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post #1891 of 14727
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Originally Posted by Snoogz View Post

I don't ship internationally, but I have a pair of size 5 redwings that buyer in Japan is interested in, And asked about pricing, which is where my question lays.

I looked online to best of my ability for shipping these shoes to Japan and wanted to run the $'s by u to c if it sounds accurate.

Priority mail int. shows about 60-65$
That sound accurate and worth informing the buyer?

You could use the Priority large flat rate box which is 60.95 but at that price, you could opt to go with Express Mail International with your own packaging to make them happier and it could be cheaper too. Use postcalc.usps.com to check postage rates and for non-flat rate options, it is cheaper to buy postage online.

post #1892 of 14727
Ok
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Originally Posted by scootypuff View Post

I would recommend the large flat rate box since it is one of few international options with actual delivery confirmation. The large flat rate box is 60.95 to Japan.

thank u so much, any specific details with customs I need to look out for? Do I send it as gift on customs form?
post #1893 of 14727
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Originally Posted by Snoogz View Post

Ok
thank u so much, any specific details with customs I need to look out for? Do I send it as gift on customs form?

Well it is technically illegal to mark it as gift, so it is up to you if you are willing to do so. Just make sure if you're planning to insure the package, declare the full amount. I say this because some buyers also ask sellers to undervalue the item to avoid customs fees and you'll only be covered for the amount you declared if something happens to the package.

post #1894 of 14727
Several of you have mentioned that Registered Mail is your preferred method for international shipping. Do you send it First Class with no extra insurance? Is Registered considered to be about 100% secure no matter where it is sent?
post #1895 of 14727
Is this also an ebay venting thread censored.gif

I purchased an item from a buyer in Canada. I am also in Canada. the item - a suit jacket - sold for a quite a low price, $23.00. The seller sent me an invoice with an international USPS shipping quote of $30.00 for the jacket, for a combined total of $53.00. (In my experience $30.00 is incredibly high for shipping a suit jacket internationally let alone domestically).

I requested the seller to send a new invoice with the domestic shipping charge and noted I would pay as soon as that was done. They then sent me the sole message I have received from them to date which stated they could not change the shipping as it would be unfair to the other bidders. He/She proceeded to send another invoice with international shipping at the aforementioned price. After another message on my part explaining this makes no sense, the seller opened a case with ebay to cancel the order, which I declined.

This morning, I contacted ebay customer service, who is sending the seller a notice to change to shipping to domestic. They said, predictably and understandably, they cannot force the seller to change the shipping.

That all said, I would rather pay for the item and it's offensive, incorrect, international shipping charge, as I got a great deal, but this seems very wrong. My underlying suspicion (with no evidence) is the seller thought they were going to get 5 times or so the amount they did for the item are and wanting to re-list it. Lastly, I appreciate this is far too much energy spent on $30, but for me it is more about the precedent of good business and feeling like I'm getting screwed. Any experiences, thoughts, or suggestions from you upstanding, frequently using, ebay sellers and buyers here on SF?
Edited by hrb - 1/14/13 at 2:20pm
post #1896 of 14727
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Originally Posted by hrb View Post

Is this also an ebay venting thread censored.gif

I purchased an item from a buyer in Canada. I am also in Canada. the item - a suit jacket - sold for a quite a low price, $23.00. The seller sent me an invoice with an international USPS shipping quote of $30.00 for the jacket, for a combined total of $53.00. (In my experience $30.00 is incredibly high for shipping a suit jacket internationally let alone domestically).

I requested the seller to send a new invoice with the domestic shipping charge and noted I would pay as soon as that was done. They then sent me the sole message I have received from them to date which stated they could not change the shipping as it would be unfair to the other bidders. He/She proceeded to send another invoice with international shipping at the aforementioned price. After another message from my part explaining this makes no sense, the seller opened a case with ebay to cancel the order, which I declined.

This morning, I contacted ebay customer service, who is sending the seller a notice to change to shipping to domestic. They said, predictably and understandable, they cannot force the seller to change the shipping.

That all said, I would rather pay for the item and it's offensive, incorrect, international shipping charge, as I got a great deal, but this seems very wrong. My underlying suspicion (with no evidence) is the seller thought they were going to get 5 times or so the amount they did for the item are and wanting to re-list it. Lastly, I appreciate this is far too much energy spent on $30, but for me it is more about the precedent of good business and feeling like I'm getting screwed. Any experiences, thoughts, or suggestions from you upstanding, frequently using, ebay sellers and buyers here on SF?

 

this seller is totally offsides, i nominate him to any running black list of sellers

post #1897 of 14727
Ok, I know the love isnt going to be there on this, but pretty sure it will do okay...my problem is how do I describe this reversible vest?

post #1898 of 14727
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Originally Posted by concealed View Post

this seller is totally offsides, i nominate him to any running black list of sellers

Name of seller:

indy_z

feel free to ad if there is a list going mods. I have no problem throwing their name out there!
post #1899 of 14727
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Originally Posted by hrb View Post


Name of seller:

indy_z

feel free to ad if there is a list going mods. I have no problem throwing their name out there!

Nice find, he appears to be an idiot since he failed to mention the measurement in the title, listed it as a 48 in the listing which appears to be Italian sizing, as it appears to measure about a 38 which is probably why it didn't sell for shit.

post #1900 of 14727
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Originally Posted by hrb View Post

(In my experience $30.00 is incredibly high for shipping a suit jacket internationally let alone domestically).

I agree with everything but this - it costs $30 to send a suit jacket to NY-Canada as a 1-2 lb package by priority with insurance.
post #1901 of 14727
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Originally Posted by VLSI View Post

I always place the minimum bid immediately to scare off competition and put my real bid on gixen. Seems to work reasonably well.
minimum bid encourages competition.
post #1902 of 14727
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Originally Posted by SpooPoker View Post

I agree with everything but this - it costs $30 to send a suit jacket to NY-Canada as a 1-2 lb package by priority with insurance.

Sorry, to clarify I was referring from Canada to the States as the Seller is located in Ontario. When I ship a suit jacket, with tracking, priority via Canada Post and USPS to the United States, it costs $20. without tracking $12-14.
post #1903 of 14727
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Originally Posted by ThinkDerm View Post

minimum bid encourages competition.

Really? When I'm browsing through things, I'll ignore items that already have bids thrown on them because I don't feel like getting into a bidding war. Additionally, by using only the minimum bid, I let gixen do any real fighting for me at the end since people generally try stupid bids just above the minimum and won't have time to fix it later.
post #1904 of 14727
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Originally Posted by Tweets View Post

Nice find, he appears to be an idiot since he failed to mention the measurement in the title, listed it as a 48 in the listing which appears to be Italian sizing, as it appears to measure about a 38 which is probably why it didn't sell for shit.

That's hilarious. I assume you were bidding as well.
post #1905 of 14727

Not sure if this has been brought up yet, but a PSA for all you Canuck sellers (and people buying things from Canadian sellers):

 

The nice lady at Canada Post informed me today they are no longer offering coverage up to $100 for items shipped with the Small Packets service. That means your options are either to chance it without insurance, or charge customers for a more expensive service.

 

Apparently, they will be unveiling a new Small Packets service with tracking and insurance in the near future, which presumably will cost somewhere between the existing service and Expedited Parcel. In the meantime, I can almost see my business (my buyers are about 95% from the U.S.) shooting down the drain.

 

Which also leads me to a question: anyone have experience using UPS or FedEx instead of Crappy Post? My recent order from Yoox cost just $15 for UPS shipping and arrived lightning fast, and left me pretty impressed.

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