Buying and Selling on eBay: Tips, Tricks, Problems & Questions

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by HansderHund, Jul 27, 2012.

  1. hrb

    hrb Senior member

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    Shipping rates in Canada all went up last week. Perhaps the same in the US (and in turn for ebay based packages)
     
  2. Brianpore

    Brianpore B&S (BS) ambassador-in-chief

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    Rates went up a decent percent...
     
  3. KenRose

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    besides shipping going up, they have limited the amount we can insure items for to $1000. That bothers me far more than the increase in rates.
     
  4. tonylamer

    tonylamer Senior member

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    I was quoted $25 to ship one tie in an extra-small box (4"x4") from Toronto to Alabama. That was just standard shipping w/ tracking. And then they charged me $4 for the box!
     
  5. Snoogz

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    With this increase, does USPS stay competative amongst FedEx and ups?

    Damn how do u guys who offer free shipping handle this spike?

    Regional rate box B is like 14 usd now. And flat rate medium stayed at 10.85...these sizes are somewhat comparable to each other...I just don't get it.

    EDIT: I just checked prices again tonight, 24hrs from last check in, and prices decreased a tad.

    Regional rate box A went for 8.65 last night down to 7.95...

    And regional box B went from almost 14, down to 12.74...
     
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    You do realize regional rate varies by distance right?
     
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    So with Sunday night football messing up auction results on Sunday evenings, what days do you guys typically move to this time of year, if you do change it up? I had decent luck with Saturday evenings last year but am pondering Monday evenings this year. Sunday around noon to 1 also crossed my mind but I figured people have pre-game parties and will be preparing. Thoughts?
     
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    I just became a top rated seller. It's nice to get some discounts :slayer:
     
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    I think if you are selling "fashion" your cross pollenation is low. If you sell manly man stuff, should be better for you actually.
     
  11. Snoogz

    Snoogz Senior member

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    What kinda discounts r u getting now?
     
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    Would also like to know...I just became a powerseller and it looks like my shipping is slightly cheaper - $4.99 for a legal flat rate down from 5.15, I believe.
     
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  13. green_machine

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    cheaper shipping and if you process within 1 day and offer returns, you save 20% on your final fees. kind of like paying 8% instead of 10%.
     
  14. Dolfan954

    Dolfan954 Senior member

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    Hey now!!!!

    I agree though. I often browse during commercial breaks. I would guess the increase in alcohol consumption would aid in impulse purchases, too.
     
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