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Old 12-05-2012, 02:44 PM   #1
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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.

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Old 12-05-2012, 02:50 PM   #2
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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.
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Old 12-05-2012, 02:58 PM   #3
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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.
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Old 12-05-2012, 03:01 PM   #4
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Re: Just shipped the last of my diapers!

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
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Old 12-05-2012, 03:28 PM   #5
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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.
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Old 12-05-2012, 03:49 PM   #6
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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.
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Old 12-05-2012, 04:40 PM   #7
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Re: Just shipped the last of my diapers!

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
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http://www.diaperswappers.com/forum/...psa+ship+smart

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