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Discussion in 'Mid West Regional Discussion' started by Darth_TKD, Oct 18, 2008.

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  1. Darth_TKD

    Darth_TKD Jedi Youngling star 3

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    I'm wanting to sell a lot of carded figures on eBay (POTF2 through TPM). I'm not really interested in getting a tremendous amount of money--I just want them out of my house. My question is: how do I package them so they won't be destroyed in transit?
     
  2. Mike-El

    Mike-El Jedi Knight star 3

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    How many are we talking and will this be sold as 1 big lot?
     
  3. Stackpole_The_Hobbit

    Stackpole_The_Hobbit Jedi Master star 6

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    Jul 31, 2002
    And if not, got any ships? :p
     
  4. MusicTrooper

    MusicTrooper Jedi Master star 4

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    Box in a Box is my advice.

    Bubble wrap item and put into box, then bubble wrap box and put into larger box.

    ref bubble wrap (scavenging is not a bad way to get some of this free)

    The item will be light and it should survive the U.S. Mail (cheapest way to ship),

    unless your buyer wants it shipped the most expensive way and with insurance.

    Note, If insurance is requested by your buyer, be sure to keep specific records
    of everything you can (including photo copies of payment methodes)

    for should their be a clain, you may become part of the proceess and
    more is better when giving the post office or your buyer info,
    and always keep back up copies for your self.

    Just my thoughts from having gone through this with a very nice seller
    on ebay once. But then, this was once in over 3300 auctions over 8 years.

    However, it I had to do it over, I would just through any item under $25.00
    away, it just cost more to do (from a buyers perspective), than the money I got back.

    But, for the one time I did it, I learned alot and made a good relationship with a seller
    that I went back to many times:)

    ALSO, always put your item up for bid, never use buy-it-now (sorry fellow buyers)
    but for a seller, always put the price you want as your opening bid.

    you can lower it if it does not sell. (but research your item first to see what it is selling for)

    try to get your auction to end on Sunday night, when almost everyone is home and can be on line.

    best of luck, take your time, and do not be too discouraged,
    current economic times are not good for selling collections
    cause everyone seems to be selling and flooding the market.
     
  5. Stackpole_The_Hobbit

    Stackpole_The_Hobbit Jedi Master star 6

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    See, that made me think of [link=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3xElIik0Ys0]box in a box[/link] the female equivalent of Justin Timberlake's [link=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WhwbxEfy7fg] d*** in a box.[/link]
     
  6. Darth_TKD

    Darth_TKD Jedi Youngling star 3

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    Probably one big lot, or at the very least, a couple of big lots.
     
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