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    Sending parcel to East Africa?

    I am looking for a secure and cheap way of sending parcel to East Africa? I plan to send a mobile phone.

    31 Comments

    You weren't scammed on Ebay were you?

    I hope you didn't ebay a mobile phone, and are now sending it to the winner *chuckle*

    Hmm, no idea - I'd guess royal mail normal service though for the cheapest.

    nigeria, by any chance?

    we're an untrusting bunch.

    Maybe it's a cousin :lol:

    lol i was thinking the same as everyone else. Ebay scam?

    Royal Mail no longer cover mobiles sent Airsure or Int Signed for.

    Come on OP, put us out of our misery. Who bought it & from where ?

    Payperdrop used to be good, I know some people had problems with them.... but on price they were the cheapest.

    You could use agents that use couriers like DHL.... for international deliveries to Africa though, you'll probably be spending quite a lot.

    Although like already mentioned, for a mobile phone (small package) - Royal Mail / Parcel Force should give you the best price.

    Original Poster

    cassieismydoggie;1944897

    You weren't scammed on Ebay were you?



    some one won my auction in Amazon and now asking me to ship to Nigeria?..Is there any problem sending parcel to Nigeria?

    prince4world;1945037

    some one won my auction in Amazon and now asking me to ship to … some one won my auction in Amazon and now asking me to ship to Nigeria?..Is there any problem sending parcel to Nigeria?



    There's no problem in sending a parcel to Nigeria....however it's extremely likely that they'll pay you using stolen bank/card details and the money will then be taken back out of your account...

    prince4world;1945037

    some one won my auction in Amazon and now asking me to ship to … some one won my auction in Amazon and now asking me to ship to Nigeria?..Is there any problem sending parcel to Nigeria?



    Do you have the money?
    I wouldn't touch nigeria with YOUR bargepole (which isn't saying much as you're already going there) .. but seriously - just re-list it and all that stuff.....

    prince4world;1945037

    some one won my auction in Amazon and now asking me to ship to … some one won my auction in Amazon and now asking me to ship to Nigeria?..Is there any problem sending parcel to Nigeria?


    aghhhhhhh dont do it. Nigerians are the biggest scammers going.

    My answer is the same as everyone else's - DON'T DO IT!!!!
    An untrusting bunch we may be....but not without good reason!

    BritJamez;1945056

    Do you have the money?I wouldn't touch nigeria with YOUR bargepole (which … Do you have the money?I wouldn't touch nigeria with YOUR bargepole (which isn't saying much as you're already going there) .. but seriously - just re-list it and all that stuff.....



    When you relist it remember to put "will ship to UK only" on the listing!

    If you're worried about offending the Nigerian, just write them a note along the lines of:

    "I'm very sorry, but when I came to post the phone I found that my postal service will no longer insure mobile phones that are sent to Nigeria. In the event of an accident I wouldn't want you to have wasted your money, and it is therefore with deep regret that I feel obliged to relist my phone with shipping to the UK only. I apologise for this mix up, and look forward to dealing with you in the future."

    :lol:

    prince4world;1945037

    some one won my auction in Amazon and now asking me to ship to … some one won my auction in Amazon and now asking me to ship to Nigeria?..Is there any problem sending parcel to Nigeria?



    This is a common scam mostly used on small electronics such as mobiles.
    Don't send it.
    Just relist.
    Good job you come to us first!!!:thumbsup:

    At least they haven't posted you a cheque for £6,000 asking you to forward them the change (because they trust you)

    No offence, but these "Nigerians" don't understand "will not post outside UK".
    Wouldn't even bother emailing them.
    Just relist.

    ctuk;1945136

    At least they haven't posted you a cheque for £6,000 asking you to … At least they haven't posted you a cheque for £6,000 asking you to forward them the change (because they trust you)



    Still, if the OP is nice about it, they may be asked to help retrieve his great grandfather's $8356,000,004 that was left to him during those old colonial wars - but was recently found buried under his porch

    BritJamez;1945155

    Still, if the OP is nice about it, they may be asked to help retrieve his … Still, if the OP is nice about it, they may be asked to help retrieve his great grandfather's $8356,000,004 that was left to him during those old colonial wars - but was recently found buried under his porch



    Oh god I can't believe you were about to fall for this. Tell them to **** off, I think at least everyone of us has had one of these nigerian scum trying to "buy" something from us

    Banned

    nacider;1945196

    Oh god I can't believe you were about to fall for this. Tell them to **** … Oh god I can't believe you were about to fall for this. Tell them to **** off, I think at least everyone of us has had one of these nigerian scum trying to "buy" something from us



    Yup...

    contact Paypal and make sure the money is ACTUALLY there and yours, then remove from Paypal account if you do decide to do it, but I would say not a F***ing chance mate!


    RELIST

    Aha, scammers...DONT DO IT

    Original Poster

    There is no money in my account...I realised now this is a SCAM...Thank you everyone for their replies

    Lol Nigeria and phones,I'm glad I never had 1 to sell,I'd bount to have had a 'buyer' from there.

    I posted an ad offering a laptop on vivastreet.I got 3 replies from West Africans in just four days.All were asking me to send it to their cousin/brother in West Africa(Nigeria) offering payments through paypal.

    Ad of a phone on gumtree had similar response ;).I am just wondering whether anyone sucessfully made a deal with Nigerians via Internet. Do not get me wrong, I know decent black people and it is not about being rasist but dealing with Nigerians on Internet is very risky.It's almost a certainity that someone will want to scam you.

    since when is nigeria in east africa? the question was about sending a parcel to East africa ffs. dont deride the whole continent because few nigerians commit online scams.

    prince4world;1945511

    There is no money in my account...I realised now this is a SCAM...Thank … There is no money in my account...I realised now this is a SCAM...Thank you everyone for their replies



    nattydread;2075009

    since when is nigeria in east africa? the question was about sending a … since when is nigeria in east africa? the question was about sending a parcel to East africa ffs. dont deride the whole continent because few nigerians commit online scams.

    nattydread's still right though, Nigeria isn't in east africa. :P

    Maybe the OP's geography aint what it used to be, but he has since said it was bound for Nigeria.

    I fail to see the point you are trying to make shengis.
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