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Post office does not approve of this and strictly speaking it is probably illegal. When you order these boxes, you acknowledge USPS terms. If they notice, they can charge the extra postage or perhaps refuse or return your package. Last thing you want is to make a buyer unhappy if they get charged for postage due or extra delay.
Similar issues for turning their boxes inside out and / or using these supplies for padding inside a box, etc.11/06/2020 at 12:34 pm in reply to: Alert: some USPS shipping methods not updated the cost to customer for Holidays #83200
I did not contact eBay. But please post again about your resolution with eBay support.
As described in the other post, my sales are mostly first class mail with calculated shipping. Since the package weights and shipping zones vary, it is difficult to build documentation for eBay.
I remain convinced that eBay did not adjust the calculated shipping charges on these items. I tweaked my handling fee to recover part of the holiday surcharge.11/05/2020 at 10:39 pm in reply to: Alert: some USPS shipping methods not updated the cost to customer for Holidays #8319410/22/2020 at 6:05 pm in reply to: Shipping page defaults to a more expensive method of shipping. #82728
Something else on this page bothers me. The package dimensions are shown in reverse order.
A package that is 7x4x3 is shown as 3x4x7. Why’s that?
It gets pretty confusing due to the mix of items that I sell and zone-based first class rates. (Not to mention the small sample count; Not enough sales.)
BUT I am sure that I am receiving the same amounts from buyers this week as last week.
Most of my items are USPS and first class mail. I use calculated shipping and my Shipping Preferences do NOT offer USPS carrier-specific discounts to buyers. So when item weight etc is correct, I usually make a little on the shipping. Plus I have a 25 cent per item handling fee on top of that.
The amount buyers are paying me for first class shipping has not changed from what it was before the Holiday rate increase.
@debitendcredits and @Simon: how do you configure your USPS settings?10/21/2020 at 7:43 pm in reply to: Shipping page defaults to a more expensive method of shipping. #82689
Yes. Happening to me also. Now I have a Voided label too.
First one since managed payments. Have to see how that works out now.
I ordered priority mail supplies 9/8/2020.
The padded flat rate envelopes took the longest to get here, arriving approx 10/15/2020.
And yes the PFRE envelopes are a tad smaller than they were previously.10/02/2020 at 1:03 pm in reply to: REVISIT: Scavenger Life Episode 425: Worried? Get to work! #82097
Thanks for the info.
Yes. Those are old 3G phones.
The cell phone category is known as a tough one on eBay. My phones are pretty much used up but someone may need parts or accessories. They will have to be lotted up and sold As-Is.
There was a time when eBay frowned on selling empty boxes for anything. (Buyers just can’t or won’t read.) Don’t know if that is still the case.10/02/2020 at 11:28 am in reply to: REVISIT: Scavenger Life Episode 425: Worried? Get to work! #82093
Mot Razr was / is quite popular. I have some old stuff around here that should get listed. Do the RAZR sales go out of the country? or do you think to collectors or to actual users? It’s probably impossible to port one of these into Verizon wireless these days.
I have 2 seller IDs that are TRS ; one with a Basic store and one with no store. but am not using hardly any promoted listings. If there is a rebate/credit system, maybe I am missing out. or Perhaps I am not qualified?
Can anyone please provide a link as to where the requirements are for $30 per quarter rebate on promoted listing fees?
I use PirateShip.com for occasional packages like your re-shipment. Also for personal shipments.
Plus Pirateship excels if you need to ship a small heavy package since you can select USPS dimensional weight for Priority Mail. These rates are much cheaper than eBay offers for Priority mail.
Pirateship rates for first class packages have the same steep discount that I get on eBay. And Pirateship also offers media mail rates.
Glad it worked out for you. Congrats on your superb handling of the situation. Perhaps you already did but you can still report buyer abuse. Get buyer on eBay’s radar & may save one of us other scavengers from another switch-a-roo.09/23/2020 at 7:09 pm in reply to: Anybody Seeing the New Item Specifics and Some of the Changes #81874
Mike: by the way. It seems to me that Sixbit is playing catch-up with eBay item specifics changes so it may help to be up-to-date on that. Also, I was seeing a problem in Sixbit with edits to item specifics for running listings not always propagating back to the inventory item. Not sure if this is fixed or not yet.