Packageing stuff.

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Packageing stuff.

Post by Dr. KillGood » Sun Jun 22, 2008 9:54 pm

So I sold my first thing on e-bay, a profit of $30! :o (IN B4 BLOGGING)

Anyway my question is when I pack it in a USPS box is it required that I use clear tape? I only have plain white tape rolls around.

Also can I take 2 smaller USPS boxes together to make one of the right size or is that against some rules?

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Post by LoyalistRevolt » Sun Jun 22, 2008 9:58 pm

You have to you tape clear enough for the lazer scanner to use the bar code. For the second question as long as it holds.
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Post by Dr. KillGood » Sun Jun 22, 2008 10:03 pm

Is there going to be a bar code under the tape or something?
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Post by LoyalistRevolt » Sun Jun 22, 2008 10:10 pm

did you print the label off of paypal?
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Post by timmeh87 » Sun Jun 22, 2008 10:20 pm

Masking tape is kinda meant to be taken off. Its not something that would really keep a box closed very well. Especially the kind that is like an inch wide.
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Post by mothatrucka » Sun Jun 22, 2008 10:20 pm

If it's USPS approved tape, it should say somewhere on the cardboard inside. You can buy a label off Paypal, but you'll need clear tape to tape it down. Or, you can bring it to the post office, where they'll have cheap tape you can use, and they'll print the label for you.
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Post by Dr. KillGood » Sun Jun 22, 2008 10:31 pm

No he hasn't payed yet it ended recently.
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Post by Chapel » Sun Jun 22, 2008 11:57 pm

If you take two boxes and merge them into one, then you can no longer take advantage of the Flat Rate Shipping offer (provided they were flat rate boxes to begin with. If not, any kind of cardboard will do as long as it doesn't have any brand names or markings on it. My suggestion is to seal up the box really well first, and then put a shipping label on it. Then it won't matter what color tape you use.

If your post office has an Automated Postal Center (APC), then simply write the address down and bring it with you to the post office. You can then use the APC that will print out a label with the town, state and zip code (that label also counts as your postage). You can then write the name and street address on the label so long as you can fit it into the blank space above the town. (Very important: make sure that you don't make any marks on the barcode or you will delay shipping and/or risk losing it in the mail). Using the APC has saved me hours of waiting in line at the post office over the past few years of selling stuff on eBay.

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Post by Dr. KillGood » Mon Jun 23, 2008 12:03 am

That sounds like it would work, thanks.

I do have flat rate boxes too. =P
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Post by bicostp » Mon Jun 23, 2008 6:54 am

Just get a roll of clear packing tape from Wal-Mart or Office Depot. Pack the thing you're shipping in the box with plenty of crumpled-up newspaper and it will be fine. (You might want to protect the screen from scratches, so cut out a couple layers of saran wrap and tape them to the case around the screen.)

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Post by Dr. KillGood » Mon Jun 23, 2008 10:35 am

Screen? I am shipping NES games!
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Post by project_failure » Mon Jun 23, 2008 10:55 am

Dr. KillGood wrote:Screen? I am shipping NES games!
I believe Bic was just providing a tip on how to protect a screen. He had no idea what you sold.
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Post by bicostp » Mon Jun 23, 2008 12:13 pm

Fine then just cram them in a box with some crumpled newspaper. :roll: (And you never specified what exactly it is you're shipping in this thread.)

Plus, quit the 4chan garbage. ("INB4BLOGGING", etc. It's just stupid.)

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Post by Skyone » Mon Jun 23, 2008 1:38 pm

bicostp wrote:Plus, quit the 4chan garbage. ("INB4BLOGGING", etc. It's just stupid.)
Hasn't worked before, probably not gonna work now. :(

Just bring the package down to USPS, they have tape.

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Post by Dr. KillGood » Mon Jun 23, 2008 2:10 pm

I said that because the mods here like to call stuff blogging and lock it! XD

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