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    Mischa8
    How do you wrap your Ebay parcels up??
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    • 22nd May 11, 12:17 PM
    How do you wrap your Ebay parcels up?? 22nd May 11 at 12:17 PM
    Just a general query. Have been selling on and off on Ebay for the past few years. Mostly clothes, sometimes the odd unwanted gift etc.

    In the past I used brand new jiffy bags (bought from Poundland or if couldn't get to Poundland then just from stationers) and used parcel tape to secure.

    Recently, where I'm able to, I've recycled jiffy bags not just out of cost but just because it's sensible. And I don't wrap up clothes in tissue paper.

    I've just noticed some people tend to wrap items up in tissue paper, for me it's just pop in Jiffy bag and post. Something a bit more expensive and delicate I would wrap beforehand e.g. double wrap and pad more (like an expensive and delicate dress which I sold).

    And now, especially when sending abroad or even in this country where I can I send it Recorded Delivery or just use the postcard proof of sending at Post Office if within UK.

    Anyway, how do YOU wrap your parcels up for sending? And do you think it makes any difference if they're wrapped in tissue paper or not??
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    • PasturesNew
    • By PasturesNew 22nd May 11, 12:21 PM
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    • 22nd May 11, 12:21 PM
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    • 22nd May 11, 12:21 PM
    If it's a fairly flat/square thing I'd first put it into a resealable sandwich bag - to protect against any liquids it encounters in transit.
    • shellsuit
    • By shellsuit 22nd May 11, 12:23 PM
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    • 22nd May 11, 12:23 PM
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    • 22nd May 11, 12:23 PM
    I use the self sealing mailing sacks for clothing which you can buy on eBay.

    Anything that could get bashed goes in bubble wrap and then a mailing sack.
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    • By jasmineswhiskers 22nd May 11, 12:52 PM
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    • 22nd May 11, 12:52 PM
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    • 22nd May 11, 12:52 PM
    I use the self sealing mailing sacks for clothing which you can buy on eBay.

    Anything that could get bashed goes in bubble wrap and then a mailing sack.
    Originally posted by shellsuit
    Or better still bubble wrap, newspaper and a cardboard box for really delicate items. (Although watch the weight as this can add up quite substantially.)

    Regarding tissue paper there was a thread here ages ago about an item of clothing wrapped in coloured tissue paper which somehow got wet/damp in transit and the colour transferred onto the item. Disaster .
  • Sublime
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    • 22nd May 11, 1:00 PM
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    • 22nd May 11, 1:00 PM
    Large items are boxed, with scrunched up paper, and bubble wrap.

    I wrap all delicate items in bubble wrap, and cushion with scrunched up paper. Anything I can, gets mailed in a jiffy bag, which I always re-use if able.

    I always offer a refund, if it costs me less for p&p than what I charged.
  • squeakysue
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    • 22nd May 11, 1:00 PM
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    • 22nd May 11, 1:00 PM
    I use plastic mailing bags for most things, sometimes wrapped in a bit of bubble wrap for shoes etc. I try to wrap as tightly as possible with brown tape. Sometimes I have used a4 brown envelopes and brown tape which has been fine for clothes
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    • By hermum 22nd May 11, 4:59 PM
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    • 22nd May 11, 4:59 PM
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    • 22nd May 11, 4:59 PM
    I use plastic mailing bags for most things, sometimes wrapped in a bit of bubble wrap for shoes etc. I try to wrap as tightly as possible with brown tape. Sometimes I have used a4 brown envelopes and brown tape which has been fine for clothes
    Originally posted by squeakysue
    Brown tape is pretty heavy & something I bought a while a ago I cut, as there had been so much tape used I had to cut it off. I wasn't happy.
    OP for clothes the plastic mailing sacks are the quickest easiest things for clothing. Pretty light & cheap as well.
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    • By KiKi 22nd May 11, 6:25 PM
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    • 22nd May 11, 6:25 PM
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    • 22nd May 11, 6:25 PM
    I use recycled jiffy bags, or bubble wrap then brown paper. I've used boxes when I need to send something delicate or something I don't want to get squashed.

    KiKi
  • Mischa8
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    • 22nd May 11, 7:56 PM
    Just wanted to say thanks for all the tips!
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    • 22nd May 11, 7:56 PM
    Thanks to all for their really good tips!

    Mailing sacks etc I will look out for and eek about the brightly colored tissue paper transfering onto an item!

  • Hammyman
    Garden rubbish bags are good for clothes etc. They're a lot thicker than bin bags.
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    • By terra_ferma 22nd May 11, 10:55 PM
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    Garden rubbish bags are good for clothes etc. They're a lot thicker than bin bags.
    Originally posted by Hammyman
    I don't think many buyers would want to receive clothes in a rubbish bag, maybe if it's something second hand and really really cheap, but postage stars may suffer.
    • Money maker
    • By Money maker 22nd May 11, 11:02 PM
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    The packaging wouldn't bother me at all as long as the item arrived safely.

    I use poly mailing bags and pop clothes into an inside out carrier bag first, using sellotape to seal. I always reuse jiffy bags that come to me for other bits.
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