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

Stewie

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Hey - shipping to Korea - good to go? Or should I avoid?
 

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I would just like to say that I freaking love netParcel service and the link to Paypal
Suddenly I can ship for half the cost of Canada Post

That is all.
I just got a quote for my last five packages to compare against what I actually paid and each one was about $1-2 more expensive than through Canada Post. Mind you, these were all US-bound shipments (as are about 90% of my ebay sales).

I ran it for my most recent domestic sale and netParcel was about $1.50 cheaper. Are you using it mostly for domestic stuff or are you seeing discounts across the board?

edit: The one thing I do see good savings on is sending large parcels out on consignment (~75 lbs)
 
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I just got a quote for my last five packages to compare against what I actually paid and each one was about $1-2 more expensive than through Canada Post. Mind you, these were all US-bound shipments (as are about 90% of my ebay sales).

I ran it for my most recent domestic sale and netParcel was about $1.50 cheaper. Are you using it mostly for domestic stuff or are you seeing discounts across the board?

edit: The one thing I do see good savings on is sending large parcels out on consignment (~75 lbs)
Dress shirt to the UK
Canada Post - $45
UPS Expedited (through NetParcel) - $27
Faster and cheaper (3 business days vs 6-10)

Blazer to Florida
Canada Post Tracked Package - $21
UPS Standard - $13
Same lead time here
 

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I wonder if it's because you're closer to Pearson. I was able to get the prices a little cheaper by dropping the insurance but nothing as good as what you're showing. Here's what I got when I compared what I paid to CP to what I could get from NetParcel (all prices in CAD):
  • Tie to CA
    • CP Tracked Packet: $13.02
    • NetParcel / UPS Standard: $18.35
  • Jacket to MA
    • CP Tracked Packet: $20.50
    • NetParcel / UPS Standard: $19.79
  • Sunglasses to MN
    • CP Tracked Packet: $16.63
    • NetParcel / UPS Standard: $18.58
  • Pants to FL
    • CP Tracked Packet: $18.04
    • NetParcel / UPS Standard: $19.00
  • Shoes to IN
    • CP Tracked Packet: $22.73
    • NetParcel / UPS Standard: $20.53
 

My Main Man

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Is anyone else having GarageSale issues right now? I duplicated a listing that I used recently with no issues and now I'm getting these errors. Token was refreshed and program was closed and reopened. These are the errors I keep getting.

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My Main Man

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Just did some checking and found this. I was getting a bunch of errors about 'business policies' and when I searched for that info, I got the below message on the business policies page.

"We're conducting scheduled maintenance right now. Until it's completed, you may encounter problems using key eBay features. Please try completing your activity a bit later."


*EDIT* and just like that, everything appears to be working just fine. Disregard me, everyone.
 

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