Virtual swap meet

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Virtual swap meet

Post by Dropacent » Mon Mar 16, 2020 12:40 pm

We need to keep the old car hobby moving. Think about this. If you never done it before, it’s easy to post items and sell right here. If you don’t know how to post pics, take advantage of the kids and grandkids being home to show you how. With the great postal system we have, you never even have to leave your house. They will send free boxes right to you. Bigger items are easy to ship also. Fed ex is my favorite, but that’s just me. My ads aren’t new to you, but as you can see, the pile is constantly changing.
Let me know if anything pulls your trigger. Tmorsher@icloud.com is the way to reach me. PLEASE, no PMs or messages here. The quickest way is to email me, tmorsher@icloud.com thanks!
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Re: Virtual swap meet

Post by Michael Paul » Mon Mar 16, 2020 1:09 pm

I'm with you Tim, we had the same idea you beat me by a few minutes. I'm sure we're just a couple of the many thinking the same thing

I'd like to propose all of us in the old car Hobie come together on this.

Let's show what American get it done spirit is all about!

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Re: Virtual swap meet

Post by dmdeaton » Mon Mar 16, 2020 1:18 pm

Tim
Got any more tachometers?


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Re: Virtual swap meet

Post by Dropacent » Mon Mar 16, 2020 1:40 pm

I have one at home, I can send pics in a couple weeks when I get home. Remind me. Thanks!


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Re: Virtual swap meet

Post by Dropacent » Mon Mar 16, 2020 1:42 pm

Great minds........, right Michael ? I packed your item this morning.

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Re: Virtual swap meet

Post by TRDxB2 » Mon Mar 16, 2020 2:30 pm

I'm available to whomever needs help posting pictures. From some prior discussions: some people have a problem getting the picture from their phone to their computer; others adding it to their posting. And in some cases they see it sideways and think that they did something wrong. Not sure if their is a HELP all these

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Re: Virtual swap meet

Post by perry kete » Mon Mar 16, 2020 4:46 pm

Frank,
Thanks for the offer to post pictures. Would please post one of Barbie Benton when she was the centerfold of Playboy!
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Re: Virtual swap meet

Post by tdump » Mon Mar 16, 2020 5:09 pm

How does the free boxes thing work?
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Re: Virtual swap meet

Post by perry kete » Mon Mar 16, 2020 5:22 pm

"How Does the free boxes thing work"

Mack,
Go to the U.S. Post Office site on the internet and open an account with them. There is no charge for an account but you need to sign in with a password every time just like any other site. Then when you're on the site you go to the "Shipping Supplies" section and order the box sizes you want at no charge. They do charge for some items but most are free. They will deliver them with your regular mail. You can also do pick up requests for your packages and they will come to your door to pick it up. You can open an account with them and purchase and print shipping labels on this site too. You can do all your mailing from home. You would need to purchase an accurate scale to weigh your package on in order to buy a label.
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Re: Virtual swap meet

Post by Dropacent » Mon Mar 16, 2020 5:48 pm

Dennis said just about all, Mack. It’s very easy. Wifey does it for me. Ask if you need more help. Don’t get too worried about an accurate scale. If you are close, it’ll count. The Flat Rate boxes are great. Unless you are selling lead buckshot, you will likely never reach the weight limits. Also, regional rate A and B boxes are a great value. That’s saves a lot of money over priority prices. We ship dozens of things every month, and have for years now. Very rarely have to step into a post office. I’m a huge fan of the Post Office.


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Re: Virtual swap meet

Post by tdump » Mon Mar 16, 2020 7:58 pm

Thanks for the info. I will probably miss out on a few bucks I would make taking some of my other topic junk to a couple swap meets this spring and I might go to ebaying or something a bit more to make up the difference. I don't have alot that I could post here that is T oriented
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Re: Virtual swap meet

Post by Scott Gilham » Mon Mar 16, 2020 8:12 pm

Howdy all, My daughter just told me about a postage site called "Pirate Ship". She just showed me the site saturday. She has saved a couple bucks + on shipping and the label looks like a USPS label. I know I'll be looking into it.

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Re: Virtual swap meet

Post by Henry K. Lee » Mon Mar 16, 2020 9:48 pm

Super Idea, me like.

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Re: Virtual swap meet

Post by dobro1956 » Mon Mar 16, 2020 10:00 pm

Good idea, I have been "virtual" for many years, but now would be a good time for all the other sellers to come out of the wood work. I just posted my first "virtual swap meet" item. A Columbo cross drive magneto setup that was loaded and headed to Chickasha. I hope to see many more Chickasha items show up here for all to see.


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Re: Virtual swap meet

Post by tdump » Mon Mar 16, 2020 10:03 pm

I think 1 thing for sure,high dollar items we would normally look at and buy at a swap meet,need to have PLENTY of insurance and need to be WELL packed.
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Re: Virtual swap meet

Post by D Stroud » Tue Mar 17, 2020 4:07 am

Mack, post your non T related items on the classifieds anyway, you never know what someone may be looking for. As far as I know, there isn't an "off topic" parts for sale thread, at least not yet. JMHO Dave
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Post by Henry K. Lee » Tue Mar 17, 2020 6:56 am

I would list "For Sale Era Related" and let others decide whether to click on it or not.

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Re: Virtual swap meet

Post by TRDxB2 » Tue Mar 17, 2020 11:33 am

perry kete wrote:
Mon Mar 16, 2020 4:46 pm
Frank,
Thanks for the offer to post pictures. Would please post one of Barbie Benton when she was the centerfold of Playboy!
Here you go Dennis
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Looks like the virus is getting in the way of everything

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Re: Virtual swap meet

Post by dobro1956 » Tue Mar 17, 2020 2:12 pm

I have well over a thousand e-bay auctions and hundreds of sales here on the forum as well as lots of International sales. Using a little common sense and good packing I have had very, very, few damaged items. Maybe 10 items total.
Probably more than a hundred of the items were over a thousand dollars per item. All sent thru the mail.
I no longer buy insurance. Its almost impossible to get a claim paid for. They always try to find some way to say it was your fault. I figured that if I had 100 items shipped with no insurance , the savings on paying for the insurance, would allow me to "self insure" I passed that point a long time ago. Self insuring is not for everyone, but it worked out well for me.
The Columbo mag mentioned above is sold (pending payment) It took about a hour to box it properly and it is ready to go to Montana to its new owner thanks to the MTFCA.


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Re: Virtual swap meet

Post by Dropacent » Tue Mar 17, 2020 3:17 pm

A great packing job is the best insurance

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Post by Henry K. Lee » Tue Mar 17, 2020 3:43 pm

Been doing the same, claims are a joke, pack well and get a tracking number!

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Re: Virtual swap meet

Post by perry kete » Tue Mar 17, 2020 3:53 pm

Thanks Frank for posting my friend Barbie as I always viewed her like this :shock: .You are correct that the virus is in the way or at least your sign is! Now if I can just get my blood pressure regulated again. And I will say she is in the correct section of the forum under "classified parts!"
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Re: Virtual swap meet

Post by Mark Gregush » Tue Mar 17, 2020 10:42 pm

Two things; sent the tracking number to the buyer and add sold to the title when done. :)
I know the voices aren't real but damn they have some good ideas! :shock:

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Dropacent wrote:
Mon Mar 16, 2020 12:40 pm
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With the great postal system we have, you never even have to leave your house. They will send free boxes right to you. Bigger items are easy to ship also. Fed ex is my favorite, but that’s just me. My ads aren’t new to you, but as you can see, the pile is constantly changing.
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