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Old 12-14-2012, 11:58 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey guys. I've never shipped anything in a PWE but today I sold a Drew Stubbs Gypsy Queen auto to a forum member for $3 del in PWE. My question is, how do you ship in a PWE?

My thought was to put the card in a sleeve and top loader, put the top loader in a team bag, and put the team bag in the PWE. Is that the common practice? Do I need to put in decoy cards? I hope not.

Also, how many stamps does a single card in PWE take? 1 or 2?

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Old 12-15-2012, 12:01 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Since it's a skinny card, you will only need one stamp. And you have it right with sleeve, toploader, and teambag. The teambag prevents the card from getting wet. You don't need decoys since it's skinny, shouldn't get creased or anything. My only advice is that you take a page of an old magazine or a piece of scrap paper to hide the card in it. It also works as extra protection.
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Here we go again with the PWE posts... UGH!!!!!! Team bag, toploader, penny sleeve and 44 cent stamp. Thats it. You could even put the shipping label on the top loader with no envelope if your really trying to cut down. Did you charge 4 dollars shipping for the 3 dollar card?
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Toploader wrapped in a sheet of of paper. I'd take it to the post office & do the non-machinable for .66 or 88 cents to be safe.
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Here we go again with the PWE posts... UGH!!!!!! Team bag, toploader, penny sleeve and 44 cent stamp. Thats it. You could even put the shipping label on the top loader with no envelope if your really trying to cut down. Did you charge 4 dollars shipping for the 3 dollar card?
When I said I charged $3 delivered in PWE, clearly I didn't charge $4 shipping.
Thanks for the answer. I probably should've used the search feature since you seem so put out by the question. BTW, stamps cost 45 cents...UGH!!!!!!

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Here we go again with the PWE posts... UGH!!!!!! Team bag, toploader, penny sleeve and 44 cent stamp. Thats it. You could even put the shipping label on the top loader with no envelope if your really trying to cut down. Did you charge 4 dollars shipping for the 3 dollar card?
Why so hostile? It was a simple question
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Why so hostile? It was a simple question
you are not allowed to ever ask a question that has been asked before. Honestly I should be chastising you now for asking why he is so hostile about a question that has be asked over and over but it would make me kind of douchie. Of course I am kinda being douchie now....god I am bored and want to go to work.
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Sleeve, toploader, team bag, and one stamp (along with, obviously, an envelope) will do just fine. No need for decoys...that's done fine for me before, so if anything goes wrong; well, it was only $3!
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Here we go again with the PWE posts... UGH!!!!!! Team bag, toploader, penny sleeve and 44 cent stamp. Thats it. You could even put the shipping label on the top loader with no envelope if your really trying to cut down. Did you charge 4 dollars shipping for the 3 dollar card?
Oh, and I'm the member that bought the card...I asked for it to be shipped in a PWE since it was a low-end card and could save a few bucks without any real risk.
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Ship the card in a sleeve, topload, piece of bubble wrap, in a team bag with a $.65 stamp. That's how I do it.
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Oh, and I'm the member that bought the card...I asked for it to be shipped in a PWE since it was a low-end card and could save a few bucks without any real risk.
Yup. If you're fine with it, that's good enough for me. It'll be in tomorrow's mail

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Whenever I ship PWE I make sure to get non-machinable stamped on the envelope. This costs a little extra with the stamp but makes sure it doesn't go through the sorting machine.
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Old 12-15-2012, 12:26 AM   #13 (permalink)
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I've sold a ton of low end cards and shipped PWE with zero problems. You have the right idea on the packaging, but I would suggest using a strip of newspaper and kind of wrap the card up in it first. Works well to conceal what is inside as well as an extra layer of protection in case of water or something getting on the envelope.
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you are not allowed to ever ask a question that has been asked before. Honestly I should be chastising you now for asking why he is so hostile about a question that has be asked over and over but it would make me kind of douchie. Of course I am kinda being douchie now....god I am bored and want to go to work.
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Whenever I ship PWE I make sure to get non-machinable stamped on the envelope. This costs a little extra with the stamp but makes sure it doesn't go through the sorting machine.
This. It's only an extra $0.20 to do non-machinable. Best way to go if shipping PWE.
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How dare you ask for a card shipped in PWE? Justin Higgs does not approve.
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Old 12-15-2012, 05:17 AM   #17 (permalink)
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Here we go again with the PWE posts... UGH!!!!!! Team bag, toploader, penny sleeve and 44 cent stamp. Thats it. You could even put the shipping label on the top loader with no envelope if your really trying to cut down. Did you charge 4 dollars shipping for the 3 dollar card?
kinda feeling stupid now?

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Old 12-15-2012, 06:37 AM   #18 (permalink)
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0.65 stamp, tag the envelope DO NOT BEND (or DO NOT FOLD, etc) use a toploader or my preference is a soft sleeve in a semi-rigid since it is extremely thin in case they decide to put it through the machine anyway and adds no extra weight really.
I have almost 4000 cards sold on sportlots that have been shipped in this manner. Though I only use it for low end singles up to 4 cards max. Never for a GU or auto or anything really worth over $1. I've had only one complaint and that was before I was using a semi rigid, and only 2 items have gone missing.
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All of the hate for PWE deals is unwarranted and misguided. Anyone worth his/her salt will know how to properly package a card whether its a PWE or a mailer, given that the buyer acknowledges and accepts the risk.

I've done hundreds of PWE deals online with a sleeve, taped toploader and a sheet of paper taped over that. Haven't had even one go bad and have never done non-machinable, though I can understand that precaution.

When buying I'm usually okay with anything around $5 SV and under being sent in a PWE if the seller asks or if it's stipulated beforehand in the sale I agree to.
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I just cannot understand why sellers/buyers would use PWE as a shipping option. You can't get delivery confirmation with PWE, and it only costs $1 more to ship using Ebay/PayPal shipping and you get free delivery confirmation.

As a seller/buyer I would never accept this type of shipping. Very amateur, and does nothing to protect the card(s).
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I just cannot understand why sellers/buyers would use PWE as a shipping option. You can't get delivery confirmation with PWE, and it only costs $1 more to ship using Ebay/PayPal shipping and you get free delivery confirmation.

As a seller/buyer I would never accept this type of shipping. Very amateur, and does nothing to protect the card(s).
If people are buying a $1 card and can get it for $2.50 dlvd in a PWE vs. $3.50 in a bubble mailer, why would you want to pay an extra dollar? I've sold hundreds of cards using PWE that I guarantee wouldn't have sold if I was charging that extra dollar for shipping. Never had a problem.

Why would anyone want to spend an extra $1 on a cheap card if they didn't have to? If it doesn't show up for some reason, you file a claim and win b/c there is no tracking. Minimal risk to seller, zero risk to buyer. Win/Win.
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What the hell, when did it change to .45 cent?
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If people are buying a $1 card and can get it for $2.50 dlvd in a PWE vs. $3.50 in a bubble mailer, why would you want to pay an extra dollar? I've sold hundreds of cards using PWE that I guarantee wouldn't have sold if I was charging that extra dollar for shipping. Never had a problem.

Why would anyone want to spend an extra $1 on a cheap card if they didn't have to? If it doesn't show up for some reason, you file a claim and win b/c there is no tracking. Minimal risk to seller, zero risk to buyer. Win/Win.
Your math is off. It only costs me $1.65 plus $.08 for the envelope to ship up to 3 oz's. So you are looking at $2.73 and this includes delivery confirmation.
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I pay $2.80 to ship... but I use PWE for my giveaways i fold hardstock paper and staple a team bag inside and put the card/toploader inside...
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Your math is off. It only costs me $1.65 plus $.08 for the envelope to ship up to 3 oz's. So you are looking at $2.73 and this includes delivery confirmation.

Still, $1.65 versus .45 on a low end card, when multiplied many times over, definitely adds up. Like I said, I've shipped hundreds of cards this way and have had zero complaints or incidents. You take the risk when shipping this way, but it's a risk most sellers of low end stuff are willing to take.
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