[meteorite-list] General Meteorite Interest HasIncreased100%InLast Year
From: Martinh <martinh_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Fri Oct 1 13:32:30 2004
I usually charge $3 for shipping on order under $200. That is $1 for a
padded envelope, ~$1.00-$1.50 postage, and $0.45 for delivery
conformation. Any money made on shipping is likely 50 cents or less,
but often I absorb a greater cost when I include the specimen in a
plastic case if it is fragile, or if it is heavy but inexpensive.
I like to retain control over shipping choices on sales over $200
based upon where the piece is going, how it needs to be packed, and to
whom it is being sent (since some collectors are higher maintenance
than others). Therefore, I pay shipping on those orders so I can do it
however I see fit.
I do all this strictly for fun. If there are mailing headaches, it is
On Oct 1, 2004, at 11:01 AM, Adam Hupe wrote:
> Hi List,
> Priority mail cost $3.85 and that is exactly what we charge on smaller
> items. Do not forget that multiple orders are combined. On the
> seven pieces are shipped in one package making it about 50 cents an
> and all show up within 3 days. I would say this is not a bad deal.
> As far
> as international shipping goes the boxes the meteorites are shipped in
> to be paid for unlike Priority Mail making it about the same cost.
> is not a good way to pad auctions.
> Hope this clears up a few things,
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "fcressy" <fcressy_at_prodigy.net>
> To: "mark ford" <markf_at_ssl.gb.com>; "Meteorite List"
> Sent: Friday, October 01, 2004 9:22 AM
> Subject: Re: [meteorite-list] General Meteorite Interest
> HasIncreased100%InLast Year
>> Hi Mark and all,
>> Regarding the small pieces:
>> I guess if you keep the piece small and start it on ebay at at 99
>> charge four dollars for shipping, you can make money even if you get
>> (excluding overseas shipping). Postage in a small padded envelop is
>> than a dollar which you've made up on a single bid. Even if you have a
>> "free" give-away, you're making money. So who need a "fall" sale ;-)
>> ----- Original Message -----
>> From: mark ford <markf_at_ssl.gb.com>
>> To: Meteorite List <meteorite-list_at_meteoritecentral.com>
>> Sent: Friday, October 01, 2004 2:51 AM
>> Subject: RE: [meteorite-list] General Meteorite Interest Has
>> Increased100%InLast Year
>> 'Supply and demand', that's what determines prices, there is a lot
>> material around, these days, just look at the number of people selling
>> Having said that I have noticed that there are less and less larger
>> specimens around, everything seems to get cut these days!
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