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29 May 2012 4:24 a.m. PST
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stenicplus Inactive Member29 May 2012 2:31 a.m. PST

So I'm selling of my MTG cards. Got quite a few of Revised dual lands that are oop and much sought after.

Most transaction are running smoothly, but two have gone pair shaped. What's odd is they are both from France.

The German, Italian, UK and Czech people that have won have all paid up on time and cards were sent.

But one French chap failed to realise a UK auction would be in UK Sterling so cried off as his max bid was based on Euros. It was resolved by canceling his bid and offering a 2nd chance. Annoying never the less.

Another auction was also won by a Frenchman and as of a week he has not paid. I've opened a non-payment case so all should be well.

It just seems bizarre that my only two bad experiences should be with French bidders.

SECURITY MINISTER CRITTER Inactive Member29 May 2012 5:10 a.m. PST

The aftermath of the election, and their heads haven't grasped the results? They're just daft?
I could go on. but this ain't the Fez!

Parmenion Inactive Member29 May 2012 6:53 a.m. PST

Not surprising to me, I've had more trouble with French buyers over the years than all other nationalities combined. From discussions with other sellers I know I'm not alone in this either, but I don't know why it's the case.

Personal logo Doms Decals Sponsoring Member of TMP29 May 2012 7:37 a.m. PST

Can't say that's something I'v ever noticed; beyond a propensity to put their first name and surname the wrong way around when filling in the checkout page, I've never had any real problems with France. Italy, now…. ;-)

Parmenion Inactive Member29 May 2012 7:43 a.m. PST

Italy, now…. ;-)
It's funny, I know that Italy's postal service has such a bad rep that a lot of sellers block bidding from there entirely, but I've had nothing but good experiences with Italian buyers. Just lucky in that respect I guess…

In the spirit of this thread, Dom, can I ask if your problems were with the behaviour of Italian buyers, or more with their postal system?

Personal logo Doms Decals Sponsoring Member of TMP29 May 2012 10:22 a.m. PST

Predominantly the postal system, or at least I presume so….

Personal logo Doctor X Supporting Member of TMP29 May 2012 10:00 p.m. PST

I've sold all over the world for closing in on 15 years.

Worst postal system in the civilized world?

That is easy.

Canada Post, hands down.

GarrisonMiniatures Supporting Member of TMP Inactive Member29 May 2012 11:28 p.m. PST

On the other hand, touch wood, never had a problem with Canada. As far as things not arriving, I don't recall anything going missing for Canada, US, Australia or the UK in the last 12 months, but Continental Europe it's something like 25% going astray! Basically France, Italy and Spain.

pbishop1203 Jun 2012 7:13 a.m. PST

Before coming here to Iraq 18 months ago, I sold stuff globally for years. I once had a container come apart in Canada, but I also had one come apart in Louisianna, right next door. I don't recall having a non-payer from anywhere on the globe. Guess I'm lucky. And I've bought and sold with Italians and French, no problem.

Finally, I've really only had one buyer who was a Bleeped text, complaining the RAFM figures I sold were NOT 25MM and he wanted compensation. They are. I offered to reimburse him anyway, inclusive of his shipping costs, once they finally arrived back to me in good condition. He never sent them back and I heard no more. And he was a fellow American.

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