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#1 posted 10-14-2011 11:13 AM

Ok, this must be an issue with I sell mostly on and when you post your item for sale, there is a link to the Royal Mail site where you choose the service you want and enter the weight of the item and it tells you the cost which is shown on your post. After the item sells and you have received the payment, you click a link to print the postage label, pay for the postage with Paypal and the printer spews out the pre-paid label. It is nicely integrated with, although you don’t have use the service if you don’t want to. What I hate is when someone asks: “How much to ship the item to Outer Mongolia?” I must admit that on occasion I have just replied saying I’m not prepared to ship there simply because I can’t assed to find out the cost. :-)

The biggest pain is making or finding the boxes and packing the items. It is also the most time consuming part IMO. Such is life my friend. As far as weighing them is concerned, if I was doing it every day, I’d invest in a decent set of post office scales. Since I’m not, I use kitchen scales up to 2Kg and if the item is over that, I use a cheap spring balance which is meant for weighing your suitcase in oder to avoid paying excess baggage charges. Not very accurate, but works.

-- - Andy - Old Chinese proverb says: "If you think something can't be done, don't interrupt man who is doing it."

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