[vcf-midatlantic] Ebay International Shipping Improvement

Dean Notarnicola dnotarnicola at gmail.com
Thu Sep 14 17:57:02 EDT 2017

Agreed. I sold an item to someone in Germany through that program and it
was completely hassle free.

On Fri, Sep 15, 2017 at 6:03 AM william degnan via vcf-midatlantic <
vcf-midatlantic at lists.vintagecomputerfederation.org> wrote:

> If you're like me, you use Ebay to sell vintage computers to make space or
> for extra cash (so you can buy other vintage computers...).  It's a nice
> efficient way to sell.
> Given the dollar exchange rate has declined 30% this year prices are
> cheaper to an international buyer.   You maximize profit if you sell
> internationally and given you are hit with 10% fee you want to maximize the
> sales price.  Problem *was* there are too many variables and taxes to
> track, custom forms, insurance, etc.  International shipping has always
> been a problem because it's so hard to predict the actual cost, and I have
> been burned a few times with shipping costs. Slowly Ebay has been working
> to make this better.
> Recently Ebay has made available a new shipping option called "Global
> Shipping Program" that allows a person to ship their internationally-sold
> items to a hub in the US (Kentucky), and after that I guess the buyer deals
> with the shipping the rest of the way.    A lot of people bust on Ebay, but
> this is really a nice feature and it really reduces the hassle for the
> seller.  In short, now everything I sell is treated like domestic shipping,
> no customs no guessing.   25-50% of my sales are international.
> I don't want to get into a big thing about whether Ebay is good/bad but in
> this case - Ebay: Well done.
> Bill

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