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    My Ebay For Sale Item; Help?

    To you Ebayers out there...I just listed my first item But shipping seems high. Did I do this right? What is the cheapest shipping method? When I sell the item, do I just go to the post office and send it? Does PAYPAL transfer the buying price AND shipping price to me? AND WTF??? I tried to find the address so I could post the link and it was not there!!!\

    Well, the item is titled Ferret Hammock! Can you guys find it? It has a pic, but you have to click on the item to see it
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    Re: My Ebay For Sale Item; Help?

    I just did a search on eBay and there are 50 ferret hammocks, what's your user id on there Luna?

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    Re: My Ebay For Sale Item; Help?

    Usually you weigh the item you'll be sending and the dimensions of the package you'll be sending it in and enter that information into the automatic shipping calculator on the page you use to list your item.

    For smaller packages, USPS Parcel Post and the like tends to be the cheapest for the person. For large packages, UPS Ground seems to be the cheapest.

    In the calculator you can do tests to three major cities' zip codes and see how much it'd be for each under a bunch of different shipping methods. You can pick up to three methods.

    The members can then enter their zip code, pick the method, and already pay you the price of shipping along with the price of the item when they win. Then you just go to the post office once you've received the money and their address and ship it off.
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    Re: My Ebay For Sale Item; Help?

    I just kinda guess what the shipping charge should be, because I sold tons of stuff. Probably for a hammock, charge like $3-4, probably will cost less, but you spend money on packaging and time to go to the post office, didnt you??

    I just sent it regular mail- its the cheapest, sometimes priority.

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    Re: My Ebay For Sale Item; Help?

    Thanks you guys.....my user ID is ALUNA1285 I think I offered 2 shipping methods..parcel post and 1st class mail (?)

    If you all can find my item, how much is shipping? Is that reasonable? And I have no idea how much the envelope would weigh...I think maybe around 10 ounces? Should I just change shipping to flat rate?

    Thanks alot you all!
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    Re: My Ebay For Sale Item; Help?

    To get the money out of your paypal account and in your bank accouny you have to go to withdhraw at top.

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    Re: My Ebay For Sale Item; Help?

    HERE is my listing http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...tem=7708033810

    You guys, how much does it say your shipping would be???
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    Re: My Ebay For Sale Item; Help?

    I typed in 85338 which is Goodyear, Az (where I live). Its only like 15-20 from the capitol, Phoenix.
    Shipping Calculator Rates
    This seller is using the shipping calculator to provide shipping rates based on your location. To see your rates, enter your ZIP Code and press Calculate.

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    Shipping services and rates available for shipping to 85338.
    All prices include any packaging and handling fees charged by the seller.


    US Postal Service First Class Mail®
    Estimated delivery time: 1-3 days.
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    Shipping & Handling: $3.90
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    US Postal Service Parcel Post®
    Estimated delivery time: 2-9 days.
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    Shipping & Handling: $4.75
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    US Postal Service Priority Mail®
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    Shipping & Handling: $4.85
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    Re: My Ebay For Sale Item; Help?

    Thank you!!! That sounds fairly reasonable...
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    Re: My Ebay For Sale Item; Help?

    I just had 36 auctions end today, so I'm sort of in an ebay thing right now. I have gone to sending everything priority mail, since most of my items are under a pound. Priority flat rate for less than one pound is $3.85. I go to the PO and get a stack of priority boxes (the size that look perfect for a video tape), package the item in the box, print off a packing slip and a (prepaid) mailing label... and I'm done. If you your buyer uses paypal the label has all the address info already entered and I just pay out of my paypal account. VERY fast and easy. I drop off all the boxes at the PO and don't even need to wait in line since they are all paid for. You could even have your carrier pick up the labeled boxes.

    I also use the schedule option on ebay a lot. I actually listed my 36 items over a 2 week period but sheduled them to list all at once so they would be done all at once so I could offer combined shipping. Very nice too. I'm in package assembly mode tonight.

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