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Ebay virgin.....posting charges?

(6 Posts)
Pan Fri 21-Dec-12 15:12:16

Have a whole host of stuff to get rid of - cluttering up the spare room. When it comes to quoting p&p, how do you do it? I've looked across the site, and it looks as if you have to take it down to the post office and get a price for each item. Shorely this isn't the case?

Izzyschangelingisarriving Fri 21-Dec-12 15:13:48

Measure and weigh at home - there is a calculactor on RM site.

Remember to include PayPal fees if you charge exact you will be out of pocket.

Pan Fri 21-Dec-12 15:16:04

ooooh. Best get some scales then. (prob off ebay grin). I'll look up p/pal charges.
Many thanks Izzy.

sarahtigh Sat 22-Dec-12 12:10:56

you can not include paypal fees in postage they must come out of purchase price (against rules) you can include packing materials box. bag bubble wrap etc
unless you are a business you can not charge for time, petrol parking as that would make your car a business vehicle and if you charge for time it becomes income that has to be declared ( whether you pay tax on it will depend but iit must be declared!)

i would suggest postage plus 30-40p if not breakable , 50p if they are breakable and 75p for anything that needs huge box

collectplus cheapest for 2-5kg, royal mail cheapest under 1kg , not much difference between courier and royal mail for 1-2kg collect plus is cheaper but have to be near a collection point


vintageviolets Sat 22-Dec-12 12:20:22

Ive recently sent & was charged at the post office:

1 pair of ladies converse £4.70
1 ladies jumper £3.30

Not cheap anymore sad

Footface Tue 01-Jan-13 14:07:54

Just guess, the post office do!

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