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Refusal to Ship Goods Overseas
By Darrell Clarke

G'day all,  A little off topic, but I noted with interest Ed Gaida's
comments on the upset overseas eBay bidders when he refused to deal
with them -- a situation I am familiar with.  Since the bulk of eBay
activity is US based, there is probably little disadvantage for sellers
to apply such restrictions but I am certain if it should happen that
more sellers are outside the US and they did the same, there would be
an outcry!

I have been very frustrated and disappointed that some items I would
have bid on have had such exclusions and I'm curious to know the
reasoning behind it.  I have dealt with many dealers and collectors in
the US without problems, apart from a few items not packed well enough
(usually also a problem for local shipment).  Is it a concern over
exchange rates or handling international funds?

I have sent payments in $US by cash, credit card, international draft
and bank transfer and they all work -- no one has complained yet!  One
MMD member, Larry Norman, will accept payment by personal check in
foreign currencies -- he must have a good bank!  One thing I can't deny
is that the transactions take a little longer unless credit cards are
accepted.

Does anyone have suggestions on the reasons for the restrictions?

Darrell Clarke
Clarke's Corner, Adelaide
South Australia


(Message sent Mon 20 Dec 1999, 02:32:59 GMT, from time zone GMT+1030.)

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