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  1. marydmjj

    marydmjj DIS Veteran

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    I just sold a pair of children's size jazz shoes. Is it appropriate to ship these in a bubble envelope?

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    Edited: these are the shoes - regular soft jazz shoes.

    More opinions?
    TIA,
     
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  3. swilshire

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    I think a sturdy box would offer more protection. They might get crushed in an envelope.

    Sheila
     
  4. ceecee

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    If these are like my DD's jazz shoes, a padded envelope would be fine.
     
  5. LisaZoe

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    As an eBay buyer, I think I might be annoyed if they were shipped in a padded envelope - even if they came through OK. I can see shipping smaller things that way but to me, something the size of shoes should be boxed.

    Just my opinion...
     
  6. luvthatduke

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    I ship a lot of my eBay sales via Priority Mail,
    and it looks like the shoes would fit into
    one of their PM boxes... They're free!

    Just go to your post office,
    and you can also order them online for free.
     
  7. Puffy2

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    I wouldn't.

    Use a small box.
     
  8. Ozymoe

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    Come on everyone, jazz shoes?

    Anyone who uses (or who's children use) jazz shoes know the name of the amimal is SOFT and PLIABLE. They would be just fine in a padded envelope with bubblewrap.

    lol...let us know what you did and what your buyer thought.
     
  9. Shelle&Dave

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    I agree. Padded envelope would be fine. I use to take dance lessons and those shoes are very flexible.
     
  10. Mom2Ashli

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    I would send them in a box. Even a padded envelope can be bent up during shipping.
     
  11. Shelle&Dave

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    Maybe some people don't know what soft jazz shoes are. The soles are soft. You can literally roll them up from toe to heel into a ball and it wouldn't hurt them. I would have no problem if they came to me in a padded envelope. JMHO.
     
  12. marydmjj

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    Dang! Too many for yes and no to know what to do. I don't want to make the buyer angry so I guess I should go with what is safest - ie. box. I just was looking for a cheaper way to send them. Thanks so much for your opinions. I really appreciate it as a new seller.
     
  13. nuke

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    I vote for the padded envelope.

    The thing is that there are some people that you can't please. The buyers complain when the shipping is to high but then if you use a lighter shipping material to keep the costs down, they complain that it wasn't in a box.

    Think about stuff you order from catalogs. My last JCPenney's order came in a plastic envelope. No padding at all. Everything was just fine.
     
  14. SplashMountainRules

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    I say put them in a padded envelop then put them in a box :)
     
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    An envelope will be fine.
     
  17. Kitster

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    If the weight of your final package is over 14oz, you will be required to ship via Priority mail anyway. So you might as well spring for a free Priority mail shipping box. Look at it this way, it saves you the cost of a large bubble mailer.
     
  18. summerrluvv

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    Since when is it a requirement that items over 14oz must ship priority mail?
     
  19. Donna

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    Did you maybe mean it wouldn't qualify for first class once it's over 13 oz?
    what i'm wondering is, how was the auction set up; did you put in a flat shipping rate or use calculator. Whatever the buyer paid for is how they should be shipped. Nothing annoys a buyer more than if they paid for one rate and get another method of mailing.i'm not saying you are doing this, but just something to keep in mind.
     
  20. Kitster

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    I used to work in a shipping center for a living. I now do eBay shipping from my home. For this, I use Stamps.com......it's a lifesaver most of the time.

    When you figure out postage, it is based on weight and postal zones. First class mail is 37¢ for the 1st ounce and 23¢ for each additional ounce (add 12¢ for the 1st ounce if the envelope is over ¾" thick).........up to and including a package weighing 13 ounces. For any package over 13 ounces, whether bubble envelope, box, whatever, you are required by the US Postal Service to send it via Priority Mail Service. There are exceptions to this, Bound Printed Matter (books, magazines, etc.) , Media Mail (CD's, DVD's, VHS, records, etc..). Below is the link to the USPS consumer shipping rates:

    Domestic Postal Rates and Fees (Simplified).

    Oh yeah, there's also Parcel Post, but you can only use that if you're shipping boxed material weighing more than 6 ounces but less than 35 pounds. It takes a minimum of 7 days to reach it's destination and costs just about as much, if not more, than Priority Mail.

    Please feel free to research the above information using the link provided.
     
  21. summerrluvv

    summerrluvv <font color=darkorchid>Work Hard. Have Fun.<br><f

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    That's not true. I have sent and received tons of Parcel Post mail that has arrived in less than 7 days. It usually takes about 3-4 days. I also ship parcel post in large padded heavy envelopes all the time, so it's not just for boxes.
     

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