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Steve Mills

Is this a resurgence of the eBay we came to love?

Posted Friday, September 3, 2010, at 10:38 AM
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  • I have only conversed with blueanjell through this blog so I do not have a direct e-mail address. Hopefully they did not live IN the city since that seems to have been hit the worst.

    I will try to track them down or if someone knows who they are, please check on them. I will start a blog that will hope fully catch their attention if they are online.

    Regarding the boxes, whew!, you thought of many angles. We use recycled boxes all the time and have no issues with the USPS but don't use any of the other services. I am guessing they do not want printed bar code labels messing with their own. We cross them out if they are showing.

    Yes, if people are not thinking and put personal information on the inside of the box, they could cause themselves a problem. Since we are not doing the test, we do not know if they have included special instructions about their use.

    eBay and the USPS already print a free box if used for Priority Mail. If it becomes popular I would bet they will offer these free as well. The original 100,000 boxes will probably go pretty fast.

    I would bet that they will eventually offer an award for the box that goes the furthest, has the most unique history, etc.

    But you are right, many will disappear into private collections or be recycled in more typical ways for cardboard. The ones we do not use in our eBay business are used in the winter and fall for starting our wood burner.

    I am curious what sellers will be used in the test market. Guess time will tell.

    -- Posted by stevemills on Mon, Sep 6, 2010, at 9:48 AM
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