Cheapest + easiest way to post a game?

Hey all,

What is the best way to post a game? 1st Class Recorded delivery for a PS1 game in a packet costs £1.70, which means I'm only making about £1.30 per game I sell... If I found a cheaper way to post the games, it'd be great!

Anyone got suggestions?

I'm just using these brown paper packets that have bubblewrap inside. They're about 30p each too...

Thanks!:santa:

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dont send recorded.

If you're selling them on eBay.......using recorded delivery is a must.

KieranG

Hey all,What is the best way to post a game? 1st Class Recorded delivery … Hey all,What is the best way to post a game? 1st Class Recorded delivery for a PS1 game in a packet costs £1.70, which means I'm only making about £1.30 per game I sell... If I found a cheaper way to post the games, it'd be great!Anyone got suggestions?I'm just using these brown paper packets that have bubblewrap inside. They're about 30p each too...Thanks!:santa:



Poundland for your Jiffy bags, 10p each. Recycled even cheaper !!!!
Certificate of posting is free and insured to £32
BUT DON'T
use that method if you are taking Paypal as a payment method.
Send 2nd class but make that a condition of sale.

hope that helps a bit.

Syzable

If you're selling them on eBay.......using recorded delivery is a must.



Crossed posts, great minds :thumbsup: :giggle:

Original Poster

Not to sound stupid, but what is a certificate of posting?

Thanks for the info on Poundland for bags, I will be sure to check it out next time I am in town!

I guess 2nd class recorded would save some money, yes.

Thanks for the help.

Cerificate of posting is proof from the post office that it has been sent.

Also 2nd class on something that size will only save you about 10p :-(

Recorded being a must i would say doesnt apply to PS1 games..

Having sold over 2000 items on ebay weve only had about 20 people complain of non-delivery.

Sending standard will save you 70p per item, if one in ten people were to try and con you (never this high) then youve saved £7 from the other items and so take the loss from that fund

Titchimp

Sending standard will save you 70p per item, if one in ten people were to … Sending standard will save you 70p per item, if one in ten people were to try and con you (never this high) then youve saved £7 from the other items and so take the loss from that fund



Which of course shouldn't be a loss anyway because the Post Office agree to compensate for lost packages. (Terms & Conditions apply)

Your Local Post Office should supply you with a pad of certificate of posting sheets. You can then fill these in at home to save time and queues at the P/O. Same goes for Recorded Delivery and Special Delivery slips.

Male sure though you still get a till receipt for the package you have sent.
Remember also [COLOR="Red"]Paypal = Recorded, no if's and but's[/COLOR].


Also 2nd class on something that size will only save you about 10p



Agreed Sy but it really does depend on the volume of sales.

With regards the Jiffy bags from Poundland, 10p relates to the size that will take PS1 games or CD's. PS2 games or DVD's require the next size up which I think come in packs of 8 therefore making them just over 12p each.

Please try to recycle though, apart from saving £££'s it really does help the environment

The cheapest would be to neatly wrap the CD case in a sheet of A4 paper, tape it up, and stick a couple of first class stamps on it. This is the method I use for sending CDs, and I've only ever once had a disc destroyed in the post.

It would be slightly cheaper still just not to put any stamps on it. Although that would be cheating.

My packaging tip- buy a roll of wallpaper lining paper, usually about two quid in any DIY shop. It's thick (single wrap is all that's needed) you get loads, and it packs away neatly when you're not using it. Also good in schools for easy drawing activities- line up four tables, tape down each end, and make a mural. Hours of fun with this stuff...
Postage costs what it costs. Try to bundle as much as poss, it's the only thing you can do to keep costs down. The £33 for them all offer on your PS1 thread is good, if the games were a bit better i'd have that one myself

Original Poster

Thanks for all the great tips!
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