Bulbs forum: Need help in making a FREE offer of daffodil bulbs

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Name: Kayleigh
(Zone 5a)
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HoosierHarvester
Oct 25, 2015 8:08 AM CST
Hi to all who visit the Bulb forum. My daffodils had begun to only sparsley bloom, so I dug them a couple weeks ago. They were so extremely packed clumped that it is no wonder they didn't bloom. This also causes smaller bulbs. But I have lots of them. I had about a 25' row with 4 different varieties of which I didn't map out, so not sure which is which unless I see them bloom.

Anway, this amounted to 5 full lunch bags size paper bags of bulbs. I kept each variety separate (I had them marked with a division in the garden with one of those bright colored caution marker flags). One kind produced two full bags. So I hate to put all these bulbs in the trash. But I don't know how to go about charging for the costs to ship them. They are heavy. So I think I will have to ship via a flat rate Priority Mail as I do not want to deal with different charges for different states. I would like to fit a bunch of each kind (all mixed) into the Priority mail flat rate bubble mailer which cost is $5.75 if I read at USPS correctly and that's to any state, no matter what the weight. Lots of the bulbs would fit in the mailer, but not a whole lot of protection.

My question is to those of you who have done something similar and who took PayPal in payment. For anyone mailing a payment it would be no problem, I'd just ask the $5.75 to cover the cost. But because I only have a business account with PayPal, I'd get charged a fee on the $5.75, which would be approximately 55 to 65 cents. Anyone have any suggestions how I could make the offer and still cover PayPal fees should someone want to pay that method? Would you suggest I spell all that out in the offer, or perhaps something like $5.75 to cover postage if mailing payment or $6.40 to cover postage/costs if paying through PayPal ?

Thanks for any assistance.
Name: Neal Linville
Winchester, KY (Zone 6a)
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gemini_sage
Oct 25, 2015 12:43 PM CST
Kayleigh, I think you're on the right track with your last sentence- that sounds easiest. And flat rate boxes are definitely the way to go for bulbs- the weight adds up quickly. I have a regular paypal account and it gives options of money sent for merchandise or money sent as a gift. I check the box marked gift when sending postage to make sure I pay the paypal charge (it is added to my total charge).
"...and don't think the garden loses its ecstasy in winter. It's quiet, but the roots are down there riotous." Rumi
Name: Kayleigh
(Zone 5a)
Cat Lover Seed Starter Canning and food preservation Plays in the sandbox Lilies Hummingbirder
Irises Daylilies Cut Flowers Butterflies Region: Indiana Vegetable Grower
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HoosierHarvester
Oct 25, 2015 4:03 PM CST
Thanks very much, Neil, for replying. I don't think my PayPal account gives that option. ?? Later this evening I may go ahead and post the offer in the other merchandise forum (can't think of it's name at the moment) and then link back to it here on this thread for anyone interested.
Quartz Hill, CA (Zone 8b)
Lisasgardens
Oct 26, 2015 5:25 PM CST
Hi everyone I new here, just found out about this site today infact. I too ship plants etc by usps priority mail. The flat rate small box is $5.75 and then on up. I would love to get a small or even a medium flat rate box from you very much. I can do paypal and send it to a "Friend " with no charge or send it in the mail asap.
Pretty please lol and can even send you a free one year voucher for Better homes and Gardens magazine for a thank you gift Smiling Thanks so much Lisa
Name: Neal Linville
Winchester, KY (Zone 6a)
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Bulbs Cottage Gardener Roses Irises
Garden Ideas: Level 2 Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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gemini_sage
Oct 27, 2015 4:27 AM CST
Welcome! Lisa! Hope you browse the site and get to know folks here- it's a great gardening community!
"...and don't think the garden loses its ecstasy in winter. It's quiet, but the roots are down there riotous." Rumi
Name: Jeanne
Lansing, Iowa (Zone 5a)
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gardenglassgems
Oct 27, 2015 5:52 AM CST
Kayleigh, I sent you a T-Mail saying that I would also be interested in a box of you Daffodil bulbs. Let me know if you have any left. I always have room for more bulbs and now is a good time to plant spring bulbs here in Iowa.
Thanks, Jeanne
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Name: Kayleigh
(Zone 5a)
Cat Lover Seed Starter Canning and food preservation Plays in the sandbox Lilies Hummingbirder
Irises Daylilies Cut Flowers Butterflies Region: Indiana Vegetable Grower
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HoosierHarvester
Oct 27, 2015 6:52 AM CST
I had originally posted the thread where I made the offer, but am closing that thread since all have now been given.
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Name: Deborah Pryor
Orangeburg, SC Zone 8a (Zone 8a)
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Deebie
Oct 28, 2015 7:31 PM CST
@HoosierHarvester, I sent you a t-mail. I need your PayPal account info so that I can pay postage tonight or early in the morning.
Name: Kayleigh
(Zone 5a)
Cat Lover Seed Starter Canning and food preservation Plays in the sandbox Lilies Hummingbirder
Irises Daylilies Cut Flowers Butterflies Region: Indiana Vegetable Grower
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HoosierHarvester
Oct 28, 2015 7:38 PM CST
Deborah, I did, and sorry for the delay. Was working on all this and ended up with company.
Name: Deborah Pryor
Orangeburg, SC Zone 8a (Zone 8a)
Don't Sweat the Small Stuff!
Charter ATP Member Amaryllis Region: United States of America Tropicals Seed Starter Plumerias
Plant and/or Seed Trader Peonies Lilies Irises Hummingbirder Echinacea
Deebie
Oct 28, 2015 7:50 PM CST
No problem, I got it and payment has been made. I just did not want to miss tomorrow's mailing or get distracted myself and forget to post it.

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