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 Posted 10/12/2013  07:59 am Show Profile Check BillSnyder's eBay Listings Bookmark this topic Add BillSnyder to your friends list Get a Link to this Message

Hi -

I am trying out eBay's new shipping policy in which US residents send coins purchased overseas to a common point in Kentucky.

These listings are my first use of eBay's new Global Shipping Program, which is said to make shipping to points outside the United States easier and more reliable.

eBay says "The Global Shipping Program simplifies selling US items to international buyers. Simply ship items to a US shipping center. They'll manage the shipping and customs process and send the item to the international buyer.

If you're creating a listing for inclusion in the Global Shipping Program, you only need to specify the cost of shipping to the shipping center in Kentucky. The shipping center will estimate the cost from the center to the buyer--including import charges. The combined shipping cost (domestic + international) is what will be displayed to the buyer".


One of my listings is at http://www.ebay.com/itm/33104292675....m1555.l2649

How does it look to readers in Spain, Canada, or ?

What does it say regarding shipping cost to your country?


Many thanks,
Bill





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 Posted 10/12/2013  08:56 am  Show Profile Check chequer's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add chequer to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
For me, in Canada, it says "may not ship to Canada." I see these often and bypass these auctions unless it's something I really want, then I'd send a note to the seller asking how much shipping would be, if they will ship to Canada.
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 Posted 10/12/2013  09:05 am  Show Profile Check BillSnyder's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add BillSnyder to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

DARN!

It was supposed to say that I ship to Canada AND EVERYWHERE!


Guess I missed some instruction.



Thanks,
Bill
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 Posted 10/12/2013  09:50 am  Show Profile Check SsuperDdave's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add SsuperDdave to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Um, you *do* know that coins aren't eligible for the Global Shipping Program, right?

http://pages.ebay.com/help/sell/shi...#eligibility

Note the "Restricted Categories."
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 Posted 10/12/2013  09:54 am  Show Profile Check BillSnyder's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add BillSnyder to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

DUH!

Thanks Dave! That's my problem all righty.



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 Posted 10/12/2013  10:16 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add gxseries to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I've got hit by that program once and wow. Shipping price was just outrageous. It could have been about 15 dollars to Australia by registered mail but no, I got hit 25 dollars plus. I understand that everyone wants a piece of mind but not when the coins I bought were only 25 dollars.
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 Posted 10/12/2013  11:48 am  Show Profile Check SsuperDdave's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add SsuperDdave to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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I've got hit by that program once and wow. Shipping price was just outrageous.


That was my impression, as well. Even for eligible stuff, if I were selling using the program, I'd write a strong disclaimer into the auction description about my reluctance to subject a buyer to the ridiculous cost.
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 Posted 10/12/2013  11:56 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add gxseries to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Ssuperdave, I have no problem accepting this program if the total turns out to be more than let's say 200 dollars. But not under 100 dollars as this would mean the shipping cost would more than 25% of what it's worth. That said, I have been buying coins from places that will not ship overseas and have paid a lot in commission.
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 Posted 10/12/2013  1:43 pm  Show Profile Check BillSnyder's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add BillSnyder to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

I am sorry to find that eBay's "Global Shipping Program" isn't for coins, (and that it is too expensive for the folks overseas also).
I've been hearing about the unreliability of the postal service in getting mail overseas. For example, I've heard that even Registered mail cannot be traced once it leaves this country. Also, there was a rumor that items mysterious disappear at some big New York overseas mailing distribution center.
A few months ago, I sold a Russian brockage to a man in Moscow. He said that he was doubtful that the coin would ever reach him, but he was willing to take a chance. (He did, in fact, receive it).

So, now I'm back to selling only to US bidders. DARN!


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 Posted 10/12/2013  1:52 pm  Show Profile Check SsuperDdave's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add SsuperDdave to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Yeah, I quit openly advertising International sales a few years ago. If asked via Message, I'll evaluate a potential bidder and grant permission to bid, but that's it.
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 Posted 10/12/2013  2:03 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add gxseries to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Agreed with Dave. I think it comes down to trust as well as the country that you are going to send to. I've had my headache shares sending to Russia and China but lately US seems to be a problem as well. Maybe it could be a massive slow down due to cutbacks in the US post office - I don't know. I would be a happy buyer from you Bill as I know your Russian coin collection is simply spectacular except my funds probably would not match your collection! Thankfully all except for one mail from the US have arrived at my place. All registered mail have arrived here. There was one mail from the US that took more than three months for some reason. It's not like it was mailed from Alaska or Hawaii...
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 Posted 10/12/2013  4:33 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add pocket change 50 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I've bought over 300 US coins shipped to Canada by first class international mail. All have arrived in under 18 days with no damage. I've sold to the US as well using letter mail, and no problems so far. I feel it's safe to include Canada in your listings, it would give you 10% more bidders as we are only 33 million people.
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 Posted 10/12/2013  5:45 pm  Show Profile Check BillSnyder's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add BillSnyder to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Dave,

"If asked via Message, I'll evaluate a potential bidder and grant permission to bid, but that's it."


How do you allow that particular bidder in another country to bid in a particular auction? (Cannot see how to modify the listing).


Thanks again,
Bill
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 Posted 10/12/2013  5:56 pm  Show Profile Check SsuperDdave's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add SsuperDdave to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Nothing is stopping any bidder, anywhere, from bidding on an auction. Your posted shipping restrictions don't automatically stop bidding from restricted countries; they just give you an out to refuse to ship to the winner if from one of those countries.
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 Posted 10/12/2013  6:38 pm  Show Profile Check vermontensium's eBay Listings Check vermontensium's eCrater Listings Bookmark this reply Add vermontensium to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I went strictly US a couple years ago. Too many chances, unknowns, and uncertainties.
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Took over a month to get to him. He almost demanded a refund until the next day, bam, it showed up.
Not dealing with that any more.
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 Posted 10/12/2013  9:42 pm  Show Profile Check Wade's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add Wade to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

Quote:
Nothing is stopping any bidder, anywhere, from bidding on an auction.


yes you can, 2nd line of "buyer requirements" when creating your listing:

Block buyers who:

Have received 2 unpaid item strike(s) within 1 month(s)
Have a primary shipping address in countries that I don't ship to
Have a feedback score equal to or lower than -1
Have bid on or bought my items in the last 10 days and have met my limit of 10 and who have a feedback score of 5 or lower.

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