Someone on Reddit had a BF with a lot of collectible action figures, and an idea to create a home business selling them for profit. This was my answer, edited, explaining how I think about selling and space issues.
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When you’re perusing the listings, you often see little yellow badges proclaiming that the seller is “top rated”. What does that mean?
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How to pack glass, ceramics, and Bakelite items so they reach their destination, unbroken. I have shipped around a dozen fragile items, so, while I’m not a pro at this, they’ve all arrived unbroken.
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If you make a mistake in a post, and the buyer finds out the item was not what they expected, then they can report it and request a refund. Ebay will rule in the customer’s favor, because the “item was not as described.” INAD.
Here are three situations when I had an INAD:
- I went with the book Ebay catalog, and it was wrong.
- I sent the wrong thing.
- I made a listing error.
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I created this to determine how to ship correctly, saving money, and not risking losing money on shipping.
USPS Postage Rate Cheat Sheet Comparison (2018)
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I just got busted by VeRO, for using a trademark on an item that wasn’t produced by the trademark’s owner, Lego. I was in the wrong, and they were well within their rights to report it. What is Ebay VeRO?
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I wondered how the site makes money. I don’t have a clear answer, but do have some guesses, like: they don’t make money.
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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).
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Even when a Moen faucet has broken, you can clean the parts and reuse them if you replace it with the same faucet, or sell them as used parts. Continue reading “How to Clean the Parts and Fix the O-Ring Seals on a Moen Faucet”