Home U.S. Coin Forum
Options

Ebay/Paypal shipping labels

derrybderryb Posts: 36,191 ✭✭✭✭✭

Paypal allows one to buy/print a shipping label that does not involve a Paypal transaction:

Paypal shipping label (you might want to save this one in your Ebay favorites folder.)

Does Ebay offer this feature or can you only buy/print labels when you sell an item? If feature is available please provide a link or how to navigate to it.

Keep an open mind, or get financially repressed -Zoltan Pozsar

Comments

  • Options
    logger7logger7 Posts: 8,076 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I spoke with paypal who said that if you wanted to pay with a credit card for shipping they have to do it for you.

  • Options
    jmlanzafjmlanzaf Posts: 31,869 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @logger7 said:
    I spoke with paypal who said that if you wanted to pay with a credit card for shipping they have to do it for you.

    He's not talking about paying differently. He's referring to buying a shipping label for a package that is not connected to a transaction.

  • Options
    spyglassdesignspyglassdesign Posts: 1,492 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I can't say for sure it doesn't exist but I haven't seen it on ebay, where it is not directly related to a transaction.

  • Options
    MarkKelleyMarkKelley Posts: 1,759 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I do it all the time on eBay. I just go to a previously sold item and click on "purchase another label". Then click edit under the shipping address, change it, and purchase and print the label. You still get the eBay discount.

  • Options
    jt88jt88 Posts: 2,831 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @MarkKelley said:
    I do it all the time on eBay. I just go to a previously sold item and click on "purchase another label". Then click edit under the shipping address, change it, and purchase and print the label. You still get the eBay discount.

    Thanks for posting this, I will try it out.

  • Options
    djmdjm Posts: 1,558 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @MarkKelley said:
    I do it all the time on eBay. I just go to a previously sold item and click on "purchase another label". Then click edit under the shipping address, change it, and purchase and print the label. You still get the eBay discount.

    I have done this in the past, I stopped because I would get e-mails from the original purchaser of the item whose label was reprinted asking where the additional package was. I would think if they wanted to be sleazy, they could file an item not received claim.

  • Options
    MasonGMasonG Posts: 6,268 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @djm said:
    I have done this in the past, I stopped because I would get e-mails from the original purchaser of the item whose label was reprinted asking where the additional package was.

    I never tried this because I suspected that is what might happen.

  • Options
    jmlanzafjmlanzaf Posts: 31,869 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @MasonG said:

    @djm said:
    I have done this in the past, I stopped because I would get e-mails from the original purchaser of the item whose label was reprinted asking where the additional package was.

    I never tried this because I suspected that is what might happen.

    You could have a friend buy a fake item and then repeatedly use that listing.

    I don't know whether such an act constitutes fraud or is a smoke violation of the TOS or neither.

  • Options
    fox9487fox9487 Posts: 282 ✭✭✭

    @MarkKelley said:
    I do it all the time on eBay. I just go to a previously sold item and click on "purchase another label". Then click edit under the shipping address, change it, and purchase and print the label. You still get the eBay discount.

    Sounds like just extra work to save a few cents as well as maybe a tad dishonest, unethical. But hey, as long as we sleep well at night.
    I do wonder how many people who do this regularly are also the people who female dog about the fact that the USPS loses money every year and we the public have to bail them out.

    Successful Transactions: Coinflip, bp777, firstspousecoins, Akbeez, jmlanzaf, JWP
  • Options
    MarkKelleyMarkKelley Posts: 1,759 ✭✭✭✭✭

    A. More than a few cents (it adds up).
    B. Just being practical.
    C. Sleep like a baby.
    D. Don't worry, the USPS still sends me plenty of junk mail.

  • Options
    JWPJWP Posts: 17,593 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I don't sell on Ebay, but I use Pirate ship and it is less than USPS and UPS. The tracking is real easy to pull up and it even has a link to USPS to track the package there also. :)

    USN & USAF retired 1971-1993
    Successful Transactions with more than 100 Members

  • Options
    fox9487fox9487 Posts: 282 ✭✭✭

    @MarkKelley said:
    A. More than a few cents (it adds up).
    B. Just being practical.
    C. Sleep like a baby.
    D. Don't worry, the USPS still sends me plenty of junk mail.

    So if I read this right your stealing more then " a few cents"? Just saying.

    Successful Transactions: Coinflip, bp777, firstspousecoins, Akbeez, jmlanzaf, JWP
  • Options
    MarkKelleyMarkKelley Posts: 1,759 ✭✭✭✭✭

    EBay still makes a profit on the labels.

  • Options
    MarkKelleyMarkKelley Posts: 1,759 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Lighten up, people! This is all about convenience. I don't have to keep track of several different websites for labels, and I can pay for them from my eBay balance. Easy peasy.

  • Options
    fox9487fox9487 Posts: 282 ✭✭✭

    & theft is practical.

    Successful Transactions: Coinflip, bp777, firstspousecoins, Akbeez, jmlanzaf, JWP
  • Options
    fox9487fox9487 Posts: 282 ✭✭✭

    @MarkKelley said:
    EBay still makes a profit on the labels.

    It's not ebay that is losing profit on doing this. It is the USPS. That is "a few cents" they are not getting on everyone of these kinds of transactions that they should. If not an eBay sale then should not get the eBay discount.

    Successful Transactions: Coinflip, bp777, firstspousecoins, Akbeez, jmlanzaf, JWP
  • Options
    tommy44tommy44 Posts: 2,192 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @jmlanzaf said:

    @MasonG said:

    @djm said:
    I have done this in the past, I stopped because I would get e-mails from the original purchaser of the item whose label was reprinted asking where the additional package was.

    I never tried this because I suspected that is what might happen.

    You could have a friend buy a fake item and then repeatedly use that listing.

    I don't know whether such an act constitutes fraud or is a smoke violation of the TOS or neither.

    I've actually printed several labels for a buyer whos purchase required several packages and if I remember correctly I was cut of after a certain number of labels, I think it was 6 or 8.

    it's crackers to slip a rozzer the dropsy in snide

Leave a Comment

BoldItalicStrikethroughOrdered listUnordered list
Emoji
Image
Align leftAlign centerAlign rightToggle HTML viewToggle full pageToggle lights
Drop image/file