Originally Posted by DocHolliday
As a seller, international shipping is frustrating because it's so expensive. People don't want to pay the price for the shipping with insurance, and I'm not about to send a pricey item overseas without insurance. Can't tell you how many people have backed out on a sale after they found out how much shipping would be.
As well they should. For you to insist on insurance is guaranteed to turn anyone off your product unless the item being bought is a $20 tie. When it's no longer a bargain, there's no point. You can't blame the buyer for that. No regular and reputed international seller, e.g. Angelicboris, FStyles, SpooPoker, etc. insists on insurance for overseas buyers. I have never insisted on insurance for any of my SF purchases and have not had an incident since moving abroad last year. Tracking information is included on all airmail and it's more than sufficient to resolve any disputes if ever an item fails to arrive. I'm sorry, but being a seller requires being willing to take risk for profit.
Also, international shipping requires waiting in line at the post office. That has to be done during business hours and can take an hour or more, if I arrive at a bad time. Domestic stuff I can drop off 24 hours a day, no waiting.
If you don't feel it's worth your time and effort, that's fine. But that's no reason to be leery of international buyers. They're doing you a favour by taking your product off your hands, especially if they offer to cover the extra shipping (which I assuming most do; I do, anyway).
Originally Posted by CharlieAngel
Also, due to many many many Americans being targeted by Nigerian scammers, it's not worth the risk for a lot of them.
Nigerian scammers?? You seriously think Nigerian scammers have 1000+ posts on a fashion forum and want to scam you out of your Neiman Marcus last call pocket squares?