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    Just sold a phone on ebay, (first time seller).. whats the best way to post this phone, is it 1st class recorded delivery??

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    depends on value if over £35 id say special delivery

    jamstaruk1972

    depends on value if over £35 id say special delivery



    I agree. Definitely make sure you're covered financially and that you get a signature from the buyer upon delivery. So either recorded or special delivery dependent on value of the phone.
    Unfortunately there are far too many scammers on ebay. And paypal/ebay seem to side with them 99.9% of the time.

    Photograph it, make a note of all serial numbers and imei number, keep your PO receipt and send special delivery only. It can be tracked on line and has to be signed for. Wrap it well with good box and polythene to waterproof it. Its the only way!
    Edited by: "mosskeeto" 26th May 2011

    I hope a scammer hasn't bought it oO does the buyer have good feedback.

    I hope they ain't in Nigeria either.

    mosskeeto

    Photograph it, make a note of all serial numbers and imei number, keep … Photograph it, make a note of all serial numbers and imei number, keep your PO receipt and send special delivery only. It can be tracked on line and has to be signed for. Wrap it well with good box and polythene to waterproof it. Its the only way!



    And even that's not enough half the time!

    deb8z

    I hope a scammer hasn't bought it oO does the buyer have good feedback.I … I hope a scammer hasn't bought it oO does the buyer have good feedback.I hope they ain't in Nigeria either.



    Or Italy... I always get problems selling to people there *sigh*

    Some years ago I sold hundreds of motorcycle helmet visors on Ebay and sent them all over Europe, only four 'went missing' and all four were in Italy

    SamRawr

    Or Italy... I always get problems selling to people there *sigh*


    mosskeeto

    Some years ago I sold hundreds of motorcycle helmet visors on Ebay and … Some years ago I sold hundreds of motorcycle helmet visors on Ebay and sent them all over Europe, only four 'went missing' and all four were in Italy



    Sounds about right... Although in all fairness I know their customs is pretty tight too

    Italy is the "new" Nigeria. I read that their postal service tracking system is hopeless, so goods often get delivered without being signed for - and then because of Paypal's rigid policy of receiving a signature to prove it arrived, you're left vulnerable to getting scammed by the buyer.

    poolie lad - If item is worth less than £35, send recorded. If more, stump up the cash for special delivery. It's expensive, but you can't trust anyone on eBay any more.

    oldmanhouse

    Italy is the "new" Nigeria. I read that their postal service tracking … Italy is the "new" Nigeria. I read that their postal service tracking system is hopeless, so goods often get delivered without being signed for - and then because of Paypal's rigid policy of receiving a signature to prove it arrived, you're left vulnerable to getting scammed by the buyer.poolie lad - If item is worth less than £35, send recorded. If more, stump up the cash for special delivery. It's expensive, but you can't trust anyone on eBay any more.



    The last statement is sadly so so true
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