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    • BookmobileBadGirl
    • By BookmobileBadGirl 7th Aug 18, 9:01 PM
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    Selling mugs on ebay
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    • 7th Aug 18, 9:01 PM
    Selling mugs on ebay 7th Aug 18 at 9:01 PM
    Hello I am very new to eBay and was hoping for some advice.

    I have really quite a large collection of Cath Kidston crush mugs that I want to sell on eBay. They are going for good prices (more than I paid for them)

    But I have no idea about how to package a mug for safe posting that will not cost loads. Any parcel tips greatly received
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    • 19lottie82
    • By 19lottie82 7th Aug 18, 9:09 PM
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    • 7th Aug 18, 9:09 PM
    I guess you would need some slightly larger boxes and some bubble wrap. To stuff the mug and remaining space in the box. You can buy both on eBay, a lot cheaper than the post office.

    Royal Mail second class would cost £2.95 (but remember ebay charge you 10% of the price you charge the buyer for postage, as part of your fees.)
    You’re allowed to add the price of packaging onto your postage costs.

    No need to send signed for (aka recorded) if the value is under £20 as The proof of postage will give you a reference number to check online to see if the item has been delivered or not. In the event of a not received case, this will suffice to prove the item has been delivered.
    • theonlywayisup
    • By theonlywayisup 7th Aug 18, 9:14 PM
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    • 7th Aug 18, 9:14 PM
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    • 7th Aug 18, 9:14 PM
    Wrap it in cardboard cut down from larger boxes, that's the MSE way.

    As for costs to send, it depends on size and weight.
    • BookmobileBadGirl
    • By BookmobileBadGirl 7th Aug 18, 10:29 PM
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    • 7th Aug 18, 10:29 PM
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    • 7th Aug 18, 10:29 PM
    I hadn!!!8217;t thought to look on eBay to find boxes, that is where I was really struggling.

    I really need to remember eBay exists!
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    • lindens
    • By lindens 8th Aug 18, 9:46 AM
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    • 8th Aug 18, 9:46 AM
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    • 8th Aug 18, 9:46 AM
    I find cat food boxes - those that hold about 10 pouches - to be very strong and i posted some breakables in them just this week (including a mug - it was just the right size). So ask around friends to see if any of them use these
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    • Ineedaservant
    • By Ineedaservant 8th Aug 18, 11:25 AM
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    • 8th Aug 18, 11:25 AM
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    • 8th Aug 18, 11:25 AM
    Go to supermarket and get the bubble wrap from the fruit and veg
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    • dlusman
    • By dlusman 8th Aug 18, 11:47 AM
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    • 8th Aug 18, 11:47 AM
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    • 8th Aug 18, 11:47 AM
    If the costs arent too prohibitive I would definetly consider "double boxing". A single box can easily be crushed in the mail
    • jwil
    • By jwil 8th Aug 18, 2:06 PM
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    • 8th Aug 18, 2:06 PM
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    • 8th Aug 18, 2:06 PM
    I sold my collection of mugs. I bought boxes for them (7x5x5 or 6x6x6) Bubble wrapped the mug inside the box. Then put the box into a large jiffy envelope (k7?). Nearly all survived the post, including most being sent overseas. Out of my large collection, I had two breakages, and those were in this country where I didn't use the jiffy envelope, so just the bubble wrapped mug in a box. If a buyer bought more than one, I boxed the mugs individually and then placed them into a larger box with appropriate padding.

    You need to account for the packaging in your item price.

    I agree about the cat food boxes though, I used them too where I had them.
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    • forgotmyname
    • By forgotmyname 8th Aug 18, 6:47 PM
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    • 8th Aug 18, 6:47 PM
    Box it up and throw the box up the street. If it survives that then you should be good. If it breaks then you need more packaging.

    Expect the boxes to get thrown into cages and into a van and expect heavier items to be sitting on top of your item.

    Vans are loaded for delivery order not by weight. So that set of 20kg weights could be on top of your item.
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