eBay requires that you upload tracking. How are you doing that when you mail with just a stamp?@MsJudi wrote:
When I have a stamp surplus, I sell some on eBay. You'd be surprised how quickly they get bought up. People must not like to go to PO for stamps. I usually charge $1 less than face value and of course free shipping since stamps are not a problem.
I don't add tracking for the stamps. I've not had a problem and if I did...out a few bucks on me. Ebay doesn't require it, but likes it. I'm sending them at my own risk. I figure if people want the stamps, they want the stamps and are not out to scam me. If they get lost on the way, that's my problem, not eBay's.
Most of the time, when sending a light item, I can pack the box with some extra cardboard in the top and bottom of the box and use crumpled newspaper to make the weight I need. This just looks like regular packing material, but weighs quite a bit which allows me to get over 1 pound. Another trick is to pack an item in a box and then pack that box inside another, larger box. I do this with glassware and fragile items normally, so it doesn't raise any suspicions.
Most of the feedback I receive on eBay has a comment about how well the item was packed. I take pride in that as a seller and little does the buyer know that some of that is to make my package weigh over 1 pound.
If they only knew the dovetailing I do between mystery shopping to get paid for ebay inventory and mystery shopping to ship for free, their jaw would drop to the floor. When the full cycle is completed, I may make $50 on that $5.99 coffee mug that I "Lost" money on by shipping it for $14.20...crazy like a fox.