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Old 02-05-2013, 04:05 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default I finally got a scale

To weigh out my packages and purchase shipping online. Never realized how much money i could save. I use to be the idiot in the line with like 10 packages in my hand, with everyone behind me looking pissed off.

Now Im the guy who walks to the side of the counter with one of those post office buckets full of envelopes and doesent have to do anything but leave them there

I literally save like 1 dollar for each shipment now. Pretty huge when you think of if annually.
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Old 02-05-2013, 04:09 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Pp labels and the home scale are GREAT!

Dont think I would do a fourth of the selling I do if I had to stand in line at the post office.

Did that enough back in the 90's!
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Old 02-05-2013, 04:10 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I ship most of my stuff from my house. Unless it is a very high dollar card, then I'll go to the PO but I will do the drive up blue bins. No wait...
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I have a USPS 10lb desk scale and a 110lb floor scale. These were definitely worth picking up since I save quite a bit on shipping. I used to just have the desk scale, but I started selling Sideshow statues. Hard to weigh those big ass boxes on a little desk scale
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I have a USPS 10lb desk scale and a 110lb floor scale. These were definitely worth picking up since I save quite a bit on shipping. I used to just have the desk scale, but I started selling Sideshow statues. Hard to weigh those big ass boxes on a little desk scale
Exact same thing here! Got tired of weighing myself, then picking up the statue and weighing myself again!
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Old 02-05-2013, 04:19 PM   #6 (permalink)
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I did 1200 comics in 2012. I think it was time to move up to the big boy table and get myself a scale

Yep I literally mailed out 1200 comics myself. I mean i wrote the labels by hand and waited in line and everything
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I did 1200 comics in 2012. I think it was time to move up to the big boy table and get myself a scale

Yep I literally mailed out 1200 comics myself. I mean i wrote the labels by hand and waited in line and everything
1,200 tiny DC forms!?!?!?

That Sir, is insane.
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Old 02-05-2013, 04:23 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Yeah I feel like slapping myself right now
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Old 02-05-2013, 04:27 PM   #9 (permalink)
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I wouldn't do any selling if not for online s/h. I use and am happy with endicia tho, they add delivery confirmation for free. I know I pay monthly, but their service does save me in the long run.
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Yeah I feel like slapping myself right now
Ya live, ya lern. You upgraded! Welcome to the club of guys who own scales!
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Old 02-05-2013, 04:31 PM   #11 (permalink)
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gotta get me one of these
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Old 02-05-2013, 06:16 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Does it do grams? Just saying with doing 1200 dc forms by hand you had to be on crack!
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Does it do grams? Just saying with doing 1200 dc forms by hand you had to be on crack!
It sure does

I did have a stamp for my return address so i didnt have to write that portion. That cut my writing in HALF lol

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This reminds me of a joke.

Jesse took his blind date to the carnival. "What would you like to do first, Amber?" asked Jesse. "I want to get weighed," replied Amber.

They ambled over to the weight guesser. He guessed 120 pounds. She got on the scale; it read 117 and she won a prize.

Next, the couple went on the Ferris Wheel. When the ride was over, Jesse again asked Amber what she would like to do. "I want to get weighed," she said.

Back to the weight guesser they went. Since they had been there before, he guessed her correct weight, and Jesse lost his dollar.

The couple walked around the carnival and again he asked where to next. "I want to get weighed," Amber responded.

By this time, Jesse figured that she was really weird and took her home early, dropping her off with a handshake.

Her roommate, Laura, asked her about the blind date, "How did it go?" Amber responded, "Oh, Waura. It was wousy."
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Old 02-05-2013, 09:35 PM   #15 (permalink)
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I picked up one on amazon, weighs up to 50 lbs..I love it..
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I picked up one on amazon, LAYS up to 50 lbs..I love it..
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I bought one that measures up to 5 lbs. for $40.99 plus tax at Office Max, I don't think I'll be sending packages heavier than that very often. Works great.
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I too recently picked up a scale...haven't ventured into printing off labels yet..

curious though...what's the cheapest route? I've heard pp, stamps.com. etc..I'd be interested in hearing opinions, pros/cons..dc?
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I too recently picked up a scale...haven't ventured into printing off labels yet..

curious though...what's the cheapest route? I've heard pp, stamps.com. etc..I'd be interested in hearing opinions, pros/cons..dc?
PP, especially if you sell on eBay.

Stamp.com charges a monthly service fee. Not sure if they give a large discount on postage to off set their service fee.

I love PP shipping.
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This reminds me of a joke.

Jesse took his blind date to the carnival. "What would you like to do first, Amber?" asked Jesse. "I want to get weighed," replied Amber.

They ambled over to the weight guesser. He guessed 120 pounds. She got on the scale; it read 117 and she won a prize.

Next, the couple went on the Ferris Wheel. When the ride was over, Jesse again asked Amber what she would like to do. "I want to get weighed," she said.

Back to the weight guesser they went. Since they had been there before, he guessed her correct weight, and Jesse lost his dollar.

The couple walked around the carnival and again he asked where to next. "I want to get weighed," Amber responded.

By this time, Jesse figured that she was really weird and took her home early, dropping her off with a handshake.

Her roommate, Laura, asked her about the blind date, "How did it go?" Amber responded, "Oh, Waura. It was wousy."
Tough crowd.
I thought it was funny Indy.
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I bought one that measures up to 5 lbs. for $40.99 plus tax at Office Max, I don't think I'll be sending packages heavier than that very often. Works great.
we have the same one
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