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Help, international shipping experts! SailorJerry 2 kids; California 17292 posts
17th Apr '12

I'm selling some sunglasses on ebay, vintage 1950s cat eyes, anyway someone messaged me asking if I ship internationally which I've never done but am considering doing. They have decent feedback as a buyer but it makes me nervous that when I got a shipping quote from USPS.com they dont offer tracking or insurance on their flat rate packages =/
questions
1. Can I get shipping insurance or tracking if I use my own box or possibly a padded envelope? (Again, makes me nervous because I don't want the glasses to break en route so I'm leaning towards shipping in a box)
2. The shipping quote said cheapest shipping is only $8.46 for first class international parcel. Does that sound too cheap to you lol package is going from california to hong kong......
3. My auction on ebay is set up for buy it now, but shipping internationally obviously means I have to up the shipping price a bit so how would I charge them based on the new rate? Im working with paypal by the way...and ebay so how can I charge them?

user banned 1 child; , 52185 posts
17th Apr '12

The only thing i can answer is 2- shipping was pretty cheap from here to italy.

SailorJerry 2 kids; California 17292 posts
17th Apr '12
Quoting Philosoraptor.:" The only thing i can answer is 2- shipping was pretty cheap from here to italy."



haha thanks, that kind made me think of like some ghetto underground scheme or some shit I was like wtf, thats cheap!

user banned 1 child; , 52185 posts
17th Apr '12
Quoting SailorJerry:" haha thanks, that kind made me think of like some ghetto underground scheme or some shit I was like wtf, thats cheap!"


HAhaha, I was the same way

SailorJerry 2 kids; California 17292 posts
17th Apr '12
Quoting Philosoraptor.:" HAhaha, I was the same way"


I shipped a purse once it was like 10 bucks this is cheaper than the damn bag haha

user banned 1 child; , 52185 posts
17th Apr '12
Quoting SailorJerry:" I shipped a purse once it was like 10 bucks this is cheaper than the damn bag haha"


it depends on weight and box size

SailorJerry 2 kids; California 17292 posts
17th Apr '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting Philosoraptor.:</b>" it depends on weight and box size"</blockquote>




Yeah I think I.figured it out