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MDC, my info is from the eBay update from January 6th and then went to the the Fed Ex site to find out what a Pak is.
[UPDATE] Lower FedEx rates are effective today. FedEx, UPS and USPS announce new rate changes.0
Antique Frog, This market is at a place called Out of the Blue Hall in Leith. Didn’t research though, since I’ll be gone. Good info on the organizations, Thank you! Hmmm, might look up the auctions. I have read several Ian Rankin novels and I do like them! Just noticed your location- the last time I was in London I mispronounced the name of your city so badly, the cab driver could barely contain his annoyance! Thanks for the response.0
Apparently, they now offer a flat rate for envelopes, Fed Ex Pak, and packages below 10 lbs. I don’t remember any flat rate with them in the past. I’m happy they are discounting because I pretty much had to stop using them with their last rate hike.The Pak is 12.25″ x 15.5″ and is for documents or other compact items.0
Thanks Jay. There’s going to be a flea market 2 days after I leave. Bummed.009/30/2019 at 8:57 pm in reply to: High end store paper shopping bags- to sell or not to sell? #68459
Thanks Tam, the eBay community Q & A was about as helpful as a rock.I didn’t know that about the tubes!0
You are brave to post the reality of the situation. Death piles are definitely a common hazard of this work, so don’t beat yourself up about it. Remember, baby steps and small, attainable goals. I might do the living room box first and then the under the desk stash. If you really don’t want to list them, organize them with the rest of the piles. Just get them out of your living space. Also, consider, under the desk might be bad Feng shui, preventing a comfortable welcoming to that space (Like I really know this stuff- just a feeling). I don’t know. I vacillate between wanting to cherry pick for value, and wanting to just get the big things done and out of there first. I think there needs to be some enjoyment in the process so you will keep coming back to do more. Also, there is a need to power through stuff you don’t enjoy. Maybe a balance between the two. I noticed the bark/tree/log lamp in the photo- I often have success with stuff like that when I use ‘Cabin Decor’ and ‘Rustic’ in the title. It’s good time of year for that kind of thing. Good Luck!1+
You guys are doing great! So, after whining to you last week, I got busy on my death piles. My situation is much better now. I ended up deciding to cut my losses and re-donate a lot of stuff. Family harmony is priceless. I now have 14 sorted bins, 2 full 18″x40″ shelves of breakables, and one average sized closet of clothing. I have a strong dislike for cardboard boxes for storage and have been able to pare things down to fit into the bins and spaces I already have. It has been an epiphany of sorts, seeing exactly how much space I can use before I reach critical mass. Hopefully, those items will soon be joining the listed category. Unfortunately, I have to leave town again, so the listing will have to wait. I am excited though for when I come back, everything is organized and ready to go!1+
Good job bc! I hope to join you soon in the git-er listed realm.002/16/2019 at 7:47 pm in reply to: Signed Ceramic Mug: Can you read the signature? Is it mid century? #57095
That is quite an unusual piece! Sorry, I’ve got nothing. Did you try a google image search?0
Thanks for the replies. Intuitively, I do know what needs to be done, but have been feeling overwhelmed. It is true that this is an exercise in facing up to past decisions. Christine, I really hadn’t been thinking about the postage variable in relation to these items. Of course I do when I source, but yes, it’s a huge consideration with death piles. Liz, the instant feelings about items is indeed a good gauge! Reminds me of Marie Kondo – “Does this bring me joy?” I have 2 boxes that bring no joy in the back of the car already and will have a lot more by Monday, I’m sure!0
It has finally happened.It’s looking a lot like a hoarding situation in my Ebay room. The unlisted death piles are oozing like hot lava into our living space.I would like to join the support group.
How did you first approach your piles of
doomopportunity? Did you start with purging, or maybe organizing into like items? I feel like I’m wasting time by sorting, but the one bin of random items at a time also seems rather time consuming.What works for you?2+
Thank you for the tip! I have been looking for a sale on this.0
I am very interested in the documentation also, specifically, what is considered active. I am down south again to help family, and this time may be longer than 3 months. My store is on vacation, but all items are GTC and I tweak my listings occasionally.
While I am away, I have opened another account, but not a store. I plan to list and sell this way while I am here, although it’s hard to get much traction in 3 months. I will probably take the best items home later (in my car) and re-list them in my store.
It would really have to be very financially rewarding for me to haul my entire inventory back and forth. The cost and the effort to do this are too high at this point. Also, it is annoying to pay for the store on vacation for 3 months with no benefit. I definitely would not want to pay for one for 8 or 9 months in location 2.
Beyond selling without a store, I am using the down time to get my taxes ready and do other administrative things. Closing my store at 4th quarter sucks big time but this too shall pass.
Good luck, and please keep us posted if come up with a solution.010/18/2017 at 12:26 pm in reply to: Buyer claimed spot on coat, I offered return, she ignores me for a week…. #24091
In my experience, “What should we do about this?” is code for “I’m fishing for a partial refund.” I feel more annoyed than conciliatory toward the buyer if I see those words.0
I like the term “magic spell” for that sound. I heard it many times yesterday following my apology messages to several buyers for f’d up feedback. They were all really nice about it. It’s sometimes hard to remember that the majority of buyers are reasonable people when you are bombarded with the ones who aren’t.0