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Old 08-09-2018, 08:36 PM   #1
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Default Shipping 80's baseball sets (~800 cards) - best shipping method?

Hey all,

I'm moving a collection and have a number of sets I'd like to list on ebay but can't figure out what to charge for shipping them. For example, if you picture the long, single row box that these sets come in, I found a box that fits the set box and it weighs a little over 4 pounds. When I go onto paypal shipping to estimate shipping cost based on weight and box proportions, my priority mail shipping quote has ranged from $7 to $21 for the exact same package given a variety of example destinations around the country I plugged in.

Has anyone had to deal with this and if so, what's been the best course of action? I obviously want to just charge a flat shipping rate and don't want to overcharge anyone, but I also don't want to assume $8-$10 to have it be in a $21 destination either.

Any feedback is appreciated, perhaps you have a better alternative.

Thanks,
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Old 08-09-2018, 08:52 PM   #2
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Put them in 2 - 400 count boxes, order some padded flat rate envelopes and ship them in those.
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Put them in 2 - 400 count boxes, order some padded flat rate envelopes and ship them in those.
Good point, I guess I never thought about downsizing from the standard set boxes. Appreciate the advice.
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Old 08-09-2018, 09:04 PM   #4
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Put them in 2 - 400 count boxes, order some padded flat rate envelopes and ship them in those.
I tried that and could not get the boxes in the padded FREs I got in a couple of weeks ago.

Another option that depending on location is the Regional Box A.
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I tried that and could not get the boxes in the padded FREs I got in a couple of weeks ago.

Another option that depending on location is the Regional Box A.
You are correct. I tested it and its 300 count boxes that I use. My apologies OP for the misinformation.
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You are correct. I tested it and its 300 count boxes that I use. My apologies OP for the misinformation.
YOu used to could fit 400 counts in them, but they havemade the mailers smaller
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Old 08-10-2018, 01:08 AM   #7
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I have shipped several 800 count boxes in a large flat rate priority box for $12 or $13..may also be an option for you.
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Old 08-10-2018, 04:03 AM   #8
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You can fit (3) 400-ct boxes snuggly in a medium flat rate box.
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Old 08-10-2018, 08:26 AM   #9
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You can fit (3) 400-ct boxes snuggly in a medium flat rate box.
Regional Box A is not much smaller and might work as well and could be much cheaper than the Medium Box.
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