Well, I'm taking a chance on a couple pair of Bullock & Jones this week. Wish me luck.
I've done a few APO's...with no problem..just make sure you print out / fill out the customs form required for it...if you print via eBay, it will direct you to the correct one. From there is pretty straight forward. And, don't forget to sign it.
Hmm.. just printed the label and no customs form produced.. Might contact the seller as he seems to buy a lot through ebay (shady amounts, actually).
I ship to the US military bases all the time. There is a link on the label page to be redirected to the customs label. It does not print automatically. You can't ship without it, it will come back.
Mine only recently started coming back. Maybe the last 3 months or so. Before that, never a problem.
EDIT....they came back from my local Post Office the next day saying they wouldn't ship without it.
Heres a dumb question, I saw Brian's post on shipping pants on page 3, where he put the pants into an envelope, than into another envelope. Is that nessecary for shirts? I'm from canada, and I have to pay for the canada post equivalent to those envelopes.
Can I just throw my folded shirt into a bubble mailer, and ship it out, whilst having the whole outer taped for reinforcements.
I put everything in a clear poly bag before I put it into the shipping box/bag. Ties are in a 6x9, shirts, pants and normal sports coats are in a 12x15, and I've got 18x24 to cover coats and heavier items. it makes stuff slide into boxes much easier and looks good when you're unpacking it. I've been shipping ties in DVD boxes, but I don't like it and am looking for a better solution. I'm wondering how Brooks Brothers packages a tie when its ordered online.
Mostly Following the lead of txwoodworker, everything I photo and measure gets folded and bagged/marked upon completing the measurements. If it is something I'm sure I will ship a specific way, I go ahead an package it. Otherwise I wait for final packaging.
Except Shoes. Shoes I wrap individually in packing paper and place in a USPS Shoe box. I don't put them in plastic. Tape it shut, weigh it and note all the particulars on the box I will need when I sell it. I've gotten shoes from others wrapped in tyvex envelopes and loose in the box, I've also gotten them with bubble wrap. They all work. I've recently changed from offering free shipping on shoes to having ebay calculate it. I found that in my case, I would get more watchers and bids on things with a lower price + shipping than I was getting with Free shipping, even though the price plus shipping is actually higher. A low end shoe listing for me started at $44 with shipping included and I'm starting at $39 now plus calculated shipping and getting more hits.
I have always gone with HP's, which last about 2 years for me. At the price (about $120 +/-), they are pretty much disposable - currently have the Photosmart 6520 all-in-one with wireless capabilities. I keep buying the HP's because I always have inks left over from the last one, which have fit the newer models, thus saving myself $ on inks...if it weren't for that probably would have looked at other brands when shopping. It's a good all-in-one for everyday use. If I were printing more shipping labels I'd look at a separate thermal printer, but for my volume it's fine.
Honestly, if you're buying low end printers, the ink cartridge might cost more than replacing the printer.
Its about the ink. I need to research who has the cheapest ink or start re-filling the ones I have.