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    Quote Originally Posted by cardcop05 View Post

    By the way my eBay PRINT SHIPPING LABEL service lightweight prices are current. When they raise prices again on 1/27/19, they very likely will hardly effect eBay Label postage just like it DID NOT in Jan. 2018 when they raised the 3-OZ packages to $3.50 IN THE POST OFFICE, yet 3-OZ to 5-OZ eBay PRINT SHIPPING LABEL PRICES stayed exactly the same.

    To print ONE label on a two label sheet; DON'T USE PAYPAL! There's a choice using eBay to print one OR two labels per page on the PRINT SHIPPING LABEL page. Once you set it correctly, it WILL STAY SET CORRECTLY! If you choose TWO LABELS per page, it will not print the useless info below it.
    Just looked at the "big book" of the USPS and here's the comparison of rate changes for our low weight bubbles:

    First Class Parcel - Retail rates

    Jan 2018 increased to 3.50 for 1-4 ounces
    Jan 2019 - increases to 3.66 (zones 1/2) and goes up in cost through the various zones to a maximum of 4.06 (zone 9) for 1-4 ounces

    First Class Parcel - Ebay/Paypal shipping

    Jan 2018 increased to 2.66 for 1-4 ounces
    Jan 2019 - zones 1/2 is 2.66, zone 3 is 2.68, zone 4 is 2.70, zone 5 is 2.76, zone 6 is 2.84, zone 7 is 2.96, zone 8 and 9 is 3.09 for 1-4 ounces

    Guess we who use ebay/paypal shipping URL (even if not shipping an item sold on ebay) saves quite a bit of money still and don't get
    socked too bad if we have to ship to zones 1,2,3,4, or 5 where rates are the same to only a dime more.


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    I use the "print shipping label" facility on the ebay seller section and I get the label on one half, summary/receipt on the other half. Maybe I have to see if there is a setting on that page where you set up the label info and USPS service to use.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cardcop05 View Post
    I don't know who you are talking about, but IT WASN'T ME. I never said anything about PO employee free shipping/or discounts (there is no such thing that I know of). My Mail Carrier has been a mail carrier for 30-years on MY ROUTE only. I have a link to the USPS Employee Message Boards from him (so I must be WRONG about most of what I say???), so I learn much directly from Postal Employees! So I get a lot of inside info from him.

    When I lived in FL I was friends with the East Coast Regional Manager of the USPS (who made a fortune on Topps eCards) and I learned a lot from him as well.

    Stop being a troll hater... it helps NON ONE!
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    Quote Originally Posted by rsmath View Post
    Just looked at the "big book" of the USPS and here's the comparison of rate changes for our low weight bubbles:

    First Class Parcel - Retail rates

    Jan 2018 increased to 3.50 for 1-4 ounces
    Jan 2019 - increases to 3.66 (zones 1/2) and goes up in cost through the various zones to a maximum of 4.06 (zone 9) for 1-4 ounces

    First Class Parcel - Ebay/Paypal shipping

    Jan 2018 increased to 2.66 for 1-4 ounces
    Jan 2019 - zones 1/2 is 2.66, zone 3 is 2.68, zone 4 is 2.70, zone 5 is 2.76, zone 6 is 2.84, zone 7 is 2.96, zone 8 and 9 is 3.09 for 1-4 ounces

    Guess we who use ebay/paypal shipping URL (even if not shipping an item sold on ebay) saves quite a bit of money still and don't get
    socked too bad if we have to ship to zones 1,2,3,4, or 5 where rates are the same to only a dime more.


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    I use the "print shipping label" facility on the ebay seller section and I get the label on one half, summary/receipt on the other half. Maybe I have to see if there is a setting on that page where you set up the label info and USPS service to use.
    There is a Printer Settings on EBAY so that you only print the label and not the info..

    I have been doing this for years.. also, I scale my label to 80% so it fits on the small bubble mailer..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pinbreaker View Post
    There is a Printer Settings on EBAY so that you only print the label and not the info..

    I have been doing this for years.. also, I scale my label to 80% so it fits on the small bubble mailer..
    Thanks for the info. I'll more carefully go through setings the next time I make a bubble mailer sale and see if I can find label only setting.

    Flat rate priority mail mailer arrived today. It's like those easily tearable thicker paper mailers like what you might receive a ups or FedEx letter in. Kills my idea of saving like 50 cents by using this mailer and bubble wrapping a 300 CT box inside. I can see the mailer not be able to be legally sealed or a box easily punching thru the ripable mailer during handling/delivery. I'd only trust this mailer for letter size pages, books, magazines or comics.

    I can see why people use padded flat rate mailers. I haven't received my order of those yet so may have to call USPS fulfillment on Monday if they don't show up as I ordered some of each and surprised they didn't come together

    Finally, I think I can see why you don't see a lot of singles at 99 cents with free shipping. Guaranteed to lose money on one card. Some guy selling 'complete your set' cards at 99 cents each. I just needed one card so I bought the one I needed knowing it'd be cheaper than sportlots and seller would lose money on eBay. Card is past estimated delivery date and over a week since marked shipped so I doubt it was mailed as seller realizes he would lose like 25 cents in the sale. Seller would win pretty good in 2+ cards sold but lose in 1 card sold.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DeliciousBacon View Post
    I'm a mail carrier, and you are mentally ill. But nice try.
    I am also a mail carrier, former manager (13 years until a rash of downsizing due to plant closures), and most of what was said is incorrect. The post office is NOT government subsidized in any way. We receive not one penny of tax dollars. It is all postage that pays for everything. PERIOD. Also, no window clerk makes $35 an hour. Most of the new clerks are now PSE employees that make around $16. Eventually they will make more, sure, and good for them, but not $35 at top step. (It was about $28 before the COLA)

    It does not matter what mayor or governor you have in your state, they have nothing to do with the USPS. They have no say in anything since it is FEDERAL, and probably couldn't name the postmaster in their own city. Please stop saying things other people have heard as fact.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DeliciousBacon View Post
    I'm a mail carrier, and you are mentally ill. But nice try.
    Then you are obviously "POSTAL". Surrender your guns at any police station and please TAKE YOUR MEDS! LMAO
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    Quote Originally Posted by kryslarry View Post
    I am also a mail carrier, former manager (13 years until a rash of downsizing due to plant closures), and most of what was said is incorrect. The post office is NOT government subsidized in any way. We receive not one penny of tax dollars. It is all postage that pays for everything. PERIOD. Also, no window clerk makes $35 an hour. Most of the new clerks are now PSE employees that make around $16. Eventually they will make more, sure, and good for them, but not $35 at top step. (It was about $28 before the COLA)

    It does not matter what mayor or governor you have in your state, they have nothing to do with the USPS. They have no say in anything since it is FEDERAL, and probably couldn't name the postmaster in their own city. Please stop saying things other people have heard as fact.
    I NEVER said $35 an hour! I said $20 an hour. SO GETS YOUR FACTS STRAIGHT WISEGUY!

    Here's the FULL accurate info that neither "Post Office employee" could state:

    The USPS revenue comes from their business operations, not from taxpayers. However, they DO receive a benefit in the form of being able to borrow at favorable rates, by having restrictions on other companies being able to handle 1st class mail, and a few other ‘benefits’. BUT there are all kinds of things that are actually the OPPOSITE of a subsidy from taxpayers. Here are a few:

    When the federal government allowed other businesses to handle the package business (DHL, FEDEX, UPS) these companies took the most profitable business and left the USPS with the least profitable - delivery to EVERY household, regardless of the cost of delivery. My favorite example is that the Havasupai tribe that lives on the floor of the Grand Canyon, receives first class mail and packages (for a regular stamp price), by USPS mule train - no private company wants this business… or any business for 50cents to every door in America - no matter the distances between the customers.
    The congress has forced the USPS to FORWARD FUND pensions very far into the future (no company does this). There are people that haven’t been born or hired by USPS yet, for which the USPS is required to lock up their pensions.

    Universal delivery: USPS is required to provide door-to-door, end-of-driveway service to EVERY household in the US, for the price of first class stamp.
    The congress will not allow USPS to close those money losing, dinky post offices all around the nation, primarily because they are jobs for the localities… not because it’s efficient, or cost effective.

    THIS IS WHAT I MEANT BUT "PARTIALLY GOVERNMENT SUBSIDIZED"! If you are going to "quote" me please do it by REPLYING WITH QUOTE, otherwise you just make yourself look STUPID!
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    Quote Originally Posted by cardcop05 View Post
    I NEVER said $35 an hour! I said $20 an hour. SO GETS YOUR FACTS STRAIGHT WISEGUY!
    how quickly we forget.....


    Quote Originally Posted by cardcop05 View Post
    LOL rsmath, my Post Office in Maspeth, NY found some way to FIRE most of the educated employees 3-5 years ago (maybe someone paid off the Union). So my window employees used to be $35 very smart employees (and I knew them all from 2003-2008; when I could still walk until 2009).

    fyi- i did reply with quotes so i hope i dont look too stupid
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    I have to take the credit for the $35 wage as I was making a crack about unions when I said it. I think whichever other poster it was indeed said $20 or so/hour.

    anyway, my followup.

    I had to print a label tonight. I did see a place where I could leave off the receipt part and print the label but I elected to continue to do both. Created the label, downoaded the PDF. I took my new half-sheet label paper and cut it in half so the receipt would not print on the other half of the full label paper. Glue-sticked it to a piece of 8.5x11 paper to run through the printer and it worked great! Glue stick adhesive was enough to hold the label paper on the copy paper as it went through the heat of the laser printer. Peeled off label and put it on the package, cut off the plain paper half with the receipt and put it in my records of proof of shipping cost for my accounting books.

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