Help with shipping on ebay

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  1. lobo13

    lobo13 Regular Member

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    i sell different stuff locally and i decide to sell on ebay but i have an issue with the shipping prices e.g. another seller is selling same item as mine $35+8.25 shipping.

    Me selling that item for the same price but when i go to print the shipping label is like $17+ and i cant seem to find a cheaper option, weight of the item 4.lb 5.oz - how the hell can they ship for cheaper??? And i can't ask the buyer to pay $17 for shipping ???
     
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    toml3030 Elite Member

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    If you're shipping within US, a fedex ground package for 5 lbs is about 8.25
     
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    lobo13 Regular Member

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    so that what they use uh, thanks for answering and yes shipping within US

    another question how about i want to send a package of 2-4 pounds should i go with fedex or usps? .
     
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    Sounds like price is probably the deciding factor for you, so maybe just go with the cheaper option. Personally I use only usps because they are close to my house and fairly reliable and reasonably priced.
     
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    Depends on the size. If it fits within a flat rate envelope or a box, it's often cheaper to send by USPS.
     
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    Your competition is using a flat rate box with USPS
     
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    Love the priority flat rate boxes. You always know the cost ahead of time and get there fast with tracking so my money gets released fast.