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Old 09-15-2014, 10:27 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Ebay/Paypal Shipping HELP please

Hey guys, I have been told for a while now that I shouldn't be taking all my packages to the USPS and that I should do the paypal shipping thing to save money....

What do I need? A digital scale? what kind and where do I get it?
Can any of you tell me how to get this started and should I start doing it this way?

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Old 09-15-2014, 10:39 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I don't use a scale, just basic estimation.

I click print a shipping label for a purchase on eBay, print shipping label for paypal, or paypal.com/shipnow if I just have an address. Print that, tape it to mailer, and that's about it.

A regular card or just a couple will be 3 ounces, which is $1.93.
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Old 09-15-2014, 10:40 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Buy a scale on ebay I got mine for like 10$ shipped.

When you sell something on ebay all you do is click print label, cut the label and pasts it in the package, same goes for paypal.

Then just drop it in the box and your golden.

Up to 3oz in the USA costs only 1.93 and it comes with tracking!
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Old 09-15-2014, 10:59 PM   #4 (permalink)
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There are even sheets of large adhesive labels so you can just print on those ..than stick it to the bubblemailer ...2labels per sheet . When you print make sure you click to print 1 page not all.. . you can even leave outside your place so mailman can take them .

I at most would ship 20-30 base cards in bubblemailer ..
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Old 09-15-2014, 11:01 PM   #5 (permalink)
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There are even sheets of large adhesive labels so you can just print on those ..than stick it to the bubblemailer ...2labels per sheet . When you print make sure you click to print 1 page not all.. . you can even leave outside your place so mailman can take them .

I at most would ship 20-30 base cards in bubblemailer ..
that sounds pretty easy...

can anybody link me to the scale i'd need? or those sheets that stick?

i'd like to start doing it this way
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This is the one I use: Mini Digital Jewelry Pocket Gram Scale LCD 1000g 0 1g | eBay\
Its $5.99 SHIPPED!
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that sounds pretty easy...

can anybody link me to the scale i'd need? or those sheets that stick?

i'd like to start doing it this way

I just buy the pack of adhesive label at local store .. Jewel .. Walmart Walgreens ..

You really dont need a scale ..unless you shipping more than 20 regular base cards .. and than if you are ..you should just do small flat rate box from usps that are free ..or order them sent to your home freee... That shipping is $5.75 ..and you can do label again ...because its always free tracking on any package .. I usually do bbl mailer inside smallflatrate box on high $$$$ cards
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Digital Kitchen Weight Scale Diet Food 5kg 1g Free USPS 1st Class Mail Shipping | eBay

I use this scale. Buy my bubble mailers in bulk & priority boxes from usps.com
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that sounds pretty easy...

can anybody link me to the scale i'd need? or those sheets that stick?

i'd like to start doing it this way
Just started using these labels and love them. I used to cut and tape mine but this makes it easier.

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This is the scale I use. Very easy to use and no problems. You can find it cheaper if you look around I think. Bought mine awhile ago.

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This is the one I use: Mini Digital Jewelry Pocket Gram Scale LCD 1000g 0 1g | eBay\
Its $5.99 SHIPPED!
Buy a real scale so you don't look like a drug dealer.

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Just started using these labels and love them. I used to cut and tape mine but this makes it easier.

400 Rounded Corners 5 125" x 7 5" Shipping Labels 2 Sheet Paypal eBay | eBay

This is the scale I use. Very easy to use and no problems. You can find it cheaper if you look around I think. Bought mine awhile ago.

DYMO by Pelouze - M5 Digital Postal Scale - Walmart.com
thanks for the label link.. i've been cutting and taping too..
i use this scale also great scale
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dont forget .. PaperMart .. for bubble mailers .. cant beat .07 per mailer .. $15 for 250
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dont forget .. PaperMart .. for bubble mailers .. cant beat .07 per mailer .. $15 for 250
Where is this?
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I use a drug dealer scale just a bit bigger than that one up there and it works fine. Got it for $8 on eBay.
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dont forget .. PaperMart .. for bubble mailers .. cant beat .07 per mailer .. $15 for 250
Where are you seeing them at that price? Cheapest I found was $18 at PaperMart, and that was before the $11 shipping charge.
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alot of good info to be found here as well:

Shipping and eBay questions answered here
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Where are you seeing them at that price? Cheapest I found was $18 at PaperMart, and that was before the $11 shipping charge.
That is what I see too. I order from Ecoswift on Ebay 250 6x9 mailers for about 32 delivered.
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I usually just get them from ebay. Bought 50 today for $6 and change delivered.
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Buy a cheap digital scale
Stock up on ink for the printer
Buy bubble mailers in bulk on E-Bay (250 for like $30 dlvd)
Make sure you have scissors and tape
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