Estate Sale beginning - kijiji ads - 1000 Bottles

RCO

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Do y’all know of any good websites to sell on I was using eBay but not enough profit to make the selling fees worth it

not sure the problem in Canada is Canada post's rates , you go to the post office with a small box and they want $18 to mail it even if its not going that far

so a lot of bottles if there worth $5 or $ 10 its usually not worth shipping them unless its a multi buy , a couple in same box maybe ?
 

Reelpro

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Yes Canada Post rates are expensive - I'm guessing they are still less than Couriers - have'nt checked ?
 

mctaggart67

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Regarding Canada Post's parcel rates, think about how much it costs to run a car. The current acceptable tax write-off in Canada is 59 cents per km. So, if you we out to garage sales or antique show such that you clocked a total of 50 km, then the total cost (gas, wear and tear, etc.) is about $30. We Canadians bitch, moan, complain and whine about the wrong things.
 

Reelpro

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Yes - perhaps rates will drop a little when this Covid driven mass of shipments ease a little.

Just shipped 2 boxes of bottles - 11- to NS from Bracebridge - $51

and one box of bottles - 3 - from Bracebridge to Montreal - $21

going Canada Post rate for standard shipment - no insurance

I am not quite sure how I get Free shipping on Amazon.ca when they send me a $25 item from china
 

RCO

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Yes - perhaps rates will drop a little when this Covid driven mass of shipments ease a little.

Just shipped 2 boxes of bottles - 11- to NS from Bracebridge - $51

and one box of bottles - 3 - from Bracebridge to Montreal - $21

going Canada Post rate for standard shipment - no insurance

I am not quite sure how I get Free shipping on Amazon.ca when they send me a $25 item from china


just curious what bottles were worth spending $50 to ship all the way to nova scotia ?

no not sure how amazon is able to charge less for shipping when its so expensive here

I doubt rates will drop , that " temporary fuel surcharge " never went away that they add to the rate
 

RCO

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Bottles to NS were rare pop bottles.

Orange Crush and a few other very hard to find bottles.

Orange crush bottles generally are not considered rare other than the 30 oz embossed bottle

there was an antique mall in barrie selling embossed and amber orange crush bottles for $10 each about a year ago , seller had a large assortment of them , I only bought 1 though it was an odd size

soda bottles must be hard to come by in nova scotia if he was willing to pay that much for them

I find the east coast in mostly sellers , I've been selling things on ebay like books and postcards but rarely do I ever sell an item to atlantic Canada , have bought some neat items from sellers in places like newfoundland though , I bought a book from a seller in st johns a couple weeks ago

usually if I sell a book on ebay 80 % of the time its somewhere in Ontario often around Toronto , also the odd BC or western buyer . have sold the odd item to nova scotia before , very rarely would I sell anything to Newfoundland , New Brunswick or PEI
 

RCO

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Bottles to NS were rare pop bottles.

Orange Crush and a few other very hard to find bottles.

you posted a neat bottle from NB I enjoyed learning about that one

I looked thru your ads earlier I don't recall seeing any bottles from Nova Scotia ? did you have other east coast bottles or were they all bottles from major brands like Orange crush etc ?

a few weeks back I looked thru facebook marketplace the ads posted in atlantic Canada trying to id east coast bottles I hadn't seen before and there was tons of soda bottles for sale in atlantic Canada , aren't that hard to find there
 

mrosman

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Orange crush bottles generally are not considered rare other than the 30 oz embossed bottle

there was an antique mall in barrie selling embossed and amber orange crush bottles for $10 each about a year ago , seller had a large assortment of them , I only bought 1 though it was an odd size

soda bottles must be hard to come by in nova scotia if he was willing to pay that much for them

I find the east coast in mostly sellers , I've been selling things on ebay like books and postcards but rarely do I ever sell an item to atlantic Canada , have bought some neat items from sellers in places like newfoundland though , I bought a book from a seller in st johns a couple weeks ago

usually if I sell a book on ebay 80 % of the time its somewhere in Ontario often around Toronto , also the odd BC or western buyer . have sold the odd item to nova scotia before , very rarely would I sell anything to Newfoundland , New Brunswick or PEI
 

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