Best mail supplies & shipping supplies according to redditors
We found 1,083 Reddit comments discussing the best mail supplies & shipping supplies. We ranked the 472 resulting products by number of redditors who mentioned them. Here are the top 20.
1. ACCUTECK All-in-1 Series W-8250-50bs A-Pt 50 Digital Shipping Postal Scale with Ac Adapter, Silver
Fold up mailer holder--stand upright to 90 degrees for rolling tubes and irregular packagesCapacity--up to 50lbs, sensitivity--0.1oz（0-25lb), 0.2oz(25-50lb), reading modes--pounds/ounces, ounces, kilograms/grams, gramsKey functions--tare(allow you to reset the display to 0.0), hold (especially for...
2. Accuteck ShipPro 110lbs x 0.1 oz. Digital Shipping Postal Scale, Black (W-8580-110-Black)
Capacity: 110 lb. capacity; Accuracy: 0.1oz, Reading Modes: Pounds/ounces, ounces, kilograms/grams, gramsData cannot be transfered through USB cableExtended cord with Large Backlit energy saving display; Has Hold, Tare functionNewest technology for easy calibration. Two way sided fold up mailer hol...
3. Sparco Sealing Tape Transparent Heavy Duty, 48mm x 50m, 6 Rolls (60041)
Sealing tape features high-performance, all-season adhesive for excellent holding power during extreme hot or cold temperaturesMade of pressure-sensitive poly materialResists abrasions and splitting, assuring safe delivery of boxes
4. Weighmax 2822-75LB postal shipping scale, Battery and AC Adapter Included
Postal scalemailing scaleshipping scale
5. Fast Weigh Digital Precision Pocket Scale 600g x 0.1g (Black), MS-600-BLK
PORTABLE SCALE: This digital food scale measures 2.2" x 2.8", so it's the perfect size for measuring on the go. Use it to measure food, coffee, spices, tea, or medication.DURABLE & COMPACT: This mini food scale is perfect for travel and can fit in your bag. Plus, it easily converts between grams (g)...
6. Digital Shipping Postal Scale, Package Postage Scale 55lbs. x 0.01lbs. (Black), PS-25
VERSATILE ELECTRONIC SCALE: This digital scale measures 8" x 8" x 2.8", so it's the perfect size for measuring on the go. Use it to measure packages, boxes, food portions, or ingredients.DURABLE & COMPACT: This shipping scale is perfect for travel and can fit in your bag. Plus, it easily converts be...
7. American Weigh Scales Gemini Series Precision Digital Milligram Scale, Black, 20 G x 0.001 (GPR-20)
Comes with all accessories: including case with calibration weight and clear flip lidExtreme precision: perfect for weighing small amounts of volume between 1 and 20MG such as pet medication, ingredients, and herbsMultiple Weighing Units: Weighs in six different weighing units: (g, oz, ozt, dwt, ct,...
8. American Weigh Scales AC Series Digital Pocket Weight Scale, Black, 100g x 0.01g (AC-100)
Compact: with a size no larger than a cellphone, the scale is small and easy to transportDurable: a flip cover and strong stainless steel components makes the device durable for travel which complements the small sizeUnparalelled Accuracy: accuracy to 100th of a gram with flexible measurements and s...
9. SC Series Precision Digital Kitchen Weight Scale with Adapter, Food Measuring Scale, 2kg x 0.1g (Silver), AMW-SC-2KGA
LIGHTWEIGHT PRECISION SCALE: This portable digital food scale measures 5" x 4.1" x 0.7", making it perfect for baking or cooking. Use it to weigh butter, sugar, flour, and other ingredients.WEIGHING BOWL: You'll receive a durable bowl that can hold coffee, grains, and any other ingredients that you ...
10. Smart Weigh Digital Heavy Duty Shipping and Postal Scale with Durable Stainless Steel Large Platform, 440 lbs Capacity x 6 oz Readability, UPS USPS Post Office Postal Scale and Luggage Scale
Smart Design: Sleek, wide platform holds large packages while long extendable cord allows user to read package weight easily no matter how big the item. Weight reading is displayed on an easy to read LCD display. Perfect for both a home office or professional businessHeavy Duty: Crafted with a durab...
11. Valuemailers 2.5 Mil Poly Mailers Envelopes Bags, 10x13-inch, 100 Bags, White
Genuine ValueMailers Trademarked ProductWater, Tear and Puncture resistant.Pressure sensitive adhesive provides a high strength durable closure, water and dirt resistantHigh-efficiency mailers are perfect for a wide variety of non-fragile items.
12. UltraShip 55 lb. Digital Postal Shipping & Kitchen Scale
Huge 55 lb / 25 kg capacityTare, Hold, and auto-off featureRemovable flex face display for weighing oversized boxes.Letter Tube Holder and Mail/Envelope Holder - Even weigh Kitchen Food Items!Lifetime / 30 year International WarrantyAC adapter (Not included)
13. Ascher Sc
The elite series is designed with a stainless steel platform and a flip-open lid to protect the delicate weighing surface; This scale is a lightweight and compact size solution for all your portable weighing tasksWeighs up to 200 grams in 0.01 gram increments, to guarantee you an accurate and precis...
14. EcoBox 18 x 18 Inches No.20 Instapak Quick Room Temperature Bags (E-2030-1)
The ultimate protection for your fragile shipments.Chemical reaction that causes expansion of the foam is activated simply by the touch of your hands in room temperature.No messy clean ups, plugged nozzles, or loose parts.Recommended box size for expansion: 10" x 10" x 10".1 bag sold per purchase.
15. Smart Weigh Digital Shipping and Postal Weight Scale, 110 pounds x 0.1 oz, UPS USPS Post Office Scale
SMART DESIGN – Professional Postal Scale with wide platform to easily weigh a variety of package and mail sizes. Weight reading is displayed on an easy to read, backlit LCD display. AC Adapter included, Display unit has a long extendable cord that can be easily mounted on the wall. Perfect for eit...
16. AMERICAN WEIGH SCALES BT2 Series Digital Gram Pocket Weight Scale, Black, 200 X 0.01G (AMW-BT2-201)
Compact: with a size no larger than a cellphone, the scale is small, compact and easy to transportDurable: a flip cover and strong stainless steel components makes the device durable for travelUnparalelled Accuracy: accuracy to 100th of a gram with flexible measurements and small capacityMultiuse: f...
17. 5col Rugged Geocache Waterproof Storage Tubes - Clear/Plastic, 5-pack
Weatherproof, Airtight; Will withstand submersion, overpressure, underpressure (within reason)Cache Tubes' Compact Dimensions of 5-1/8 in. long by 1-1/4 in. diameter allow it to fit easily in pockets, backpacks, purses, first aid kits, survival kits, glove compartments, and more.Impact Resistant, Fo...
18. Online Fabric Store Charcoal Pick & Pluck Foam - 1" x 10.5" x 14.5"
Material: Polyether FoamThickness: 1"Width: 10.5"Length: 14.5"Density: 0.9 lbs per cubic foot
19. Pratt PRA0023 100% Recycled Corrugated Cardboard Box, 9" Length x 6" Width x 4" Height, Kraft
100 percent recycled corrugated box for packing, shipping, and storing32 ECT grade for standard stacking performanceRectangular shape fits various itemsMade of single wall C flute corrugated fiberboard with standard kraft colorShipped flat to reduce shipping costs and storage space
20. Nozlen Document Poster Tube - Black Plastic Storage Tube Expands from 24.5" up to 40" with Clear ID Card Cap - Water and Light Resistant - Telescoping for Posters, Artwork and Drawings Model DT3001
Affordable, Black Plastic Telescoping Document Poster Tube with 3.5" diameter that expands from 24.5" up to 40" is ideal for artists, architects, and poster collectorsPoster Tube is made of a very rigid plastic to protect contents from bending or creasing in transit. Tube is also water and light res...
The most important thing with scales is stated tolerance. If you have a 0.001g readable scale but with no tolerance than. 1mg may be off by upwards of 10mg! Now, most are not off by that much, but with no guarantee from the manufacturer, should you risk it?
The most common MG scale is the Gemini 20. A member on reddit with access to high grade lab calibration weights and equipment calculated the Gemini 20 has a tolerance of around 4 to 5mg, however it was a non linear error... Meaning that the tolerance changed based on the weight in the weigh boat.
There's also a pro version of the Gemini 20. It has a double calibration, a linear error, and a stated tolerance of +-2mg. It's what I use, a D what I would say is the best price for the features.
The American Weigh Scale - 2kg x 0.1g gets a lot of recommendations. I got another scale similar to this one in looks, but different brand - the one I got has done ok for about 2 years on one change of batteries. It is a bit slow in coming to a reading, though - a couple seconds to stabilize. So if using to measure shot weight, need to cut off a bit before you hit your preferred output.
Hario Skerton - $32
Skerton ring upgrade - $11
Gooseneck kettle - $35
The kettle isn't nearly as necessary as the grinder upgrade but it would help with pourover. I would definitely recommend getting a burr grinder though, I had a similar setup to yours for a long time and the skerton totally blew my mind. I also haven't tried the ring upgrade personally but I have had issues with the skerton in coarser settings and that's exactly what it's for so I thought I'd mention it.
Edit: I just noticed you didn't have a scale there. I would definitely get a scale instead of the kettle, [this one] (https://www.amazon.com/dp/B008FSHPNO/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_oDDHzb5FS147N) is $20 and works really well.
Our team bought a postal scale last year similar to this one. We balance a big piece of wood on it then zero it and put the robot on. Weighing it is super important because you don't want to be drilling massive holes or taking off components in the pits. I've seen teams spend hours in the pits sawing and drilling because they were overweight.
Edit: looks like marshallm900 and I had the same idea.
"Burning" is an outdated term that comes from kratom having been sold as incense.
The Kratom 101 has a lot of good general information. You are going to need to get a few different strains and start trying them out. u/ko951 put together this list of vendors who offer samplers. After that, your best course of action is to get yourself a scale and try different strains and keep notes - dosages, effects, pros & cons, etc.
Kratom affects people differently so it is hard to predict exactly what to expect, especially when starting out. Finding what works can take some time, patience, and trial and error. Many times people starting out think that it is not 'working' at first. Some of that is about managing expectations.
A note about "less is more" You will see people here say all the time that "less is more." This is because kratom has a ceiling effect at which point more kratom will not get you more of the feeling that less kratom gives you. Unlike opioids, kratom has diminishing returns and eventually any good feelings you had will be give way to severe discomfort and probably puking yourself inside out. However, When using kratom to alleviate symptoms of withdrawal from opiates, you may need higher doses depending on your situation and people who have been through this generally advise to use whatever amount takes care of your withdrawals and then taper down to a reasonable minimal maintenance dose as you progress.
In addition to the help people will give you in this thread, here are some previous discussions that may you might find useful/helpful as well. I have put the ones directly talking about methadone near the top but I have also included other discussions about using kratom for withdrawal from other opioids:
Some Outside Resources:**
I hope that you will be able to find helpful things here and I sincerely wish you the best
Everyone couple of weeks, someone gives a link to this tape on amazon when it goes on sale, and it seems a lot of folks here are happy with it.
Accuteck scales on Amazon are pretty popular around here. It's useful to have one where the LCD screen can be moved away from the scale (for when you have large boxes). I have this one: https://www.amazon.com/Accuteck-ShipPro-Digital-Shipping-W-8580-110-Black/dp/B00KYA0RC2/ref=sxin_5_ac_d_pm?ac_md=2-1-QmV0d2VlbiAkMjUgYW5kICQ1MA%3D%3D-ac_d_pm&keywords=shipping+scale&pd_rd_i=B00KYA0RC2&pd_rd_r=d8ca9b1f-d86a-4264-bd5e-d2db980ab1a3&pd_rd_w=Bg3hS&pd_rd_wg=PA9Uw&pf_rd_p=aed08533-d0f3-456a-bfcd-3ec60fc417c9&pf_rd_r=5PNA399EWXFBFQ99B9TT&psc=1&qid=1569514644&s=gateway
Don't spend too much time on a business plan. It's more important to get some practice at actually selling things. Good luck!
If you are just doing this split, go with USPS flat-rate.
Also, DO NOT trust the self-adhesive, use tape to ensure a good seal.
If you are planning on truly getting in on the box split game.
This is what I have:
I mostly ship First Class.
Smart phone scanner app
Godaddy Bookkeeping subscription
Thermal label makers such as Dymo 450 plus House Labels 30334 R (make sure any labels you get are removable)
Regular printer and half sheet labels for printing
"Sell as set", "Do Not Separate" etc stickers
Boxes large enough send in the items
Packing material to pack around the items
EDIT: Forgot about tape. You will need lots of it. This is the best tape in the world.
Make sure it weighs grams, oz and pounds. Also check that the screen is not placed on the weighing platform. My old food scale was like that and when I would put bigger items on I wouldn’t be able to read the screen. Some scales also have a top that folds up 90 degrees to hold bigger items, but a shoe box also works for that. I use a smaller “jewelry” scale for items less than an oz. or two
ACCUTECK All-in-1 Series W-8250-50bs A-Pt 50 Digital With Ac Adapter, Silver https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00SMHWZ42/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_eCdMAbG14WMAW
I have this one now, that I got on amazon for about $17. It’s nice because it takes batteries but also can plug into the wall and has all of the features I talked about above.
But like seriously, snag this scale and you won't even have to blink an eye at getting the right dose.
While you don't have to stress over the small stuff, I like being able to know about how much I'm taking.
Buy mailers here.
Print postage at a discount through paypal with this link after you're logged in.
Buy a scale to weigh packages if you don't already own one. Even a cheap $10-20 one from amazon or eBay, whatever.
EDIT : The USPS website is good for ordering FREE supplies as well. You'll eventually need small flat rate boxes at least. I wouldn't pay for anything through them, the markup is crazy. Amazon has 6 pack rolls of tape atm for $7 as an add-on item as well.
Link for the lazy
Gemini-20 and Gemini-PRO on Amazon!
I have this American Weigh Gemini Pro20....
Measures 20x .001g, is dependable and cheap...~ $50.00 more or less.....with a 10 year warranty which I've used once already...with no issues
I find it to be professional and dependable....
Remember that when you use it it has to be in a draft-free location away from any electronics like your smart phone....
I bought this. So far so good.
Books: This is what I said when replying to another thread for book recommendations. I love the CherryPicker's Guide - these will pay for themselves over and over. I don't personally recommend Striking it Rich, but to each their own. I'd rather see you "creep" a coin forum where die varieties and mint errors are discussed and new finds shared than spend a ton on books right out of the gate. I might also recommend learning about the entire minting process (I think a book called From Mine to Mint?) - this will help you understand how die varieties and mint errors are created in the first place and eliminate the confusion between a true doubled die and something like strike doubling.
Bookmarks: John Wexler has a very useful site called doubleddie.com with lots of images and descriptions of die varieties. CONECA has a Master Listing of all known die varieties for US Coins and a forum (that, honestly, I rarely visit because no one ever replies to my posts there.) These are just a couple examples; there are tons of great websites out there for you to reference (even PCGS and NGC have some nice high-quality images of varieties they attribute, which also can be very helpful when determining value.) Start building your set of web bookmarks and it will make things easier for you in the long run. PCGS Photograde is a free online reference to help you learn how to grade US Coins, for example.
Loupe: I'm always happy to recommend the BelOMO 10x Triplet Loupe - it's the loupe I've been using for about a decade now. IMO 10x is large enough to see even tiny varieties, and you'll mostly be concerned with the quality of the glass and metal. Lots of those cheap plastic loupes say they are higher magnifications, but aren't, or the "glass" isn't even glass (let alone high-quality glass.) I like the shape of the loupe and the texture of it - if your hands get sweaty, it won't slip out (like the cheaper chrome-plated examples you find at every coin shop.) You really, really want good quality glass here - save your eyes - and the better quality glass and larger field of vision (wider glass) the easier it will be on you. Cheap loupes make it hard to focus properly.
Magnet: Get yourself a decently strong magnet - this will help diagnose some bad counterfeits out there. I think I got mine at a local hardware store. I'm always amazed when a coin shop doesn't USE the magnet and buys a bunch of fakes...like, did we forget how to deal coins today or something?
Scale: I have been using an AWS SC-2kg scale for a few years now with decent results. My older version doesn't have an AC Adapter (just battery operated.) This will also help you diagnose counterfeits and other various mint errors.
Lamps: IKEA sells their Jansjo gooseneck LED lamps for less than ten bucks. They have a few different styles of these including some with clamps. They will be bright enough for variety hunting and if you get a few of them can be useful in coin imaging.
I tried to use gloves, I really did. But when you drop half the coins because the cotton is too slippery, it's best to learn how to properly hold a coin in your hand. I bought a really nice set of coin tongs in person at a coin shop somewhere - can't remember where - but they are sold on Amazon and eBay now. The problem with them, though, is that the company is in Germany and the shipping is more than the cost of the item.
I'd start learning how to image your coins as you look for varieties and errors. If you can take a good image of a die variety, chances are someone will be able to help you attribute it. I've never had good luck with the cheapo LED USB microscopes that are available, they all take crappy images, don't work with my computer, etc. I've returned every one. This could be an entire other discussion, honestly.
I love using my tablet (I maxed out with an iPad Pro a couple years ago) for reference books and cherrypicking on eBay. It's wonderful to have a ton of reference books/manuals/coin images handy and portable.
Other than that - best of luck to you, and we'll do our best to help. Just remember at the beginning to take a breath before you get all amped up and start thinking you've found a valuable variety on every coin you see. I've seen it so many times - new person shows up, posts thirty threads about thirty different coins, none of which have usable images (all out of focus for example) and then gets butt hurt when people tell them their coins are worth face value.
Don't take it personally.
It takes time and persistence to learn how to find real varieties. THEY ARE OUT THERE, though...I just found a nice 1934 DDO Quarter in a bag someone told me fifty times had been searched and searched (he's just that kind of a person, though, so I just ignored him.)
Like Pick and Pluck foam but harder?
I use this scale
It goes from 0.01 oz all the way to 110 lbs and is great for weighing small first class envelopes all the way up to larger FBA packages.
And at $29.99 it beats the ~$40 scale that only weighs up to 11 lbs that came from Staples.
I've been using this one for years and love it
Other things to keep in mind with eBay for sellers coming from Poshmark:
Give yourself a realistic handling time. When something sells, your handling time is how long you have to get it to the post office and scanned. I used to keep a 1 day handling time, but I'm not able to make it to the PO daily due to work and life in general. My USPS pick ups didn't always scan right away and dropping items in Blue Boxes is also not the most reliable, so selling something was usually really stressful for me and left me scrambling to get to the PO to ship. I ended up switching my handling time to two days because of the holidays and have since left it at that. I have more wiggle room to go to the PO or delays in scans to happen and I don't have to worry. You are penalized if you do not get something scanned within your handling time. I have not seen a reduction in sales since moving to a two day handling time, so I would highly recommend giving yourself the time if you need it.
Purchase a small scale for postage and learn how USPS works. Buy your shipping on eBay, it is more expensive at the PO. Remember that if you're going to use a Priority or PFR box, your label as to be a Priority label or the appropriate PFR label. Poshmark makes us all lazy in that regard. You can still ship in your pretty polymailers and recycled Amazon boxes, but just watch your Priority stuff. This is the postage scale I use, I like it, it works well. It used to be the cheapest option on Amazon, but looks like there is cheaper available. Alternatively, if you have an old food scale you don't use or can find a scale at the thrift, that would be an even better option.
I don't personally do auctions. I have done them, I just prefer not to. If I do list some for auction, it's usually damaged as fuck and I put a starting bid at $0.99 and take a loss just to get the item out of my life and recoup some costs of it. However, as of late, I've been just listing these items fairly cheap and letting them sit as BIN until somebody buys them.
/r/Flipping has a really helpful Daily Newbie Thread and I have always gotten my eBay questions answered there with reliable information. I highly recommend reading that thread to learn more and if a specific question about eBay arises, definitely post it! People are usually really helpful. They also have a few selling guides linked in that thread.
A 50lb digital postal scale works great, and is super cheap.
Edit: heres a link http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00SMHWZ42/ref=s9_top_hd_bw_g229_i3?pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&amp;pf_rd_s=merchandised-search-2&amp;pf_rd_r=0XV5A4CEK8XB93MKH1SX&amp;pf_rd_t=101&amp;pf_rd_p=75dd35aa-1ab4-4e3e-b2ad-55e007653fa8&amp;pf_rd_i=1068986
I think this is great. I hope to run across one in the future. So I thought about how I would go about this for maximum ease of return.
Weigh the camera and one plastic mailer with your
drugkitchen scale. Use that weight and the farthest US city from you (contiguous US only?) to calculate a maximum shipping cost with the USPS. Enter all that info into Stamps.com and print out the required number of printable stamps (don't forget to select the option for irregular or non-machinable item to include $.22 surcharge). Self address the mailer bags and write instructions on the outside of the film canisters. Poke or drill out small hole in top and bottom of the film canister. Thread string through and tie knot at end of string on bottom. Lay one postage label against inside canister wall and pack mailer bag inside. Close top and knot again to hold lid securely on. Strap a zip tie around camera between bump outs for lens and camera roll and between button and counter. Tie film canister package to camera using the zip tie.
Invest in a good grinder. Here are two items that you'll also need:
Your actual brewing hardware will depend on the style of coffee you prefer and the amount of people you make coffee for. I'm a huge fan of an Aeropress with a SS mesh filter -- but I only make coffee for myself.
I use this postal scale and it works great for me. Accurate, and has a solid tare function.
I order most of my grains online pre-crushed and weighed out, but if I need to add adjuncts or anything it's served me very well. "Boots" instantly, and I think the auto-timer is something like 2 minutes.
I like the sparco tape that's somewhat popular here. Only when they go on sale for $6.99 or $7.99. No way would I pay $15. It's thick and works well enough for me. But I am not a packing tape guru. Some guys need quiet tape, etc. When on sale, these are great. https://www.amazon.com/Sparco-Sealing-Transparent-Heavy-Rolls/dp/B005P7P9M2
This is what a lot of us use
Sparco 6 Rolls Sealing Tape, 48mm x 50m, Transparent, Heavy Duty (330ft) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B005P7P9M2/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_awd_JnmkxbBKGZVGS
I tend to use snippings of cardboard I have from boxes and shipments I receive (amazon, ebay, whatever). Make a little book of cardboard to tape the coins/bars in flips or bags inside of. That then goes inside of a bubble mailer. I then tape that up very well, wholly enclosing a shipping label I generate at paypal. I use this tape copiously.
If it goes into a SFRB, or MFRB, I also use strapping tape to seal up the edges and corners.
I have never needed to ship via any method other than USPS thus far.
Top pick: Brewista Smart Scale II
Budget pick: AWS SC-2KGA Digital
The Brewista includes quality of life features for coffee brewing including several auto modes (though I just use manual), a silicone drip mat, and an integrated count-up timer. It also has a faster responding load-sensor which means it will register and then update mass changes quicker on the display, making it less likely that you will overshoot your water mass targets when brewing pour-over. (You place your entire brew setup on the scale, and measure your water simultaneous with brewing.)
I have the first-gen scale which lacks the silicone drip mat and the rechargeable battery...and was also about $20 cheaper than the gen2 scale. Fortunately it has very long battery life and I can use rechargeable AAAs with it! I love the thing to death; definitely part of my essential coffee brewing kit along with my Kalita 155 pour-over, my Lido E-T manual burr grinder, and my gooseneck pouring kettle.
I'm not sure where you got the idea that this game was founded on frugality. It was created when the military turned off SA for GPS units. GPS units at the time were very expensive compared to today. Plus the first Geocache was a 5 gallon bucket, which if you look at those prices, they aren't super cheap.
Plus I wouldn't call preforms expensive. https://www.amazon.com/5col-Rugged-Geocache-Waterproof-Storage/dp/B00S8Q4T0A These are about $2/piece, cheaper per if you buy larger quantities.
But none of that is really the point. The point is that an M&M container is junk. And most CO's aren't doing maintenance frequently enough for these to work. Sure, like you said, they're cheap and easy to replace. That's true, but most CO's won't get to it until AFTER there is a problem. Plus when these do break/get chewed on etc. it creates trash. And that's the last thing we need to add to the woods, or wherever the cache is hidden.
Why not focus on quality? If you are going to hide a cache, make it worthwhile. Spend $2 on a good container, then don't worry about it. It will be less work to maintain, won't create as much trash, and it will be more enjoyable for other players to find.
What scale do you use for measuring your grains at home?
Thinking about getting this.
I like the UltraShip-55
They have different models with different maximum weights (the 55 has a maximum of 55 pounds).
I would not use a box if it's just a beanie you're sending. Use the plastic envelope thingy or...I get shipments from webs.com and they always arrive in some sort of plastic bags. I don't know where you would get such a thing but I bet it is probably cheaper than sending something in a box (I live overseas and have ordered from bernat, Caron, herrschners, WEBS, as well as a couple of UK places, and WEBS has been the cheapest shipping-wise).
I think they are these: http://www.amazon.com/100-10x13-VALUEMAILERS-MAILERS-ENVELOPES/dp/B000HG9I5A
or something similar.
edit: Also my family sends me packages about 2-3 times a year. The first year I lived overseas they sent stuff in boxes but switched to envelopes after that. They say it's cheaper. They always ship USPS.
Before I moved here, my husband was here for 6 months by himself, and I once sent him a package for his birthday via FedEx. Biggest mistake ever. That sucker cost me close to $250 to send. I think it weighed maybe 2 or 3 pounds. Don't ship with FedEX >_>
Then that's about what you should get for $20.
Buy a scale and you'll never have to ask the question again.
If you cant afford to spend $6.39 on a tiny wittle pocket scale then you need to smoke less weed.
I bought a digital scale online that measures grams to 0.00. This will only give you increments of 10 milligrams, but it is accurate enough for MDMA.
You can check the specific gravity pretty easily if you have a scale that is accurate to .01g.
Weigh the coin dry and write down the mass in grams
Place a small plastic container on the scale that contains enough water so the coin can be fully submerged. Tare the scale to zero.
Tie a bit of cotton thread to the coin and dip it into the water so the coin is fully submerged but does not touch the sides or bottom of the container. (To get a stable reading you may have to tie the string to an improvised tripod or a pencil resting across two stacks of books or whatever. As long as nothing touches the scale or the container you're good.) Write down the value on the scale, which is the mass of the water displaced by the coin.
Now, divide the dry weight of the coin by the weight of the displaced water. For a 40% half dollar, this value should be 9.53 or very very close. For 90% the value is 10.34, and for .999 pure silver bullion this value should be 10.49. A copper-nickel clad coin will have a value of 8.92. A difference of a couple hundredths of a gram can be attributed to the volume of water displaced by the string or slight variations in the metal alloy, but if you're off by more you might have an issue.
They have decent scales on Amazon and eBay that are precise to .01g for around $15 bucks.
if hes your only source, buy a scale.
my dealer even borrows my scale to weigh stuff out when she comes over. Its useful and makes sure everyones accurate and honest. If its off, mention next time "hey i was off a bit last time and i hate to split hairs but i wanna monitor how much i smoke"
he should take the polite hint and it shouldnt be an issue
remember to learn to "tare" the bag [it subtracts the weight of the container for you]
Depending on what you commonly sell, bulk buy padded mailers / boxes for that size. Stop tossing any boxes & padding material from shipments you receive. Figure out somewhere to store that to use for your outgoing shipments. A good chunk of the boxes & padding I use is recycled from another shipment I got in.
Definitely getting yourself set up to manage printing postage from home vs. waiting in line at the P.O. should be a big priority overall. There is no way I would enjoy flipping half as much if I had to wait in those lines to mail every item.
Buy a scale. I got mine for $20 on Amazon and it weighs up to 75LB but also can weigh in ounces.
Anything under 13 oz. can ship first class for usually less than $2-4. I use poly mailers and bubble mailers for this purpose.
(I don't know if these are the best choices for your purposes, do some research on what size items you typically sell and buy mailers accordingly. These are what I buy and they fit anything from DVD's, small trinkets, and XXL jackets.)
Buy packing tape, bubble wrap, poly mailers and/or bubble mailers.
Packing tape: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B005P7P9M2/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o06_s00?ie=UTF8&amp;psc=1
You print your shipping through eBay/PayPal because they give you a considerably decent discount and then can print straight from whatever printer you may have access to and tape it onto the package. It's acceptable to write it on a piece of paper and tape it, but then you have to wait in line at the post office (with prepaid labels, you can just drop it in the package drop box) and pay for tracking there.
I just got this one from Amazon today:
American Weigh Scale Ac-100 Digital Pocket Gram Scale, Black, 100 G X 0.01 G
I also ordered a 100g calibration weight.
Out of the box it was within .02 of proper calibration, and I was able to recalibrate it to a consistent 100g. Seems to be decent quality for the money.
It weighs in .01g increments, which is 10mg, but the instructions say .02 is the acceptable tolerance for calibration.
I'll get to try it out tomorrow when my order from Powder City comes in.
You will need to spend at least a few hundred dollars to get a scale that can come close to measuring 6mg accurately.
Go buy the GPR-20 from Amazon (not the cheaper Gemini model, trust me) and use that to measure out 48mg. Then you can dissolve that into some manageable amount of solvent and take 1/8 of the solution for 6mg.
16.76 seems ridiculously low to go all the way California. I wonder if you can even send an empty box to California for that. For reference, closest recent shipment I can find on my account was 18.3 lbs, 20x13x10, and it cost 27.76.
Check your statement/history online.
Edit: I use this to weigh, works great - https://www.amazon.com/American-Weigh-Scales-Table-Postal/dp/B004W7IOV4/
I've been using this tape because I saw it recommended on this sub. It gets the job done! Sometimes it goes on sale for half the price it is now.
Heads up [Sparco] (https://www.amazon.com/Sparco-Sealing-Transparent-Heavy-Rolls/dp/B005P7P9M2/ref=pd_nav_hcs_bia_t_3?_encoding=UTF8&amp;psc=1&amp;refRID=18C0RCRXDNG1JMYXZZTH) is on sale again at $7.97.
It typically gets posted when its on sale but I figured it wasn't worth a whole post since it's happened several times recently and most people check this thread anyway.
I'll warn you: once you pop, you just can't stop.
This sometimes goes to $7, but its a little high priced now. It's the best tape out there:
Also, the ebay branded tape is very good. If you get the ebay shipping supplies coupon, you can get a lot of tape for a good price.
I buy the same tape every time when it's on sale.
I bought this tape from Amazon http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B005P7P9M2/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o03_s00?ie=UTF8&amp;psc=1
2 bucks a roll at 164 feet/roll, and it is a little thicker tape. Works great and is a pretty good quality. I will never buy anything else again.
I won't speak to the value of in-box vs out, because I don't know enough to give good estimates.
eBay does take 10% of the final sale price (including shipping), which is why Pops are more expensive there than on marketplaces like Funkoswap/Facebook. eBay will give you a bigger audience, but it does have the cost aspect you need to account for. Keep in mind that all of your sales (if using Paypal) will be subject to Paypal's 2.9% fee (I believe that's the right amount, not 100% sure). I sell most of my stuff on eBay. The net is about the same as if I sold it on here or Facebook, but I like that eBay is post-and-forget and I don't have to negotiate over PMs and replies for a long time before finally selling.
Packing materials are easy to come by. I sell everything in box, so I buy 9x6x4 boxes on Amazon in packs of 25. You can pick up similarly sized boxes at Walmart or presumably any department store with an office supplies section. Likewise for big rolls of bubble wrap, packing tape, and packing paper. Boxes should be around $0.50 a piece in-store and bubble wrap I'm not sure about.
I print all my shipping labels via USPS, either Priority Mail (2 day shipping, costs about $6.75 per Pop) or First Class (2-3 days usually - about $4.50 per Pop). You can print labels right off of the USPS site and tape them to the box, and then you just drop them off at your post office. If you sell on eBay, you get a discount on the label cost. A label that costs $4.29 on USPS costs me $3.88 when purchased through eBay's seller portal. I've never had a Pop arrive damaged with the way I package and via USPS. Even though I've never had something be damaged, anything I sell over $75 or so, I always insure at my own expense (usually about $3-4 for insurance).
This is essentially exactly how I ship, but I use packing paper instead of a plastic bag to secure the Pop from bouncing around in the box: https://www.reddit.com/r/funkopop/comments/3q29x4/showing_how_i_ship/
These are the boxes I primarily use: https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B00E81LBCS/
And this is the packing paper I use: https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B004HMIQ8A/
Pick and pluck foam would be way easier, faster, and cheaper.
Gun case with pick & pluck foam. Make any size and shape you want.
Here's how it works.
Istapak foam it is fairly cheap on Amazon I found one for $10
Lots of sellers prefer the Accuteck Shippro which is significantly less than either option that you mentioned.
The imgur link is broken, so I can't see what you posted. That said, any shipping scale that's accurate out to an ounce will do the job. I prefer having a remote display so the package itself doesn't make the numbers hard to read.
I have this one but will be ordering this one soon.
I just picked one from Amazon. It is this one and has been accurate. For the most part, a scale is a scale.
ACCUTECK All-in-1 Series W-8250-50bs A-Pt 50 Digital with Ac Adapter, Silver https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00SMHWZ42/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_U67ADbB728ZH4
I'm upgrading to this one this week because I am tired of dealing with trying to see the weight with large boxes:
Accuteck ShipPro 110lbs x 0.1 oz. Digital Shipping Postal Scale, Black (W-8580-110-Black) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00KYA0RC2/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_V77ADbZ3Q0C8H
Tbh bud, if these replies are even remotely similar to how you'll be treating your future customers, your account won't last long.
On a more relevant note: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00KYA0RC2/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_8S0ODbKXY14HH
^ affordable and reliable, bought in 2015. You neeeeeed a scale
spend a little more and level-up to a scale with a detached readout.
this one is less than $10 more, 110 lb max, never needs batteries, and has a detatched readout. It's the one I use.
No problem. It really isn't as hard as it looks. My best suggestions would be to first look at what you have, and really think about if you need it. Just not bringing things will save you way more weight than buying the lightest stuff.
After that, invest in a decent scale. It doesn't have to be too expensive. Just something that is accurate to atleast .1oz. Start weighing your stuff, and put it into a LighterPack list.
Once you've done that, and you feel like you've done your best to get your baseweight as low as you can, ask for a shakedown on here (instructions are in the sidebar as well). People will look over what you have and give you ideas on where to cut down.
I found it really helpful to just sit on this subreddit and read as much as I can. Even reading through other peoples shakedowns will give you an idea of things you could do to lose weight. Also, I like to read through a lighterpack whenever I see it. For example, my flair next to my name has mine. Reading through other peoples lists also gives you some great insight.
Best of luck and welcome to the wonderful world of gram counting ;)
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00SMHWZ42/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 I use this one and it works great, no issues so far and it's been over a year. Hope this helps!
This should work nicely for you:
Also, you can find a local pet store and they will have scales large enough to weigh a robot.
Yeah...a Lee press is like $30. https://www.amazon.com/Lee-Reloading-Press-Md-90045/dp/B002SF4X5I/ref=sr_1_1?s=sporting-goods&amp;ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1504265516&amp;sr=1-1&amp;keywords=lee+reloading+press
Lee RGB Dies are $20. You'll save a lot of headaches.
Shell holder https://www.amazon.com/Lee-Precision-R2-Shell-Holder/dp/B00144I7BK/ref=sr_1_4?s=sporting-goods&amp;ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1504265597&amp;sr=1-4&amp;keywords=lee+shell+holder
Case trimming......If you really want to do it the ghetto way, you can use a piece of sandpaper, laying it flat on a table and rubbing the case mouth in a consistent manner on the sandpaper. Alternately you can use a coutersink bit from Home depot and just hog off the excess brass with a hand drill. Trim die is probably your next cheapest option.
Digital scale like this is alright....just check it with a known value each time you use it. Use a bullet or a pellet gun pellet or something. If you're using a middle burn rate powder like IMR4064 or Tac or something...you have to be pretty far off...by probably ten grains... before it gets dangerous if you're going for a middle of the road charge. Consistency is more important for accuracy.
Simple ram type primer....or just use the priming function of the lee loader you already have....
And then a set of calipers to check your length
Get the same black one from amazon that everyone has, it's cheap, reliable and has a space for a spare set of batteries inside too
here is the link
Do yourself a favor and get this scale. https://www.amazon.com/Ascher-Digital-Back-lit-Display-Weighing/dp/B01IXHSPDK
It is hands down the best scale I have ever used. No need to get a fancy Gemini or anything.
The best way I have found to weigh it is to get a small teacup. Place on scale and turn it on. This scale autotares when turned on and it will display as 0. Then just add kratom to teacup until desired dose is reached and down it.
Oh man! I recommend this scale. Let us know the weight on that bad boy when you get a scale, inquiring minds need to know!
I use these! http://www.amazon.com/100-10x13-VALUEMAILERS-MAILERS-ENVELOPES/dp/B000HG9I5A/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1381364615&amp;sr=8-1&amp;keywords=polymailers
Also--I use flat padded envelopes and small/medium boxes for other things. You can order them for FREE on USPS
I bought these (https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000HG9I5A/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o02_s00?ie=UTF8&amp;psc=1) for less than $10 with prime shipping. That's 100 bags! I fit 10 hats in each one when I was shipping for Hats for Sailors, and it cost about $4-6 to go from Pennsylvania to California. One hat should be closer to $2 or $3 depending on how far it's going. If you're worried about it getting wet, stick it in a ziploc before putting it in the bag.
These are the ones I bought - 10x13. I'm sure you can get anything similar and they'll work fine (read the reviews, if going with a different seller). I've been able to fit up to 3 or 4, depending on the shirt size. More than 2, though, and you're generally above the max USPS first class weight limit.
dude you can get that same scale on amazon for $5
"You can never get a cup of tea large enough or a book long enough to suit me" - C.S. Lewis
"Ask her if she still keeps all her kings in the back row" - Catcher in the Rye
This is for tea. Promise
Yup, scale saved me as well. Here is the perfect one for $6.50
>14 grams wet, so 1.4 grams dried. Looks accurate to that.
This little guy. Our Escali Arti can do it as well, but the AW can go to .001 oz and .1 gram. The Escali only goes to .1 oz and whole grams. Also, the Escali's tare does not work (never did), and it often times is super inaccurate. Huge waste of money IMO. We will be replacing it with this AW scale if Escali does not replace the one we have.
Here's one. There are a lot online that you can order. I've seen some in Target for $15. They do have some up to $50 though.
edit: Seven dollars
Free shipping too
Why would they need that? A small scale can be had for under 15$...
I bought this one 2 years ago and love it. Haven't had any issues with it and I haven't had to change the batteries at all (it also came with an AC cord to plug it in)
I have no affiliation just sharing what works for me.
I recently bought this off Amazon for 20 bucks. It was suggested by a few members on here. Its can go up to 75lbs. The other day I took a package to the Post office and the lady remarked how exact I was with the weight.
I've had this one for at least 5 years now and it still works flawlessly and it has been 100% accurate for me too. I think I've changed out the battery a grand total of 1 time, I lost the power cable a long time ago so it's been battery only for years.
A little tip for eBay, make sure you weight with packaging. This is mostly relevant for stuff that must ship in a box but make sure you are accounting for the weight that packaging adds, I made that mistake far too often when I started on eBay :)
You're right. I'm sorry I came off condescending. I just did research on all local options and you are absolutely correct, the prices are outrageous. Get amazon prime, or a free trial, and you'll receive it in 2 days. I understand since this is your first shipment, you wanna send it out NOW, but just wait til you get the scale. This is the one I own. Works great. You don't need a 330 lb scale. 75 lb is perfect. http://www.amazon.com/Weighmax-2822-75LB-shipping-Battery-Included/dp/B002U4OEDS
This is the scale I use and I've never had an issue
$20, up to 75 pounds
There is much more to this, topics like shipping usps, and media mail, or parcel post using insurance is critical and nothing is more important tracking information (and delivery confirmation - if you have a big trade).
I'm hoping others have opinions as well.
Also, I would buy a shipping scale. This is the scale I use
Here is the scale I use. It is $19.99 and weighs up to 75 pounds. I have used it for a few months and am very happy with it.
Here's the grinder I got (mine was red and a little bigger, but the same basic thing). It works great, is at a reasonable price, and I can tell you from experience that if you put a nickel in there and shake it around after every use, you'll get a ton of kief.
This one is made by the same company for half the price, has 0.01g resolution and has lasted me about a year now with no problems and still going strong.
By 'really accurate' I mean one that won't drift up & down, give a different reading every time the same item is placed on it... stuff like that. I've been using this scale because my husband already had it for his coin collecting (we both have expensive hobbies XD ) and it's not the most accurate. I have to constantly calibrate it, like not just once when I first start using it during my DIY session but every time I turn it on. And it's hard to get it to pick up very small measurements like .02 grams (I often make very small batches to try a recipe out- like 10 grams total in order to not waste materials if it doesn't work out). Thank you for the link, I will check it out.
I think the AWS-100 is the scale I see a lot of other tea users have. After a lot of research, and reading a lot of reviews, I went instead with AC-100. It's the same price and didn't have the trend of negative reviews the AWS had regarding the scale maxing out and becoming unusable.
I bought a weight set for calibration, but every time I check it it's spot on. The cover on the AC-100 is perfect as a weigh boat. Just flip it over, tare, and add your tea.
I keep mine in my work laptop bag and transport it between work and home daily and it's had no problems handling that.
I like the G20 pro a little better than the G20 standard. https://www.amazon.com/American-Weigh-GeminiPRO-GPR-20-Milligram/dp/B003STEJD4
This is what I used before I got the Chargemaster.
American Weigh GeminiPRO GPR-20 Digital Milligram Scale 20g x 0.001G https://www.amazon.com/dp/B003STEJD4/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_UftHzbCNVF8V7
I've used this milligram scale, American Weigh Gemini-PRO with no problems and its more accurate than the $20 version American Weigh offers. It maxes out at 20 grams, so if you want to weigh out more than that, I would buy a second scale for the heavier things.
I've been wanting one of these. I started going to the gym in May and I think it would be cool to see my progress and how many calories I burn in a workout.
I need one of these haha. I sell things on ebay and I need a reliable scale to calculate postage so I don't overpay :)
You both look like a ray of sunshine on a cloudy day :D
I own this scale, purchased for $17. I've used it for three years to ship everything. It can weigh ounces and lb's, and has a ridiculous 55 lb capacity. There's a hold button on the side for large packages blocking the screen, and I've yet to change batteries.
Build quality feels cheap, and the case has a slight crack from dropping, but otherwise it's an absolute no-brainer when shipping stuff. I also have a Zebra thermal printer for labels, but those are more expensive and only worth it if you ship regularly.
This is the one I got, and it weighs down to grams (I use it for my skincare line, too.) And only $20!
Hey guys, I'm looking to buy a shipping scale. Any advice? Thinking about this one https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004W7IOV4 the 55 pounds + .01 oz accuracy seems to beat out everything in the price category. I wouldn't do anything bigger than 50lbs at the moment just doing small FBM and sending out FBA inventory shipments.
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004W7IOV4/ref=oh_details_o02_s00_i01?ie=UTF8&amp;psc=1 bought this one and LOVE it. it can stay on if its plugged in, if its via battery power it may turn off after a certain amount but i havent tested it for this
Amazon. I like this stuff for the price.
I just got this, and it is crazy strong. Gonna keep using it for sure.
Here you go.
menschmaschine5 talked about machines like these. It is not exactly obvious but this is one of those that "use 4 nibs on discs to pulverize the beans and create very inconsistent grinds". That is what the "Disk" in the name refers to. I was actually heavily considering this one.
That Capresso Infinity is probably the cheapest electric grinder you can buy and not be wasting money. If you want cheaper go with the Hario Mini Mill or a Porlex (or Hario Skerton if you need to be able to grind a large amount and need cheaper than the taller Porlex).
I would also recommend getting a scale. That is what I am deciding on right now and you can refer to the wiki for that as well. I am leaning towards this because it is the plug-in-able version of a popular scale on here: http://www.amazon.com/American-Weigh-Scales-SC-2KG-A-Nutrition/dp/B008FSHPNO
I use one of these. I've had it for several years and it still works perfectly.
I'm thinking about this one. Not sure if it's overkill.
40 inches should be more than enough for any poster I'd get at a con.
I've got a few tubes like these that I use for larger bits of gel, and a duffel bag with smaller bits and small rags in. CT in one tube, common fx in another, etc...
Ok, thanks for the replies. Think I'm going to go with this, decent reviews and not too pricey.
I'm thinking about going to that 27th game. If I brought a poster tube similar to this one, will Prudential let it in?
Here's 25 of the 9x6x4: https://www.amazon.com/Pratt-Recycled-Corrugated-Cardboard-Standard/dp/B00E81LBCS/ref=sr_1_16?ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1506435576&amp;sr=8-16&amp;keywords=shipping+boxes
Don't know about the rest, but baseball caps I would suggest picking up boxes like these 9x6x4:
They can still be sent First Class and it protects the hat from damage.
this is what i use, love em.
I just bought this one a few days ago: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00I9D5IFM/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o05_s00?ie=UTF8&amp;psc=1
I like having the screen separate so bigger boxes don't cover up the readout
This is the one I use:
Here is the post of me building the scale: http://kiltedcraftworks.com/2015/03/14/how-much-does-a-bee-weigh/
I used this scale from amazon: http://amzn.com/B00I9D5IFM
Yo to help a brother out I use this when I ship my pc it works everytime https://www.amazon.com/EcoBox-Inches-Instapak-Temperature-2030-1/dp/B00KAFU0ZA/ref=pd_bap_m_rp_11/139-5254330-1805554?_encoding=UTF8&amp;pd_rd_i=B00KAFU0ZA&amp;pd_rd_r=fdd22eaa-158b-4c23-96ca-47f17c514ae9&amp;pd_rd_w=3oUIM&amp;pd_rd_wg=NYyyU&amp;pf_rd_p=c3219280-80f4-43e6-abee-1a8cf87bc0ee&amp;pf_rd_r=Q87V8CCVCQHJ776VS68N&amp;psc=1&amp;refRID=Q87V8CCVCQHJ776VS68N
Probably time to just invest the $20 you'll save on postage into a new scale.
This It's the same one I've been using for years and so far knock on wood it's worked like a charm. Has the detached read out, can be battery powered (AAs) or plugged in (comes with adapter)
Have this one and it works great, I found it on Pirateship.com
Accuteck ShipPro 110lbs x 0.1 oz. Digital Shipping Postal Scale, Black (W-8580-110-Black) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00KYA0RC2/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_k.UPBbMM25T0V
I've used this one
and this one
Personally I like the first one better. The bigger base is very nice. edit: you need to consider the size of the packages you're weighing. I need a scale that will measure heavy packages, the first one is better for that sort of thing. For general purpose ebay selling I'd get a scale that measures up to say 50lb, that should be good enough. Or maybe 2 scales, one for small stuff and one like the 2 I listed for heavy packages.
Edit: See further comments here: https://www.reddit.com/r/Flipping/comments/72fly2/how_do_you_control_shipping_costs/dnn2ip7/
TL;DR: Get a scale, stop paying for over the counter rates.
I have an older version of this scale, $24 on Amazon Prime: https://smile.amazon.com/Accuteck-ShipPro-Digital-Shipping-W-8580-110-Black/dp/B00KYA0RC2/ref=sr_1_6?ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1526344532&amp;sr=8-6&amp;keywords=package+scale&amp;dpID=51nM60Wv7fL&amp;preST=_SX300_QL70_&amp;dpSrc=srch
This one is $35 Prime, and it has a larger platform if you decide it's better than trying to add a platform to balance on and re-tare the smaller scale: https://smile.amazon.com/Smart-Weigh-Shipping-Stainless-Readability/dp/B0153I0418/ref=sr_1_5?ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1526344532&amp;sr=8-5&amp;keywords=package+scale&amp;dpID=412yZbU-gHL&amp;preST=_SY300_QL70_&amp;dpSrc=srch
Either way, skip the pizza for like one or two build meetings and you've found the budget room for a scale. :)
Definitely weigh them. I debated this for a while, but since I got this scale, everything has been smooth sailing in the keg filling department. I fill 3 at a time from a 1/2 bbl fermenter. For $25 you can’t beat it. Up to 110 lbs, battery or a/c plug. The display is separate and plugs in so the scale can be on the floor (even with an additional platform on it or whatever) but the display can be up on a table where you can see it easily. It doesn’t lock in on a weight after a few seconds like bathroom scales do, so you can just watch as the keg fills and close the valve when it’s done.
I like these answers:
> I upgraded the container to a normal match stick holder
> they do not even come close to lasting. They are the literal sponges of geo containers and will get soaked
> Spend about a dollar each and get a Soda Bottle Preform. They last a long time in the outdoors (4 years and counting on my first one) and have a screw-on lid that keeps water out.
> Honestly? Don't. I've seen many of these containers in the wild, and every single one of them was in bad shape.
>I'm not sure where you got the idea that this game was founded on frugality. It was created when the military turned off SA for GPS units. GPS units at the time were very expensive compared to today. Plus the first Geocache was a 5 gallon bucket, which if you look at those prices, they aren't super cheap.
>Plus I wouldn't call preforms expensive. https://www.amazon.com/5col-Rugged-Geocache-Waterproof-Storage/dp/B00S8Q4T0A These are about $2/piece, cheaper per if you buy larger quantities.
Totally understand that. It does give me inspiration to add something similar to the modular system I'm putting together though :) What test tubes do you use? I've order https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00S8Q4T0A/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o03_s00?ie=UTF8&amp;psc=1 for my personal queen hunting but wasn't sure if there was a gold "standard" most people recommend.
Here's mine - Accuteck S 50 lb x 0.2 oz All-In-One Digital Shipping Postal Scale with AC Postage (W-8250-50BS) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00SMHWZ42/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_j1dGxbJFHX7BN
$17 and ships free with Prime. Runs off 3 AAA batteries or can plug in to a power source. I think it can weigh up to 50lbs. I've shared it with others around here and I highly recommend it.
Scales are under 20 bucks : ACCUTECK All-in-1 Series W-8250-50bs A-Pt 50 Digital With Ac Adapter, Silver https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00SMHWZ42/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_UpkaCbMH50W8C
That is the most basic way to do it, but I've learned that paying for paying for shipping online is probably the most efficient way to do it. Plus they usually give a discounted rate for paying online. All you need is a printer and a postal scale (https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00SMHWZ42/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_awd_JuB3wb2YR63SY). You can even get shipping labels (https://www.amazon.com/dp/B001PF1BSE/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_awd_2uB3wbG6X4SXA) if you wanted to take your packaging a step higher. (Totally worth it imo)
Go to stamps.com or usps.com. Enter your package weight and dimensions. Purchase and print the label. Stick the label on the package and drop it off at a post office. Writing the address on the package isn't hard but I was taking at least a minute or more for each package and now and can get way more packages done in way less time. And don't have to wait in line at the post office anymore.
I've been doing this only for a few weeks. I bought this scale: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00SMHWZ42?psc=1&amp;redirect=true&amp;ref_=oh_aui_detailpage_o07_s00 Yes, you can use any printer. You can print on paper and attach with tape or pick up some labels to print on. I bought these: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000ANLD1M?psc=1&amp;redirect=true&amp;ref_=oh_aui_detailpage_o05_s00 but you can get cheaper ones that aren't Avery. I typically ship via USPS. If you're shipping through eBay it should show you the cost difference. USPS is most often cheaper unless you have a large or heavy item.
Is this a good scale for 50lbs? About to upgrade my Flipping location and need a bigger scale.
This is the one I currently have : Smart Scale
I have used a couple others in the past and this one is light weight and accurate. I also have a small scale for stuff on the ounce level.
I have had some success in the past with parting out common electronics. So if you know some part of the PS2 is broken you can part out the working parts. May not be worth it, or you could sell it as not working, for parts.
We use two different ones -
Small Items - https://www.amazon.com/Accuteck-Digital-Shipping-Adapter-W-8250-50B/dp/B00U667TV6/ref=sr_1_16?keywords=shipping+scale&qid=1567117606&s=gateway&sr=8-16
Larger Items - https://www.amazon.com/Smart-Weigh-Shipping-Stainless-Readability/dp/B0153I0418/ref=sr_1_3_sspa?keywords=shipping+scale&qid=1567117606&s=gateway&sr=8-3-spons&psc=1&spLa=ZW5jcnlwdGVkUXVhbGlmaWVyPUFGRVgzVFpRVTZPMUsmZW5jcnlwdGVkSWQ9QTAzNjU5NDhZWVVOV1ZFRDFKV1MmZW5jcnlwdGVkQWRJZD1BMDQ5MzU1NTNDVFpLUjA1WkhFSkImd2lkZ2V0TmFtZT1zcF9hdGYmYWN0aW9uPWNsaWNrUmVkaXJlY3QmZG9Ob3RMb2dDbGljaz10cnVl
We really like that big one because when the package is too big it will cover the digital readout but this one you can move the readout to the side.
As for handling we usually add about $2-3.
I purchased this one last year. Works great.
This is the one I got. It's got 400+ pound limit so I figure it will work for anything. I also use this scale for weighing grain and anything too big for my gram scale I use for salts/hops/etc.
I use this one: https://www.amazon.com/UltraShip-55-Digital-Shipping-Kitchen/dp/B000FSWB9K I think it's sort of the gold standard.
A 5 gal bucket sits on it perfectly with the rim just overhanging the weighing platform, and the ability to detach the face and move it away from the platform is great.
I have that same 100 gram scale for water and would also recommend it.
To weigh larger amounts of grain I use this shipping scale
My hops scale is an Escali one works the same as the one recommended above I'm sure.
I've used this scale for weighing grain since April of 2009. It's a great scale. That post here is a review post that I did a while back. The product link in that post helps support hbf. Thanks in advance should you choose to use it. If not here is a direct link.
You definitely want a scale, I just picked this up recently and it seems like it will work perfect. My old scale would only do 5lbs at a time and it was getting really old. This new one will go up to 55lb and has a removable faceplate.
food scale: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000FSWB9K/ref=oh_o00_s00_i00_details
me scale: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0014ZQH84/ref=oh_o00_s00_i00_details
The first item has a Hands On Review and there's four additional scale reviews below that. Also, you can search Amazon reviews for keywords, as shown here. Homebrew Finds scours for the deals, and then it's easy enough to research from there.
Thanks again. Priority Mail sounds way too expensive -- another 33% of the $15 I'd charge. But $2.56 isn't so bad. So I just put it in an envelope (I have a ton of these), take it to the Post Office and say I want USPS Parcel Select? One thing I found said you can only buy that kind of shipping online.
I use polymailers (I bought a stack of 100 a few years ago, still tons left - I think they're even cheaper on ebay). I have a kitchen scale that I use to weigh (include packaging), and then I just go through paypal's shipping service and put the weight from the scale plus one oz just in case of rounding error. Delivery confirmation is automatically added on, and then you can just dump it in any blue mailbox on the street.
International is different, though I still use the polymailer, I double up on it because customs is rough! If doing a mix, I'd still do the US ones at home and only go to the post office for international - it will be cheaper that way.
Make sure you only ever send to an authorized address. If you send to an unauthorized address on paypal, then you do not get seller protection and can be scammed. Along those same lines, I would caution sending a large amount of anything internationally if you are doing it through paypal - tracking can sometimes cost up to $30 and if you don't have tracking, you're not protected.
Here is what I do, and I ship things for very cheap.
When I get a bundle of free boxes, I will put aside a few to use as backers for first class packages. I divide up the box (usually the prefolded sides are finely sized for it) and cut them out. I will take the DVD, wrap in 2 layers of bubble wrap (not much) and place one of these sheets of cardboard on each side and tape them together. Then they go inside these cheap poly mailers.
I have sold hundreds of DVD sized items and never had one break this way.
Note you don't even need a bubble mailer. We use these when shipping a shirt: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000HG9I5A?psc=1&amp;redirect=true&amp;ref_=oh_aui_detailpage_o08_s00
I'm in the same boat, found your post while looking for reviews. I'm torn between the one you posted & this one. Any insight? What'd you end up getting?
Here's one for $6.35 with free shipping.
Also, I bought a small scale very much like this one to weigh stuff at home. It's been awesome. I wouldn't use it to measure medicines, but for postage, it's more than accurate enough. The platen is small, and so I just put a Solo cup on it, zero it out, then put my package on top of that, and I can see the display. I periodically use the kiosk to print out my most-used postage amounts (you can do custom amounts so you're only dealing with one stamp), keep those on hand, and it means I can mail from home all the time. I find it easier and cheaper than printing postage, because I don't have to spend money on sticker paper, or deal with taping stuff to packages.
You can certainly make a French Press work, but I prefer it only as a cold brew method. When our reviews launch, you will see that the French Press is good for certain types of coffees, but more often than naught, the French Press simply does not present as good of a cup as, say, the Chemex, V60, or AeroPress.
I strongly recommend going with the AeroPress. Really hard to get a bad cup out of that. I suggest getting a $7 American Weigh scale (AeroPress fits on there) if you don't have a scale already. Also, try out the paper filters that come with it, but I recommend the Able DISK for $12.50.
If you do not have a burr grinder, pick up the Hario Mini. Awesome little grinder!
i bought one on amazon for around 6$
This should work for just weighing coffee (but it is too low capacity to do water as well, but you can use basic volume for that). Don't take it on any drug fueled adventures - depending on where you live, that could be a felony!
How about this scale? Many diets fail because of old portion control habits resurfacing.
get this scale for 10 bucks, I have the same one and yes it does negative weight too... also fits in your pocket for stealth use and transportation...
Regular kitchen scales are horribly innacurate for dosage. I had a gram scale that would tell me 8 grams, then 13, then 4. Get this off of Amazon for $15.
Thanks. I think I'm going with the American Weigh BT2-201.
Here it is:
I use this one:
$20 and does the job.
I bought this one in 2010 and it still works
Weighmax 2822-75LB postal shipping scale, Battery and AC Adapter Included https://www.amazon.com/dp/B002U4OEDS/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_awd_gwu.wbZZG05S9
It's $19 on Amazon so pretty reasonable .
What type of box to put it in: If you sell a xbox 360 game, a padded bubble mailer will work just fine. Your ultimate goal is to limit the weight, while still securing the package. Shipping prices are based on weight/dimensions. If youre shipping something larger like a blender, then you would find a box big enough to fit it, while also allowing room for padding.
I stay away from mailing large things because its a pain in the ass to find a box big enough, and then after padding, shipping is like $30. All depends what your ROI is.
I drive to my shop - it's 45 minutes away. (They host my homebrew club and it wouldn't feel right to me to not give them the majority of my business - fortunately, they're awesome). Having said that I usually get together with a few folks every year and buy a giant supply of base malt.
For a scale, I think you'll be better served with two separate scales. I don't trust the large electronic scales for smaller measurements
This is the one I use for my grain.
I got a scale for ~$20 that was well reviewed. If I could go back and do it again I would get one where the display attaches via a cord so you can see the weight without having to pick the box off of the scale again.
This is the one I bought.
I would get something well reviewed like this.
I picked this one up about a month ago and its been great so far. http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B002U4OEDS
It goes up to 75 lbs. (needed something with a higher capacity for fba).
Battery or ac.
Works for what I needed.
You need to get a scale. You should never be guessing how much something weighs.
This is the one I got. It works really well.
Definitely worth getting a scale at this point. I use this one, works great for items of all sizes, and a good max weight to get your entire weight including food and water
i have this exact scale and I'm not dead yet!
I use it for caffeine, mdma, and to volumetrically (is this a word) dose any sort of drug that I want to consume.
You need one of these. I have this one, it is awesome. Also, I once got a teener that was like 2 smallish nugs, but it was dense as hell. (Yes I'm sure it was legit, I used 2 scales.)
American Weigh Scales AC Series Digital Pocket Weight Scale, Black, 100g x 0.01g (AC-100) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B003O5K3JQ/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_O9tADbYXYJS8Q
> Electric Kettle: https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B005YR0GDA/
It is amazing how much these have dropped in price. I remember when $50 was a deal.
> Scale: https://www.amazon.com/American-Weigh-Scale-Ac-100-Digital/dp/B003O5K3JQ/
That scale is small and designed for low weights.
It's an American Weight Scale AC-100. Only goes up to 100g (1/4 lb). Love it. I use it for measuring spices, salt, and my coffee beans. The OXO goes up to 10 lbs. so it's for bigger stuff.
I have this one. I've seen it mentioned a few times on this sub. Edit: typo
American Weigh Scale Ac-100 Digital Pocket Gram Scale, Black, 100 G X 0.01 G https://www.amazon.com/dp/B003O5K3JQ/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_.LGbBb3AGKTCH
On measuring small quantities of yeast, there's a pretty good 100g scale with 0.01g resolution on Amazon for $11. It's a luxury, but a small one. I got one for salt additions. http://www.amazon.com/American-Weigh-Scale-Ac-100-Digital/dp/B003O5K3JQ
I have this scale btw http://www.amazon.com/American-Weigh-GPR-20-Gemini-PRO-Milligram/dp/B003STEJD4 you don't even know how important it is for foxy.
This was just a one off mistake. My boy got a little over excited at the prospect of having MXE.
Gotta get a good scale:
Seems like the canadian gem20pro
It's not hard to make caps. You'll need the following:
I haven't capped DNP before, but apparently it's quite a fine powder that stains surfaces yellow. So you don't want to cap it without gloves and mask. You'll want to do it somewhere without a breeze and put down newspaper.
Here's a thread on how to do it:
I use this scale for mg measuring. It's good quality and reasonably priced. Beware though, fitting a full g worth of weed/shrooms on the weighing dish is going to be a challenge (with this, or any other mg scale).
Here is the desktop version of your link
This is the milligram scale I own for, eh, other consumable items whose effects are very dose-sensitive. I would recommend of course buying a decent calibration weight set that at least spans 4 orders of magnitude, especially with a "milligram" scale that doesn't cost more than $1000. I wouldn't ever use it expecting +/-0.001g accuracy for something I meant to weigh out precisely one milligram of, but it's accurate enough.
Then again, I basically have unrestricted access to USP-grade +/-0.1mg scales, so I haven't used it in a while. :) If you ever want something measured out painfully quantitatively, I wouldn't be opposed to helping any fellow DIY'ers out where possible.
Also had my eye on this scale:
Looks solid, but i'm not too sure about it.
Also, not looking to spend anymore then $50
I use this one: American Weigh Scales Table Top Postal Scale, Black https://www.amazon.com/dp/B004W7IOV4/
This one has been great for me: https://smile.amazon.com/dp/B004W7IOV4/
Best one i could find for its price
I have this for 3 years. Had to replace the 2 AA one time. Works great.
American Weigh Scales Table Top Postal Scale, Black https://www.amazon.com/dp/B004W7IOV4/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_vtlKzbYMA5TW6
I use this one sometimes and have never had an issue. I mostly go with the flat rate boxes though.
I buy this when it goes on sale:
I bought it for $6.99 with free prime shipping last time around.
Easily the best tape I've ever used, and I've tried a number of different kinds.
They regularly go on sale for $8.99 or sometimes $7.99.
Here doesn't really look predictable at all. It looks like 3 times its gotten cheap, also if you need a lot now, there is a 6 pack of 6 rolls, and amazon is selling them "used" which probably just means that they have some packaging damage for about $60 for 36 rolls, not the best, but still a pretty good price, especially if you need it soon.
I have the AWS SC-2KGA and like it. From this post the HuiSmart Digital Coffee Scale and ERAVSOW Digital Hand Drip Coffee Scale looks good. I wish I had fount them before I got AWS SC-2KGA. But I like the AWS scale. I do have a watch lol.
I am seeing more and more people talk about Acaia scales. What happened to Brewista scales? Did they fall out of favor? The Brewista Smart Scale II™ were suppose one of the best.
Sure, it's this one or at least similar this one
American Weigh Scales SC-2KG-A Digital Personal Nutrition Scale with AC Adapter https://www.amazon.com/dp/B008FSHPNO/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_diWOBbRNXPQJ4
For larger things (i just cut nic into some 500mL and 1L bottles) I bought the AWS SC-2KG-A . It only has .1 resolution, but features an AC Adaptor to prevent auto shutoff.
I have a ton of posters. If you want the official one sold inside the venue, I would suggest going in right when the doors open. Yes, the demand is highly dependent on the artist, but sometimes a poster that you think won't sell out will. If you really want the poster for that night, just get in the venue early.
I hate carrying merch around the venue. If you can, have a friend stand on the other side of the entrance and pass him/her the poster to put in your car. I can't speak for every venue, but it is extremely easy to do this at MPP. If you can't do this, buy one of these: http://www.amazon.com/Nozlen-Expanding-Document-Poster-Inches/dp/B00DGWRHQY/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1404221332&amp;sr=8-1&amp;keywords=Poster+tube
This is the one I have. It works well for 2 mats, rolled together. Nozlen Document Poster Tube - Black Plastic Storage Tube Expands from 24.5" up to 40" with Clear ID Card Cap - Water and Light Resistant - Telescoping For Posters, Artwork and Drawings Model DT3001 https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00DGWRHQY/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_StgPAb76E0QK8
/u/BeatVids, I'm late to the game, but want to enter another BIG yes vote for the Chrome Industries bags. I'm in a similar situation. In my case, in addition, I have multiple bikes (which means I need to wear a bag, rather than mount one, for versatility) and will ride in any weather that isn't icy, including torrential downpours, with my stupidly expensive, 8lb 17" work laptop in the bag.
My solution is a Chrome Metropolis, which while it's no longer offered, is a slightly bigger version of the Chrome Citizen messenger bag. I loathe wearing bags on a bike, and yet I don't mind this one a bit, even with the enormous laptop, lunch, and anything else I need to wear to work in it. Their strapping system is secure and comfortable. The Metropolis will still hold a hard hat in addition to the laptop and my lunch in a soft cooler, half scale (11x17) drawings, and if I need to transport full size drawings I can carry them in a waterproof poster tube strapped up under the messenger bag flap.
I've done 100+ mile rides with this bag through rain so hard and constant that the inside of the bag was the only thing dry on the bike, me included.
With the Metropolis gone, Chrome's other messenger bags are also similarly constructed and durable. The Citizen isn't quite as big, but that said, the Metropolis is HUGE (it will swallow a full case of beer). My wife uses the much smaller Mini Metro on her bike, and it has no trouble with her conventionally sized 15" laptop and gear. It's been similarly durable and reliable, and was largely why I went for Chrome bags in the first place.
This is a good size box and free shipping if you have Amazon Prime
these are the boxes I use, actually bigger than what you recommended. They are thick and sturdy. I wrap the pop in bubble wrap(like a gift), tape it up. I then use packing paper around the pop to act as bumpers so it doesnt get dinged from something hitting the box.
I use these.
Some pluck foam in the correct size of your foorlocker.
If you want to tote around the system too, then make your own.
Any stiff or rigid shaped case + some pick & pull precut foam sheets.
Shop around, there's tons of sizes out there.
If you're just looking for something to carry the controller, then these soft pack Xbox elite controller cases work great.
If you want to do a closed transfer a scale is the best way to know for sure.
This is what I use. https://www.amazon.com/Smart-Weigh-Digital-Shipping-Postal/dp/B00I9D5IFM/ref=sr_1_2_sspa?ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1506086964&amp;sr=8-2-spons&amp;keywords=postal+scale&amp;psc=1
I also use it to accurately blend sour beer by weight.
I use this...
The controls and display are attached with a cord, so large packages don't block them.
Some PC builders used to put large expanding-foam bags inside already built systems (with graphics card and cooler installed) which would fill all the spaces and prevent anything from moving. Supposedly it was very successful, or so I've heard.
EDIT: Something like this: https://www.amazon.com/EcoBox-Inches-Instapak-Temperature-2030-1/dp/B00KAFU0ZA/ref=pd_lpo_vtph_bs_lp_tr_t_1?_encoding=UTF8&amp;psc=1&amp;refRID=4MKJ1HJEXR3RR00Q843X
i would get this
to keep the componets save when traveling
this is what nzxt uses with their blds
Pull your GPU, use one of these. Took a 13 1/2 hour drive with this in the back of a u haul, because I didn't have anywhere else to put my PC. Worked absolutely perfectly.
amazon has some, https://www.amazon.com/EcoBox-Inches-Instapak-Temperature-2030-1/dp/B00KAFU0ZA/ref=sr_1_2?crid=U06Z7GFRFSMB&keywords=expanding%2Bfoam%2Bbag&qid=1555700280&s=gateway&sprefix=expanding%2Bfoa%2Caps%2C162&sr=8-2&th=1
I lug around a big BUBM Bag around to airports and the like. Domestic flights in Thailand charge extra for the extra bag. Airports are not delicate with the bag and I'm surprised nothing other than various parts of the case are broken. On the international flight I use instapaks to protect the insides as much as I can. On domestic flights I just pray for the best. My monitor is a massive 27 inch Asus regular montor. I had a ROG Swift 165hz monitor that an airline trashed a year ago; havent had the heart to buy it again.
Only tips I can give is have only a bit of clothes and get insurance whenever you can. Triple wrap with bubble wrap whenever you can too.
Here's a pic of my setup atm. Excuse the jankiness lol.
Oh and for specs:
1TB Samsung EVO SSD
z270 Taichi motherboard
16GB G Skill 3200MHz ram
If you can, you should ship it with only the case, PSU, SSD/HDDs, and motherboard with only CPU in inside the box the case came in.
The GPU and RAM are notorious for falling out and damaging the inside of the case during shipping. The CPU cooler can also break the motherboard during shipping.
Finally, a great step in protecting the parts is to use a expanding foam like this one too help keep the parts left in the PC from falling around. https://www.amazon.com/EcoBox-Inches-Instapak-Temperature-2030-1/dp/B00KAFU0ZA
I've been using this one for the past few months, and it works very well. My favorite thing about it is that the display is separate from the scale, so big packages don't cover it up and make it difficult to read.
I think a lot of us enjoy this one. Having the display seperate is nice Accuteck ShipPro 110lbs x 0.1 oz. Digital Shipping Postal Scale, Black (W-8580-110-Black) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00KYA0RC2/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_taa_eiaEzbDWXFTG7
This is the one that I have. It’s economical and pretty versatile. If you have a larger item you can still see the weight.
I have this one that works great and only costs $26. Also comes in black for $24
> try to get something like an Accutek acb440. It's got a huge capacity
who needs a 440lb capacity for flipping? The problem with some of these scales with really large capacity is they don't perform as well at the bottom of the range. Here's an amazon review:
"Scale does not register weights under 4oz. Still increments properly after that, just no good for very light objects."
>Just jump in and get a scale that will last forever. I got lucky with my scale, it's a Mettler-Toledo PS-60...$44 at my local thrift store where I found mine
sure, if you find that scale for $50, you should buy it. but if you need a scale now, get the ~70 lb accutek w/ the remote screen for $25-35.
edit: 110 lb accutek, this one
This is the one I have, and it's pretty great.
Check out /r/flipping. Many of us use small scales like this one to determine the weight. In your case, you then enter the weight and address into the Canada Post shipping calculator and it spits out a rate.
If you're selling on ebay, they automatically calculate shipping for you, making it even easier.
Boxes and other shipping supplies can be had for free from most retail stores. If you ask nicely, many places will simply give you their extra boxes at the end of the day. With a little ingenuity, you can make a hell of a lot of money. I've made $800 in 3 months and I don't thrift half as much as you do.
PM me if you'd like some more info.
What do you mean about your grain bill being higher?
As far as the yeast goes, you're perfectly fine pitching the entire pack of yeast into a 2.5 gal batch. If you're interested in storing and saving yeast, make a larger starter than you would need, and save it in either a mason jar or a preform tube.
I buy my initial yeast and make a starter. Then cold crash, decant, and divvy it up into 2l test tube forms. Then I use each tube for a starter. When I get down to the last tube I make a starter to replenish my yeast supply. I've used them out to 9 months, but they are really best before 6 months in my opinion. 1000ml starter batch crashed and decanted down to 100ml will easily fill 4 or 5 tubes. If you only do this once and use every tube you get your yeast price down to $2 or less per batch. Don't be afraid to do two starters in a row if you think your yeast is sluggish.
Build a stir plate $15 tops
Stir bar $4
1l flask $14
Preform tubes $10
Cache Tube 5-pack (Clear, Plastic): Rugged, Waterproof Storage for Fire/Survival/Fishing Kit or Geocache https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00S8Q4T0A/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_r4NDzbK8EHBZM
Your favorite yeast $8
1lb dme $6
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00S8Q4T0A/ref=cm_sw_r_other_awd_LncAwbPTD05B7 sorry it might be mobile link. Just go on Amazon and search "bottle preforms" if you have any trouble
Cheap, should work for all your clothing needs, accurate.
Here's the one we use at our house. Never had a problem. Just a tip, with my old college email address, we set up Amazon Prime for 6mos for free. Which means free shipping!
Accuteck All-In-One Series W-8250-50BS A-PT 50 Digital with AC Adapter (Silver) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00SMHWZ42/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_CAz7xbP00JRYE
I'd say re-stocking with items.
Boxes: If you live in a building, use the ones people throw away that you can find in the basement or go around your neighborhood and get some from the curb. I also like to reuse Amazon mailers.
Label printer: At an entry level, it's probably most cost effective to use the printer you already have or to buy a cheap laser printer like a Brother HL-L2300D that you can use to also print other stuff.
Scale: You can buy one for Amazon for ~$20-30, so I'd definitely say buy one if you don't already have one, as buying USPS (especially) labels of the correct weight via ebay/PayPal is cheaper than paying retail at the post office.
Something like a lower capacity mailing scale may have decent enough accuracy to show a better idea of the real weights, although the cheaper ones may not be super accurate themselves. This one has a sensitivity of around 3 grams for lighter weights, and 6 grams for heavier weights with a max weight of around 23kg (50#). But I still wouldn't trust that to be super accurate unless you also have calibrated weights to check the accuracy first.
Bought this one yesterday and should get it tomorrow! ⤵
ACCUTECK All-in-1 Series W-8250-50bs A-Pt 50 Digital with Ac Adapter, Silver https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00SMHWZ42/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_-7MWCbE3973CQ
$16.99 prime and goes from 1oz to 50lbs (iirc)
I use this one and am happy with it for what I need.
Use a scale here is the one I have, I like it and eBay's shipping calculator to get a good idea of the shipping cost. Unless if the item is very heavy, priority flat-rate is generally more expensive than a non-flat-rate box. I'd just do media mail for a dvd set through, you aren't amazon and buyers generally don't mind the "delay" of the media mail.
Something like this Accuteck will do fine for most sellers until you get into shipping big & heavy stuff, otherwise it's all about getting your own packaging as you will get gouged at the post office(or wherever you're shipping from) if you don't use something like their Flat-Rate packaging(that's free).
Ebay is very a good source for packaging though you do want a general idea of what kind of packaging you need.
I bought this one from Amazon. I bought it for weighing packages and products to sell on eBay, hence it's larger size, but have also been using it for weighing out my tea.
No complaints from me.
This is the scale I use. It's great for the price.
I bought and really like this one so far. It's a postal scale. 440lb max
Smart Weigh Digital Heavy Duty Shipping and Postal Scale with Durable Stainless Steel Large Platform, 440 lbs Capacity x 6 oz Readability , UPS USPS Post Office Postal Scale and Luggage Scale https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0153I0418/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_x2FizbE89H9Q5
I use this one:
Not for books specifically because I stopped doing that, but for Amazon / Ebay up to 50lbs. I like it because it has a low profile so is easy to slide under a heavy box, plus it has a separate display for easy reading.
I use this. it's perfect for measuring small doses.
Here's a couple links for some cheap scales from Amazon.
Less than $9 for these two
Or, here is a scale for $4.99. This one requires you to spend $25 on Amazon to get this deal. That's easy to do! Some items on Amazon are cheaper than walmart / the grocery store. So it doesn't have to be a frivolous purchase.
Skip your Starbucks tomorrow, buy a scale ;)
Yeah all the pcp hype shit doesn't scare me. I hope the flat scales are accurate enough, I really don't want one of those bitch milligram scales with the little circle cause you cant fit much on there and id probably lose a bunch of substance.
Dont want :
want a flat one like :
So I'm just starting out - like haven't started yet. I'm going to try and sell some of my old stuff first to see how this goes. I'll be moving accross the country in the next year, so this coincides with me wanting to get rid of things so I don't have to pay to move it. If I like it though, I'll buy more stuff to sell when I get to my new location. However, the logistics of packing and shipping is really confusing.
Here are my questions: