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Mike G Inactive Member20 Mar 2010 8:36 a.m. PST

I have an auction on E-bay.


I only want to ship to North America, once burned twice shy. Well anyway, note large red letters that are strung in a sentence. So far I have gotten 8 e-mails, Pardon, but how much for you to ship to China/Czech Rep/Greece/Hong Kong and so on. Cannot people read or does that sentence only apply to other people and not them. Thank you for reading this, I do feel a bit better.


aecurtis Fezian Inactive Member20 Mar 2010 8:57 a.m. PST

"Insurance is mandatory for this item, you will not be disappointing."

They may think you're one of them.


GoodBye Inactive Member20 Mar 2010 9:22 a.m. PST

This is a really cool way for a non-supporting member to get his auctions posted! wink

bookmarking this technique for later

Garand20 Mar 2010 9:42 a.m. PST

On a related note, when I was in 7th grade, we had team cooking projects in Home Ec class. We were following a written recipe, when this one kid I didn't know well kept pestering on what the next step in the process was. Finally, I exclaimed "Just follow the instructions! Can't you read?"

I found out later he couldn't…


napthyme Sponsoring Member of TMP20 Mar 2010 10:39 a.m. PST

I do international all the time. no idea why you'd have any problems…

Henrix Inactive Member20 Mar 2010 11:52 a.m. PST

I've asked a couple of times when sellers have put up that they only sell to US or UK (and it was something hard to find that I really wanted), and sometimes they've found it ok to ship it here, sometimes not.
So it never hurts to ask.

Personal logo Gungnir Supporting Member of TMP20 Mar 2010 11:42 p.m. PST

I buy daily via eBay from all over the world, and I'm in the Netherlands.

The only nes who don't want to ship here occasionally are Americans.

Odd, I blame lack of knowledge of the difference between countries.

Personal logo x42brown Supporting Member of TMP21 Mar 2010 2:40 a.m. PST

"Can't you read "
Dyslexia makes it difficult especially if people put parts they wish seen in different colours and print sizes so the support programs have difficulty with them.


pphalen Inactive Member23 Mar 2010 4:14 a.m. PST

Depends on the country, I suppose.

Once the mail crosses the sea, insurance and tracking go awry…

Daffy Doug Inactive Member23 Mar 2010 8:08 a.m. PST

EBay sucks. It just does. Except for those buying, of course. Your experience will undoubtedly vary….

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