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    Help. How safe is it to post something to Norway?

    Just been asked by someone if they were to buy something from me, would I ship to Norway. Is this safe to do. i.e. Could it be a scam?
    I know it's not Nigeria but still, I'm a bit unsure of what to do.

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    Do not send to any country beginning with N.

    Why can't they ship it themselves ? ie arrange their own courier
    Edited by: "choc1969" 14th Jun 2011

    dtovey89

    Do not send to any country beginning with N.



    Don't be so ridiculous, how would my cousin get a birthday card in Northern Ireland?

    Where are you selling your item?

    How are they paying?

    you haven't posted much detail so : yes it could be a scam.
    Thieves also operate in Norway

    What is wrong with people today? Is it the weather or has everyone just had their internet reconnected after non payment?

    Scam you know it as well or you wouldnt even ask.
    Edited by: "Nailez" 14th Jun 2011

    greg_68

    Don't be so ridiculous, how would my cousin get a birthday card in … Don't be so ridiculous, how would my cousin get a birthday card in Northern Ireland?



    Northern Ireland = terrorists.
    Everyone knows this jeez.

    ^^^ lol...why should it be a scam, sold many, many items overseas via ebay, not one has gone missing.

    Banned

    If it's viking related then it's fine - anything else = scam

    Original Poster

    thesaint

    Where are you selling your item?How are they paying?


    It's via playtrade so I guess credit card.

    The item will be the 360 Bioshock collector's edition with Big Daddy so will be quite heavy

    greg_68

    ^^^ lol...why should it be a scam, sold many, many items overseas via … ^^^ lol...why should it be a scam, sold many, many items overseas via ebay, not one has gone missing.



    Everything that comes overseas from Northern Ireland is a letter bomb.
    And everything that is sent there is forwarded back to sender (as a letter bomb).
    Edited by: "DT89" 14th Jun 2011

    OK, just visited the playtrade sites. Looks a bit scary as you have to confirm you have posted the item and then funds are credited to your account.
    Edited by: "smileamiledr" 14th Jun 2011

    Banned

    dtovey89

    Everything that comes overseas from Northern Ireland is a letter bomb.



    This is factual and informative.

    Norway is the new Nigeria

    Joey Bloggsy

    Norway is the new Nigeria



    Wait, isn't Norway the capital of Nigeria?

    niminator

    It's via playtrade so I guess credit card.The item will be the 360 … It's via playtrade so I guess credit card.The item will be the 360 Bioshock collector's edition with Big Daddy so will be quite heavy




    The limit for airmail is 2kgs, have you checked it doesn’t weigh more than this? Also since Norway is not part of the EU, you will need to fill out a customs sticker to attach to your parcel and pay the ‘rest of the world’ prices at the Post Office. I’ve sent items to Norway before, never had anything go missing, they have a similar problem to us though in that they have a very low customs threshold limit so will be charged for anything that goes over that limit. Have you checked with your buyer that they know and understand this? This could save you the risk of being negged from them after it turns out the “bargain” they purchased cost them nearly double in the end, even though not your fault you can bet you’ll get the blame for it. Don’t even think about surface mail as your buyer will just file a missing claim against you. It might end up more expensive to post it than you think.

    dtovey89

    Wait, isn't Norway the capital of Nigeria?



    Are you American?

    Original Poster

    fluffyundacrakas

    The limit for airmail is 2kgs, have you checked it doesn’t weigh more t … The limit for airmail is 2kgs, have you checked it doesn’t weigh more than this? Also since Norway is not part of the EU, you will need to fill out a customs sticker to attach to your parcel and pay the ‘rest of the world’ prices at the Post Office. I’ve sent items to Norway before, never had anything go missing, they have a similar problem to us though in that they have a very low customs threshold limit so will be charged for anything that goes over that limit. Have you checked with your buyer that they know and understand this? This could save you the risk of being negged from them after it turns out the “bargain” they purchased cost them nearly double in the end, even though not your fault you can bet you’ll get the blame for it. Don’t even think about surface mail as your buyer will just file a missing claim against you. It might end up more expensive to post it than you think.


    Amazon says its 1kg.
    But this is sounding much more hassle than it's worth.
    Should I just say no?

    How much did you sell it for?

    1.1kg to Norway will cost you £13.14 standard airmail.

    If you refuse the sale now, you still might get a neg. Perhaps send the buyer a grovelling email apologising that you only found out the postage cost and didn't realise it was so high.

    Original Poster

    fluffyundacrakas

    How much did you sell it for? 1.1kg to Norway will cost you £13.14 … How much did you sell it for? 1.1kg to Norway will cost you £13.14 standard airmail.If you refuse the sale now, you still might get a neg. Perhaps send the buyer a grovelling email apologising that you only found out the postage cost and didn't realise it was so high.


    I'm selling it for £44.99, but I did say UK only.
    Ach. I'm just going to refuse, way too much hassle for so little.
    Thanks guys. (and girls)

    Only way to stay safe is to:
    1. Send via a courier, with signature upon delivery - no Royal Mail service will be any good.
    2. Get them to pay via Paypal gift, outside of eBay

    I had someone ask to post to Ukraine. I quoted them the cost of sending via courier (got quote from Parcel2Go) plus a bit extra and they said it was too much. I then quoted them the cost of sending it via Royal Mail, but said I would only accept Paypal gift for RM delivery. It took a while for him to work it out as no 'gift' option was available to him, but thankfully his English was good and we worked it out.

    He was happy (got an email off him saying it arrived and he was pleased with the item), and I got the full item amount (no eBay or Paypal fees!)

    Buit obviously not all buyers will go in for this. If they insist on RM and going through eBay, stay away - you're not covered.

    I've sold plenty overseas too and never had a problem with Norway if it's of any consolation OP.
    Only country I ever had a problem with was Italy, but I know their customs are pretty tough...
    But if you did say UK only, stick to your guns, they should've read the listing before buying!

    oldmanhouse

    Only way to stay safe is to:1. Send via a courier, with signature upon … Only way to stay safe is to:1. Send via a courier, with signature upon delivery - no Royal Mail service will be any good.2. Get them to pay via Paypal gift, outside of eBayI had someone ask to post to Ukraine. I quoted them the cost of sending via courier (got quote from Parcel2Go) plus a bit extra and they said it was too much. I then quoted them the cost of sending it via Royal Mail, but said I would only accept Paypal gift for RM delivery. It took a while for him to work it out as no 'gift' option was available to him, but thankfully his English was good and we worked it out.He was happy (got an email off him saying it arrived and he was pleased with the item), and I got the full item amount (no eBay or Paypal fees!)Buit obviously not all buyers will go in for this. If they insist on RM and going through eBay, stay away - you're not covered.



    It's a Playtrade sale, not eBay.

    Troll courier services from the TST is now available

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    Nailez

    What is wrong with people today? Is it the weather or has everyone just … What is wrong with people today? Is it the weather or has everyone just had their internet reconnected after non payment?Scam you know it as well or you wouldnt even ask.



    whats the scam then?
    must be a good one as i've sent quite a bit to norway and never had a problem yhet
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