[vcf-midatlantic] Ebay International Shipping Improvement
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Fri Sep 15 12:31:33 EDT 2017
Most what everyone said.
There were issues early on with lost items and eBay or the Shipper wasn't
covering them and YOU would take the loss. But that has now changed. As
long as it enters the mail stream, you're covered. From what I have read
lately, even from the insurance claim paper work too. Go to the PO and get
a Receipt Scan for example, and you're about as covered as you can be. And
the miles are deductible too! :-)
I know a lot of buyers now request the Global Shipping Program, especially
those in tougher countries like Germany and France, as they know exactly
what to expect for taxes and clearance. And it's also less packing for me
since I can use standard Regional and Flat Rate boxes which then get
forwarded over seas. No special docs need to be printed and signed too.
Henry S. Courbis
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On Thu, Sep 14, 2017 at 6:56 PM, william degnan via vcf-midatlantic <
vcf-midatlantic at lists.vintagecomputerfederation.org> wrote:
> I sold a B500 that way recently, I believe to Italy.
> I have been and will be putting a few more items on Ebay this week. I kind
> of wanted to take a week off of programming and clear out at random items
> based on the size boxes I have lying around, which I also have too many
> of. I have a few more boxes left. I have a lot of
> duplicates/triplicates/quadruplicates of things.
> On Thu, Sep 14, 2017 at 5:52 PM, Tony Bogan via vcf-midatlantic <
> vcf-midatlantic at lists.vintagecomputerfederation.org> wrote:
> > > On Sep 14, 2017, at 5:31 PM, Jason Perkins via vcf-midatlantic <
> > vcf-midatlantic at lists.vintagecomputerfederation.org> wrote:
> > >
> > > I've used the eBay international shipping handoff - I found it works
> > well,
> > > and was easier than diddling with the customs forms myself.
> > >
> > > -J
> > >
> > > On Thu, Sep 14, 2017 at 7:08 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
> > or
> > >> for extra cash (so you can buy other vintage computers...). It's a
> > >> 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
> > the
> > >> sales price. Problem *was* there are too many variables and taxes to
> > >> track, custom forms, insurance, etc. International shipping has
> > >> 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
> > 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
> > in
> > >> this case - Ebay: Well done.
> > >>
> > >> Bill
> > ^^ what he said.
> > My experience with eBay global shipping he been nothing but positive so
> > far. In the past I did not do international shipping other than with
> > I added to my exempted buyer list (those I would have contact with and
> > from countries I was willing to ship to....no Bulgaria, no china etc)
> > I've now started to allow international buyers to bid on some of my
> > auctions as a result of the global shipping program.
> > Tony
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