The Postal Service is experiencing significant delays!
December 15, 2020
The Rochester USPS P&DC facility is experiencing significant delays due to the holiday season. In a statement given to
a local news channel,
the USPS says their "facilities have faced challenges recently due to COVID-19
at the same time mail volumes have dramatically increased."
With more than a week remaining before the Christmas holiday, it is possible mail volumes have not reached their seasonal peak and transit delays
may worsen in the immediate term.
Your patience is appreciated.
eBay Managed Payments Information:
August 21, 2020 Update
I've started a few more experimental listings for dual in line pin components. All of these components require
$2.99 flat rate shipping, however, the shipping will be discounted when purchasing multiple components. The current
shipping charge for these components is $2.99 + $0.05 for each additional item.
Click this link to view the experimental
August 11, 2020 Update
The migration to eBay Managed Payments occurred on August 7th. Most TO-220 "two packs" have nearly doubled in price,
but will now include four units instead of two. The increased MOQ is directly related to the increased costs
associated with eBay Managed Payments.
Sometime later this month, my eBay store payment processor will change from PayPal to eBay Managed
Payments. This is a forced migration and is beyond my control.
PayPal and eBay both charge a fixed and a variable processing fee on each transaction. Unlike eBay,
PayPal offers different rate combinations and allows sellers to choose the best rates for their
expected average basket size. Currently, I am able to receive payments at PayPal's micro-payment
rate, which has a small 5¢ fixed transaction fee. The eBay Managed Payments will have a
significantly higher 30¢ fixed transaction fee.
It is the flexibility PayPal that provides that makes selling small basket orders possible.
Once the migration is completed I will have to raise prices, increase the minimum order quantity, or
discontinue selling some parts on eBay altogether. Fierce competition from Chinese sellers — some of
whom routinely sell counterfeits and will be immune from this migration — keep prices and margins
low. It may simply not be possible or practical to sell regulators, resistors, or LEDs in smaller
Every other domestic eBayer — again, foreign eBayers will not be migrated — will face the same
challenge keeping their businesses afloat. I want to thank everyone for being my customer and
supporting me on this incredible experience. I hope I am able to navigate these changes and continue
to supply quality, genuine parts to US makers in the future.