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    Cheap USPS Postage via PayPal

    If you have a PayPal / eBay account you know that you get cheaper Pitney Bowes commercial based pricing (including very useful Parcel Select). You also get deep discounts on UPS shipments. Below is a link you can use to buy PB shipping without having to sell an item eBay. It'll have the eBay and PayPal stamp but that's beans compared to the new options and money you'll be saving:

    https://www.paypal.com/us/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_ship-now


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    You can get similar rates, if not the same, by creating an account on USPS.com. I've been using that for almost 2 years. I did a quick check and at least the flat rate boxes are the same on both the paypal site and the USPS.com site. Not to hijack, just letting folks know of another option if they'd rather not use paypal.

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    What are the advantages to these instead of using EBay's prepaid labels?

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    Quote Originally Posted by CCRcameron View Post
    What are the advantages to these instead of using EBay's prepaid labels?
    When Ebay isn't involved in the sale of an item...just shipping is needed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mudlucky View Post
    You can get similar rates, if not the same, by creating an account on USPS.com. I've been using that for almost 2 years. I did a quick check and at least the flat rate boxes are the same on both the paypal site and the USPS.com site. Not to hijack, just letting folks know of another option if they'd rather not use paypal.
    Flat rate boxes are the same but things like Parcel Select (if done correctly it CAN save you a few cents here and there) and Media Mail are cheaper through PB. I'm sure regular priority is a bit cheaper as well.

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    I did some quick math and some poking around and this is what I found:

    Shipping to ewasted (44146) from Honolulu (96817):
    Single large flat rate box w/9 lbs. of boards: $15.80 ($1.76 per pound)
    Single 25x25x12, 36 lbs. box via Parcel Select (roughly 4x larger than a flat rate): $60.47 ($1.67 per pound)

    If done correctly, you can actually save at least $0.10 per pound on shipping via Parcel Select.

    Just be careful of your length + girth.

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    808, if you have Fedex then that would be the way to go, at least thru the buyer mentioned.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mechanic688 View Post
    808, if you have Fedex then that would be the way to go, at least thru the buyer mentioned.
    How does the prepaid FedEx work through CFCS? Is the cost of the FedEx taken out of the total? If so, even FedEx Ground is more expensive from Hawaii.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scrap808 View Post
    How does the prepaid FedEx work through CFCS? Is the cost of the FedEx taken out of the total? If so, even FedEx Ground is more expensive from Hawaii.
    Next time ask him for a quote and compare what you can do yourself. Hawaii is different in many ways but you will get the best deal you can. Mike
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    When you go with CFCS Prepaid, the total will be deducted from your payout after the lot is processed.

    Being in Hawaii, I can't give you stats, but FedEx is usually cheaper than the Post Office is for me (I'm in Wyoming).

    Is LTL freight an option?

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    Quote Originally Posted by matador View Post
    When you go with CFCS Prepaid, the total will be deducted from your payout after the lot is processed.

    Being in Hawaii, I can't give you stats, but FedEx is usually cheaper than the Post Office is for me (I'm in Wyoming).

    Is LTL freight an option?
    FedEx is always more expensive than the Post Office unless the dimensions are just right (and even then, Parcel Select is still cheaper than both FedEx and UPS Ground). LTL is not really an option because we do not have quite enough space to stockpile that much.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scrap808 View Post
    FedEx is always more expensive than the Post Office unless the dimensions are just right (and even then, Parcel Select is still cheaper than both FedEx and UPS Ground). LTL is not really an option because we do not have quite enough space to stockpile that much.

    Over all my experience shipping item I sell on eBay is that USPS is best overall. USPS 13 oz and less can go First Class and its the least expense. Over 13 oz I find it worth it to check out all the possibilities, USPS-Priority and Parcel Select and Fedex.

    For me the best deal is most often USPS Priority but sometimes its one of the other options. I like using the Flat Rate boxes and envelopes because I don't have hold a large inventory of boxes.

    In Priority Mail along with the flat rate boxes they have Region A, B, C, boxes that are different size and shapes, A box being the smallest. The rate changes depending on where they are shipped but for me a good deal up and down the east coast and out to TN. I live in coastal NC.

    I find it pays to check all the rates. Mike

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    Quote Originally Posted by miked View Post

    In Priority Mail along with the flat rate boxes they have Region A, B, C, boxes that are different size and shapes, A box being the smallest. The rate changes depending on where they are shipped but for me a good deal up and down the east coast and out to TN. I live in coastal NC.
    A box ships at the 2 pound rate >> Max weight can be 15 pounds
    B box ships at the 4 pound rate >> Max weight can be 20 pounds
    C box ships at the 17 pound rate >> Max weight can be 25 pounds

    I use the A and B's all the time
    Never had a use for the C yet

    The one B box is about the same size as a Large Flat Rate box
    On zone 8's cheaper to use the Flat Rate
    B would be $16.28 where the Large Flat Rate is only $15.80
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    I use the regional as merely different sized flat rate boxes (Hawaii is Zone 8 unless shipping to Hawaii). 10-lbs. of waste in an A is a pretty good deal.


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