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    Internet Trading

    Never done this, so want to make sure I know what to do when the time comes. To my understanding, this is what I would do. Correct me if I am wrong.
    1. Package cards in top loader and bubble envelope.
    2. Take to post office.
    3. They weigh it and you pay the shipping charges? Or can you do that at home and figure out the required postage and use regular stamps?

    Also wondering where you can get those bubble mailer envelopes? Thanks for the assistance.

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    Bubble mailer is iffy... you can pack cards just as good with cardboard on both sides and it's cheaper.

    You can do your own postage but make sure it's correct. If not, you're screwing over the person you're dealing with by either making them pay the extra postage or delaying their cards.

    Also it's always good to tape the top of the top loader so the card cannot slide out.

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    Some very good shipping tips can also be found here:
    How to safely ship.

    Bubble mailers and top loaders are you're best bet.

    I've been getting bubble mailers from:
    With shipping, it comes out to .16 cents per bubble mailer.
    Pretty darn cheap!

    You can also re-use bubble mailers you receive in the mail. Simply remove old labels and postage.

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    Nice post Bob! 100 CC for the help.



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    Hey thanks for the tip!I was paying $.33 a piece for my padded mailer's!Stupid me!I should know the market!

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    I had seen that "" on some bubble mailers I've received, and I tell you what: that is a heck of a lot cheaper than Staples (or Office Max) where I had been going. Plus, they have the small size, nice for card trading. Thanks for that link, Bob!

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    Here's what I do with my Garbage Pail Kids cards that I send (and this is what you can do if you're trading commons);

    I cut out cardboard, to the size of toploaders,

    then I place up to 35 cards b/t the 2 pieces of cardboard, place tape on all sides to hold it securely, then place it in a regular envelope.

    then I go to post office, and have them tell me what postage is.

    Don't try to guess, b/c you'll end up with insufficient postage.

    as an idea:

    1-5 cards = $0.49
    5-35 cards = $0.83 - $1.06

    this is postage for U.S. states

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    how much does it usually cost in postage for a 4X6 bubble mailer w/ around 5-10 cards in it?

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