Originally Posted by thinman
Tck13, One of the BIN people wants me to ship to Russia as a birthday gift to a friend. He would need it shipped within 1-2 days and the auction is set to end Sunday. I'm still tempted just to let the auction run its course (I'm not thrilled about the potential hassles of shipping to Russia by USPS).
Sounds fishy to me.
Couple of things;
Keep in mind, shipping to another country is more expensive for you and needs to be included in your price.
Second, is it worth the trouble for you? You have what they want and they can pay for it legitimately AND their friend can get their present a couple of days late if needed. I found that the people who really wanted the item bid appropriately. Many times, people who contacted me and offered me an early price either never bid or weren't the highest bidders.
Lastly, if you do sell outside ebay, make sure the $ is in your paypal acct or in your pocket before you send your item.
Ebay is fun and it is sooo nice to be able to get rid of stuff and get a little bit of cash for it but it can be a chore if one gets rushed and inconvienced. Then it is not so much fun.