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).
Ebay has a shipping option that can cause you to lose money.
It’s called the Large Envelope.
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”
I played around with Free Shipping for my listings… and I’m going back to charging the actual shipping. Maybe I’ll add a little handling fee. Ebay pushes sellers to offer free shipping, but I’m just not feeling it’s helping make sales.
This is the second in a series about postal rates and Ebay. Regional rate priority mail boxes aren’t well known, but they are a lower-cost, priority mail option that can save you money.
It seems like several vloggers have videos explaining this, and instagrammers are also doing it. Here’s a blog version. I’m going to explain a bit about how to attack the problem of understanding postage rates, without getting too deep in the particulars.
I came across a thread of Ebay customers complaining about how fragile items are shipped in padded mailers. I feel their pain – that doesn’t seem right. Continue reading “Shipping Fragile Items”
A long time ago, I was at the thrift store and bought a nice colander for $3. I initially bought it for myself, then figured I could sell it. Eventually, it sold, for $6. That was way too cheap, but, the fact was, other vendors were selling it online at a similar price. On Ebay, others were selling it for a lot more.