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PostPosted: Wed Sep 26, 2012 5:09 pm 
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Ive found a lovely modern frame that suits me...but the seller only ships to USA!

Can anyone help me with shipping over to the United Kingdom?


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 26, 2012 5:13 pm 
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Did you approach the seller?

I find often that where they state USA only it is because they cannot be bothered with the hassle. Offering to pay a handling charge often loosens them up.

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 26, 2012 5:45 pm 
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you can use a forwarding service, if paypal, then hopshopgo is connected...

funny thing i have noticed recently, on ebay often if the seller doesn't post international, then you can't even contact them to say "i'll pay some silly amount for post"...


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 26, 2012 6:08 pm 
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T'boo Ted wrote:
you can use a forwarding service, if paypal, then hopshopgo is connected...

funny thing i have noticed recently, on ebay often if the seller doesn't post international, then you can't even contact them to say "i'll pay some silly amount for post"...


Exactly what happened to me! Couldnt contact the seller...Im desparate for this frame too!


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 26, 2012 6:16 pm 
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I can help you out, let me know


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 26, 2012 6:29 pm 
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Yeah I don't get this, one of the things I really loved about ebay (apart from being able to get old stuff you couldn't get any more) was the ability to get stuff from all over the world that you could get where you were...
Its liek the more ebay gets "better" the crappier it gets. Its so restrictive, both to buyers and sellers (in different ways) and so full of fake or rubbish its almost useless


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 26, 2012 8:49 pm 
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..... continuing with the ebay getting worse them, I don't like the way you cannot contact bidders - in the olden days you saw the bidders name now it is shown as some rnadom two letter name thus: a******e - actually noticed today - so it may be a new thing - but even my user id is no longer shown - what's all that about? why should I not be allowed to see where my bid(s) stand in the bidding sequence? GGrrrrr...... :twisted:


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 26, 2012 9:21 pm 
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02gf74 wrote:
..... continuing with the ebay getting worse them, I don't like the way you cannot contact bidders - in the olden days you saw the bidders name now it is shown as some rnadom two letter name thus: a******e - actually noticed today - so it may be a new thing - but even my user id is no longer shown - what's all that about? why should I not be allowed to see where my bid(s) stand in the bidding sequence? GGrrrrr...... :twisted:


you can see where u stand but you can't see who bidded on an item and contact them - this prevents auction interference (people badmouthing the seller for example, before an auction is completed with payment/shipment)

I've noticed that relative to many other countries, it's costly to send packages from the USA with tracking information that's acceptable to Paypal. I think that's a major reason why US sellers (many of them) don't send overseas.


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 26, 2012 11:38 pm 
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klasse wrote:
I can help you out, let me know


If you could help I would be extremely greatfull. I'll try again to contact the seller and explain why a UK bidder is bidding on the frame. Massive thanks for this mate.


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 27, 2012 3:26 am 
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slimjoe wrote:
klasse wrote:
I can help you out, let me know


If you could help I would be extremely greatfull. I'll try again to contact the seller and explain why a UK bidder is bidding on the frame. Massive thanks for this mate.


No prob, the way I've done it in the past is to bid on it myself but if u wanna bid it and have it sent to me & Seller is cool w that, ok. Either way works


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