boxes and Im stuck using a medium flat rate box which is more expensive than regular priority in many cases. Also longer shoes don't fit in those and need a large flat rate box, and that's way too much $.

post #7419 of 15910
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Originally Posted by marc roberto View Post
 

What do you guys use for shipping shoes? Is a bag ok? I always used a box but I don't have enough shoe boxes and Im stuck using a medium flat rate box which is more expensive than regular priority in many cases. Also longer shoes don't fit in those and need a large flat rate box, and that's way too much $.

I still use my own boxes for shoes, and that will probably never change. I don't feel that the free priority shoe boxes provide enough stability for the shoes. I have received shoes in bags, and it kinda pisses me off. 

 

I uses a 200lb crush corrugated box. 13x10x4. Works for most shoes up to size 13 or so. I polish them, tuck the laces inside so the aglets don't scar the surface, place them in a poly bag to prevent unexpected water damage, surround them with 8 sheets of bubble wrap.

post #7420 of 15910
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Originally Posted by marc roberto View Post
 

What do you guys use for shipping shoes? Is a bag ok? I always used a box but I don't have enough shoe boxes and Im stuck using a medium flat rate box which is more expensive than regular priority in many cases. Also longer shoes don't fit in those and need a large flat rate box, and that's way too much $.

I still use my own boxes for shoes, and that will probably never change. I don't feel that the free priority shoe boxes provide enough stability for the shoes. I have received shoes in bags, and it kinda pisses me off. 

 

I uses a 200lb crush corrugated box. 13x10x4. Works for most shoes up to size 13 or so. I polish them, tuck the laces inside so the aglets don't scar the surface, place them in a poly bag to prevent unexpected water damage, surround them with 8 sheets of bubble wrap.

Thanks. Do you order those boxes from someone online? I haven't seen them anywhere yet.

post #7421 of 15910
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Originally Posted by capnwes View Post

I still use my own boxes for shoes, and that will probably never change. I don't feel that the free priority shoe boxes provide enough stability for the shoes. I have received shoes in bags, and it kinda pisses me off. 

I uses a 200lb crush corrugated box. 13x10x4. Works for most shoes up to size 13 or so. I polish them, tuck the laces inside so the aglets don't scar the surface, place them in a poly bag to prevent unexpected water damage, surround them with 8 sheets of bubble wrap.

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Originally Posted by marc roberto View Post

What do you guys use for shipping shoes? Is a bag ok? I always used a box but I don't have enough shoe boxes and Im stuck using a medium flat rate box which is more expensive than regular priority in many cases. Also longer shoes don't fit in those and need a large flat rate box, and that's way too much $.

Same, I use a 14 x 10 x 6 or for some boots / sneakers then it's a 15 x 13 x 6

It's a dollar or so at box store, feels much better than priority boxes
post #7422 of 15910
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Originally Posted by marc roberto View Post
 

Thanks. Do you order those boxes from someone online? I haven't seen them anywhere yet.

 

Likely Uline.

post #7423 of 15910
Buyer was Japan
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at what reputation level (color of star, whatever) do you start to become "respected"
post #7425 of 15910

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