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I occasionally sell my doubles on Ebay and the lowest shipping with tracking I can ship for is $2.64.

Granted I'm not their biggest seller so I imagine some volume sellers get a bigger discount on shipping but I've often wondered how so many sellers can post an item for sale as a BIN for $2.99 or less with free shipping. By the time Ebay and paypal take their cut, what is left for that seller? What is the incentive?

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Posts: 772 | Location: fort lauderdale fl usa | Registered: May 22, 2001Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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They most likely ship in a plain white envelope with just a stamp and no tracking. I can see shipping that way for a small value card or two shipped to a friend, but I don't think I would risk it on eBay. I guess other sellers find the risk acceptable. If one transaction goes bad while hundreds more go good, it may be worth it to them.
 
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Shipping costs and selling fees are really making it tough to sell anything that isn't high dollar.
 
Posts: 4518 | Location: Parts Unknown. | Registered: January 25, 2001Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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Originally posted by promoking:
I occasionally sell my doubles on Ebay and the lowest shipping with tracking I can ship for is $2.64


Think about us in the UK most eBay sellers start there shipping @ $15 and with the global shipping program that quickly works it way up to $25, that's for a $1 card

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A lot of sellers have a dollar threshold where they send in a plain white envelope without tracking.
I believe it is $0.84 for non-machinable without tracking.
 
Posts: 727 | Location: Southern New Jersey | Registered: April 03, 2010Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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What I'm reading is that it's hit or miss and those sellers just play the odds based upon sheer volume. I just thought maybe that these power sellers get a huge discount on shipping and that's how they can ship with tracking for a $3.00 card. I have a ton of common $1.00 to $3.00 promos but I can't list them with "free shipping" which is what, in my opinion, most buyers want unless I take the chance on getting a refund request-item not received notice from the buyer etc...

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Posts: 772 | Location: fort lauderdale fl usa | Registered: May 22, 2001Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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