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hzcmcpheron Inactive Member29 Jan 2014 12:25 p.m. PST

I sometimes sell things on ebay but I never ever ship outside the US. It's just more hassle than I care to deal with (insurance, customs forms, lost shipments, etc). Now I see they have a new Global Shipping Program where you just ship to a US shipping Center in like Tennessee and they deal with everything else. If it works I might use it but I don't know.

Karnophage29 Jan 2014 12:55 p.m. PST

I used it when it first came out months ago. I stopped using it when one of my customers started to complain about what GSP was charging them above what they sent to me.

haywire Supporting Member of TMP29 Jan 2014 1:31 p.m. PST

Nope. Refuse to. Heard bad things about extra fees and delays.

GonerGonerGoner29 Jan 2014 3:18 p.m. PST

From a UK viewpoint I just don't bid on US auctions insisting on using it. As a buyer it adds in extra costs and makes absolutely sure you get hit with customs fees and you pay ebay and their partners more for the privilege. As a seller if you want to get DSRs of 1 for shipping charges and delivery times it's ideal.

If you want to sell internationally just use signed for postage. Takes minutes, customs forms are easy and means you make more on most auctions.

dutchy1241 Inactive Member29 Jan 2014 5:53 p.m. PST

As I live in Thailand I have to buy internationally for almost everything I need. Both the Royal Mail and the USPS are excellent. Quick delivery, much cheaper than a courier service and no customs charges. (Couriers here ''self declare'' which means everything is taxed, including postage, insurance and delivery so makes buying very expensive).

I have had well over 300 parcels delivered here in the last ten years without one getting lost.

Skeptic29 Jan 2014 6:21 p.m. PST

As a buyer, I have yet to consider bidding on an auction that specifies it, because the shipping isn't cheap, and since it is guaranteed to be taxed.

ultimatewargamer Inactive Member29 Jan 2014 7:36 p.m. PST

It is one of the worst things Ebay.com has done. Just a money grab extra fees and higher postal costs. In Canada most of the time customs does not bother to charge tax. So buying from the U.S. cost more. I shop on Ebay.UK

ernieR Inactive Member29 Jan 2014 11:35 p.m. PST

i'm in Canada and recently bought an item that was shipped through GSP . total cost for shipping and their customs charge came to about the same amount other auctions of the same item were charging for shipping alone . there were no additional charges . i'd use it again anytime

EagleSixFive Inactive Member30 Jan 2014 4:13 a.m. PST

I never buy anything from a seller who uses GSP. Why would I as a buyer want to pay over 25.00USD to post A miniature to Australia!

John Thomas8 Supporting Member of TMP21 Feb 2014 10:07 p.m. PST

I've not gotten any negative feed back from the buyers the 3 times I've used it, shipping US to Europe.

Khusrau05 May 2014 6:56 a.m. PST

I recently looked at some 1/72 scale models on eBay. But the one quote to ship a single 1/72 model (an Italeri 1/72 M8 Greyhound – $9.99 USD) from California to Australia was US$41.50 !!!!!

Sorry guys but for that price I expect it to be delivered in person with a stripper-gram. Is this eBay, the vendor or USPS just getting really stupid?

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