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> Passing along some packaging/shipping tips, Save time, $ and headaches! Please read

post Jun 3 2006, 12:42 AM
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Here are two tips that I would suggest people consider when making trades/sales:

It is wise to package and ship your cards off the same way you expect to receive a package. However, everone has their own perference, so here are some general guidelines that will make the transactions go more smoothly AND protect the card(s) better.

Packaging for single cards should at least include the following:

1. Penny sleeve
2. Top loader with transparent tape used at the opening
3. Cardboard or empty toploader sandwich taped down
4. Team Bag (optional)
5. Bubble Mailer with a couple of "weightless" styrofoam popcorn to "puff" up the package to meet the USPS requirement of 3/4" thickness (especially important if you use "in person" Delivery Confirmation (DC).

I encourage the use of DC when shipping. It shows the trader/buyer that you actually sent at a specific date vs "yeah...I sent it on Monday...I think"! DC is available in the USA only.

Save time and money on shipping:

If you use Paypal, you can save alot of time and money on shipping!

* Delivery Confirmation is only .17 vs .75 (in person at the post office)
* You can drop it off in the Metered Mail Box or hand it to your postman. In fact, if it's a PROIRTY Mail item you can schedule a FREE Pickup!
* A metered package DOES NOT require 3/4" THICKNESS like the "in person" package that needs DC! (Note: actually it does, but 9 out of 10 of these online mailers I get never are that thick)
* Lasty, a metered package only takes 2-3 days from coast to coast - in all honesty it's just as fast as proirity mail!!! Give it a try - you'll be glad that you did!

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If you're an active ebayer, just print a label for an item that was previously sold - making changes to the "To" addressee.
Simply make a .01 payment to the other party involved in the transaction as "Goods, Others" (DO NOT use quasi cash), so they can print a label by hitting the "ship" button.

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It has become a sad day when things of this nature need to be posted,no knock to you jade, but come on people, if you can't preform the simple task of mailing in a professional manner, get the guy who reminds you to breath to mail it.


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another tip.

Use the Decoys you get in packs to place cards in toploaders between.

The Decoys are super thick and when you hold 2 together and try to bend them it is almost impossible. So a Card in a toploader between them would be hard to damage. You still can place all in a team bag easily.

Keep your Decoys and use them for shipping safety.

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jaderock   Passing along some packaging/shipping tips   Jun 3 2006, 12:42 AM
skatalite   But I don't like using tape :( or like it when...   Jun 3 2006, 01:08 AM
jaderock   Transparent tape doesn't leave sticky residue...   Jun 3 2006, 01:11 AM
skatalite   Ew to tape. But that's just me! BUT if so...   Jun 3 2006, 01:12 AM
pmiller   im kinda new to this so can someone help me out on...   Mar 25 2007, 01:27 PM
skatalite   Here you go: •Penny sleeve — a thin sleeve used...   Mar 25 2007, 04:16 PM
ffman   I've found that bubble mailers are much chea...   Mar 25 2007, 07:07 PM
tex333   I got a pack of 24 at Walmart for five dollars. M...   Mar 31 2007, 02:03 PM
ffman   Here too - like $1.06 for one! I se...   Mar 31 2007, 02:04 PM
-Drifter-   As an FYI, I just used the Multi Order shipping op...   May 1 2007, 11:06 PM
Go18   Also, reuse the bubble mailers!! Works gre...   May 1 2007, 11:30 PM
gregorium   Reduce, Reuse, Recycle! There's no rea...   May 3 2007, 10:15 AM
CardCraze   I know i cut up old bubble mailers and use em. He...   Jul 21 2007, 10:58 PM
Tarasadie17   As I am reviewing some of TCC's recent transac...   Nov 16 2007, 07:06 AM
Snick103   Bubble Mailers can also be bought for 15 cents a ...   Jan 24 2008, 11:45 AM
SaltyCollector25   I want to start doing DC #'s on the stuff I se...   Apr 24 2008, 08:27 PM
BlackJack   You can get them at the P.O. Your pack you are sen...   Apr 27 2008, 12:30 AM
ffman   Also another suggestion: If you plan on using a w...   Jul 31 2008, 04:58 PM
bostonbruinsandceltics   speaking of team bags, does anyone know were i can...   Jul 31 2008, 05:13 PM
hodee5   Just thought I'd add another shipping tip...   Aug 11 2008, 01:43 AM
jaderock   Thanks Jeff for the info! That makes it a whol...   Aug 11 2008, 02:47 AM

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