Tuesday, June 28, 2011
Tuesday's Ebay Selling Tip: Buy one of these, please!
We talked a little last week about getting your shipping supplies ready. I've also shared a little about how I personally handle ebay selling with everything else in my life. Maybe you've done some research, done some yard sale shopping, and you're ready to give it a try. But there's something you might need first: a scale.
If you are going to sell on ebay, you need a scale. No, seriously, you HAVE to have this. Without a scale, you can't ship from home. And you HAVE to ship from home. There is no going to the post office. Do you hear me? You don't have time for that! In order to know how much your package weighs, and add calculated shipping to your listing, you must first have a scale to weigh your boxed item. So you need this before you start. Unless you want to drag all of your kids to the post office. But who wants to do that?
Now you don't need anything fancy, or big (clearly, mine is smaller than a child's shoe box), or expensive. You DO need a scale that will weigh up to approx. 30 pounds, is small enough to store away easily in your mommy drawer or cabinet, and is cheap.
I would not buy one from the post office. You will probably pay double the price! Don't buy one from Sam's Club--you'll get more scale than you really need. I bought mine off of ebay, and paid less than $20 including shipping. And trust me, it is worth every penny. You'll save gas, time, and money as that's one less bag of goldfish you'll have to buy to keep the kids well-behaved in the long postal lines.