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Sat Jan 31, 2015 1:19 pm

cmatthews11 wrote:What's the best shipping labels I can pick up on ebay? I purchased a bunch a while back, they do the job but don't stick to tubes/envelopes as well as I'd like.
I use these guys. Fast, reliable and best price on the Bay. Plus you are only adding about a two cent cost per label (more or less depending on how many you buy). Make sure when you print out your labels on PayPal or eBay to not print the order details/information that way you can print two different labels per sheet of paper.

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Sat Jan 31, 2015 6:27 pm

Thanks everyone - those all look simar to what I'm using now. But my problem is I don't feel the adhesive sticker is strong enough. I'm looking for something that once it's on, it's not coming off. Can anyone attest to that with the examples listed?
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Sat Jan 31, 2015 6:28 pm

I've never had the labels come off...
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Wed Feb 04, 2015 8:42 pm

bigmuls wrote:I've never had the labels come off...
I have, only reason I know is because I reused a tube to me, so it got returned to me when my label was ripped off the original label to me was underneath.

I just use paper and shipping tape now.
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Wed Feb 04, 2015 9:12 pm

I use a label with adhesive, but put a few more strips of packing tape over the top, bottom, and two across the middle over the mailing and return addresses. Might make me go thru tape a little faster (I buy it by the case anyway) but at least I am pretty certain that label's not coming off...
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Wed Feb 04, 2015 11:03 pm

Yamar wrote:I use a label with adhesive, but put a few more strips of packing tape over the top, bottom, and two across the middle over the mailing and return addresses. Might make me go thru tape a little faster (I buy it by the case anyway) but at least I am pretty certain that label's not coming off...
I do this too...it also helps to prevent the label smearing if it gets wet in transit...haven't had a problem yet (knock on wood)
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Thu Feb 05, 2015 12:06 am

cmatthews11 wrote:What's the best shipping labels I can pick up on ebay? I purchased a bunch a while back, they do the job but don't stick to tubes/envelopes as well as I'd like.
Most of the time I just use white paper, cut it into a smaller size, and then tape it onto the tube. It's not that hard to take it off if you want to re-use the tube (or just tape something on top of it). The thick, clear tape is very secure and protects the label from any kind of weather issue.
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Thu Feb 05, 2015 11:56 am

Those bastards at USPS say to not tape over the barcode. Are they liars?!?
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RiotAct wrote:Those bastards at USPS say to not tape over the barcode. Are they liars?!?

I tape over every barcode.. #rebel
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Thu Feb 05, 2015 1:56 pm

RiotAct wrote:Those bastards at USPS say to not tape over the barcode. Are they liars?!?
Not really.

P.S. Don't put that fudge on with the bar code wrapping around the tube. Then they really can't scan it.
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Thu Feb 05, 2015 2:08 pm

USPS says not to put tape over the barcode, meanwhile UPS specifies that the entire label should be covered in tape. I've always just put tape around the edges of the USPS labels and it's been fine. Those sticker labels are pretty convenient, though.
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Anyone have a decent buyer block list they can PM me?
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I'm sending a rather large, $2.5k+ print to Australia from the U.S. It needs to be tracked and fully insured. It looks like FedEx International Priority is a little under $200 for shipping. USPS International Priority is about half that. Any thoughts on using USPS versus FedEx?
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jjttdw wrote:I'm sending a rather large, $2.5k+ print to Australia from the U.S. It needs to be tracked and fully insured. It looks like FedEx International Priority is a little under $200 for shipping. USPS International Priority is about half that. Any thoughts on using USPS versus FedEx?
As long as it can be insured for the full amount, then I would think either would be about the same. I would suggest USPS Express International though.
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