The Ebay Global Shipping Program is a simplified way to ship internationally. They take care of posting the item and clearing customs.
I sold a platter, and made a serious error: I listed it before packing it for delivery. The difference in shipping between regular Priority Mail, and volumetric pricing, as around $20 more! I also made an error in listing with one of the Priority Mail Flat Rate boxes. What a week.
New Ebay and online sellers in general get scams run on them, and buyers get free things. Here are a couple common ones.
What is the cheapest way to ship something internationally, and what kinds of things are cheap to ship internationally? It turns out that packages are expensive, and letters are too small.
I’m a chronic overcharger of shipping. I weigh the object, and then add two or three ounces for a mailer, and one or two pounds if it’s going in a box.
It’s a psychological weakness: I just don’t like to take a loss on shipping.
When you’re perusing the listings, you often see little yellow badges proclaiming that the seller is “top rated”. What does that mean?
The Finnish Language Lot finally sold, to an international buyer, and I’ve packed the books up for delivery. This article explains packing books to weather the international trip, and learn a little bit about Media Mail (formerly known as Book Rate).
You cannot buy Media Mail postage labels online from usps.com, but you can buy it from paypal.com. Continue reading “How to Buy Media Mail Postage Online (Hint: PayPal)”
I finally sold the Sunbeam toaster! Yay! It’s one of those expensive old toasters that lowers the bread slowly. They’re awesome, and I’m a huge fan. Continue reading “Always Check the Pricing for Priority Mail Shipping”