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Old 12-15-2012, 05:35 PM   #76 (permalink)
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Using the PWE shipping method is so unprofessional. Even if the two parties agree. What happens when the buyer receives a damaged PWE? The agreement takes a different path then, and both parties are unhappy. So why don't all the members here that avocate this practice take the variable out so the transaction is successful?
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Old 12-15-2012, 05:36 PM   #77 (permalink)
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I continue to disagree that shipping on ebay for $2 makes sense in a bubble on low priced items. If you're talking $10-$20 card, sure, but to send a card out for $2 plus $2 shipping in a bubble isn't worth your time.

Shipping $1.64
Envelope & supplies $.15 (roughly)
Paypal fee $.38 (roughly)
Ebay Fee $.44
Cost of card ???

First of all, if the card is complete junk, nobody is paying $2 plus $2 shipping for it so please don't talk about dumping base commons. I'd sell my base commons for $1 plus $2 shipping and send them in bubbles.

You're looking at $2.61 (roughly) in fees with a whopping "profit" of $1.39. Yeah, worth my time. I guess because I have a well paying job, spending 20 minutes listing, shipping, etc for $1.39 makes no sense and others may disagree. If you can't get your fees back, you had better be selling high end items.
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Old 12-15-2012, 05:37 PM   #78 (permalink)
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Using the PWE shipping method is so unprofessional. Even if the two parties agree. What happens when the buyer receives a damaged PWE? The agreement takes a different path then, and both parties are unhappy. So why don't all the members here that avocate this practice take the variable out so the transaction is successful?
What happens when a bubble mailer deal gets damaged? Same thing. Buyer gets money back. There is no difference. Try again. Again. 3 damaged deals in bubbles, 0 in PWE.
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Old 12-15-2012, 05:38 PM   #79 (permalink)
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Using the PWE shipping method is so unprofessional. Even if the two parties agree. What happens when the buyer receives a damaged PWE? The agreement takes a different path then, and both parties are unhappy. So why don't all the members here that avocate this practice take the variable out so the transaction is successful?
If you ship in PWE, you take on the risk in the transaction. When I send my $3 dlvd cards out in PWE, if a customer says it hasn't arrived and has waited an ample amount of time, I refund no questions asked.

If I send 10 items PWE for $3 each ($30 total) and 1 doesn't show. That's 10%, which is never going to happen. Like the other person said, I still have $27.
Compared to the same 10 items costing me $16.40. Now I have $13.60 from the same transaction.

Makes no sense at all.
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Old 12-15-2012, 05:42 PM   #80 (permalink)
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Yet you LOSE money on deals. Lol at this statement.
I seldom lose money on my auctions. Even if an item gets one bid, I start my auctions @$.99, I still ship professionally with a bubble envelope, toploader inserted into a team bag, and make sure the envelope is 3/4" thick to conform to the shipping standards set by USPS. I have never had a customer get a postage due from the carrier.

Everyone's argument for PWE's just don't hold water.
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Old 12-15-2012, 05:43 PM   #81 (permalink)
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I seldom lose money on my auctions. Even if an item gets one bid, I start my auctions @$.99, I still ship professionally with a bubble envelope, toploader inserted into a team bag, and make sure the envelope is 3/4" thick to conform to the shipping standards set by USPS. I have never had a customer get a postage due from the carrier.

Everyone's argument for PWE's just don't hold water.
I wish I had time on my hands to work 10-20 minutes at a time for a "profit" of $.30-$.50. I think I need to quit my job...
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Old 12-15-2012, 05:44 PM   #82 (permalink)
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I seldom lose money on my auctions. Even if an item gets one bid, I start my auctions @$.99, I still ship professionally with a bubble envelope, toploader inserted into a team bag, and make sure the envelope is 3/4" thick to conform to the shipping standards set by USPS. I have never had a customer get a postage due from the carrier.

Everyone's argument for PWE's just don't hold water.
Except for the complete lack of issue and cost-saving effectiveness.
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Using the PWE shipping method is so unprofessional. Even if the two parties agree. What happens when the buyer receives a damaged PWE? The agreement takes a different path then, and both parties are unhappy. So why don't all the members here that avocate this practice take the variable out so the transaction is successful?
Do you not understand the concept of lost sales? The low percentage of damaged PWEs - given that the seller knows how to package properly - is worth the extra money even with minimal instances of refunds, as most people are not going to buy a $0.50 card and pay for $2 shipping on top of that.
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Old 12-15-2012, 05:46 PM   #84 (permalink)
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I don't sell dollar cards, not my style. I can't help that sometimes items don't get bids, but I still honor the sale.

Wow, if $20-$30 in sales makes a big difference in your bottom line, you're in the wrong business.
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I seldom lose money on my auctions. Even if an item gets one bid, I start my auctions @$.99, I still ship professionally with a bubble envelope, toploader inserted into a team bag, and make sure the envelope is 3/4" thick to conform to the shipping standards set by USPS. I have never had a customer get a postage due from the carrier.

Everyone's argument for PWE's just don't hold water.
Actually everyone's arguments has held water, you are just stuck in this whole world that you are right.

I never had a customer get postage due either. 99% of sellers don't, so why bring that up? You still aren't better than everyone.

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I don't sell dollar cards, not my style. I can't help that sometimes items don't get bids, but I still honor the sale.

Wow, if $20-$30 in sales makes a big difference in your bottom line, you're in the wrong business.
Have you EVER thought that people aren't doing it as a business? Has that crossed your mind? I sell because it is easier for me. But if I make $500 a month in sales and $40 of that was from sales that were ONLY completed because I ship in a PWE, than that $40 pays for food or gas for the month. Any extra money is good money.
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I never said I was better than anyone else, just more professional in my shipping practices. So what's your argument?
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I don't sell dollar cards, not my style. I can't help that sometimes items don't get bids, but I still honor the sale.

Wow, if $20-$30 in sales makes a big difference in your bottom line, you're in the wrong business.
The idea of volume is lost on this guy
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I never said I was better than anyone else, just more professional in my shipping practices. So what's your argument?
That right there is you saying you are better than everyone. You are more professional in your shipping practices is your own opinion. Again, as I said twice before, we both have high feedback, stars, etc on eBay with different shipping techniques. So both of us have been professional.
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The idea of volume is lost on this guy
The idea that he can be wrong once in a while is as well.
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This isn't a business for me to earn money, more of a hobby/sideline. My selling just finances my collection.
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This isn't a business for me to earn money, more of a hobby/sideline. My selling just finances my collection.
Same here, so why did you say we are in the wrong business?
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I'm going out for dinner in a bit, so the little click of members here can keep on debating/trashing me until I return later. Carry on boys.
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Same here, so why did you say we are in the wrong business?
Oh he just said that because he doesn't know what he talking about. That's why.
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I'm going out for dinner in a bit, so the little click of members here can keep on debating/trashing me until I return later. Carry on boys.
Trashing you? You mean give you facts. Debating? Only with you.

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I'm going out for dinner in a bit, so the little click of members here can keep on debating/trashing me until I return later. Carry on boys.
Make sure they provide an insulated box with shipping popcorn to take your leftovers home in. Wouldn't want them getting damaged in a protection-less paper carton.



And for the record, I'm not a boy. I am a man. I DRIVE A DODGE STRATUS!!
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Make sure they provide an insulated box with shipping popcorn to take your leftovers home in. Wouldn't want them getting damaged in a protection-less paper carton.

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Why are you guys still arguing with him?
Save your time and energy and let this thread die.
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Old 12-15-2012, 10:24 PM   #100 (permalink)
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I'm going out for dinner in a bit, so the little click of members here can keep on debating/trashing me until I return later. Carry on boys.
Another click? This forum seems to be full of them. So who the heck is part of the one you are talking about?
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