Originally Posted by concealed
I have it and very much like it. 1% cash back at the end of the month on all credit card transactions.
That's the first review I've heard of it. I'm going to look into it out of convenience. I like to keep eBay/PayPal money separate and I'm really not doing a lot of transactions (more just a hobby/extra money). The current system I have is pretty simple: transfer the money into a bank account and then withdraw cash. It allows me to keep it so that I'm only spending clothing money on clothes.
Originally Posted by GMMcL
OK, people. I've been (unwillingly) living an SF-free lifestyle for the last couple of weeks -
But now I have an urgent Ebay question.
I sold a Burberry black label sport coat. Very mod, pretty rare. I listed it BINOBO with shipping only to a few countries (UK, Canada, Japan and Germany). I was psyched this morning to see that someone bought it full price. Then less psyched to see he had no feedback. And that he lived in Egypt. So far, he has neither contacted me nor paid.
My gut tells me I just cancel the transaction and block him. Anyone disagree? And anyone have a view as to whether I call Ebay first and ask them to bail me out of this mess?
And does anyone know WTF Ebay let this joker bid if he's in Egypt and I don't ship there?
Originally Posted by FaceOfBoh
Same issue here. I sell to N. America but opened one up to Japan. My only bidder is from S. Korea. And I checked all the countries under Asia (except for Japan) in the exclusion list.
I'll wait to see how the dust settles on this one.
Not too worried though - at least he ain't from N. Korea.
Originally Posted by GMMcL
I thought I did. At least I selected the countries that I ship to. Would the "countries I want to block" have been part of the listing checklist, or part of my seller profile?
Originally Posted by barrelntrigger When you list any item, under the "Exclude shipping locations" you can choose what countries you won't ship to. From my understanding, this should block them from bidding on your items. I have not yet had any bidders from that list bid on any of my items. I think that's how it works. Check it out and let us know.
I could be wrong but I don't think the problem is in the countries restricted. I am registered with eBay.de, but if I search eBay.com, I can bid/buy it now on listings. The problem comes to payment. If the seller has restricted the listing to US only, then I can't check out or complete the listing. If I find something I want that says US shipping only, I'll message the seller, explain that I have history on eBay and that I'd be willing to pay the shipping costs. If they agree to sell it to me, I'll bid/buy it now. I then have to wait until the seller adds shipping to Austria to complete the transaction.
In short, it seems that foreign buyers are just finding your things on ebay.com like anyone else. Your eBay username can be logged into any international ebay site, so they can bid through ebay.com.
If you don't want to complete the Egyptian GMMcl, I'd request a cancellation. If the buyer doesn't complete it, then it should close on it's own and you'll get your fees back.
Originally Posted by VLSI
I've stopped putting pictures in the body of my listings since the free 12 pictures and it saves me a substantial amount of time (only upload them to one place). Do you guys think this is okay or do pictures in the description still add value? It's the exact same images anyways.
I only upload photos into eBay. If I have something I plan on selling at a higher price, I may add more in the description. However, with lower cost items I feel that the initial 12 are enough. Just my experience, though.