07/09/2018 at 4:44 pm #44942
Hi Jay and everyone else I can confirm I am in the UK and definitely have a computer.
Maybe you could ask me some questions about the UK from an American point of view just to confirm I live here, for example “Is London always foggy” (answer = only in the minds of Americans).1+
07/09/2018 at 4:54 pm #44943
- Location: Virginia
can you print postage for ebay? or do you have to go to the post office? that’s my number 1 UK ebay question at the moment. and do you guys have a global shipping program there now?0
07/09/2018 at 5:00 pm #44944
As a follow up to the message you left on the podcast, there’s a way in PayPal to export all of your order history into Excel. This brings in all your customer’s addresses as well. I use the report to calculate my monthly sales tax remittances (if a customer has a Massachusetts address, I collected sales tax on the transaction and I have to remit to the state). Inside PayPal, click on “Reports” in the top tab, select “Activity Download” and then select the appropriate date range and click “Create Report”. This creates a CSV file that can be opened with Excel. Once the report is open, search for the title of the listing you are interested in and scroll to the right to find their address.0
07/09/2018 at 5:14 pm #44945
- Location: Virginia
Does the Queen own Royal Mail?0
07/09/2018 at 5:33 pm #44947
Answers to Ryanne questions
1. Yes you can print postage labels for Royal Mail online via ebay. I rarely use Royal Mail as it doesn’t suit my business, I use an independent courier (Hermes) cheaper and more volume for your money. You can print many different services from Royal Mail and courier companies via ebay.
2. We have had GPS for sometime now and new countries are being added.0
07/09/2018 at 5:37 pm #44948
Jays question Royal Mail Group owns Royal Mail, however I think The Queen and Duke of Edinburgh do help out from time to time 🙂1+
07/09/2018 at 5:49 pm #44952
Talking of postage reminds me something I meant to ask you, do you have postage stamps for sale on ebay.com at under face value ? You can buy UK postage stamps under face value on ebay.co.UK, they are left overs sold off by stamp dealers who have a glut of stock. You can also buy used postage stamps with out post marks to “collect” very cheaply.0
07/09/2018 at 6:01 pm #44954
- Location: Virginia
Yep, people sell stamps fr less than face value:
07/10/2018 at 8:01 am #44988
- Location: South Dakota
Does a ploughmans lunch include a pickled egg?0
07/10/2018 at 6:16 pm #45060
Ploughmans lunch question – it depends on the pub. It should in my opinion, and a “Wally” (Gherkin) as well all washed down with some cool NOT warm and certainly not chilled, real ale. “Proper Job” by St Austell brewery Cornwall is my beer of choice its a super hoppy IPA.0
07/10/2018 at 6:41 pm #45065
- Location: Virginia
do you guys ever eat pancakes or sweet stuff for breakfast? we had a friend from UK visit and he could not wrap his head around the breakfast menus of sweet waffles and cakes smothered in butter and syrup. we were like, yeah that’s breakfast! we don’t eat tomatoes, mushrooms and beans for breakfast (although i generally eat anything for breakfast really)!0
07/10/2018 at 7:24 pm #45069
Speaking of carbs in the UK, why hasn’t the Uk treat, French Fry sandwich aka Chip Buddy, never took off in USA? We love bread and grease so much! Hm.
Glad to hear you have a computer, too.0
07/11/2018 at 9:04 am #45094
Sweet stuff for breakfast – not really that popular. I would say Muesli, Toast, some form of cereal and cooked breakfast would be the norm. I suppose you could say Marmalade is sweet. My favourite is Kippers or Porridge. A cooked breakfast is a treat for me and if its avalaible I would have it with Black Pudding and strong tea.0
07/11/2018 at 4:45 pm #45167
- Location: East TN
Kippers, oh my gosh! I had them once in the UK and I thought I’d never get the smell out of my nose. I love a good ole English fry up, aka Full English and have enjoyed many of them over the years. If I was independently wealthy I’d spend several months per year in the UK.
You haven’t lived until you’ve eaten the black goo called laver bread that comes with a Welsh fry up!0
07/11/2018 at 9:07 am #45096
My favourite tea is Marks and Spencer extra strong, it used to be Yorkshire tea but I think some “dumbing down” of strength has taken place recently.0
07/11/2018 at 9:18 am #45103
- Location: Texas
Oh, yeah! Love the chip buddies! Also adore salt and vinegar chips, wrapped hot in paper. Yum!
And riding down the helter-skelter, followed by a bag of hot chestnuts.
Hmm… do you think my 37+C / 100+F weather has any bearing on all my thoughts of British winters? 😀0
07/11/2018 at 5:18 pm #45173
We are in the middle of a heat wave here in East Anglia 90 + f thats hot for us !
In the words of the tabloid press “Phew what a scorcher !”1+
07/12/2018 at 1:13 pm #45250
- Location: Leeds, UK
Here’s my brunch. Pancakes UK style. I make them with wholemeal flour, an egg and milk. Thinner, flatter and much less fluffy than the American kind.
Traditionally you’d have granulated sugar and lemon juice on them.
I add honey, lemon juice, fruit and Greek yogurt. Delicious carby feast.
I never have them for breakfast though. That is always porridge!
And it’s a chip butty. (Not chip buddy). In the north of England they’re called chip barms. A barmcake being a soft white round bread roll. Add your chips (French Fries), loads of butter, salt and vinegar and you have proper British fast food. Carbohydrate heaven.
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07/12/2018 at 2:38 pm #45254
With my grandparents being born and raised in Leeds and Sheffield, this conversation is bringing back good (and bad) food memories! I still seek out Bourbon Cream biscuits, HP and other brown sauce, and I go through PG Tips like crazy!
I haven’t been to the UK for awhile to stock up on tea – around here, PG Tips is premium and 20 bags sell for $8 at Walmart (which up to recently owned Asda – so they must have been making a killing off me!).
My wife and I dream of winning a gold gavel one day on Bargain Hunt – just to go shopping at one of the antique fairs would be great for me.
When I retire, I’m coming over to rent a caravan and spend a summer in Blackpool, and the winter in Benedorm. The caravan parks we see on TV look like our speed, and those areas look like good scavenging areas. The people on “Bargain Loving Brits” are my type of people!0
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