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    Everybody is free to sell or not to sell to wherever they like or not, if you ask me. In several cases where my country was excluded, I asked the seller as kind and considerate as I could and more often than not, they agreed to sell to me anyway.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve Smith View Post
    What is really stupid is judging a whole country by the actions of a few of its citizens. There is an equal percentage of bad sellers in every country and it is probably a very low figure.


    Steve.
    It has nothing to do with any country. It has to do with eBay and it's rules. Again, you are making an assumption based on ignorance.

    How long would you continue to have your merchandise stolen from you before you said, "Enough!" ?
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    That's fair enough. What isn't fair is to assume that you will have problems with buyers and sellers in any other country but your own. That is clearly nonsense.

    This is why I hate the words 'US only' on a sale just as much as someone else might hate seeing 'UK only' for an item. The reality is that it's easy to post to a different country and the chances of anything going wrong or for a buyer or seller to cause problems are equal domestically as they are overseas.


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    If junk yards and charity shops count I will add these two gems a $10 Vitessa from a junk yard in Manjimup and a $30 Retina from a Charity shop in England

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    I also have a Leica M2, but that was given to me free and has cost more in repair bills than a new one machined from a block of platinum

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve Smith View Post
    That's fair enough. What isn't fair is to assume that you will have problems with buyers and sellers in any other country but your own. That is clearly nonsense.
    Yet another statement based on ignorance. As I said it has nothing to do with any country but on how ebay operates. Yes, it is possible for anyone to steal but fraud prevention is far easier for sales kept in one's one country.

    For example, when a theft or fraud has been committed on a domestic sale it can be referred to domestic police agencies. But, when such a crime is committed with an international sale the seller's options are drastically reduced. For all intents and purposes there is nothing a seller can do in such a case.

    After a seller has lost his merchandise and money to such fraud a few times he/she tends to stop selling internationally and to laugh at the ignorant buyers who assume it is because the seller has something against their country.

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    Although I've shipped all over the world without a problem, part of the problem in overseas shipments is filling out the paper work required and making a trip to the post office when they are open. I'm about two gallons of gas away from a post office. Items shipped in the USA can be dropped in the self mailing box when I'm in town for another reason. Small (inexpensive items) are not worth the trouble to ship overseas. Bill Barber

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    That's the difference then. In the UK it makes no difference where the item is going, you have to take it to the post office regardless. Some countries need a customs declaration but that's just twenty seconds of writing on a small label.


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    Pawn shops, yard sales, estate sales...
    you all are truly inspiring me!

    I must get out more...
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    It is possible to do custom declarations and postage online through USPS.com. Then give it to your carrier or drop it in a mailbox.
    No driving to the P.O. or waiting in line involved.
    Shipping by Registered Mail has to be done in person.
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    Scored a FREE Canon FX with the 50mm 1.8, 35mm 2.5 and 135mm 2.5 FL lenses. Gonna go shoot it up this coming weekend.
    Wow, what good veins you have!!



 

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