Interesting things sold lately:Brand new Birkenstocks found at local goodwill for $5!:http://www.ebay.com/itm/Birkenstock-Mens-Arizona-Black-Sandals-Size-45-M12-/262373581145?rd=1Sweet powerpuff girls shoes. I knew these would sell quickly once the new show debuted. I forgot to go raise my price though. Darn...http://www.ebay.com/itm/Powerpuff-Girls-Blue-Sandals-Shoes-Size-11-slip-on-/262189670444?rd=1Awesome looking pair of like new Kangaroo Lotus SD shoes. I've been finding alot of brand new or like new shoes lately. It is awesome.http://www.ebay.com/itm/Kangaroo-Lotus-SD-Neon-Multicolor-Size-10-/262357725574?rd=1Beyblade Beystadium. I found a stack of these at Walmart clearance for $5 each and have sold all but one. I love selling Beyblade stuff. I find it all the time. http://www.ebay.com/itm/Beyblade-Legends-Beystadium-Arena-Red-New-/262179187527?rd=1
Wow, I never heard of Beyblade. I'll be sure to keep my eyes open for them. Thanks
Taxes are done!!!!!!!!!! I decided to forego an accountant and just do them myself. It was very easy - alot of worrying for nothing. The most interesting part was the deduction for my storage shed. I decided not to claim it as business asset, so I get nothing on the purchase price. I officially set up my business on 11/1, so I claimed my storage building as my home office according to the safe harbor method. This gives you a flat $5 per sq ft of "home office" space. Considering I only had the office for the last 2 months of the year, this was a great deduction! I was able to claim $1450 of the maximum $1500. Next year I will itemize as over the full year this will be a bigger amount.I was surprised to find I got a Federal refund. Unfortunately, my state's Draconian tax laws means I owed more than my federal refund in state taxes. Boo!
Ew, what state are you in? It's a great feeling to finish up one's taxes - at least when you don't owe too much, it is. :)
West Virginia. There are pretty much no deductions for state taxes here. My taxable income for state is 30-40% higher than my federal taxable income. I even withhold a bit extra every week on my paycheck for state taxes and it still just seems to go up every year.
Seven U.S. states currently don't have an income tax: Alaska, Florida, Nevada, South Dakota, Texas, Washington and Wyoming. And residents of New Hampshire and Tennessee are also spared from handing over an extra chunk of their paycheck on April 15, though they do pay tax on dividends and income from investments.
HELP ON BOXES...Hello scavenger friends. I'm wondering if anyone is having the same issues I am with ordering USPS Priority boxes. I really like the shoe box size and I use them all the time. I just can't seem to get enough to keep them stocked. They allow one 10-pack per order, and at least for me, I can wait sometimes weeks for my shipment to come in. Sometimes it never does come.Is anyone having this same issue? I don't want to go to Uline and pay for good boxes, but I'm getting desperate.I know I can scavenge them, but I just don't have a lot of time to give. Any ideas?
I have had that issue when I try to order boxes on my phone or iPad. The drop down boxes on mobile devices seems to only give you one option for quantity. You can order larger quantities of boxes by accessing the USPS website from a pc.
It does sometimes take a while for the boxes to reach me as well. I have been able to pick them up at my local post office when I ran short.
Can you order every day? You shouldnt have to wait until they arrive to order more.
You shouldn't need to order everyday -- the USPS website will let you order huge quantities if needed. I just placed an order of 200 of the shoe box size all at one time, and I could have ordered more if I wanted too :)
I have been able to get them at the post office as well. I have really started to love the padded flat rate envelopes. The problem: No matter how many times I order them on USPS, they NEVER deliver them! I have been able to get a few from the local independent shipping store, but I really need USPS to step their game up on shipping supplies.
For those of you that go to the post office in-person, do you just show up and ask for supplies, or do you need to pre-arrange a visit? I know they have little bins of supplies at my post office, but they are never of the types that I actually use.So can I just go up to the desk and ask for a bunch of the shoe boxes? Thanks for any help.
Before making any trips, I would call and ask to speak to the postmaster (or whoever they can refer you to). I never have any problem getting the boxes I order, but it does take a while for them to get to my house. Maybe your local post office has some kind of problem with the supply chain. Reaching the right person at the post office will probably help.
you should be able to just ask if they have more of those boxes. but you should also tell them that you are not receiving your USPS shipping supply orders. that's obviously an issue that needs to be resolved.
As with everything at the post office, experience varies from office to office. I have asked at all of them for supplies other than the basic stuff they have in the display rack. I universally get told in a usually not nice manner "we can't get anything from USPS.com". It falls on deaf ears when I say that consistently I get half or less of what I order on USPS.com.There is one local post office that is pretty cool though - they keep the shoe boxes on hand for customers who need to pack something on the fly. I asked for some once and they gave me a huge bundle.
My PO is small and just keeps the priority flat rate boxes. One of the clerks that worked there a couple of years ago was also an ebay seller. She asked if I would order a box of padded flat rate envelopes and bring them in for other customers. I did and she said they lasted less than a week. I go online from my laptop to order boxes and envelopes in large quantities also. Never a problem with not receiving them, just slow sometimes.
Wow, I've had amazing service ordering supplies from USPS.com. In fact, I got a personal call from the local USPS business outreach guy letting me know that he was available if I ever had any questions about growing my biz with USPS etc. He also let me know that if I ever ran out and needed supplies right away, he'd hook me up. I guess maybe living in a big city sometimes has advantages--like a full time employee who is just keeping track of their business customers.
Just make your own box... like a ninja.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KcBS823VTbU
Awesome idea, but totally impractical for me. I need dozens and dozens of these things!
When I order supplies they take a long time to arrive, and usually only half of what I ordered. You have to order well before you actually need them and/or keep ordering.
Always inspiring seeing what you sell and what you get for them. Totally helpful for me (likely all of us) seeing those things that I'd pass over usually.Some of my interesting items over the past couple weeks:Cartier Sunglasses from the 1980s that I talked about in the last post: http://www.ebay.com/itm/191536703453Odyssey 2 game system: http://www.ebay.com/itm/191738895170Kiss hockey jersey: http://www.ebay.com/itm/201523523208Buzz Aldrin welcome home pennants: http://www.ebay.com/itm/191718758128
I love those Buzz Aldrin pennants. When we started, I never thought we would sell stuff like that. But now I love finding those weird, vintage items. It's where the money is. $97 !!!
Love the pennants. For future reference, I've had success at ironing out pennants like this to get the wrinkles out. It works every time. All I do is place a pennant on the ironing board, place a thin dish cloth over it, and then briefly iron on high-steam.Below are some pennants that I have currently listed for sale. All were horribly wrinkled and bent when I found them.http://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-Evanston-College-Football-Felt-Pennant-Adflag-Flag-/121802869864http://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-UCLA-Pennant-Felt-Flag-VTG-/111811312174http://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-Iowa-State-University-Felt-Pennant-Flag-Adflag-vtg-/111811303233
Thanks for the tip on how to iron! I hesitated to iron them so I didn't melt the vinyl lettering. They were also stained so I thought the wrinkles were added value :)
yeah, I was afraid to iron mine as well. I do think that adding the thin dish cloth between the pennant and the iron worked well. I couldn't detect any damage to any of my pennants after doing this.
I have used the steam iron and washcloth method to remove very sticky price labels as well. Hit it a few seconds and the sticker peels right off.
Clearly you didn't have to but if you knew that hat was rare and wanted a high price, why didn't you just hand wash it? It might have removed those stains. I have that same masters hat and it never sold even priced cheaper. And I can't believe your pot price. I see pots with that much wear I never get them. Wow you guys always impress me!
i did wash it, the stain didn't come out. so i just listed as-is and someone still wanted it.
I have a question about stains. Sometimes I'll try to clean a stain and it comes out but then I'm left with a big water stain. I don't understand why that happens or how to get it out.
I once sold a Stihl hat that was completely beat to heck. Bent, wrinkled, ripped and soaked in oil stains. I listed it almost as a joke, but it sold within about three weeks. If I recall, I got around $20 for it. Yah never know!
I had same problem. Here is what worked for me. Short answer wet spot again and dry with hairdryer. Water spots happen when water sits too long without drying. http://www.howtocleanstuff.net/how-to-avoid-watermarks-on-fabric/
Water is full of dissolved salts and minerals. Boil off some water until it is all gone in a glass as an experiment. You'll see the exact same white scum on the bottom and sides of the glass. You could try using distilled water.Another fun scientific fact of the day: pure water does not conduct electricity. It is the ionic charged dissolved particles that allow water to conduct electricity.
My Ebay friend told me she just thows all of her caps in the washer and dryer--has only lost a couple of them!
I spent a little more and bought some nice jackets. There were a few spot stains that I was able to get out pretty easily. And then I tried on a jacket just to see how it fit and realized it was one of those cases where the tag size is not accurate. I find those types of clothing very hard to list because you have to put in a size for the search engine that isn't going to fit them. Then if you put the actual fit size you are tempting fate if the buyer says that the tag doesn't say it's the size I said. I will definitely provide measurements which I don't often do. Found a shirt that looked interesting and got home to see the original tag was still on it and retailed for 75 dollars. I bought it for 2.99. It was a far away thrift store so I can't go back but there were several of them i left behind. It feel stupid for not buying the others because 3 dollars felt too high for me at the time for a screen printed white tee. I always expect competition and the shirt had none on EBay. Bummer on me lol.
there is a church in my neighborhood that has an amazing garage sale once a year , this year i decided to volunteer with the sorting and donation team a week to the sale just to have an idea of what was going to be sold,and guess what volunteers had presale shopping privileges,i shopped along side the other volunteers but soon enough they started making side comments , and whispering, i knew they were talking about me. some lady even went as far as saying i had shopped the most.i thought the whole point of the sale was too make money.....anyway i ignored them and shopped till my heart content .talk about vintage gear, and high end designer stuff.let them keep on talking i am smiling all the way. though it felt really awkward after a while
I would become a church member for that! LOL
Awesome!!! Good for you. As Jay often says, you gotta "be all in" when you have a chance at the really good stuff. I once walked in to a Salvation army that had about 30 pairs of NIB Vibram 5 fingers shoes selling for $5 each. I happily bought every last pair. I too got some strange looks but I was able to make a joke out of it.Great strategy for getting an early access to a church sale!
Watched a golden finger picker video where he mentioned getting kicked off YouTube and he said he contacted Jay from scavenger life and he called you a really nice guy. A compliment is always good to hear.
He's a good guy. In my experience, Youtube has been good about working with creators that get pushed off unfairly.
Jay & Ryanne, where did you guys get your 8-bit header for this website? Anyone know a good place to get a free customized header for an eBay store?
i designed it myself. but you can search google for banner makers, i've used them for other projects before.
Very nice!How much did you price that pinstripe Ralph Lauren shirt? I am a clothing seller and it's the type of shirt I always pickup (unless stained or holed).
Hello FredsPremium, same here.I focus mostly on women's clothes and accessories because my "expertise" and my wife is a great support.I have passed similar shirts lately though. From one side I find a whole lot of Polo Ralph Lauren Shirts, from the other the supply seems high and demand low, unless a specific collection arises.
I used to buy those shirts for myself at retail prices. When I discovered you could get them for less than $5 at Goodwill I started to look at reselling for the first time. I personally don't sell RL button-front shirts for less than $25, but I am always learning and figuring out prices. What I really wonder though is Buy It Now vs Buy It Now Or Best Offer. Which one works the best for clothing sellers who have an average price sold of $25-35?
Ronnie Hart did a video all about Ralph Lauren and what to buy and avoid. There's tons of different types of Ralph Lauren stuff out there and some of the polo isn't even Ralph Lauren.
What, no doggie cameos??
They're on strike, more treats or no show. I'm giving in to their demands.
thank you for sharing. I always like your videos. But I agree, it could have used some doggies. :)
These videos have been extremely helpful to me. Thank you. The Sunday and yesterday videos are the best in each series.First, I had a major improvement in my hoarding, got rid of many many boxes. Put over 150 items for sale that grossed me $2k. And, the trash was just trashed out. Unbelievable.Second, when Jay advised me to list and forget, made a huge difference. Adding to that, Ryanne's advice to aim to the sky when pricing made me a perfect combination. Without the anxiety the best offers started to naturally pop instead lowering price and making sub prime deals.I also invested on clothing, a lot of clothing with great short term sales, and other crazy items like a giant Austin sculpture by Shultz which grossed me $210, or 4x the price I paid.Now I need to learn these other great items Ryanne shows and the other friends talk about.My Twins are going crazy :-)
Hi Ryanne….The military shirt was vintage Air Force Vietnam era 1960s or 1970s. You won’t see the bright blue stripes on a green shirt anymore, the stripes are a subdued blue. Had to ask my husband (retired AF) because it didn’t look right to me.
That's correct, I served 76-78 and that looked just like my fatigue shirt. Funny the US Air Force tape over the pocket was missing and not the name tape, that how I usually find them. And the 4 stripe chevron is a staff sergeant (sorry, brings back memories).
HAS THIS EVER HAPPENED TO YOU?So I recently sold a big subwoofer the other day. The buyer just reached out to me to say that it didn't come with the power cord. The only thing is, I KNOW I packed it in there. The reason I know this is that I almost forgot to, and nearly had a heart attack that I did. I then had to remove some of the packing peanuts to make room for the cord. So I'm sure that I did it.I asked the buyer to please look through the package again and I described exactly how the power cord was wrapped. He said he did and still no cord.I figure it's his word against mine. I don't really want a return if it isn't going to come back without a power cord. I'm thinking of just telling to keep it and I'll refund him.What would you do?
A lot of those powered subwoofers use a standard computer type power cord, if the one you sold is like that you could easily find him one or better yet have him find one then reimburse him.
I always bubble wrap or bag the power cord and attach a piece of paper that says "cords enclosed, careful not to cut!". He probably cut it or threw it out with the packing materials by accident.
I sold a large ceramic christmas tree. The kind that comes with lots of tiny bulbs. Buyer claimed the bulbs weren't in the package. I'm pretty sure they were. I ended up purchasing her a whole new set. I think she threw them out with the wrapping. Now when I remember I'm starting to take a picture when I pack of separately wrapped items.
Agree with everyone here. --The buyer could have untreated mental illness or addiction issues. No way to argue with them.--The buyer is lying, but this seems doubtful for such a weird item. --or the buyer could legitimately have thrown our the bulbs by accident. It happens.Best thing to do is find some bulbs online and ship them to her.
just had the exact same thing happen to me. Awful, bc you know exactly what you packed. In my story, I sent 2 volume vintage train books that were signed and numbered. They said I only sent one book and added 5 extra books (all the same) instead. They opened a return and I argued with them a lot, even calling EBay. They sent photos and then sent one of the volumes back plus the 5 books I never owned. I begrudgingly gave them a full refund. Happy, I am not! But like Jay said, it's the nature of doing business and these things don't happen that often. I'm sorry to hear this happened to you too, and so recent after my saga. Ugh...
Yeah, it's never fun to deal with problem buyers. The choice is imply how much space we allow them to rent in our heads.
I am having some problems with my camera and was wondering if anyone has experienced this issue. After I take photos I download them to my computer to iPhoto. Lately several of the photos are missing after downloading. I tried a new memory card, same result. I tried my old point and shoot with the old card and had no problem with all photos showing up. The camera is not as good, so its not a long term solution. Since there was no problem with the old camera or the card, I don't think the problem is the computer. I took it to a camera shop, they kept it for 2 agonizing weeks and then said there is nothing wrong. They did not have the same issues when they tested it. They cleaned the contacts and didn't charge me anything. I have been checking each photo I take in the viewing screen on the camera to see that they save. Does anyone have any ideas about this weird problem? My camera is a Canon T3i digital and I use a MacBook Pro. Also, I'm not very knowledgable about my camera - clearly.
Just a thought -- do you have enough room on your laptop hard drive to download all the photos on the camera?
Maybe you need to update the software on your MacBook.
I do have plenty of hard drive room and I keep up with the software updates. Is it possible that iPhoto could be too full? Will check that out and see if there's a new version. I never get error messages when downloading. I checked a Canon forum last night and discovered that there are issues with the Rebel T3i motherboard. I hope this is not the beginning of the end.
Only way to test the camera is to download the photos to a different computer. Then you'll know if the problem is the camera or the computer.
Have you tried another USB cord? I had a lot of issues with my pics uploading right until I got a better cord for the info to run thru. A cheap idea to try anyway.
Also, a Plane Nerd is just another plain Nerd ...Ouch, sorry, woke up (more) silly today
Here's a list of vintage car boot sales in England for anyone who's going to be there this year. (Wish I was going!)http://www.vintagefestival.co.uk/events/the-classic-car-boot-sale-kings-cross-london-16th-17th-april-2016
How long does it take for a case to be closed once you speak with eBay and they say they are closing it? I've had a hassle over a vhs tape this morning. Sold it. Buyer opened case saying not rec'd and wants refund but they said they want refund because they goofed and though it was a DVD. I also checked the tracking to see their address was wrong and the post office automatically returned it. So I was OK refunding the cost but since they opened a case it locked the funds. I call eBay and they say they are closing it so I can just refund thru PayPal bit its now showing anything has happened yet. I'm going out of my way here for a new buyer. Now I'm stuck checking it all day.
The only time I had Ebay change something, it took about 3 days. In my case it was removing a defect.
They finally closed it. This has just been a bad issue week for me. Several refunds and unpaid item issues and slow sales. But tomorrow's another day so I'm keeping my head up.
Jon here for the first time. Here is a what I sold video. https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=MBNCBOKqGIQ
Very nice, Jon--thank you! By the way, if you don't mind spending up to $14 on it, depending on size, you can buy the most awesome picture shipping boxes at FedEx. You just slip the picture into a plastic sleeve and fold up the box--no bubble wrap needed. Wonderful for large pictures.
Question about military themed items pleaseDear scavenging community fellas, I identified a good opportunity on a combination of two segments: medals and military (not the award medals, the collectible coin like medals and bullions).I scavenged great items with the various military branches and the Fire Department.For the subject, is there a catch word to get to military collectors attention?Thank you very much indeedPH
No specific keyword is more popular than another. Just like anything, just search on eBay for the keywords and see what pops up. Some military stuff sells better than other. It;s a huge rabbit hole, but profitable if you can get the stuff for cheap.
Thank you Jay, as always
Just to close on this, I found a whole category for Collectibles > Military. Thank you again Jay for the tip.Also, I 've been selling own collection Military Bullion Medals. Found a new lot last week, I am seizing the opportunity.Cheers
Last week my ipad speaker started going out on me. My son bought it for me for mothers day about three years ago so it is special to me. I took it to the Apple store and of course the man said Apple doesn't repair ipads and tried to sell me a nice (expensive) new one. When I told him I didn't want a new one he told me there is a little phone, etc., repair booth in the same mall--one of those little spots down the center between the stores--that could fix it. I found it and he fixed it for only $70. Beats spending $700 on a new one! By the way, other than using my ipad to take photos (too awkward) can anyone tell me how I could download my Ebay photos if I learned how to list on Ebay using it? Does anyone list on an ipad? Right now it is gorgeous out, and I would love to sit on the screened in porch while listing!
Linda- I list on an iPad sometimes, however, only when I take the photos on the iPad. The photos don't bother me, the LISTING on the iPad bugs me. Too slow for me! If you have a cloud service you could install that cloud app on the iPad and dump them into it and pull them to the ipad listing? I hope someone has a better answer for you.
The Cloud option is the best one by far.Google Drive, Microsoft OneDrive, Dropbox.To have plenty of space I use all three of them and they are just like a local folder you can access from anywhere.
If you're trying to do it wireless could you just use a Bluetooth option and link them? I do that sometimes from my phone to Android tablet. But I find uploading and editing the pics are a hassle.
This gsp man is driving me nuts. I had a rare item that I accepted a best offer for 80 dollars. I had it listed for much higher but was having a very quiet day. Right after he msgs me asking if he can have free shipping. But what he meant was he didn't want to pay gsp fees. I told him I can't control or change the fees. I told him he could cancel the sale if he wanted because in my experience it's going to be a hassle long-term that I'd rather not deal with if he is fighting the first step of paying.So then he msgs with if he cancels will I accept 60. I told him no. Then hours later I get another msg asking me what condition the shirt is in. What the heck do I do at this point? Keep responding or risk going silent. His English is not great and he is a new buyer with 2 feedback. I'd appreciate any advice on how to deal with him going forward.
I would ignore him at this point, then file a nonpayment in three days. He might pay then. If not he wasn't going to pay no matter what you say. Avoid an argument or trying to reason with him.
I agree with Linda. You've already reduced the price for him. These are the types of buyers you bend over backwards for, and in the end they file a complaint or request a refund. If he wants a refund, I'd give it to him and then block him. Otherwise let it play out. I would not get into a back and forth with him. Be polite and professional, but be firm.
Another tack I have tried successfully in similar situations is to refund all their money and cancel the transaction, entering “buyer asked to cancel the order” which I think is fair enough to infer from the buyer’s behavior. The buyer is then sent an email by eBay to see if they have any response but typically there is none because these kinds of people are not interested in a rational exchange with the authorities. The eBay system can see you refunded and after a period of no response eBay finalizes the cancellation. So eBay fees on that sale are refunded, you’re free to relist, and no seller defect for the cancellation.
Being new I faced a similar case, and also a case similar to the other friend above with the suspicious missed item.For me it is still worthy to go until it ends.For the higher volume and more experienced folks it should be cost x benefit of dedicating precious time and stress
What is the best method to photograph slides for Ebay? Scanner or ?... Thanks
Joe, Ryanne & Jay's podcast of 2-3 weeks ago deals with slides and there is a handful of blog posts too.However, since I heard Ryanne mentioning the slides segment, I remember I have a box of very old crazy slides just like everything else in my 'collections'.Also, I have an original super vintage portable projector still in the original box and still with original lamp and spare lamp.So for me I project to the wall and take pictures.I can't quite understand the methods our friends discussed here.Cheers !!!!!
i use a usb scanner, you can see the one i like on the resources page--http://www.scavengerlife.com/p/resources.html
I have a slide projector or two hanging around as well, but I think to get the most for the slides, I'd be better off scanning them.. at least the good ones... Thanks Ryanne for the link.
I did a crap job of showing my slides (using a digital camera and a slide light table) and I still got $800 for them, if the subject is rare mediocre photos will suffice IMO
A very basic option is a flashlight. Or any light that allows you to see the photo.
Wow, great ideas. I'm sitting on a lot of about 500 slides with a lot of Kodachrome ones, so I might just make the investment. I tried using my HP scanner with mediocre results.Thanks
I know this has been discussed before but I must have glazed over it since at the time it didn't apply to me. Has anyone had experience with using the fed ex pack and ship service. I have a 50" x30" item that weighs about 20 lbs and I was considering getting them to pack it for me. I trust my own packing more because the sculpture can be fragile but I can't seem to get the right box and they could save me a lot of hassle. I bet it's expensive though to get them to do it.
Anne - I have used FedEx to ship a picture frame. You buy the box from them for $20, it is 50 X 38 X 5. Then pack it for you. That's the good news. The bad news is that if you are sending it somewhat local, it is around $50, but if you are sending across country, it could be over $100. I'm not sure you item is going to fit in their box. They need several inches of room. They also have a 29 X 35 X 5. This one costs about $18. Maybe they have other boxes, I was just interested in those for framed art.
Anne - What I meant to say is what they have on their web site: "Pricing for our packing services includes a wide variety of standard and specialty boxes (includes materials and labor)" The boxes I mentioned were included in the price. Here is a list of boxes I found: http://www.fedex.com/us/office/packandship/packing-services.htmlI didn't see one that will fit yours, but maybe there are more. I got burned the first time I sent artwork because I didn't realize how big the OD of the box would be. Now I know and I include a $20 handling charge in the listing and put the OD of the box so shipping isn't a surprise.
I called them for a general ball park figure but they wouldn't give me one. They did say they could "Frankenstein" a box lol. And I forgot eBay charges fees with shipping included. Yikes I charged over a hundred for shipping. Did they pack your item well? That's really my main concern. It's my biggest sale all year and I would be soooo upset if it got damaged somehow. I'll get ins of course but still
Try the UPS store. We had that Tiki pole packed and shipped by them. They gave us an estimated packing and shipping price over the phone after we have them the dimensions and weight. It's not cheap, but we had the buyer agree to pay for the charges if they wanted it shipped safely.
Why not buy the box from them and pack it yourself?
For my paintings, prints and sculptures I make my own mini-crates out of 1x2's or 1x4's and masonite sides. That is how art galleries, artists, museums, etc. do it. By the way never forget about "mother" Google, the know all, see all eye of the wonderous internet. Just Google how to pack / ship framed artwork, prints under glass and oil paintings and you will get dozens of ways on how to do it for way less than $100. Just watch all the YouTubes that pop up. In thrity minutes, you will have your best solution. mike in atlanta
Jay, I was going to use the UPS store until I realized my listing for some reason had fed ex listed. And Id buy a box if I could find one. But too late to order one now. It's not a flat piece so it will be tricky to pack. It has layers like a 3d item. It's my first large item like this to ship so im a bit nervous but hopefully all we'll go well.
Anne - I didn't see them pack it. I just sent it when it was done. I just trusted them and it worked out. I paid $20 for the box with free packing for a 50 X 38 X 5 box. To me that was well worth it. I just list $20 handling fee for Artwork now and list the proper OD. I think how well it is done will be based in who is doing the packing at your store. But I would think FedEx would stand behind what they pack. My concern is more that the buyer will not pick and say item not as described and the shipping is so much. But that hasn't happened so I press on.
Crickets! Nothing but Crickets! Time to list right? Its almost full time cricket season. Worst sales weekend of the year for me, best listing and sourcing weekend of the year. Conclusion, Like myself, all the big spenders had to pay taxes last week even if an extension is filed.