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d_arnold 12-05-2012 03:44 PM

Just shipped the last of my diapers!
After making a trip to the PO today, I think I've decided to quit selling diapers. I'm losing an arm and a leg on them with shipping and DC. One shipment cost me over $8! I tried to fit them in a padded FR envelope but it didn't work.

I'm just discouraged. I love being able to sell, but I hate the shipping fees involved.

qsefthuko 12-05-2012 03:50 PM

Re: Just shipped the last of my diapers!
Yup absolutely stinks. I mailed a package out with the wrong zip. I had to pay to reship it. Not only did I not make any money I actually lost money.

Have you tried regional rate envelopes and boxes. Depending on where the other person lives it can be cheaper.

MrsStripe 12-05-2012 03:58 PM

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Have you tried printing shipping from home. All you need is a kitchen scale and a printer for most items. Then, DC is free through pp so it really does save money over going to the PO.

greencrunchymama 12-05-2012 04:01 PM

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:( So sorry to hear that! I have some Workhorses I planned on selling after she outgrows them but now I am not sure! They are going to be heavy to ship :(

pottermomma 12-05-2012 04:28 PM

I always check weights before listing so I can price accordingly. Though I hardly sell on here. People want ridiculous prices for diapers. Offering me almost 40% off a brand new in package diaper is mind blowing to me when I already had it listed dollars under what it was worth.

I'm sorry I totally feel you.

d_arnold 12-05-2012 04:49 PM

Re: Just shipped the last of my diapers!
I try to price what I think I *should* get for my diapers (and I feel I'm very reasonable) but they still don't sell. It's like people want them for next to nothing.

I have looked into regional rate packaging but unfortunately the one I shipped today wasn't in my region.

I_run_with_scissors 12-05-2012 05:40 PM

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what a bummer mama! FSOT has been so slow you have to pretty much give stuff away for someone to want it. Its really to bad, i have a huge box of things i want to sell but i dont even know if its worth it for me since im in canada it costs me more than what it does to ship within the US, but i still have to charge the same prices or no one will want them

Rdesonia 12-05-2012 06:54 PM

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I find this thread is very helpful with shipping prices etc.

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