[time-nuts] US ebay sellers who won't ship outside the US
EWKehren at aol.com
EWKehren at aol.com
Thu Jul 16 00:19:11 UTC 2009
You have it all wrong. Having friends in the business, I can tell you what
is going on. The reason the larger dealers have the restriction is, that
some or most of their products come from companies that do business with the
government. They are forced by contract to restrict sales to US addresses
only and are presently facing ways to even make it more restrictive.
Government agencies audit these sellers and violations as a minimum results in
loss of business. To reduce that risk and not having to account for what came
from where, many sellers opt for total "no foreign sales". Intentional
circumvention of that restriction can result in prosecution. Be cageful. Don't
ask me what I think of the governments actions.
Bert Kehren WB5MZJ
In a message dated 7/15/2009 6:40:05 P.M. Eastern Daylight Time,
jmay at impulse.adsl24.co.uk writes:
Blimey Jim, you're a patient man! To be fair most individual sellers
are happy enough to ship abroad if you ask them, it's the bigger dealers
who seem to have rules carved in granite tablets...
Jim Palfreyman wrote:
> I had the same problem from Australia. And when they did ship the postage
> would be more than the unit! I had to wait and wait and wait. Finally
> years) a good seller who packed well, priced well put one up and I won.
> Even if no one takes up your offer - if you do wait one will turn up.
> It's even worth asking them if they say not outside the US. Some don't
> because they think no one would pay $100 for postage - when in fact we
> 2009/7/16 John May <jmay at impulse.adsl24.co.uk>
>> I'm in the UK and am often frustrated when a nice piece of kit is
>> for sale on the 'bay by dealers in the US who won't ship overseas.
>> been looking for an HP 5370B and have lost out on a few nice looking
>> because of this. There's one sitting there just now just to tease me!
>> Is there anyone on the list who'd be willing to act as an intermediary
>> (take delivery and resend) to circumvent this?
>> I'd certainly be prepared to help in a similar manner any stateside
>> time-nut frustrated at EU sellers who won't ship outside Europe (could
>> reduce customs fees as well by marking as returned from repair etc.)
>> Regards - JM
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