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Selling internationally on Ebay

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7y, 11m agoPosted 7 years, 11 months ago
I've posted a PS3 on Ebay and someone from the USA has asked me to ship it overseas, I'm not normally the suspicious type, but should these requests be treated with caution?

Any money for the auction will be transferred via Paypal.

Thoughts please - and thanks in advance.
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7y, 11m agoPosted 7 years, 11 months ago
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banned#1
hmm why wouldnt they just buy one from the usa lol
banned#2
as long as you sign into your paypal account and the money is there and dont click any links sent to you then it should be fine . but why someone from the usa would want it baffles me as they get them cheap enough as is
#3
I have dealt with fraudulent bidders from Ebay before and theres a few things to look out for.

Firstly make sure you receive the money and transfer it into your bank account before you send the item, last time I sold something abroad, I sent the item then they tried to get their money back through paypal saying I had sent them a fake item, which was rubbish!

Also be aware of fraudulent emails, I received one last time saying they had credited my account but it was fake.

On the other hand I have dealt successfully with international bidders, but theres just a few things to look out for.

Hope that helps.
#4
I always use paypal and international paid for post via royal mail you are covered both ways that way!
#5
make sure the address on ebay and the address on pay pal are the same and dont send it for 3 or 5 days after they pay you.
#6
The person does have a relatively good record on ebay, only one bad transaction. He is called "unclehighley".

....and yes I would have thought they could have got the stuff cheaper in the US.
banned#7
Honestly not worth the hassle.

There's no way someone in the US is going to want a UK PS3. There's just no logic to it. Why would you pay more for a machine that is built for UK power supplies, then pay a fortune to ship it to the UK?

Remember, if it sounds like a scam and looks like a scam, then it is a scam.
#8
Hmm as for email addresses they use one at operamail.com
#9
DanJackson
Honestly not worth the hassle.

There's no way someone in the US is going to want a UK PS3. There's just no logic to it. Why would you pay more for a machine that is built for UK power supplies, then pay a fortune to ship it to the UK?

Remember, if it sounds like a scam and looks like a scam, then it is a scam.


:evil: yup does smell a bit. The auction is on for £375, he's wanting to pay £530.
#10
hurryhurry
make sure the address on ebay and the address on pay pal are the same and dont send it for 3 or 5 days after they pay you.


and what happens if they tell papal that the good were not received and he claims his money back.
#11
dre1988
I have dealt with fraudulent bidders from Ebay before and theres a few things to look out for.

Firstly make sure you receive the money and transfer it into your bank account before you send the item, last time I sold something abroad, I sent the item then they tried to get their money back through paypal saying I had sent them a fake item, which was rubbish!

Also be aware of fraudulent emails, I received one last time saying they had credited my account but it was fake.

On the other hand I have dealt successfully with international bidders, but theres just a few things to look out for.

Hope that helps.


...what was the outcome of "tried to get their money back" case?
#12
Dont take the risk. Even if you transfer money to your bank. If he wins the dispute, your paypal balance will be minus £375.

Bailiffs will be after you if you dont pay back the money.
#13
if i was you, id reject it. Theres too much hassle.
#14
Thanks for the comments, like having guardian-angels looking over!!

I've decided to reject the offer.
#15
soled73
...what was the outcome of "tried to get their money back" case?


I had to prove the item was genuine and paypal backed me because I had a good reputation and he was a first time buyer.

Good decision mate, better to be safe than sorry,
#16
Hmm, the plot thickens, he's sent me his posting address in.... NIGERIA !

I've reported to Ebay and rejected him again.
#17
Mega Scam!!!!!!!
#18
Again thanks to all, this is the email I've just received from Ebay - very prompt!!!

[COLOR="Blue"]Hello,

Thank you for taking the time to report this spam email to us. I
understand that you're concerned of the member "unclehighley" and you
want us to verify if this is a legitimate one having a good feedback but
with the address in Nigeria.

Please be informed that the email you have received was sent by a third
party using an eBay member's account without their permission. It's
likely the unauthorised user obtained the account password using a spoof
email. Unfortunately we weren't made aware of this until after this
email was sent.

Once we became aware of this unauthorised activity, we took immediate
action and we're now restoring the account to its original owner. For
privacy reasons, I can't give you any further details regarding this
member's account. However, please be assured that we're dedicated to
keeping eBay a safe and reputable place to buy and sell.

I strongly advise you not to respond to this email. It's likely the
sender was trying to get you to buy or sell outside of the security of
the eBay website. As you know, we strongly discourage buying and selling
between eBay users outside eBay. Off-eBay purchases are not protected by
our Feedback system and buyer protection services.

How to cut down on spam emails

Make sure you take advantage of the junk email filters in your email
program to eliminate unwanted emails from your inbox.

Please continue to report spam emails from eBay members to us. You can
contact us from any eBay Help page.

Thank you again for reporting this email to us.

Kind regards,
[/COLOR]
#19
DanJackson
Honestly not worth the hassle.

There's no way someone in the US is going to want a UK PS3. There's just no logic to it. Why would you pay more for a machine that is built for UK power supplies.


ps3 is universal power supply mate doesnt matter wether 100w like china or 240v like here!

only differece is usa is ntsc and we are pal

too many scammers on ebay man wanting to pay payal and collect or you get a chargeback for unauthorised card use..... and they just let it happen

bank transfer is safest option these days for high end items
#20
Ive had no problems sending abroad (eurpoe) as of yet, lots more interest these days also, with the pound being so weak
#21
casparwhite
ps3 is universal power supply mate doesnt matter wether 100w like china or 240v like here!

only differece is usa is ntsc and we are pal

too many scammers on ebay man wanting to pay payal and collect or you get a chargeback for unauthorised card use..... and they just let it happen

bank transfer is safest option these days for high end items


why do you say bank transfer is the safest option? is it because they won't have the right to recall the money back.

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