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u/stldanceartist · 5 pointsr/coins

Books: This is what I said when replying to another thread for book recommendations. I love the CherryPicker's Guide - these will pay for themselves over and over. I don't personally recommend Striking it Rich, but to each their own. I'd rather see you "creep" a coin forum where die varieties and mint errors are discussed and new finds shared than spend a ton on books right out of the gate. I might also recommend learning about the entire minting process (I think a book called From Mine to Mint?) - this will help you understand how die varieties and mint errors are created in the first place and eliminate the confusion between a true doubled die and something like strike doubling.

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Bookmarks: John Wexler has a very useful site called doubleddie.com with lots of images and descriptions of die varieties. CONECA has a Master Listing of all known die varieties for US Coins and a forum (that, honestly, I rarely visit because no one ever replies to my posts there.) These are just a couple examples; there are tons of great websites out there for you to reference (even PCGS and NGC have some nice high-quality images of varieties they attribute, which also can be very helpful when determining value.) Start building your set of web bookmarks and it will make things easier for you in the long run. PCGS Photograde is a free online reference to help you learn how to grade US Coins, for example.

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Loupe: I'm always happy to recommend the BelOMO 10x Triplet Loupe - it's the loupe I've been using for about a decade now. IMO 10x is large enough to see even tiny varieties, and you'll mostly be concerned with the quality of the glass and metal. Lots of those cheap plastic loupes say they are higher magnifications, but aren't, or the "glass" isn't even glass (let alone high-quality glass.) I like the shape of the loupe and the texture of it - if your hands get sweaty, it won't slip out (like the cheaper chrome-plated examples you find at every coin shop.) You really, really want good quality glass here - save your eyes - and the better quality glass and larger field of vision (wider glass) the easier it will be on you. Cheap loupes make it hard to focus properly.

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Magnet: Get yourself a decently strong magnet - this will help diagnose some bad counterfeits out there. I think I got mine at a local hardware store. I'm always amazed when a coin shop doesn't USE the magnet and buys a bunch of fakes...like, did we forget how to deal coins today or something?

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Scale: I have been using an AWS SC-2kg scale for a few years now with decent results. My older version doesn't have an AC Adapter (just battery operated.) This will also help you diagnose counterfeits and other various mint errors.

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Lamps: IKEA sells their Jansjo gooseneck LED lamps for less than ten bucks. They have a few different styles of these including some with clamps. They will be bright enough for variety hunting and if you get a few of them can be useful in coin imaging.

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I tried to use gloves, I really did. But when you drop half the coins because the cotton is too slippery, it's best to learn how to properly hold a coin in your hand. I bought a really nice set of coin tongs in person at a coin shop somewhere - can't remember where - but they are sold on Amazon and eBay now. The problem with them, though, is that the company is in Germany and the shipping is more than the cost of the item.

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I'd start learning how to image your coins as you look for varieties and errors. If you can take a good image of a die variety, chances are someone will be able to help you attribute it. I've never had good luck with the cheapo LED USB microscopes that are available, they all take crappy images, don't work with my computer, etc. I've returned every one. This could be an entire other discussion, honestly.

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I love using my tablet (I maxed out with an iPad Pro a couple years ago) for reference books and cherrypicking on eBay. It's wonderful to have a ton of reference books/manuals/coin images handy and portable.

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Other than that - best of luck to you, and we'll do our best to help. Just remember at the beginning to take a breath before you get all amped up and start thinking you've found a valuable variety on every coin you see. I've seen it so many times - new person shows up, posts thirty threads about thirty different coins, none of which have usable images (all out of focus for example) and then gets butt hurt when people tell them their coins are worth face value.

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Don't take it personally.

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It takes time and persistence to learn how to find real varieties. THEY ARE OUT THERE, though...I just found a nice 1934 DDO Quarter in a bag someone told me fifty times had been searched and searched (he's just that kind of a person, though, so I just ignored him.)

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u/XxCoreySxX · 2 pointsr/saplings

Here's the grinder I got (mine was red and a little bigger, but the same basic thing). It works great, is at a reasonable price, and I can tell you from experience that if you put a nickel in there and shake it around after every use, you'll get a ton of kief.

Other accessories:

  • Scale. I also just bought this one myself. It's perfect.

  • Pipe tool. I highly recommend this little thing. Extremely useful for pretty much all things marijuana. The scraper is great for cleaning ash and resin out of bowls, as well as scooping kief or ground bud. The tamper is used for packing the bowl mainly. And the poker is good for unclogging it or just stirring up the bowl. I imagine it might be useful for rolling joints too.

  • One-hitter. This is great for discrete smoking in public, because it just looks like a cigarette at a glance. Pretty cheap too, unless you want a dugout with it. A dugout would be super convenient, but I just keep my pre-ground bud in a separate little plastic tube.
u/LongEditor · 0 pointsr/Flipping

So I'm just starting out - like haven't started yet. I'm going to try and sell some of my old stuff first to see how this goes. I'll be moving accross the country in the next year, so this coincides with me wanting to get rid of things so I don't have to pay to move it. If I like it though, I'll buy more stuff to sell when I get to my new location. However, the logistics of packing and shipping is really confusing.

Here are my questions:

  1. Is Amazon strictly for high frequency sellers, or could people like me, who are just trying to sell off old stuff - also use the platform? Not many things I'm selling will have original boxes etc. As of right now, I'm leaning more towards eBay and Craigslist. However, I'm not near a big city right now so I'm not too confident in Craigslist.

  2. What type of package scale do I buy? The things I'll be buying range in sizes. I've seen people link little scales like this. I'm not concerned about how much weight it can measure, more that it's too small to efficiently weigh bulkier packages and items. For instance, I have some bulky coats that I plan to sell. I can't imagine that little scale will be able to weigh that.

  3. Is it better to explicitly charge shipping or to increase the price of the item and sell it with "free shipping?"

  4. The logistics of how much to charge for shipping (or account for shipping in your price) is completely lost on me. Like, I'm supposed to weigh the item fully packed - but if someone orders more than one thing, I'd have to re-calculate weight or re-pack it entirely. Also, with shipping services like First Class, they charge more depending on how far it's going. So how am I suppose to list a price if it completely depends on who buys it? Similarly, it might make sense to ship it priority mail flat rate. So like, am I supposed to just throw out that perfectly good packaging material every time I decide to use a flat rate envelope/box instead?

  5. Which packaging material am I suppose to buy? I have zero experience shipping anything that isn't a prepaid return item in its original box. No idea which boxes will fit which things. I've heard to use poly-mailers for non-bulky clothing. And to use cushioned-envelope mailers for small things. But which sizes? Is it better to buy an assortment of different things and just hope I have things that use them all - or to just go big and pay for the extra postage?

  6. Is it better to pay for postage online or to do in the post-office? Should I do it through ebay (ebay seller portal) What happens if I unintentionally underestimate how much it weighs when buying postage online? Is it returned to me? Do I get billed? Is the customer billed?

  7. Which shipping options should I always include? When should I require a signature? Should I always get a tracking number?

  8. I don't understand how many ebay sellers are able to turn a profit for things. For example, I see many people selling things on ebay for less than a $1 with free shipping. Wouldn't the cost to ship that item cost more than that though?

  9. I have an ebay account that uses my real name. I've never sold anything on it - I just use it to buy things. It's about 9 years old. Should I create a new account if I plan to sell things? I notice that most sellers have a name for their ebay business
u/dragonbubbles · 3 pointsr/kratom

The Kratom 101 is a great place to start. Your best course of action is to get a few different strains and start trying them out. u/ko951 put together this list of vendors who offer samplers. You probably should start with some different red veins and maybe a white. Also get yourself a scale and try different strains and keep notes - dosages, effects, pros & cons, etc.

Kratom affects people differently so it is hard to predict exactly what to expect, especially when starting out. Finding what works can take some time, patience, and trial and error. Many times people starting out think that it is not 'working' at first. Some of that is about managing expectations.



A note about "less is more" You will see people here say all the time that "less is more." This is because kratom has a ceiling effect at which point more kratom will not get you more of the feeling that less kratom gives you. Unlike opioids, kratom has diminishing returns and eventually any good feelings you had will be give way to severe discomfort and probably puking yourself inside out. However, When using kratom to alleviate symptoms of withdrawal from opiates, you may need higher doses depending on your situation and people who have been through this generally advise to use whatever amount takes care of your withdrawals and then taper down to a reasonable minimal maintenance dose as you progress.



In addition to the help people will give you in this thread, here are some previous discussions that may you might find useful/helpful as well. Here are some discussions about suboxone in particular. I will put discussions about using kratom for withdrawal from other opioids in a separate comment because character limits:

u/dubzors · 1 pointr/Coffee

First off, there are guides for this already which is why people are not responding. They are in the side bar and I linked them again here:

How To Coffee: A Primer

Coffee Gear Suggestions by Price

Now on to my own advice. I am also relatively new to coffee so my advice is based on researching how to get started over the last couple of months

Give us a budget, but under $100 puts you here:

  1. Grinder: The Hario Mini Mill ($27) is fairly highly recommended here
  2. Scale: American Weigh Scales SC-2KGA ($25). The AC-adapter version of a fairly popular scale here. It should work for a long time and work well for most types of brewing. The Jennings CJ4000 ($27) is also very popular and is worth a look. The difference is the Jennings responds way faster - which is useful for pour over - but is less precise (increments of .5 grams instead of .1 grams, though this is not as big of a deal)
  3. Brew device: Aeropress ($22), French Press ($25), or Pour Over (Melitta Cone or Beehouse) There is only one Aeropress version but there are lots of French Presses, I linked to a Bodum Chambord which is the favorite here. You can decide which one of these will work better for you based on the other responses on this thread or by searching in /r/Coffee.
  4. Cheap water thermometer or an electric kettle that can set temperatures. If you go with a Pour Over method you need a gooseneck kettle which sets you back another $35-65 depending on how nice. A lot of people go with the Bonavita Variable Temperature Digital Electric Gooseneck Kettle ($63).
  5. The coffee! Try to get freshly roasted (look for a "Roasted On" date instead of an expiry or packaged/binned on date) coffee. Try and buy stuff that is roasted less than 5 days ago and use it before 3 weeks from the roasted on date (some people say 2). You can try to find local roasters and coffee houses that sell fresh whole bean coffee using the /r/Coffee search or Yelp. Be careful with darkly roasted (ie French roast) coffee because a lot of the dark roasts at Grocery Stores and even shops (Starbucks) is considered over roasted and basically burnt. If you want suggestions for brands search /r/Coffee, though really popular and expensive stuff would be Intelligentsia and Stumptown.
u/Sqeaky · 2 pointsr/EDH

You might have different needs than me. I have like 30 EDH decks. I wanted cheap deck boxes that would should the commander. I wanted them to be replaceable if I wanted and sturdy enough I wouldn't often want to.

This is not for people who want deck boxes as lovingly crafted as their decks or want completely indestructible boxes that are hermetically sealed. This will repel some water, like rain or a quickly cleaned spilled drink, but not protect again submersion.

I settled on BCW 100 count boxes with a hard toploader attached with packaging tape.

50 count of boxes - https://www.amazon.com/Count-Bundle-Corrugated-Cardboard-Storage/dp/B000K3XPTA/

100 count ultrapro toploader - https://www.amazon.com/Ultra-Pro-Loaders-Sleeve-Promo/dp/B002K2MNGK?th=1&psc=1

If you order each 100 at a go it will cost less than $1 per box. If you buy the stuff for one box, you might pay $2 for the box at an LGS and another dollar for the toploader. it might be worth it to buy a small pack of toploaders because they are randomly useful and I have never regretted having spares.

Add any clear packaging tape and have cheap deck boxes that show off the commander. I used Duck brand max strength ultra clear HD. No clue what my tape is doing with the extra HD pixels, but it is strong and I got it walmart for less than $5 and use it for anything that needs clear tape.

With the dispenser about $6 per roll - https://www.amazon.com/Duck-Clear-Packaging-Refill-441962/dp/B0006HX2MU

Without dispenser about $2 per roll - https://www.amazon.com/dp/B000GR5XCW






u/haroldthehobo · 3 pointsr/Ultralight

No problem. It really isn't as hard as it looks. My best suggestions would be to first look at what you have, and really think about if you need it. Just not bringing things will save you way more weight than buying the lightest stuff.

After that, invest in a decent scale. It doesn't have to be too expensive. Just something that is accurate to atleast .1oz. Start weighing your stuff, and put it into a LighterPack list.

Once you've done that, and you feel like you've done your best to get your baseweight as low as you can, ask for a shakedown on here (instructions are in the sidebar as well). People will look over what you have and give you ideas on where to cut down.

I found it really helpful to just sit on this subreddit and read as much as I can. Even reading through other peoples shakedowns will give you an idea of things you could do to lose weight. Also, I like to read through a lighterpack whenever I see it. For example, my flair next to my name has mine. Reading through other peoples lists also gives you some great insight.

Best of luck and welcome to the wonderful world of gram counting ;)

u/thunderrooster · 1 pointr/Coffee

I have the AWS SC-2KGA and like it. From this post the HuiSmart Digital Coffee Scale and ERAVSOW Digital Hand Drip Coffee Scale looks good. I wish I had fount them before I got AWS SC-2KGA. But I like the AWS scale. I do have a watch lol.

I am seeing more and more people talk about Acaia scales. What happened to Brewista scales? Did they fall out of favor? The Brewista Smart Scale II™ were suppose one of the best.

u/MichaelStackson · 1 pointr/Silverbugs

Of course. Get your stuff packed up ahead of time, take your time with this, tape and cushion the tubes if they are in tubes, make sure everything is immobile, use papers or whatever to fill any void space, because these will be heavy. The green plastic monster box won't fit in any of the flat rates, so pack those with your other home items. If you want to apply the gummed craft tape shit at home to save time, this is what I'm talking about. Determine when your local post office is the least busy and try to go then, because you're about to back things up a bit. If you can pick up some registered mail forms with your flat rate boxes ahead of time, that will save you some time as well. Bring your packages in and tell the postal worker that you'd like to ship the flat rates with the registered mail service and insured. You simply declare a value and attest to the contents on the forms. USPS is pretty confident that registered mail won't get lost, so they won't need to inspect the contents unless you have a nosy or ignorant postal worker, which is possible as I've found the working knowledge of the average USPS employee to be all over the place. If you haven't already covered every seam and I mean every seam at home with that insidious, contemptible, craft tape garbage, you will have to request the tape, wet sponge and scissors at the front desk. They should have it for free, but who knows, maybe call ahead. Now get ready for some real fun. You'll probably have to move down to some unoccupied part of the counter, fumbling around like a dolt. It will take you a good while and copious profanity to apply that Satan-spawned crap at the post office, then you'll be ready to pay and ship. You may get a little grief if your desk clerk is a spindly-armed weakling, but all should go well at this point. Just get organized and prepared ahead of time, I know you've got the move to contend with, but don't cut corners here, as it will leave your custody and make its way across the country without you. JM Bullion does a [pretty good] (https://www.jmbullion.com/how-to-ship-silver-and-gold-safely/) write up about it too. A couple of tips: if you do the crap-tape at home, use a small round sponge in a shallow dish filled with water, with the sponge sitting slightly above the rim. You cut to length and glide the gummed side of that horrid tape over the wet sponge's surface and quickly apply. More is better as they take registered mail very seriously and the tape is there so that they can apply metric shit-tons of little stamps to the surface to insure that no employee breaks the seal for a peek. With four monster boxes, you're going to become top-ace at applying that awful shit. Also, only the exterior box need be taped. Go in, act like it is completely normal and get your job done. The majority of the bill will be registered mail and insurance, silver is down now, so hopefully it will be less than I remember. Try a calculator on the USPS site and get an idea. You perhaps can see now why I would drive it, but only you are the best judge for your situation. Either way, a little inconvenience to accomplish your goal. Despite what others have said I have no reservations about bullion in USPS registered mail, but ONLY registered mail. I speak from direct experience here, same process same monster boxes. Good luck my friend.

u/CommunistWitchDr · 1 pointr/Coffee
  1. Any scale is fine, just make sure it has .1g or at least .5g resolution. Here's a couple starter scales: https://www.amazon.ca/Jennings-CJ4000-4000g-Digital-Scale/dp/B004C3CAB8 or https://www.amazon.ca/American-Weigh-Scales-Personal-Nutrition/dp/B008FSHPNO/

  2. Temperature isn't too terribly important as long as you keep it consistent and dial in that way. Without a temperature reading, it's easiest to do this by using boiling water. You can also get a PID kettle if you want to experiment. Bonavita, Fellow, and Brewista all make PID controlled gooseneck kettles.

  3. Your grinder is less consistent than what he's probably using (I'd guess an EK43). You're also grinding way too coarse, which leads to a lot of fines on a grinder like that.

  4. Way too coarse. French press does have a reputation for taking a very very coarse grind, but really it's not hugely more than drip. Check out the French Press grind on this page for a starting point: https://bluebottlecoffee.com/preparation-guides/french-press

  5. I'd just search for it on Google and look through what they've offered in previous months to see if it's quality. I'm not Canadian and haven't tried these, but I've heard good things about Propeller Coffee and Pallet Coffee.

  6. I've enjoyed Tim Wendelboe's videos. Good stuff.


u/nekrad · 8 pointsr/Flipping

Accuteck scales on Amazon are pretty popular around here. It's useful to have one where the LCD screen can be moved away from the scale (for when you have large boxes). I have this one: https://www.amazon.com/Accuteck-ShipPro-Digital-Shipping-W-8580-110-Black/dp/B00KYA0RC2/ref=sxin_5_ac_d_pm?ac_md=2-1-QmV0d2VlbiAkMjUgYW5kICQ1MA%3D%3D-ac_d_pm&keywords=shipping+scale&pd_rd_i=B00KYA0RC2&pd_rd_r=d8ca9b1f-d86a-4264-bd5e-d2db980ab1a3&pd_rd_w=Bg3hS&pd_rd_wg=PA9Uw&pf_rd_p=aed08533-d0f3-456a-bfcd-3ec60fc417c9&pf_rd_r=5PNA399EWXFBFQ99B9TT&psc=1&qid=1569514644&s=gateway

Don't spend too much time on a business plan. It's more important to get some practice at actually selling things. Good luck!

u/Mymom429 · 10 pointsr/Coffee

Hario Skerton - $32
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01B2O5VOM/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_LxDHzbJQNV9DR

Skerton ring upgrade - $11
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B012HDKKQ6/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_IyDHzbJWM7A4G

Gooseneck kettle - $35
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B000IGOXLS/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_kADHzb5K0P63V

The kettle isn't nearly as necessary as the grinder upgrade but it would help with pourover. I would definitely recommend getting a burr grinder though, I had a similar setup to yours for a long time and the skerton totally blew my mind. I also haven't tried the ring upgrade personally but I have had issues with the skerton in coarser settings and that's exactly what it's for so I thought I'd mention it.

Edit: I just noticed you didn't have a scale there. I would definitely get a scale instead of the kettle, [this one] (https://www.amazon.com/dp/B008FSHPNO/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_oDDHzb5FS147N) is $20 and works really well.

u/BackdoorCurve · 3 pointsr/Flipping

This sometimes goes to $7, but its a little high priced now. It's the best tape out there:

https://www.amazon.com/Sparco-Sealing-Transparent-Heavy-Rolls/dp/B005P7P9M2/ref=sr_1_sc_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1479619456&sr=8-1-spell&keywords=ssparco+hipping+tape


Also, the ebay branded tape is very good. If you get the ebay shipping supplies coupon, you can get a lot of tape for a good price.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Official-eBay-Branded-BOPP-Packaging-Tape-Shipping-Supplies-/252445245174?var=&hash=item3ac6e8bef6

u/nametemplate · 2 pointsr/Flipping

I've used this one

and this one

Personally I like the first one better. The bigger base is very nice. edit: you need to consider the size of the packages you're weighing. I need a scale that will measure heavy packages, the first one is better for that sort of thing. For general purpose ebay selling I'd get a scale that measures up to say 50lb, that should be good enough. Or maybe 2 scales, one for small stuff and one like the 2 I listed for heavy packages.

u/PuristaBlog · 1 pointr/Coffee

You can certainly make a French Press work, but I prefer it only as a cold brew method. When our reviews launch, you will see that the French Press is good for certain types of coffees, but more often than naught, the French Press simply does not present as good of a cup as, say, the Chemex, V60, or AeroPress.

I strongly recommend going with the AeroPress. Really hard to get a bad cup out of that. I suggest getting a $7 American Weigh scale (AeroPress fits on there) if you don't have a scale already. Also, try out the paper filters that come with it, but I recommend the Able DISK for $12.50.

If you do not have a burr grinder, pick up the Hario Mini. Awesome little grinder!

u/jakwi · 1 pointr/Homebrewing

I buy my initial yeast and make a starter. Then cold crash, decant, and divvy it up into 2l test tube forms. Then I use each tube for a starter. When I get down to the last tube I make a starter to replenish my yeast supply. I've used them out to 9 months, but they are really best before 6 months in my opinion. 1000ml starter batch crashed and decanted down to 100ml will easily fill 4 or 5 tubes. If you only do this once and use every tube you get your yeast price down to $2 or less per batch. Don't be afraid to do two starters in a row if you think your yeast is sluggish.

Build a stir plate $15 tops
Stir bar $4
1l flask $14
Preform tubes $10

Cache Tube 5-pack (Clear, Plastic): Rugged, Waterproof Storage for Fire/Survival/Fishing Kit or Geocache https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00S8Q4T0A/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_r4NDzbK8EHBZM

Your favorite yeast $8
1lb dme $6

u/jmarndt · 4 pointsr/geocaching

I'm not sure where you got the idea that this game was founded on frugality. It was created when the military turned off SA for GPS units. GPS units at the time were very expensive compared to today. Plus the first Geocache was a 5 gallon bucket, which if you look at those prices, they aren't super cheap.

Plus I wouldn't call preforms expensive. https://www.amazon.com/5col-Rugged-Geocache-Waterproof-Storage/dp/B00S8Q4T0A These are about $2/piece, cheaper per if you buy larger quantities.

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But none of that is really the point. The point is that an M&M container is junk. And most CO's aren't doing maintenance frequently enough for these to work. Sure, like you said, they're cheap and easy to replace. That's true, but most CO's won't get to it until AFTER there is a problem. Plus when these do break/get chewed on etc. it creates trash. And that's the last thing we need to add to the woods, or wherever the cache is hidden.

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Why not focus on quality? If you are going to hide a cache, make it worthwhile. Spend $2 on a good container, then don't worry about it. It will be less work to maintain, won't create as much trash, and it will be more enjoyable for other players to find.

u/VAPossum · 1 pointr/smallbusiness

Also, I bought a small scale very much like this one to weigh stuff at home. It's been awesome. I wouldn't use it to measure medicines, but for postage, it's more than accurate enough. The platen is small, and so I just put a Solo cup on it, zero it out, then put my package on top of that, and I can see the display. I periodically use the kiosk to print out my most-used postage amounts (you can do custom amounts so you're only dealing with one stamp), keep those on hand, and it means I can mail from home all the time. I find it easier and cheaper than printing postage, because I don't have to spend money on sticker paper, or deal with taping stuff to packages.

u/SnowmanOlaf · 2 pointsr/FulfillmentByAmazon

You're right. I'm sorry I came off condescending. I just did research on all local options and you are absolutely correct, the prices are outrageous. Get amazon prime, or a free trial, and you'll receive it in 2 days. I understand since this is your first shipment, you wanna send it out NOW, but just wait til you get the scale. This is the one I own. Works great. You don't need a 330 lb scale. 75 lb is perfect. http://www.amazon.com/Weighmax-2822-75LB-shipping-Battery-Included/dp/B002U4OEDS

u/OGShua · 1 pointr/cigars

I used to use Priority when there were online discounts, however, now I use First Class because I can provide a better protected package.

Sadly I no longer get materials for free any more, however, I am okay with it because I buy much better materials than I got from USPS.

 

Now if anyone is curious as to what I use:

  • Boxes - I like the construction and assembly of the Aviditi boxes more than Uline, despite a higher cost.
  • Tape - I use a heavy dutyand wider packaging tape by Uline because it is more durable and much stickier than the normal cheap stuff.
  • Bags - I use Cigar Bags instead of bagofbags because they are thicker and have a WAY better zipper seal.
  • Bubblewrap - Duck 3/16" 12" x xx'
  • Scale - I use this one.
  • Labels - I am currently doing the print & tape label game, however, I am looking at DYMO and Zebra printers to replace that.

    Also, I picked up a small 2'x4' desk and put it in a corner of my basement and use it as my package station.

u/SmoothSlavperator · 3 pointsr/MosinNagant

Yeah...a Lee press is like $30. https://www.amazon.com/Lee-Reloading-Press-Md-90045/dp/B002SF4X5I/ref=sr_1_1?s=sporting-goods&ie=UTF8&qid=1504265516&sr=1-1&keywords=lee+reloading+press
Lee RGB Dies are $20. You'll save a lot of headaches.
https://www.amazon.com/Lee-Precision-308-RGB-Die/dp/B000NOSH1W/ref=sr_1_3?s=sporting-goods&ie=UTF8&qid=1504265559&sr=1-3&keywords=lee+RGB
Shell holder https://www.amazon.com/Lee-Precision-R2-Shell-Holder/dp/B00144I7BK/ref=sr_1_4?s=sporting-goods&ie=UTF8&qid=1504265597&sr=1-4&keywords=lee+shell+holder
Case trimming......If you really want to do it the ghetto way, you can use a piece of sandpaper, laying it flat on a table and rubbing the case mouth in a consistent manner on the sandpaper. Alternately you can use a coutersink bit from Home depot and just hog off the excess brass with a hand drill. Trim die is probably your next cheapest option.
https://www.amazon.com/LEE-90231-308-QUICK-TRIM/dp/B00FORZS2E/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1504265346&sr=8-4&keywords=lee+quick+trim
Digital scale like this is alright....just check it with a known value each time you use it. Use a bullet or a pellet gun pellet or something. If you're using a middle burn rate powder like IMR4064 or Tac or something...you have to be pretty far off...by probably ten grains... before it gets dangerous if you're going for a middle of the road charge. Consistency is more important for accuracy.
https://www.amazon.com/Ascher-Digital-Back-lit-Display-Weighing/dp/B01IXHSPDK/ref=sr_1_10?s=home-garden&ie=UTF8&qid=1504265087&sr=1-10&keywords=digital+scale.
Simple ram type primer....or just use the priming function of the lee loader you already have....
https://www.amazon.com/LEE-LP90106-Lee-Precision-Prime/dp/B00162UGQE/ref=sr_1_5?ie=UTF8&qid=1504265432&sr=8-5&keywords=lee+priming+tool
And then a set of calipers to check your length
https://www.amazon.com/YKS-Composite-Vernier-Digital-Caliper/dp/B01DXAFZ94/ref=sr_1_12?ie=UTF8&qid=1504265810&sr=8-12&keywords=calipers

u/DoomedToMediocrity · 2 pointsr/kratom

Do yourself a favor and get this scale. https://www.amazon.com/Ascher-Digital-Back-lit-Display-Weighing/dp/B01IXHSPDK

It is hands down the best scale I have ever used. No need to get a fancy Gemini or anything.

The best way I have found to weigh it is to get a small teacup. Place on scale and turn it on. This scale autotares when turned on and it will display as 0. Then just add kratom to teacup until desired dose is reached and down it.

u/Nephelophyte · 1 pointr/webdev

I lug around a big BUBM Bag around to airports and the like. Domestic flights in Thailand charge extra for the extra bag. Airports are not delicate with the bag and I'm surprised nothing other than various parts of the case are broken. On the international flight I use instapaks to protect the insides as much as I can. On domestic flights I just pray for the best. My monitor is a massive 27 inch Asus regular montor. I had a ROG Swift 165hz monitor that an airline trashed a year ago; havent had the heart to buy it again.

Only tips I can give is have only a bit of clothes and get insurance whenever you can. Triple wrap with bubble wrap whenever you can too.

Here's a pic of my setup atm. Excuse the jankiness lol.

Oh and for specs:


GTX 1080ti

i7700k

1TB Samsung EVO SSD

z270 Taichi motherboard

16GB G Skill 3200MHz ram

u/homebrewfinds · 1 pointr/Homebrewing

I've used this scale for weighing grain since April of 2009. It's a great scale. That post here is a review post that I did a while back. The product link in that post helps support hbf. Thanks in advance should you choose to use it. If not here is a direct link.

u/ridestp · 3 pointsr/Flipping

I bought this tape from Amazon http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B005P7P9M2/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o03_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

2 bucks a roll at 164 feet/roll, and it is a little thicker tape. Works great and is a pretty good quality. I will never buy anything else again.

u/bender0877 · 1 pointr/Homebrewing

What do you mean about your grain bill being higher?

As far as the yeast goes, you're perfectly fine pitching the entire pack of yeast into a 2.5 gal batch. If you're interested in storing and saving yeast, make a larger starter than you would need, and save it in either a mason jar or a preform tube.

u/tkCrown · 3 pointsr/Flipping

Buy a scale. I got mine for $20 on Amazon and it weighs up to 75LB but also can weigh in ounces.

http://www.amazon.com/Weighmax-2822-75LB-shipping-Battery-Included/dp/B002U4OEDS/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1426960294&sr=8-1&keywords=Weighmax

Anything under 13 oz. can ship first class for usually less than $2-4. I use poly mailers and bubble mailers for this purpose.

(I don't know if these are the best choices for your purposes, do some research on what size items you typically sell and buy mailers accordingly. These are what I buy and they fit anything from DVD's, small trinkets, and XXL jackets.)

Buy packing tape, bubble wrap, poly mailers and/or bubble mailers.

Packing tape: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B005P7P9M2/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o06_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Bubble wrap:
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00D3AFMT8/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o06_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Poly mailers:
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000HGB33U/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o06_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1


You print your shipping through eBay/PayPal because they give you a considerably decent discount and then can print straight from whatever printer you may have access to and tape it onto the package. It's acceptable to write it on a piece of paper and tape it, but then you have to wait in line at the post office (with prepaid labels, you can just drop it in the package drop box) and pay for tracking there.

u/MKM71012 · 2 pointsr/DIYBeauty

By 'really accurate' I mean one that won't drift up & down, give a different reading every time the same item is placed on it... stuff like that. I've been using this scale because my husband already had it for his coin collecting (we both have expensive hobbies XD ) and it's not the most accurate. I have to constantly calibrate it, like not just once when I first start using it during my DIY session but every time I turn it on. And it's hard to get it to pick up very small measurements like .02 grams (I often make very small batches to try a recipe out- like 10 grams total in order to not waste materials if it doesn't work out). Thank you for the link, I will check it out.

u/testingapril · 1 pointr/Homebrewing

I use this one: https://www.amazon.com/UltraShip-55-Digital-Shipping-Kitchen/dp/B000FSWB9K I think it's sort of the gold standard.

A 5 gal bucket sits on it perfectly with the rim just overhanging the weighing platform, and the ability to detach the face and move it away from the platform is great.

u/IANALAMA · 1 pointr/Ultralight

Definitely worth getting a scale at this point. I use this one, works great for items of all sizes, and a good max weight to get your entire weight including food and water

u/Tural- · 1 pointr/funkopop

Agreeing with this. I use a slightly different one, but same brand and they're great. Sturdy and perfectly sized for a bubblewrapped Pop + some packing paper. I've shipped around 50 Pops via USPS First Class and Priority and not had a single one get damaged, including shipments overseas (US to Aus).

u/zuizide · 6 pointsr/Silverbugs

Buy mailers here.

Print postage at a discount through paypal with this link after you're logged in.

Buy a scale to weigh packages if you don't already own one. Even a cheap $10-20 one from amazon or eBay, whatever.

EDIT : The USPS website is good for ordering FREE supplies as well. You'll eventually need small flat rate boxes at least. I wouldn't pay for anything through them, the markup is crazy. Amazon has 6 pack rolls of tape atm for $7 as an add-on item as well.

u/fuser-invent · 1 pointr/Coffee

For me it would definitely be a grinder, personally I have a Bodum Bistro which I'm happy with. I just use a kettle that I think my wife might have had in college and has had ever since, my digital scale cost like $11 on Amazon and the pour over cone I use the most is a Melitta which I got for about $3 at Ace Hardware.

u/Archons_ · 21 pointsr/Drugs

The most important thing with scales is stated tolerance. If you have a 0.001g readable scale but with no tolerance than. 1mg may be off by upwards of 10mg! Now, most are not off by that much, but with no guarantee from the manufacturer, should you risk it?

The most common MG scale is the Gemini 20. A member on reddit with access to high grade lab calibration weights and equipment calculated the Gemini 20 has a tolerance of around 4 to 5mg, however it was a non linear error... Meaning that the tolerance changed based on the weight in the weigh boat.

There's also a pro version of the Gemini 20. It has a double calibration, a linear error, and a stated tolerance of +-2mg. It's what I use, a D what I would say is the best price for the features.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B003STEJD4/

u/oceanalwayswins · 1 pointr/Flipping

I mostly sell clothing. But I do occasionally sell electronics and glassware. Now that I've gotten pretty good at estimating weight on clothing, I don't weigh them until I actually go to ship. I know that a pair of jeans is almost always going to be over 16oz, so it will go priority mail... etc.

Here's the scale I have (and LOVE)... it can run off batteries or plug into the wall, and is on sale for $17 - https://www.amazon.com/Accuteck-Digital-Shipping-Postage-W-8250-50BS/dp/B00SMHWZ42/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1466110683&sr=8-3&keywords=shipping+scale

You can order free priority mail shipping supplies on the usps.com website. My favorite is the flat rate bubble mailer, it's under $6 to ship regardless of weight. The small flat rate is also a good one. The medium/large flat rates are only good if it's your cheapest option. If you are mailing a 3-4 pound item across the country, flat rate will be cheaper... but if it's going just a short distance it's probably cheaper to mail it based on weight. ALWAYS ship first class if it weighs under 16oz, it's much cheaper. I buy padded bubble mailers in bulk on amazon/ebay, and they end up costing around 20-25 cents each. When I worked as an office manager, I had to routinely take items up to the UPS store to mail and they charge an arm and a leg for their boxes and shipping supplies. Also, UPS probably isnt your best option on most items. I've only had to ship FedEx twice, because the items were very bulky/heavy. Other than that, I exclusively use USPS first class and priority mail.

AFAIK, insurance is free for up to $50. I rarely purchase insurance if the item sells for more than that, because most of my inventory is clothing and I pay very little for my items. If you're shipping electronics, I would probably splurge and pay extra to get them insured.

u/AlluringSunsets · 1 pointr/Ebay

I'd say re-stocking with items.

Boxes: If you live in a building, use the ones people throw away that you can find in the basement or go around your neighborhood and get some from the curb. I also like to reuse Amazon mailers.

Label printer: At an entry level, it's probably most cost effective to use the printer you already have or to buy a cheap laser printer like a Brother HL-L2300D that you can use to also print other stuff.

Scale: You can buy one for Amazon for ~$20-30, so I'd definitely say buy one if you don't already have one, as buying USPS (especially) labels of the correct weight via ebay/PayPal is cheaper than paying retail at the post office.

u/joehx · 1 pointr/Flipping

i just ran out of packaging tape. i don't need any immediately, so i'm looking for good, cheap tape. is this duck brand any good? any better / cheaper places than amazon?

u/pmstacker · 3 pointsr/Silverbugs

I bought a cheap, but accurate little 2kg x 0.1g scale: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B008FSHPNO/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o03_s01

Also second the gloves. I ended up buying a number of air-tites that fit the most common sizes I get, so I have some on hand. Also picked up some silica dessicant to keep my safes dry.

u/aphrodite-walking · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

I've been wanting one of these. I started going to the gym in May and I think it would be cool to see my progress and how many calories I burn in a workout.

I need one of these haha. I sell things on ebay and I need a reliable scale to calculate postage so I don't overpay :)

C'mon...gimme.

You both look like a ray of sunshine on a cloudy day :D

u/EdmontonCook · 2 pointsr/Ebay
  • If you're shipping to the US, try a company like Chit Chats (they have a location in Montreal but I don't know how close to you). They will ship through USPS for you and it'll be significantly cheaper than Canada Post. They should have a price chart that will give you a good idea on how much something will cost to ship.

  • Get a Canada Post Small Business card on their website. It doesn't help much but it doesn't hurt to have it. You'll be able to send expedited parcels for the same cost as regular parcels.

  • If you're buying shipping through eBay, it'll make your life easier to have packing materials and a scale on hand. I bought this one and have no issues with it. The time it will save you at the post office makes it more than worth it.

  • I haven't bothered with a PO box. I've considered it but decided it wasn't worth the cost and haven't had any issues yet.

  • Use PayPal. You will always hear the horror stories, no one posts about PayPal unless they're having issues.

  • You can get large envelopes at the dollar store but if you're going to be doing this alot, look for shipping supplies in bulk. eBay, Amazon, Uline, Staples, etc, all have some form of materials. Do some shopping around for the lowest rates. Just don't buy the supplies from Canada Post (probably the most expensive).

  • If you are going to use Canada Post, just get the dimensions and weight filled out on your eBay listing and use calculated shipping. As long as your measurements are accurate, the buyer will be charged the proper postage cost.
u/worsemorebad · 1 pointr/Homebrewing

You definitely want a scale, I just picked this up recently and it seems like it will work perfect. My old scale would only do 5lbs at a time and it was getting really old. This new one will go up to 55lb and has a removable faceplate.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000FSWB9K/ref=oh_details_o01_s00_i00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

u/hallsgator · 7 pointsr/Flipping

Smart phone scanner app

Godaddy Bookkeeping subscription

Polybags

Thermal label makers such as Dymo 450 plus House Labels 30334 R (make sure any labels you get are removable)

Regular printer and half sheet labels for printing

"Sell as set", "Do Not Separate" etc stickers

USB Scanner

Boxes large enough send in the items

Packing material to pack around the items

Impulse sealer


EDIT: Forgot about tape. You will need lots of it. This is the best tape in the world.
http://www.amazon.com/Richards-Company-Package-Sealing-SPR60041/dp/B005P7P9M2/ref=sr_1_4?s=office-products&ie=UTF8&qid=1418076942&sr=1-4&keywords=packing+tape

u/wec · 1 pointr/DIY_eJuice

This is the milligram scale I own for, eh, other consumable items whose effects are very dose-sensitive. I would recommend of course buying a decent calibration weight set that at least spans 4 orders of magnitude, especially with a "milligram" scale that doesn't cost more than $1000. I wouldn't ever use it expecting +/-0.001g accuracy for something I meant to weigh out precisely one milligram of, but it's accurate enough.

Then again, I basically have unrestricted access to USP-grade +/-0.1mg scales, so I haven't used it in a while. :) If you ever want something measured out painfully quantitatively, I wouldn't be opposed to helping any fellow DIY'ers out where possible.

u/BaggySpandex · 4 pointsr/Homebrewing

I use this postal scale and it works great for me. Accurate, and has a solid tare function.

I order most of my grains online pre-crushed and weighed out, but if I need to add adjuncts or anything it's served me very well. "Boots" instantly, and I think the auto-timer is something like 2 minutes.

u/MonkeysAbove · 1 pointr/funkopop

Here's the one we use at our house. Never had a problem. Just a tip, with my old college email address, we set up Amazon Prime for 6mos for free. Which means free shipping!

Accuteck All-In-One Series W-8250-50BS A-PT 50 Digital with AC Adapter (Silver) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00SMHWZ42/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_CAz7xbP00JRYE

u/Broadwell · 2 pointsr/mechmarket

PMK sets hold their value quite well, you could get 80 for base set (97 msrp) (strangely, a set for $50 from 16 days ago hasn't sold or information hasn't updated). Pro mods probably 35 (52 msrp). Pro mods are harder to sell since only some people need them.

For shipping, use paypal ship now if you are shipping to conus from conus. Would recommend a cheap pack of small bubble mailers like this one or something from walmart.

u/DrNinjaPandaManEsq · 1 pointr/malefashionadvice

Check out /r/flipping. Many of us use small scales like this one to determine the weight. In your case, you then enter the weight and address into the Canada Post shipping calculator and it spits out a rate.

If you're selling on ebay, they automatically calculate shipping for you, making it even easier.

Boxes and other shipping supplies can be had for free from most retail stores. If you ask nicely, many places will simply give you their extra boxes at the end of the day. With a little ingenuity, you can make a hell of a lot of money. I've made $800 in 3 months and I don't thrift half as much as you do.

PM me if you'd like some more info.

u/southsideson · 1 pointr/Flipping

Here doesn't really look predictable at all. It looks like 3 times its gotten cheap, also if you need a lot now, there is a 6 pack of 6 rolls, and amazon is selling them "used" which probably just means that they have some packaging damage for about $60 for 36 rolls, not the best, but still a pretty good price, especially if you need it soon.

u/poorwhitecash · 4 pointsr/Flipping

I like the sparco tape that's somewhat popular here. Only when they go on sale for $6.99 or $7.99. No way would I pay $15. It's thick and works well enough for me. But I am not a packing tape guru. Some guys need quiet tape, etc. When on sale, these are great. https://www.amazon.com/Sparco-Sealing-Transparent-Heavy-Rolls/dp/B005P7P9M2

u/dinoclub · 2 pointsr/shrooms

Yup, scale saved me as well. Here is the perfect one for $6.50

>14 grams wet, so 1.4 grams dried. Looks accurate to that.

u/internaloutdoors · 7 pointsr/Ultralight

Make sure it weighs grams, oz and pounds. Also check that the screen is not placed on the weighing platform. My old food scale was like that and when I would put bigger items on I wouldn’t be able to read the screen. Some scales also have a top that folds up 90 degrees to hold bigger items, but a shoe box also works for that. I use a smaller “jewelry” scale for items less than an oz. or two

ACCUTECK All-in-1 Series W-8250-50bs A-Pt 50 Digital With Ac Adapter, Silver https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00SMHWZ42/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_eCdMAbG14WMAW

I have this one now, that I got on amazon for about $17. It’s nice because it takes batteries but also can plug into the wall and has all of the features I talked about above.

u/TilDeth666 · 2 pointsr/Silverbugs

Most people on here mail with PMs in a bubble mailer. I linked to it below.

As far as shipping goes, it would be more to ship to the U.S.(/u/gordie44 probably would be better than me to answer this), but I know there's a couple active silverbugs that are also from Canada, so international shipping might not be an issue.

Then the other highly recommended option is getting a tracking number on the shipment, but that can be something you and the buyer discuss

25 #000 4x8 KRAFT BUBBLE MAILERS PADDED ENVELOPES 4 x 8 https://www.amazon.com/dp/B000GHTBJ8/ref=cm_sw_r_awd_5rjQub14X5MFQ

u/[deleted] · 1 pointr/Flipping

Scotch is great if you're shipping light weight items.

I use http://www.amazon.com/Richards-Company-Package-Sealing-SPR60041/product-reviews/B005P7P9M2

stronger, thicker, longer

I ship 50 pounds regularly and this tape has never failed. Plus it's cheaper per foot.

u/cakeisatruth · 1 pointr/Flipping

This is the one I have, and it's pretty great.

u/freebird4all · 2 pointsr/Homebrewing

Definitely weigh them. I debated this for a while, but since I got this scale, everything has been smooth sailing in the keg filling department. I fill 3 at a time from a 1/2 bbl fermenter. For $25 you can’t beat it. Up to 110 lbs, battery or a/c plug. The display is separate and plugs in so the scale can be on the floor (even with an additional platform on it or whatever) but the display can be up on a table where you can see it easily. It doesn’t lock in on a weight after a few seconds like bathroom scales do, so you can just watch as the keg fills and close the valve when it’s done.

u/Tarasco · 2 pointsr/Nootropics

I have this 0.001 Gram Gemini Pro 20 from American Weigh....accurate (unless you lay your smartphone on the table too close to the scale....)

Ten Year Warranty...fast turn around (from experience)....

When I'm weighing single grams I find it works best to place the 10 gm calibration weight on the active scale, let it settle then add the gram weight of substance for more accurate weighing....

u/Cancer-Cheater · 1 pointr/Ebay

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B005P7P9M2?psc=1&redirect=true&ref_=oh_aui_detailpage_o03_s00

Easily the best tape I've ever used, and I've tried a number of different kinds.

They regularly go on sale for $8.99 or sometimes $7.99.

u/hotwhlz · 1 pointr/funkopop

This is a good size box and free shipping if you have Amazon Prime

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00E81LBCS/ref=od_aui_detailpages00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

u/picklelady · 3 pointsr/Flipping

Best scale, it's the last one you'll need to buy. I bought a smaller one at first, but then had to buy another. Just buy this one first and save time and money.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00KYA0RC2/ref=oh_aui_search_detailpage?ie=UTF8&psc=1

u/jwalkermed · 1 pointr/Homebrewing

If you want to do a closed transfer a scale is the best way to know for sure.

This is what I use. https://www.amazon.com/Smart-Weigh-Digital-Shipping-Postal/dp/B00I9D5IFM/ref=sr_1_2_sspa?ie=UTF8&qid=1506086964&sr=8-2-spons&keywords=postal+scale&psc=1

I also use it to accurately blend sour beer by weight.

u/SingularityParadigm · 4 pointsr/Coffee

Top pick: Brewista Smart Scale II

Budget pick: AWS SC-2KGA Digital

The Brewista includes quality of life features for coffee brewing including several auto modes (though I just use manual), a silicone drip mat, and an integrated count-up timer. It also has a faster responding load-sensor which means it will register and then update mass changes quicker on the display, making it less likely that you will overshoot your water mass targets when brewing pour-over. (You place your entire brew setup on the scale, and measure your water simultaneous with brewing.)

I have the first-gen scale which lacks the silicone drip mat and the rechargeable battery...and was also about $20 cheaper than the gen2 scale. Fortunately it has very long battery life and I can use rechargeable AAAs with it! I love the thing to death; definitely part of my essential coffee brewing kit along with my Kalita 155 pour-over, my Lido E-T manual burr grinder, and my gooseneck pouring kettle.

u/bretstar · 1 pointr/Flipping

I got this via S&S for like $11. Best tape I've used so far.

u/dylanweber · 1 pointr/Purdue

Some PC builders used to put large expanding-foam bags inside already built systems (with graphics card and cooler installed) which would fill all the spaces and prevent anything from moving. Supposedly it was very successful, or so I've heard.

EDIT: Something like this: https://www.amazon.com/EcoBox-Inches-Instapak-Temperature-2030-1/dp/B00KAFU0ZA/ref=pd_lpo_vtph_bs_lp_tr_t_1?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1&refRID=4MKJ1HJEXR3RR00Q843X

u/w1ngzer0 · 2 pointsr/Flipping
  1. Get a shipping scale. This will allow you to accurately weigh your item and print shipping labels via eBay. Accutek 8580
  2. Anything that's under 15.999 oz packed goes first class. You'll get a discount and pay $4.something vs full costs to them if calculated, or pricing higher to offer free shipping. This 15.999 oz weight is weight only TMK. I've sent snapbacks in 8^3 boxes and only paid first class because the weight was under 15.999 oz.
  3. Since you're doing clothing, order padded flat rate mailers from USPS. $6.50 your cost.
  4. Use the following fitshipper calculator to figure out best methods of shipping to each zone: http://www.flippertools.com/fitShipperListing/
  5. For anything that doesn't fit in a PFRE and you want to offer priority, learn cubic priority and cubic softpack. Put it this way, 8x8x8 box can go to zone 8 for under $11, priority.
  6. Read the other resources on fitshipper's site. There's a calculator for how much to shave a box down to go down a tier for cubic priority, etc.

    Edit: See further comments here: https://www.reddit.com/r/Flipping/comments/72fly2/how_do_you_control_shipping_costs/dnn2ip7/

    TL;DR: Get a scale, stop paying for over the counter rates.
u/cazantyl · 2 pointsr/ants

Totally understand that. It does give me inspiration to add something similar to the modular system I'm putting together though :) What test tubes do you use? I've order https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00S8Q4T0A/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o03_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 for my personal queen hunting but wasn't sure if there was a gold "standard" most people recommend.

u/KetchupIsForWinners · 3 pointsr/Flipping
  • A smartphone
  • A PayPal account
  • A postal scale -- I have this one
  • Half sheet sticker labels for print at home postage
  • Goo Gone is magical for removing sticker residue

    Depending on what you commonly sell, bulk buy padded mailers / boxes for that size. Stop tossing any boxes & padding material from shipments you receive. Figure out somewhere to store that to use for your outgoing shipments. A good chunk of the boxes & padding I use is recycled from another shipment I got in.

    Definitely getting yourself set up to manage printing postage from home vs. waiting in line at the P.O. should be a big priority overall. There is no way I would enjoy flipping half as much if I had to wait in those lines to mail every item.

u/uRabbit · 2 pointsr/Coffee

This little guy. Our Escali Arti can do it as well, but the AW can go to .001 oz and .1 gram. The Escali only goes to .1 oz and whole grams. Also, the Escali's tare does not work (never did), and it often times is super inaccurate. Huge waste of money IMO. We will be replacing it with this AW scale if Escali does not replace the one we have.

u/madnesiu-m · 3 pointsr/Depop

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00SMHWZ42/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 I use this one and it works great, no issues so far and it's been over a year. Hope this helps!

u/tielknight · 1 pointr/Ebay

Something like this Accuteck will do fine for most sellers until you get into shipping big & heavy stuff, otherwise it's all about getting your own packaging as you will get gouged at the post office(or wherever you're shipping from) if you don't use something like their Flat-Rate packaging(that's free).

Ebay is very a good source for packaging though you do want a general idea of what kind of packaging you need.

u/kbrc · 3 pointsr/askdrugs

You will need to spend at least a few hundred dollars to get a scale that can come close to measuring 6mg accurately.

Go buy the GPR-20 from Amazon (not the cheaper Gemini model, trust me) and use that to measure out 48mg. Then you can dissolve that into some manageable amount of solvent and take 1/8 of the solution for 6mg.

u/MacDjinn · 2 pointsr/reddit.com

A few things:

The money/chicken dance/kitty's chest cards should be black and white, it will be much easier to print on sheets of colored paper. (Maybe OP is sending files like that? Something to consider to lower costs/improve quality of printing.)

Easiest way to package this will be to get a copy of Monopoly from a thrift store, fix up the box with some paper tape or similar. Then paint/etc on the box, print the board on a semi gloss and adhesive to the existing board and you've got a set with pieces, houses etc.

u/LavernicaDeLuca · 2 pointsr/poshmark

I've had this one for at least 5 years now and it still works flawlessly and it has been 100% accurate for me too. I think I've changed out the battery a grand total of 1 time, I lost the power cable a long time ago so it's been battery only for years.

https://www.amazon.com/Weighmax-2822-75LB-shipping-Battery-Included/dp/B002U4OEDS/

A little tip for eBay, make sure you weight with packaging. This is mostly relevant for stuff that must ship in a box but make sure you are accounting for the weight that packaging adds, I made that mistake far too often when I started on eBay :)

u/nnichols · 3 pointsr/Supplements

I just got this one from Amazon today:

American Weigh Scale Ac-100 Digital Pocket Gram Scale, Black, 100 G X 0.01 G

I also ordered a 100g calibration weight.

Out of the box it was within .02 of proper calibration, and I was able to recalibrate it to a consistent 100g. Seems to be decent quality for the money.

It weighs in .01g increments, which is 10mg, but the instructions say .02 is the acceptable tolerance for calibration.

I'll get to try it out tomorrow when my order from Powder City comes in.

u/Gamehenge2001 · 1 pointr/phish

I have a ton of posters. If you want the official one sold inside the venue, I would suggest going in right when the doors open. Yes, the demand is highly dependent on the artist, but sometimes a poster that you think won't sell out will. If you really want the poster for that night, just get in the venue early.

I hate carrying merch around the venue. If you can, have a friend stand on the other side of the entrance and pass him/her the poster to put in your car. I can't speak for every venue, but it is extremely easy to do this at MPP. If you can't do this, buy one of these: http://www.amazon.com/Nozlen-Expanding-Document-Poster-Inches/dp/B00DGWRHQY/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1404221332&sr=8-1&keywords=Poster+tube

u/resoluter08 · 1 pointr/FlippingInCanada

I use this one:

https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B0153I0418

Not for books specifically because I stopped doing that, but for Amazon / Ebay up to 50lbs. I like it because it has a low profile so is easy to slide under a heavy box, plus it has a separate display for easy reading.

u/votech · 1 pointr/Flipping

I think a lot of us enjoy this one. Having the display seperate is nice Accuteck ShipPro 110lbs x 0.1 oz. Digital Shipping Postal Scale, Black (W-8580-110-Black) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00KYA0RC2/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_taa_eiaEzbDWXFTG7

u/fireantz · 1 pointr/Homebrewing

I have that same 100 gram scale for water and would also recommend it.

To weigh larger amounts of grain I use this shipping scale

My hops scale is an Escali one works the same as the one recommended above I'm sure.

u/awesomesauceitch · 1 pointr/Flipping

I have this for 3 years. Had to replace the 2 AA one time. Works great.

American Weigh Scales Table Top Postal Scale, Black https://www.amazon.com/dp/B004W7IOV4/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_vtlKzbYMA5TW6

u/IAmGeranimo · 1 pointr/buildapc

https://www.amazon.com/EcoBox-Inches-Instapak-Temperature-2030-1/dp/B00KAFU0ZA/ref=sr_1_3?keywords=instapack&qid=1567997091&s=gateway&sr=8-3

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Pull your GPU, use one of these. Took a 13 1/2 hour drive with this in the back of a u haul, because I didn't have anywhere else to put my PC. Worked absolutely perfectly.

u/Mr_Algorithm · 2 pointsr/Flipping

I bought this one 2 years ago and love it. Haven't had any issues with it and I haven't had to change the batteries at all (it also came with an AC cord to plug it in)

I have no affiliation just sharing what works for me.

https://www.amazon.com/Weighmax-2822-75LB-shipping-Battery-Included/dp/B002U4OEDS/ref=sr_1_6?ie=UTF8&qid=1468246553&sr=8-6&keywords=shipping+scale

u/nathhad · 1 pointr/BuyItForLife

/u/BeatVids, I'm late to the game, but want to enter another BIG yes vote for the Chrome Industries bags. I'm in a similar situation. In my case, in addition, I have multiple bikes (which means I need to wear a bag, rather than mount one, for versatility) and will ride in any weather that isn't icy, including torrential downpours, with my stupidly expensive, 8lb 17" work laptop in the bag.

My solution is a Chrome Metropolis, which while it's no longer offered, is a slightly bigger version of the Chrome Citizen messenger bag. I loathe wearing bags on a bike, and yet I don't mind this one a bit, even with the enormous laptop, lunch, and anything else I need to wear to work in it. Their strapping system is secure and comfortable. The Metropolis will still hold a hard hat in addition to the laptop and my lunch in a soft cooler, half scale (11x17) drawings, and if I need to transport full size drawings I can carry them in a waterproof poster tube strapped up under the messenger bag flap.

I've done 100+ mile rides with this bag through rain so hard and constant that the inside of the bag was the only thing dry on the bike, me included.

With the Metropolis gone, Chrome's other messenger bags are also similarly constructed and durable. The Citizen isn't quite as big, but that said, the Metropolis is HUGE (it will swallow a full case of beer). My wife uses the much smaller Mini Metro on her bike, and it has no trouble with her conventionally sized 15" laptop and gear. It's been similarly durable and reliable, and was largely why I went for Chrome bags in the first place.

u/themick187 · 10 pointsr/FRC

Our team bought a postal scale last year similar to this one. We balance a big piece of wood on it then zero it and put the robot on. Weighing it is super important because you don't want to be drilling massive holes or taking off components in the pits. I've seen teams spend hours in the pits sawing and drilling because they were overweight.

Edit: looks like marshallm900 and I had the same idea.

u/w8liftah · 1 pointr/weightlifting

Something like a lower capacity mailing scale may have decent enough accuracy to show a better idea of the real weights, although the cheaper ones may not be super accurate themselves. This one has a sensitivity of around 3 grams for lighter weights, and 6 grams for heavier weights with a max weight of around 23kg (50#). But I still wouldn't trust that to be super accurate unless you also have calibrated weights to check the accuracy first.

u/Pbskidsopb · 1 pointr/keto

I bought and really like this one so far. It's a postal scale. 440lb max

Smart Weigh Digital Heavy Duty Shipping and Postal Scale with Durable Stainless Steel Large Platform, 440 lbs Capacity x 6 oz Readability , UPS USPS Post Office Postal Scale and Luggage Scale https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0153I0418/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_x2FizbE89H9Q5

u/VinPeppBBQ · 1 pointr/Homebrewing

Ahh ok that makes sense. FWIW, this is the scale I use. Haven't had any issues and it's been pretty spot on.

u/the_acid_queen · 2 pointsr/AsianBeauty

I use these guys and they're great!

u/boredisaac · 2 pointsr/streetwearstartup

That is the most basic way to do it, but I've learned that paying for paying for shipping online is probably the most efficient way to do it. Plus they usually give a discounted rate for paying online. All you need is a printer and a postal scale (https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00SMHWZ42/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_awd_JuB3wb2YR63SY). You can even get shipping labels (https://www.amazon.com/dp/B001PF1BSE/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_awd_2uB3wbG6X4SXA) if you wanted to take your packaging a step higher. (Totally worth it imo)

Go to stamps.com or usps.com. Enter your package weight and dimensions. Purchase and print the label. Stick the label on the package and drop it off at a post office. Writing the address on the package isn't hard but I was taking at least a minute or more for each package and now and can get way more packages done in way less time. And don't have to wait in line at the post office anymore.

u/Logan_Chicago · 1 pointr/Coffee

It's an American Weight Scale AC-100. Only goes up to 100g (1/4 lb). Love it. I use it for measuring spices, salt, and my coffee beans. The OXO goes up to 10 lbs. so it's for bigger stuff.

u/misplaced_optimism · 2 pointsr/tea

I use one of these. I've had it for several years and it still works perfectly.

u/Kairiot · 1 pointr/Flipping

Use a scale here is the one I have, I like it and eBay's shipping calculator to get a good idea of the shipping cost. Unless if the item is very heavy, priority flat-rate is generally more expensive than a non-flat-rate box. I'd just do media mail for a dvd set through, you aren't amazon and buyers generally don't mind the "delay" of the media mail.

u/phagemasterflex · 2 pointsr/RCSources

I like the G20 pro a little better than the G20 standard. https://www.amazon.com/American-Weigh-GeminiPRO-GPR-20-Milligram/dp/B003STEJD4

u/hawkswin1 · 2 pointsr/Silverbugs

I recommend this tape for registered. If you use a shiny tape the post office stamp won’t work. They need to stamp something over the center opening and the stamp won’t stick to clear tape.

u/RainbowSpectrum · 1 pointr/Flipping

I have this scale. Works great and spot on accurate with my local ups scales.

Weighmax 2822-75LB postal shipping scale, Battery and AC Adapter Included Weighmax http://www.amazon.com/dp/B002U4OEDS/ref=cm_sw_r_udp_awd_S.SVub0MMXX3Q
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B002U4OEDS/ref=cm_sw_r_udp_awd_S.SVub0MMXX3Q

u/nasieo · 1 pointr/Flipping

I picked this one up about a month ago and its been great so far. http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B002U4OEDS

u/treectma · 1 pointr/Drugs

I use this scale for mg measuring. It's good quality and reasonably priced. Beware though, fitting a full g worth of weed/shrooms on the weighing dish is going to be a challenge (with this, or any other mg scale).

u/SgtFalstaff · 1 pointr/Homebrewing

This one has been great for me: https://smile.amazon.com/dp/B004W7IOV4/

u/dave965 · 2 pointsr/XWingTMG

Ok, thanks for the replies. Think I'm going to go with this, decent reviews and not too pricey.

u/jmb117 · 1 pointr/XWingTMG

This is the one I have. It works well for 2 mats, rolled together. Nozlen Document Poster Tube - Black Plastic Storage Tube Expands from 24.5" up to 40" with Clear ID Card Cap - Water and Light Resistant - Telescoping For Posters, Artwork and Drawings Model DT3001 https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00DGWRHQY/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_StgPAb76E0QK8

u/Bout350z · 5 pointsr/Flipping

I use this scale
It goes from 0.01 oz all the way to 110 lbs and is great for weighing small first class envelopes all the way up to larger FBA packages.

And at $29.99 it beats the ~$40 scale that only weighs up to 11 lbs that came from Staples.

u/ColoradoKEV15 · 2 pointsr/Flipping

Have this one and it works great, I found it on Pirateship.com

Accuteck ShipPro 110lbs x 0.1 oz. Digital Shipping Postal Scale, Black (W-8580-110-Black) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00KYA0RC2/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_k.UPBbMM25T0V

u/APotatoFlewAround_ · 1 pointr/Flipping

This is the scale I use. It's great for the price.

u/1977topps · 2 pointsr/Ebay

Here is the scale I use. It is $19.99 and weighs up to 75 pounds. I have used it for a few months and am very happy with it.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B002U4OEDS/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

u/NeenerNanner · 2 pointsr/leangains

Here's one. There are a lot online that you can order. I've seen some in Target for $15. They do have some up to $50 though.

edit: Seven dollars

Six Dollars

Free shipping too

u/Lodur · 6 pointsr/Nootropics

But like seriously, snag this scale and you won't even have to blink an eye at getting the right dose.

While you don't have to stress over the small stuff, I like being able to know about how much I'm taking.

u/Kendizzle · 8 pointsr/Flipping

Everyone couple of weeks, someone gives a link to this tape on amazon when it goes on sale, and it seems a lot of folks here are happy with it.

u/MrKane123 · 2 pointsr/Flipping

This It's the same one I've been using for years and so far knock on wood it's worked like a charm. Has the detached read out, can be battery powered (AAs) or plugged in (comes with adapter)

u/halothreefan · 1 pointr/Flipping

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00SMHWZ42/ref=oh_aui_search_detailpage?ie=UTF8&psc=1

$16.99 prime and goes from 1oz to 50lbs (iirc)

I use this one and am happy with it for what I need.

u/The_ME_Brews · 1 pointr/Homebrewing

The first item has a Hands On Review and there's four additional scale reviews below that. Also, you can search Amazon reviews for keywords, as shown here. Homebrew Finds scours for the deals, and then it's easy enough to research from there.

u/scalehelpyo · 1 pointr/Drugs

Also had my eye on this scale:

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B003STEJD4/ref=ox_sc_act_title_2?ie=UTF8&psc=1&smid=A1DVPD9Q368DLM

Looks solid, but i'm not too sure about it.

Also, not looking to spend anymore then $50

Thanks

u/kmully · 1 pointr/Flipping

I got a scale for ~$20 that was well reviewed. If I could go back and do it again I would get one where the display attaches via a cord so you can see the weight without having to pick the box off of the scale again.

This is the one I bought.

I would get something well reviewed like this.

u/6745408 · 4 pointsr/Coffee

Invest in a good grinder. Here are two items that you'll also need:

u/kibbycoupon · 2 pointsr/Ebay

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004W7IOV4/ref=oh_details_o02_s00_i01?ie=UTF8&psc=1 bought this one and LOVE it. it can stay on if its plugged in, if its via battery power it may turn off after a certain amount but i havent tested it for this

u/_imjosh · 1 pointr/Flipping

> try to get something like an Accutek acb440. It's got a huge capacity

who needs a 440lb capacity for flipping? The problem with some of these scales with really large capacity is they don't perform as well at the bottom of the range. Here's an amazon review:

"Scale does not register weights under 4oz. Still increments properly after that, just no good for very light objects."


>Just jump in and get a scale that will last forever. I got lucky with my scale, it's a Mettler-Toledo PS-60...$44 at my local thrift store where I found mine

sure, if you find that scale for $50, you should buy it. but if you need a scale now, get the ~70 lb accutek w/ the remote screen for $25-35.


edit: 110 lb accutek, this one

u/TMaccius · 1 pointr/Homebrewing

On measuring small quantities of yeast, there's a pretty good 100g scale with 0.01g resolution on Amazon for $11. It's a luxury, but a small one. I got one for salt additions. http://www.amazon.com/American-Weigh-Scale-Ac-100-Digital/dp/B003O5K3JQ

u/Marksta · 1 pointr/Flipping

What do you think of this one? 110 lbs and detachable face. https://www.amazon.com/Accuteck-ShipPro-Digital-Shipping-W-8580-110-Black/dp/B00KYA0RC2

Is the benefit of the detachable face for big packages that obscure the reading?

u/obomba · 1 pointr/trees

Here's one for $6.35 with free shipping.

u/Keegan19921 · 2 pointsr/SCREENPRINTING

https://www.amazon.com/Duck-Reinforced-Gummed-Inches-964913/dp/B0026RHV7A
like this one wet it apply it top and bottom of the screen and then dry it.

u/osirisad · 1 pointr/Flipping

I buy this when it goes on sale:
https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B005P7P9M2/ref=ya_aw_od_pi?ie=UTF8&psc=1

I bought it for $6.99 with free prime shipping last time around.

u/timeisaflatsquircle · 2 pointsr/Flipping

Amazon. I like this stuff for the price.

u/Liney3506 · 2 pointsr/Flipping

Probably time to just invest the $20 you'll save on postage into a new scale.

https://www.amazon.com/Accuteck-ShipPro-Digital-Shipping-W-8580-110-Black/dp/B00KYA0RC2

u/ohiomensch · 1 pointr/eBaySellerAdvice

https://www.amazon.com/Accuteck-ShipPro-Digital-Shipping-W-8580-110-Black/dp/B00KYA0RC2

This is the one that I have. It’s economical and pretty versatile. If you have a larger item you can still see the weight.

u/HarryRatsass · 1 pointr/Flipping

Not the same grade of tape. [This] (https://www.amazon.com/Duck-Performance-Packaging-1-88-Inch-441962/dp/B000GR5XCW/ref=sr_1_23?srs=2590846011&ie=UTF8&qid=1505823299&sr=8-23) is.

SPARCO can vary in quality as others have said. Usually it's very good.

u/rosesarered330 · 1 pointr/Flipping

I've been using this one for the past few months, and it works very well. My favorite thing about it is that the display is separate from the scale, so big packages don't cover it up and make it difficult to read.

https://www.amazon.com/Accuteck-ShipPro-Digital-Shipping-W-8580-110-Black/dp/B00KYA0RC2

u/marshallm900 · 3 pointsr/FRC

This should work nicely for you:
http://www.amazon.com/Smart-Weigh-Shipping-Stainless-Extendable/dp/B0153I0418/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1452095816&sr=8-4&keywords=package+scale

Also, you can find a local pet store and they will have scales large enough to weigh a robot.

u/obviouslyaman · 1 pointr/dnp

It's not hard to make caps. You'll need the following:

u/ifajig1 · 3 pointsr/trees

Lol. "expensive"

If you cant afford to spend $6.39 on a tiny wittle pocket scale then you need to smoke less weed.

http://www.amazon.com/Weigh-MS-500-BLK-Digital-Pocket-Scale/dp/B000P1NYE8/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1369020410&sr=8-4&keywords=pocket+scale

u/Toastedpubes · 1 pointr/Flipping

http://www.amazon.com/Weighmax-2822-75LB-shipping-Battery-Included/dp/B002U4OEDS/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1418780814&sr=8-3&keywords=shipping+scale&pebp=1418780819998 <<<<Scale

What type of box to put it in: If you sell a xbox 360 game, a padded bubble mailer will work just fine. Your ultimate goal is to limit the weight, while still securing the package. Shipping prices are based on weight/dimensions. If youre shipping something larger like a blender, then you would find a box big enough to fit it, while also allowing room for padding.


I stay away from mailing large things because its a pain in the ass to find a box big enough, and then after padding, shipping is like $30. All depends what your ROI is.

u/fsu_sketcher · 1 pointr/Drugs

I have this scale btw http://www.amazon.com/American-Weigh-GPR-20-Gemini-PRO-Milligram/dp/B003STEJD4 you don't even know how important it is for foxy.

This was just a one off mistake. My boy got a little over excited at the prospect of having MXE.

u/rockydbull · 1 pointr/Coffee

> Electric Kettle: https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B005YR0GDA/

It is amazing how much these have dropped in price. I remember when $50 was a deal.

> Scale: https://www.amazon.com/American-Weigh-Scale-Ac-100-Digital/dp/B003O5K3JQ/

That scale is small and designed for low weights.