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* General Online Selling Questions & Issues / Re: Bubble Wrap at better price
« Last post by WayOutWest on September 18, 2020, 10:13:04 PM »
*ugh* best of luck with it. I completely hear ya on hoping it's not too damaged. Had a bunch of stuff end up damaged on its way back to me because of the way they returned it :( Hope yours comes back all okay.
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* General Online Selling Questions & Issues / Re: Bubble Wrap at better price
« Last post by uncleleroy on September 14, 2020, 05:27:52 PM »
While on occasion I purchase shipping supplies from Uline or Amazon, I do most of it now from eBay and some from Staples (when the price is right, heavy, and I'm too lazy to go out and pick it up).

My bubble wrap is getting low along with my stay-flat mailers. I'm going to have to start looking around now and figure out where to go before it gets too late and I have to shut down the bay store. Gotta buy some boxes also because I am having the inventory that is stuck in a warehouse (mentioned on another thread) sent back to me. Hopefully it won't be too damaged to sell. Would suck to not even be able to break even on that debacle.
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* Amazon Central / Re: Amazon Prime Day 2020 Postponed Due to Covid
« Last post by WayOutWest on September 09, 2020, 03:54:33 AM »
*ugh!* Sorry to hear about stuck in long-term warehouse and that sales are down for ya :(   Glad to hear enrollment picked back up so that you can be teaching the same course load. 

I've been meaning to reach out to Donna, but keeps slipping my mind.  I think of it in middle of night and then in daytime hours I've got mind on all the stuff I need to be doing.  Spent basically most of the past month working on a used car I bought (a little ford fiesta hatchback). 

Added tow baseplate on front so I can tow it with box truck, along with all the other bits (permanently installed braking system for use when towing, battery disconnect switch, etc) and added a hitch on back because, why not? Since I'm having to do wiring to rear lights for towing it, might as well do a hitch and wiring for a hitch while I'm at it :)  Between the researching of what to order, how to install it, ordering and waiting for parts to arrive, and actually doing it, it became quite the project *lol*

Other skills I've acquired this year include upping my cooking game with online cooking classes, and learning how to refill freon and replace the fan motor and capacitor in central air unit.

Haven't been able to go on a buying trip to New Mexico, what with the Covid thing.  I dunno if you heard, but at one point it was so bad out there that they quarantined the town of Gallup, closing off the exit ramps on the interstate and barricading the other highway through town. With no shows, though, not being able to go buy stuff isn't a huge loss.  It would be a great time to find some of the nicer pieces of jewelry that are hard to come by, though.

The shows are, of course, completely shut down.  And it looks like the shutdown of shows is going to go until next summer. The winter and spring ones are having their meetings in the next couple of months to determine their fate.  Was at Houston Rodeo when the hammer dropped in March and the show had basically just started. Spent the next three months, all day, every day, trying to get pandemic unemployment processed by the state offices here.  I finally got it by joining numerous others at the doors of the administrative offices at the capital. It's disgraceful what a mess the unemployment offices & system have become.  Even today I see stories of people who have been out of work since March and are still trying to get their unemployment; meanwhile, they're getting further and further in debt and closer and closer to eviction. Smh

BTW, the chef that teaches the online classes I've been doing has several free videos out there, if you're interested.  Most of his videos are on facebook, but some are on youtube as well.  Chef Todd Mohr.  Facebook videos are at https://www.facebook.com/Chef.Todd.Mohr/videos/ His whole thing is teaching methods and no recipes allowed, with the exception of baking (since you have to have specific ratios of ingredients for baking).
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* General Online Selling Questions & Issues / Re: Bubble Wrap at better price
« Last post by WayOutWest on September 09, 2020, 03:11:17 AM »
I haven't shopped for it in awhile (I still have part of a roll) but it was cheaper than I've seen.
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* General Online Selling Questions & Issues / Re: Bubble Wrap at better price
« Last post by uncleleroy on September 04, 2020, 09:58:31 PM »
Cheap. Even better than Amazon pricing, isn't it?
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* Amazon Central / Re: Amazon Prime Day 2020 Postponed Due to Covid
« Last post by uncleleroy on September 04, 2020, 09:57:10 PM »
We have saved a lot by not eating out as well. The college is completely online and enrollment was down. Enrollment picked up so I'm teaching the same course load as any other year. It also helped that tax season was extended for 3 months and I was one of a handful of lucky people picked to work from April 16 until July 15. Online sales tanked since I am/was/am again almost all FBA. My issue right now is that one of my SKUs is stuck at a warehouse for long-term inventory. Trying to get that moved out to other warehouses has been a pain in the neck. Some is slowly trickling out but still have a couple thousand bucks tied up with no way to get it sold until it is transferred out.

Oh well, I could be pushing up daisies so I'm counting my blessings.

How is everything going with you? Have you heard from Donna lately? How is she doing (if you happen to know)?
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* Amazon Central / Re: Amazon Prime Day 2020 Postponed Due to Covid
« Last post by WayOutWest on September 03, 2020, 10:38:02 PM »
Yeah, 2020 is pretty much just one big cancel. Hope your online sales are going well. That seems to be pretty much the only thing good about this year. :/  I have saved quite a bit by not eating out and going without haircuts, so there's that lol
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* General Online Selling Questions & Issues / Bubble Wrap at better price
« Last post by WayOutWest on September 03, 2020, 10:34:50 PM »
Came across this and thought I'd share. Bubble wrap for less than half of uline price and free shipping!

https://www.americanbubbleboy.com/collections/12-inch-bubble/products/bubble-wrap%C2%AE-350
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* Amazon Central / Re: Amazon Prime Day 2020 Postponed Due to Covid
« Last post by uncleleroy on July 24, 2020, 09:18:41 PM »
I don't know that there is really a point in having it this year. But hey, we'll see how things shake out. I wouldn't be surprised if it eventually got cancelled though.
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* Amazon Central / Re: Just saying "hello"
« Last post by uncleleroy on July 24, 2020, 09:17:43 PM »
I've been busy. Since tax season was extended until July 15, I was busy doing that as well as trying to manage my own business and still make time for my students. Now that tax season is over, I have lots and lots of stuff to do to get caught up but never have enough time in the day. At least I'm making headway. Just hard to do some stuff with the wife now working remotely from home in her new job. But I'm not complaining. Less honey-do list I can get done  :laugh
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