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#991 DNukem170   I plan 3 times faster than other birbs! CAGiversary!   6978 Posts   Joined 9.6 Years Ago  

DNukem170

Posted 24 September 2013 - 01:48 PM

Yea, it is a fan made game.

#992 yourlefthand   Daddy Gamer CAGiversary!   1748 Posts   Joined 10.7 Years Ago  

yourlefthand

Posted 24 September 2013 - 08:30 PM

Yea, it is a fan made game.


Isn't it actually a ROM hack?

#993 FloodyFloats   Cagtastic CAGiversary!   401 Posts   Joined 5.9 Years Ago  

FloodyFloats

Posted 24 September 2013 - 09:37 PM

Isn't it actually a ROM hack?

Aren't they the same thing?


#994 yourlefthand   Daddy Gamer CAGiversary!   1748 Posts   Joined 10.7 Years Ago  

yourlefthand

Posted 24 September 2013 - 10:35 PM

Aren't they the same thing?


It's possible for someone to write an entire new game. Rom hacks are just going in and changing parts of the existing code.

#995 kodave   Huh. CAGiversary!   4357 Posts   Joined 6.1 Years Ago  

Posted 25 September 2013 - 06:42 AM

Anybody know what this thing is?

 

http://www.ebay.com/...=item58a51399e4

 

Looks like a ROM hack someone flashed onto a cart, then custom painted the cart.




#996 Navex   CAG in Training CAGiversary!   891 Posts   Joined 2.9 Years Ago  

Posted 26 September 2013 - 12:35 AM

Just to clarify again, I've never used eBay labels before, the ones you can print off. (I think I asked before but can't find my post) So how exactly do they work? The postal employee scans the label when you bring it to them and are you charged something for it like a flat fee or what? I know it gives you free tracking but I'm concerned about what they actually charge you for shipping if use the label for them to scan. I've never used them before and considering it but I don't know if it's worth it or not.



#997 DNukem170   I plan 3 times faster than other birbs! CAGiversary!   6978 Posts   Joined 9.6 Years Ago  

DNukem170

Posted 26 September 2013 - 01:16 AM

You pay when the label is printed. The rates are discounted from taking it up to the post office or buying it off USPS.com, and you do not pay any extra fees (unless you get insurance or signature confirmation or whatever) when using the labels. You can also drop it off in a mailbox instead of taking them to the post office.

 

It's not quite as much savings as before when tracking was extra if you got it from the post office, but it's still a good deal. Just try to print 2 or more at once. For whatever reason, if you print out one, eBay blows the label up and the text gets very thin and hard to read.



#998 Navex   CAG in Training CAGiversary!   891 Posts   Joined 2.9 Years Ago  

Posted 26 September 2013 - 01:54 AM

How do they base their price? Do they require you to enter weight, package size, and all that stuff? I have a hard time believing they're going to let you get away shipping something at dirt prices compared to what you'd pay at the post office. (Not saying I don't believe your answer just mean I'm just a little suspicious as to how much they'll let you save)



#999 DNukem170   I plan 3 times faster than other birbs! CAGiversary!   6978 Posts   Joined 9.6 Years Ago  

DNukem170

Posted 26 September 2013 - 02:56 AM

You have to enter the type of shipping (First Class, Priority, etc.) and the weight. The box dimensions are only entered if the package is more than 12 inches on any side.

And discounted =/= dirt cheap. You save about 40-50 cents or so via eBay, which is slightly more than USPS.com. One big advantage is that eBay offers First Class while USPS.com only offers Priority and above.

You can also drop off packages at Office Depot.

#1000 247   . CAGiversary!   1431 Posts   Joined 4.7 Years Ago  

Posted 26 September 2013 - 08:54 AM

So I bought a phone from ebay and the seller sends me a message telling me how fast his phone sold and what shipping he will be using. I asked him if the phone has clean imei and we exchange messages for a while. sounds good and then he sends me this


see your in Cali I know you all have a lot of restrictions but it don't ever hurt to ask. U won't be the only one asked if you happen to know anyone into firearms and preferably have one of the AR rifles I have an new slidefire stock I paid about $369 for. Inspection stickers on it, original box and all. Never used. That I'm only asking $260 for. I actually listed it once ebay pulled it down though. Not really sure why. It did not seem to fall outside of there guidelines that they sent to me after listing removal. If not I will have to probley stick it on Craig's list. It's an 100% legal part. Not sure what's wrong with eBay. It comes with paperwork with the law from the federal gov stating its legal.

Lmao

#1001 Billytwoshoes   Perpetually behind the times CAGiversary!   1621 Posts   Joined 3.0 Years Ago  

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Posted 26 September 2013 - 04:35 PM

And discounted =/= dirt cheap. You save about 40-50 cents or so via eBay, which is slightly more than USPS.com. One big advantage is that eBay offers First Class while USPS.com only offers Priority and above.

I'm sure you already know about this, but just repeating it for Navex and other users who aren't in the know, you can also print labels (including First Class) directly from Paypal.  Of course it's a moot point if you are selling something on eBay, but good to know if you are selling on CAG or other places outside of eBay. Beats USPS.com or paying at the post office any day.



#1002 Bumslie   Have you ever seen the Boognish? CAGiversary!   4337 Posts   Joined 5.8 Years Ago  

Posted 26 September 2013 - 05:34 PM

I just started printing my eBay shipping labels. I got my invoice the other day and I didn't know they charged %fee on the labels you print out. I printed a $5.05 Priority label and was charged .50 for a fee. Then sent a record for $11 and got charged $1.10.

 

Has eBay always charged people for using the shipping labels through them. If so then I will just print me off USPS.com and manually put in the tracking numbers. I thought the discount was nice but seems like you pay the same just eBay gets the savings over time.


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#1003 Billytwoshoes   Perpetually behind the times CAGiversary!   1621 Posts   Joined 3.0 Years Ago  

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Posted 26 September 2013 - 05:59 PM

Has eBay always charged people for using the shipping labels through them. If so then I will just print me off USPS.com and manually put in the tracking numbers. I thought the discount was nice but seems like you pay the same just eBay gets the savings over time.

I haven't sold anything in the past two weeks, but all I've been charged since then have been 10% final value fees from eBay (in addition to the rough 3% fee from Paypal), which takes it off both the item cost and the shipping cost.  So if you advertised an $11 shipping fee on your listing, then eBay takes 10% of that value as well as the item selling cost.  

 

If you are getting charged the 10% item cost + shipping cost, and then an additional eBay label printing fee, then that is news to me.



#1004 Bumslie   Have you ever seen the Boognish? CAGiversary!   4337 Posts   Joined 5.8 Years Ago  

Posted 26 September 2013 - 06:07 PM

I haven't sold anything in the past two weeks, but all I've been charged since then have been 10% final value fees from eBay (in addition to the rough 3% fee from Paypal), which takes it off both the item cost and the shipping cost.  So if you advertised an $11 shipping fee on your listing, then eBay takes 10% of that value as well as the item selling cost.  

 

If you are getting charged the 10% item cost + shipping cost, and then an additional eBay label printing fee, then that is news to me.

Thanks Billytowshoes, I must have never noticed the shipping charges since I just started selling stuff again on eBay. Thanks for you breakdown as that looks correct. It just seems like when I go back to eBay after a break there's always new rules and new programs like (global shipping), etc.


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#1005 GBAstar   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   9269 Posts   Joined 4.8 Years Ago  

Posted 26 September 2013 - 06:07 PM

I just started printing my eBay shipping labels. I got my invoice the other day and I didn't know they charged %fee on the labels you print out. I printed a $5.05 Priority label and was charged .50 for a fee. Then sent a record for $11 and got charged $1.10.

 

Has eBay always charged people for using the shipping labels through them. If so then I will just print me off USPS.com and manually put in the tracking numbers. I thought the discount was nice but seems like you pay the same just eBay gets the savings over time.

 

 

You're not getting charged a fee for printing labels through eBay.

 

You do get charged a Final Value Fee on the entire purchase price plus whatever you charge for shipping that is why its best to just build the shipping cost into your item price as you'll get automatic 5 stars in the shipping price Detailed Seller Ratings (DSRs) if you do that.

 

I also suggest you take a minute and read up on the user agreement and other several basic things so you're not confused about basic things like this as it will save you frustration down the line



#1006 Bumslie   Have you ever seen the Boognish? CAGiversary!   4337 Posts   Joined 5.8 Years Ago  

Posted 26 September 2013 - 06:14 PM

You're not getting charged a fee for printing labels through eBay.

 

You do get charged a Final Value Fee on the entire purchase price plus whatever you charge for shipping that is why its best to just build the shipping cost into your item price as you'll get automatic 5 stars in the shipping price Detailed Seller Ratings (DSRs) if you do that.

 

I also suggest you take a minute and read up on the user agreement and other several basic things so you're not confused about basic things like this as it will save you frustration down the line

Thanks GBAstar for the information I appreciate it.


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#1007 GBAstar   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   9269 Posts   Joined 4.8 Years Ago  

Posted 26 September 2013 - 06:33 PM

Thanks GBAstar for the information I appreciate it.

 

 

Not a problem. I'm not trying to be condescending but there have been many policy changes over the past few years and we always get frustrated buyers that complain about something like not being able to leave negative feedback for buyers (it's been years since you've been able to do that), having to pay FVF fees on shipping charges (started a little over a year ago), being forced to accept returns when they put "no returns" in their listing (SNAD claim and/or eBay policy trumps personal policy), etc.

 

In most cases you learn as you go... but sometimes its an expensive lesson



#1008 Bumslie   Have you ever seen the Boognish? CAGiversary!   4337 Posts   Joined 5.8 Years Ago  

Posted 26 September 2013 - 06:50 PM

Not a problem. I'm not trying to be condescending but there have been many policy changes over the past few years and we always get frustrated buyers that complain about something like not being able to leave negative feedback for buyers (it's been years since you've been able to do that), having to pay FVF fees on shipping charges (started a little over a year ago), being forced to accept returns when they put "no returns" in their listing (SNAD claim and/or eBay policy trumps personal policy), etc.

In most cases you learn as you go... but sometimes its an expensive lesson

I haven't run into any buyer problems yet but I'm trying to get a grasp on all the changes. Thanks for shinning a light on those topics.

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#1009 Navex   CAG in Training CAGiversary!   891 Posts   Joined 2.9 Years Ago  

Posted 27 September 2013 - 09:07 PM

Kinda related to eBay since I did buy it there and there are quite a few experts here it seems when it comes to knowing shipping practices...

 

I was expecting a delivery today from FedEx as it said it was out for delivery today in my area but I just now checked the tracking again as they never take this long to come out this way and I see they had changed the status to Delivery Exception and now it's scheduled for a Monday delivery. Littled pissed and I'm curious why they did this. I was home today so I don't think it was a matter of no one being here, so anyone have ideas why this happened?



#1010 Dokstarr   Tap, Snap or Nap CAGiversary!   1797 Posts   Joined 8.2 Years Ago  

Posted 30 September 2013 - 05:06 AM

Thought I'd update on the global shipping program. I decided to let some go through after the first few and so far have not had any issues with any getting delivered. I think I've had about 10 so far and have received positive feedback for like 6 of them.

 

One was a pretty expensive kidrobot toy and no issues with that.

 

I do have a pretty large N64 bundle going now - so we will have to see what happens with it.

 

If this all goes through without a hitch I will probably just keep the option open at all times.



#1011 Ferrari Racer   Amiibo Wars: Wave 5 CAGiversary!   3557 Posts   Joined 4.0 Years Ago  

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Posted 01 October 2013 - 01:44 AM

Hmm.... stupid question perhaps but is Media Mail at USPS considered anything electronic? I thought it was just books and CDs. I shipped 5 Tivo Network adapters and the lady said I could do Media Mail. Holy s*** is was cheap.


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#1012 kodave   Huh. CAGiversary!   4357 Posts   Joined 6.1 Years Ago  

Posted 01 October 2013 - 01:51 AM

Hmm.... stupid question perhaps but is Media Mail at USPS considered anything electronic? I thought it was just books and CDs. I shipped 5 Tivo Network adapters and the lady said I could do Media Mail. Holy s*** is was cheap.

 

I'm pretty sure the lady was absolutely wrong on that. You're lucky if that gets through and doesn't get inspected then rejected. And it's not just books and CDs. Books, CDs, DVDs, etc. But definitely not video games. Here is a shortened run down of the Media Mail regulations: http://about.usps.co...t121/not121.htm




#1013 Ferrari Racer   Amiibo Wars: Wave 5 CAGiversary!   3557 Posts   Joined 4.0 Years Ago  

Ferrari Racer

Posted 01 October 2013 - 01:56 AM

I'm pretty sure the lady was absolutely wrong on that. You're lucky if that gets through and doesn't get inspected then rejected. And it's not just books and CDs. Books, CDs, DVDs, etc. But definitely not video games. Here is a shortened run down of the Media Mail regulations: http://about.usps.co...t121/not121.htm

Waaaiit so it might go back to my home address? Goddammit. Will tracking say if it gets rejected? And can I somehow go pick up if it gets rejected? I'd like to get it to my buyer pretty quickly.


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#1014 kodave   Huh. CAGiversary!   4357 Posts   Joined 6.1 Years Ago  

Posted 01 October 2013 - 06:26 AM

Waaaiit so it might go back to my home address? Goddammit. Will tracking say if it gets rejected? And can I somehow go pick up if it gets rejected? I'd like to get it to my buyer pretty quickly.

 

Media Mail is subject to inspection by postal inspectors as a condition of using that service to ship. So basically your packages would have to get randomly pulled out of all the thousands if not not millions of media mail packages randomly selected for inspection, or something about the packages would have to trigger some handler to pull it aside (if that's even a thing). Your packages will probably go through fine, but I wouldn't recommend misusing Media Mail in the future.

 

Totally just guessing in this paragraph: I honestly don't know what happens if one of your packages fails inspection - They might initiate a return to sender, which I believe the tracking should indicate. Otherwise they might push the package forward to the buyer's destination, then charge your recipient the difference between what you paid and what the correct cost for parcel post or whatever. Literally the mail man would ask for money at the front door. I suppose at that point your buyer could say "fuck that" and refuse delivery, which would then kick it back to you... and you'd probably have to pay that difference to get your package back would be my guess.




#1015 realbigexplosion   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   780 Posts   Joined 7.6 Years Ago  

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Posted 02 October 2013 - 04:23 PM

So I picked up a salvaged copy of GTAV on the cheap and put it up for sale.  I had someone with 0 feedback bid it up last minute to win it.  This was on Sunday.  They've yet to pay.  I've sent them 2 messages and opened an unpaid item case and still haven't heard anything from them.  It looks like they opened their account on Sunday as well.

 

I'm pretty confident that they're not going to pay me, but I might just be impatient.  Is there anything I should do to report them?  Frankly I was surprised at how high the bidding went on this.


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#1016 tonyv4   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   2304 Posts   Joined 9.1 Years Ago  

Posted 02 October 2013 - 04:57 PM

So I picked up a salvaged copy of GTAV on the cheap and put it up for sale.  I had someone with 0 feedback bid it up last minute to win it.  This was on Sunday.  They've yet to pay.  I've sent them 2 messages and opened an unpaid item case and still haven't heard anything from them.  It looks like they opened their account on Sunday as well.
 
I'm pretty confident that they're not going to pay me, but I might just be impatient.  Is there anything I should do to report them?  Frankly I was surprised at how high the bidding went on this.


Post their information in the non paying thread on CAG (on mobile so I can't link). Other than that not much you can do but I would attempt to sell the game on here first as you might get someone to bite considering its GTA V

#1017 SaraAB   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   5411 Posts   Joined 11.9 Years Ago  

Posted 03 October 2013 - 09:09 PM

I actually just realized that on the shipping label that you print from paypal that there is no place to put something like 10.6 oz, it would just be 10oz in that case. I guess there is an allowance and the .6 thing would be something that only applies to postage printed from a terminal at the post office. So I doubt there is a chance of a package getting delivered postage due if you don't have the exact weight to the point. I have also been able to round up to the next oz from what my scale says on almost all the packages I have sent out with no extra charges. So I think I am safe with this postage scale.

#1018 kodave   Huh. CAGiversary!   4357 Posts   Joined 6.1 Years Ago  

Posted 03 October 2013 - 09:23 PM

I actually just realized that on the shipping label that you print from paypal that there is no place to put something like 10.6 oz, it would just be 10oz in that case. I guess there is an allowance and the .6 thing would be something that only applies to postage printed from a terminal at the post office. So I doubt there is a chance of a package getting delivered postage due if you don't have the exact weight to the point. I have also been able to round up to the next oz from what my scale says on almost all the packages I have sent out with no extra charges. So I think I am safe with this postage scale.

 

You're always supposed to round up. They don't price things by 1/10 of an ounce. 10.6 oz = 11 oz. 1 lbs 0.2 oz = 1 lbs 1 oz. etc.




#1019 major morgan  

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Posted 06 October 2013 - 12:04 AM

I'm a newb when it comes to selling internationally. I never wanted to deal with, or even worry about items traveling such great distances and get damaged/lost for whatever reason. I've always set up my listings to only sell to the lower 48 states.

 

A buyer has messaged me about shipping to Canada. I don't think I would mind shipping to Canada, but since I've never done it before, I'm not sure what I'd be getting myself into. Is the USPS tracking/delivery confirmation very reliable to Canada? Is the shipping prohibitively more expensive, and does it already include the DC? Will I need to complete customs forms? I wouldn't mind selling to this person, but I don't want to commit to it and end up taking a huge hit to my bottom line just to ship it to them. 

 

Sorry, but if anyone has tips/suggestions, I'd appreciate it.

T.I.A.!



#1020 kodave   Huh. CAGiversary!   4357 Posts   Joined 6.1 Years Ago  

Posted 06 October 2013 - 03:48 AM

I'm a newb when it comes to selling internationally. I never wanted to deal with, or even worry about items traveling such great distances and get damaged/lost for whatever reason. I've always set up my listings to only sell to the lower 48 states.

 

A buyer has messaged me about shipping to Canada. I don't think I would mind shipping to Canada, but since I've never done it before, I'm not sure what I'd be getting myself into. Is the USPS tracking/delivery confirmation very reliable to Canada? Is the shipping prohibitively more expensive, and does it already include the DC? Will I need to complete customs forms? I wouldn't mind selling to this person, but I don't want to commit to it and end up taking a huge hit to my bottom line just to ship it to them. 

 

Sorry, but if anyone has tips/suggestions, I'd appreciate it.

T.I.A.!

 

This might be worth it if Canadians are willing to pay the extra shipping cost: https://www.usps.com...ternational.htm

 

Or you could give eBay's program a try.