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06 January 2016 @ 04:28 pm
grah USPS  
Increased USPS rates on Jan 17 has me down quite a bit. I heard about it back in October last year when it was proposed, but for some reason I thought it wouldn't be a thing until like March... but nope it's Jan 17. EHCk.

More info: http://blog.stamps.com/2015/10/22/usps-announces-postage-rate-increase-starts-january-17-2016/
or http://www.stamps.com/usps/postage-rate-increase/

At least Priority rates are hardly going up, but the thing is that only encourages to ship even more in bulk, so I'm gonna be leaning towards selling more lots instead of individualized, customized orders from LJ. That was kind of what I was thinking of doing before the price hike came into picture anyway--there are a lot of things I have here that need a new home and I really need space. xD It's just hard to part with a lot of it when I feel like there's a collector out there who's more worthy of having the item and would potentially make the order for it. Also bums me out for obscure item auction I was planning on running, since now everyone will be pinching more for pennies... but I'll still go through with it.

Anyway, getting back into original Pokemon series with the X/Y/ORAS games, as I feel bored with mobile games other than work purposes (seriously though if you have a good mobile game on android that isn't Editor's Choice but you feel like it should be, LET ME KNOW, I CAN HAS INFLUENCE :D)

List of Poke things to do:
-Mega Bird Jesus
-More Charizards
-Hidden Ability Garchomp? T_T;

Still to raise?

There's a lot more to this list and I'll probably make another post to archive this haha
ckoizumickoizumi on January 7th, 2016 09:41 am (UTC)
Oh no. Shipping rates for me are already quite expensive (the benefits of living on an island in the middle of the ocean!), so the rate increase is definitely a bummer. :(

I know what you mean about selling stuff in lots. When I first started selling, I didn't realize how cumbersome shipping one tiny figure or two tiny metal charms would be. Eventually, I made minimum purchase rules and listed quite a few lots. The only problem is that I'm noticing a decrease in sales because people aren't willing to pay for extra items they don't really want or need. Unless I just haven't figured out how to properly market my items yet, selling is tough. :(

I too have a ton of work to do on XY. XD I'm currently trying to do the following:
-Breed Timid Protean Greninja
-Breed Modest Magic Bounce Xatu
-Breed Adamant Guts Flareon
-Train Huge Power Azumarill
-Train Huge Power Medicham
-Train Skill Link Cloyster
-Train Yveltal
-Collect all Unown letters
Splashsplash on January 7th, 2016 05:52 pm (UTC)
Yeah minimum purchase rule has really spared me in terms of time, but definitely takes away a lot of buyers since so many people are just running on well... chump allowance money lulz One thing I'm kind of hoping for is that Pokemon promotes this year's 20th anniversary in a way that brings more fans into the picture in general, hoping to get new collectors from there who are hunting out tons and tons of things XDDD

Good list of things to do! 8D I keep getting distracted by other mobile games I keep telling myself I'm only playing short-term but then I end up still doing all the daily things, and ugh >_>; Nooo wanna build up my long-term team for Pokemon~~~ Well, once Pokemon GO comes out, I'm sure it'll be a lot easier for me to break out of those short-term games so I really want it to come sooooon! XDD