Zebra LP2844 Thermal Printer On The Way

Discussion in 'Packing & Shipping' started by SoCal Sam, Jul 5, 2018.

  1. SoCal Sam

    SoCal Sam Lunatic Member

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    Thanks to damacman for the outstanding advice, I have one on order for my ebay activities. Now I can print like the post office and pocket the discount. This is the one I ordered:

    Zebra

    They accepted a lower offer. They offer phone support which made this a no-brainer. I'm estimating it will pay for itself in two months.
     
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  2. ScramMan2

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    Please explain the discount?
     
  3. SoCal Sam

    SoCal Sam Lunatic Member

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    ebay calculates shipping charge according to USPS retail tables which is what you would pay at the Post Office counter. Here are a couple of shipments I just made.

    Retail / ebay printed label
    23.15 / 21.03
    10.65 / 9.47
    3.75 / 3.05

    The savings add up fast.
     
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  4. damacman

    damacman Blown and Injected Subscriber

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    Print. Peel. Stick.

    Don't get much easier . . . ;)
     
  5. SoCal Sam

    SoCal Sam Lunatic Member

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    The hardest part is jumping into the pool. I've saved $50 since July 9.

    Postscript: The LP2844 printer I got from the above vendor turned out to be defective. He replaced with a ZP 450 which is a newer model. Getting the right driver is a little tricky. Here is the driver:

    https://www.seagullscientific.com/drivers/printer-driver-features/?m=zebra+zp+450+ctp

    There are two versions of the ZP 450 so some care must be taken when buying. There are also two versions of spindles. The adjustable one is better.
     
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    I think a 4 oz FCM would be $2.66 no matter where you went?

    And 1 pound Media Mail also at $2.66 for vinyl.
     

     

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  7. ScramMan2

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    I print and tape with a piece of 8.5 x 11 paper. Labels are damn pricey.
     

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