Tbay (ebay) has a new feature for international, where US sellers can ship to a US location for forwarding on to destination.
I just listed a carby and checked that option, but that doesn't show up on the auction when I look at it. Could one of you furriners please check it for me?
Winfield S Updraft Racing Carburetor
Nope......no option for international shipping at all.
This is what I see-
The seller has not specified a shipping method to Australia. Contact the seller and request shipping to your location.
OK, thanks, guys. I'll have to rag on tbay.
I have a friend who ships overseas on E-bay a lot. I ask her about it and if I understand her correctly E-bay now handles their own overseas shipping. Your item is sent to a East or West coast port and they transport it overseas and handle customs etc.
It says "Ships to United States".
You need to click on "Revise Your item" and then you have to approve which countries you will sell to. It won't show the ability to ship to countries that you don't allow sales.
Take a look at this auction to see how it should look with international sales and shipping properly enabled:
Thanks for the example, Royce. Tbay helped me sort it out.
Nice speedo. You could maybe state it takes a 1:1 swivel, instead of 2.5:1 like the later speedos.
E-BAY Can F--- off
I have been selling on this site for thirteen years all over the world, the other day I sold a original mirror, and when I went to send invoice over seas this is the message I got from them
you can't send invoice for this order
The item(s) will ship using the Global Shipping Program. As part of the program, buyer directly pays international shipping and import charges to the third-party shipping provider. The buyer will still be able to complete checkout even if you don't send an invoice.
I am so pissed I will not sell over seas on e bay any more, Bob
Also I found out if you charge actual postage they take 10% of that also
E-bay takes a cut from a "sellers fee" a "Postage fee" and if you accept PayPal as a seller they take a fee from that also.
That's why they're one of the most successful corporations in the world. They're very good at doing business. You play by their rules, or you don't play. It will continue to be the world's largest marketplace, even if a few of you don't want to participate.
Generally anything I ship internationally is small enough to fit in a flat rate box. I ship USPS directly to the buyer. If there is a middle man involved it would be under contract of the USPS to handle their overseas shipping.
ten years ago ebay was a good thing, now it stinks, but its the only game in town. like mike said, they are very good at gathering money. yours and mine. while i am no lawyer, its seems it would be illegal to collect a fee off the shipping as they now do.
Mom sells a lot of her hand made items at bazaars and craft shows and had a space at an antique mall, by time they are done with entrance/rent and their cut, the time and gas to take the stuff there and back, the ebay fees are in the same ball park and can or less.
If people had been only charging the shipping ebay might not have started charging a fee on that. When too many people started charging huge fees for the shipping cost to avoid paying final value fees that's when ebay changed and started charging a fee.
thats a good point mark, some sellers charge a lot to just drop it in a box. i've never charged any thing extra unless its a big thing that needs special pallet mounts fabricated etc to get it shipped without damage
I love it when people get mad at ebay and stop selling on it, less compation for my stuff, I just figure the fees are part of doing business, just like the lights and heat, boxes etc. I ship over seas everyday on things sold on ebay, I don't go thru any third party ebay thing. the way I understood that ebay shipping was for ppl that didn't want to do the paper work for international shipping, gains sellers more buyers.
Even when shipping via USPS through ebay, I can print the customs forms for international shipping as part of the pay one line for shipping. Even if I don't do that, custom forms are not a big deal.
yep the USPS ones are easy, fedex ones pretty easy too, I don't use UPS ,
Looks like you got it Ralph!
I think a lot of us that have been using the Bay since the beginning are spoiled. Sure, it cost a lot less then, but compared to a consignment shop, it's about 1/3 the cost. I sold a car on ebay for 30,000 and paid $80 in fees. Try that with Barrett & Jackson and see what you pay.
Mike Peterson, have you listed anything on ebay recently? I haven't seen a listing from you for many months. Just wondering if I need to change my search settings. Dave
David, pretty much daily, your missing out, look up gunman63. keep me in your favorite sellers.MIKE
The reason you might not find him is he does not put "Ford" in his title, which I could never figure out why.
I put model T, that should be good enough, its better than ford, or keep me in your favorites and check me every couple days. easy pesy