Is it worth selling larger items on eBay?

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10 Jul 14 09:50:15 am
I have been looking at some pallets of kitchen appliances but I'm worried that shipping costs would eat up all my profits. I have never shipped any thing that heavy that couldn't fit into a flat rate box. Anybody have any advice on what it might cost me? How much does a coffee maker, convection oven, slow cooker, etc weigh?


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10 Jul 14 09:17:12 pm
Hi Jacob,

Weight can be a factor in transport costs, but you should find that dimensions will be far more important. The supplier should be able to give you accurate pallet load dimensions and even a rough weight estimate if it's a standard load you are ordering. Might be more difficult for them if you are cherry picking to put together a pallet load.


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10 Jul 14 10:29:19 pm
Hi fudjj, thanx. Im not to worried about being shipped to me, I was referring to mailing what I sell on eBay to my customers. Is it even worthwhile to try and sell things like microwaves and crackpots etc on eBay.... People are doing it so some must be successful at it but I don't see how when its gonna cost you $30 to ship... You can buy a microwave for less that these days. Idk maybe I'll just avoid it and stick to the relatively small stuff.... Thanx

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10 Jul 14 11:16:51 pm
Sorry mate, had the wrong end of the Pineapple. In regards to shipping to customers, I can see that being very problomatic. Stuff like that is going to have to be courier delivered to start with, going to be too large for the mail service. Probably come down to brand and quality as to if it's viable for people to buy and pay for the courier, cheap inexpensive brand stuff wouldn't be ideal at all.


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11 Jul 14 01:20:30 am
Thx fudjj, you've always been a big help, salehoo better be paying you good

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11 Jul 14 03:25:45 am
You could always put in a word for me mate, a pay rise would never hurt lol

Just thinking, if you did get a load like that and had some cheaper end of the market type stuff, maybe you could unload that type of thing at a weekend market, even a yard sale, so some options there to still get rid of anything that wasn't worth having delivered.

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