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Offline dbr831

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Ebay global shipping program
« on: January 28, 2014, 09:39:48 AM »
I know there's been some discussion about this in the past year but I'm wondering how it has been going for those that use it. Last year I unknowingly offered it on some listings. I think I sold a couple items through it and had no problems but stopped using it pretty quickly. Not sure why. Anyway, here we are in a new year and all the sudden it's there again on my listings. Only noticed because I sold a (very fragile) clock for a bit over $800.00 and panicked because the buyer was listed as being in Russia (I think). I always list as US shipping only but there are those that just bid anyway and hope you will ship to them. Then I see he has paid and shipping is very inexpensive. I check and the address is Kentucky. ???? That's when I finally figured out it is an EBAY Global Shipping situation. Anyway, I sent it, he got it (pretty quickly actually) and has already given me great feedback.

So my question is, are any of you consistently using the Global Shipping Program and how is it going? Also, my other concern is items over $250.00 which must have signature confirmation. Who signs? The Ebay crew in Kentucky or the buyer at the final destination?

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Re: Ebay global shipping program
« Reply #1 on: January 28, 2014, 10:21:42 AM »
I am consistently NOT using it.  It has to be turned off in several places if I remember correctly and an exclusion list helps too.

I just don't trust it. Sure, the buyer only pays for shipping to the global shipping center (as far as the immediate sale goes), but in the few instances I even tried it, once they found out what the additional shipping would be they never even bid.

It's just not worth it to me. There always seems to be a US buyer, and I no longer waste time with multiple emails to people in Croatia about how the system works.

Thanks, but no thanks!

Re: Ebay global shipping program
« Reply #2 on: January 28, 2014, 10:37:21 AM »
I have been using it for the past year or so. I have not had any issues with it, made a few sales end with a higher bid because of it. Depending on what I am selling, I may ship international outside of the GSP because, they charge very high shipping charges plus high estimated import charges, and I  know from people who have messaged me that I have lost a few international bids because of this. So there are pros and cons. What I do like is that as long as it arrives in Kentucky in good shape, I don't have to worry if it gets lost or damaged in shipping.

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« Reply #3 on: January 28, 2014, 10:54:53 AM »
Works good for me.

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