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Old 10-10-2006, 08:53   #1
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Ebay question

Not sure if this is the right forum, but I'll ask here:

I put something up for sale on ebay on the weekend (a dlp projector, 6ft screen and ceiling mount). I put a buy it now price and listed that I would only ship to the UK. Now obviously this costs to list etc. Some numpty in the states has purchased it at the buy it now price. What can I do about this, as it's just cost me money to list and sell it and I'm not going to attempt to ship this to the states when A) I specificed I would only ship to the UK and B) it probably wouldn't work there anyway.
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Old 10-10-2006, 08:54   #2
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Old 10-10-2006, 08:55   #3
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My apologies, I just noticed the sticky once I'd clicked submit.
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Old 10-10-2006, 09:30   #4
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Open an "unpaid bidder dispute", it should have an option for the buyer not being in a country you ship to. Unfortunately you cant do the dispute for 7 days, but it will get you back the final value fee. The listing fee you'll get back by doing the "relist" option to relist the items (I think) but any extras like gallery, featured plus etc are gone for good.

Before you relist check your preferences, theres an option to only allow bids from UK buyers.
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Or just charging him extra to ship to the US, you've stated in your description that it is UK, so its the buyer responsibility if it doesnt work. I would add 50-70% (find out how much it will cost to post to start of with, and then add a bit extra, for the inconvenience) on top of what ever P&P you listed in the first place. If they question it, just refer them to the part in the discription that states about only shipping to the UK. If they refuse then do as AdsterUk suggested??

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Ye, I think I specified £30 shipping to the UK as obviously the screen is a big and fairly heavy item, and ceiling mount could be used to kill someone with as well as it's pretty weighty for a small item. I'd rather not go through the hassle though to be honest. I've mailed the buyer to confirm that he actually in the states etc. so will see what reply I get.
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Don't send it to the US unless you are sure it will work there.

If it doesn't, even if it's the muppet buyer's fault, you are going to get grief.
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He's replied to me and says he really wants the item and is willing to pay 500 (£ or $ who knows as he doesn't specify). His account is marked as private and he registered on the same day he bought my item. Smell fishy to anyone?
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He's replied to me and says he really wants the item and is willing to pay 500 (£ or $ who knows as he doesn't specify). His account is marked as private and he registered on the same day he bought my item. Smell fishy to anyone?
anchovies bottoms me-thinks

don't even go there as even if he is genuine and wants the item and I assume he'll be paying via Paypal then any small problem and you'll be left minus projector and funds as Paypal always seems to favour the 'poor' buyer.
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Old 10-10-2006, 16:51   #10
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What do I do in this situation then?
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What I said in my first post. Tell him you dont ship to the US and start the non-paying bidder process
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Ok, cheers. Although I just tried that and it says I can't take any action until the 16th, so I'll just have to sit on it for the time being. How annoying.
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Ok, cheers. Although I just tried that and it says I can't take any action until the 16th, so I'll just have to sit on it for the time being. How annoying.
Very, I've got 1 the same You can relist it now if you want though
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Surprise surprise, the person is no longer registered as an ebay user.
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well you can relist straight away and your fees arnt due for a month, so I would get on with it and get it re sold, Although I know it a right royal pain in the behind.
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