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  1. dragafem

    dragafem Well-Known Member Silver Stacker

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    Guy wants to buy one of my item on ebay from Russia( I know its already a flag). he says he can only pay as a maximum set by paypal over there 60k rubles which is around $1150 about half price of the the item.the 2nd payment would be in a month time.Is that allowed on ebay or he is just trying to pull something here.

    Thanks in advance for any good input.
     
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    You're nuts to even contemplate doing this.
    Walk away from this 'potenial buyer'
     
  3. dragafem

    dragafem Well-Known Member Silver Stacker

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    That is why Im still here on this forum.Always helpful.Thanks guys :)
     
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    Allowed or not. E-bay is full of scam when it comes to PM's or other precious items. Unfortunate you don't want to trust his/her words unless you know the person in question private deeply enough to let your walls lowered too. And even then you will have a risk into the agreement! On E-bay or any platform (even this one) I don't know you personal I deep (debt) with an offer like that..... sorry bad luck.....Come up with the money first and I will give you the doubt of proving yourself and reserve the item for within the 2 months....only under conditions that I'm allowed to sell it to another party that affords itself in that time under the same conditions.
     
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    Tell him to send you the cash by western union, and tell him after you get the money.
    You will think about sending the silver, if ever.
     
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    I seem to get at least one a month either from Germany or Russia that ask if I will ship there, always answer no
     
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    yeah, nah.
     
  8. dragafem

    dragafem Well-Known Member Silver Stacker

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    seems like he really wants the item.he wants me to separate the set and make two lots...
     
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    Soprano16 Well-Known Member Silver Stacker

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    So what's their angle here?

    I've personally never sold to someone overseas, so excuse my naivety but what's the risk?

    I've heard of something where people can pay with PayPal, then lodge for a refund claiming they didn't receive the item (when they did) to get a refund, but I've also seen sellers say that they video record the packaging, tracking etc to protect themselves

    So what's the risk with selling? I mean, if they're paying you, and then you send, isn't that safe?
     
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    dozerz Well-Known Member Silver Stacker

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    there is no second payment option on ebay, let alone in a months time.
     
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    Soprano16 Well-Known Member Silver Stacker

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    That's an easy work around though - the buyer just sends two payments via PayPal whenever, and dragafem sends
     
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    dozerz Well-Known Member Silver Stacker

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    seems the expectation is to send on the first, you dont need the hassle of waiting a month and losing out on ebay protection on the sale.
     
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    use new eBay ac and ask him to buy from that new ac
    can they receive item in Russia ???
     
  14. dragafem

    dragafem Well-Known Member Silver Stacker

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    well dont know about this.buyer said its ok and if I want I can get in touch with ebay admin and confirm...does not seem right to me.

    edit:just got off from ebay and there is no such thing as 2 installments for an item.
     
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    dragafem Well-Known Member Silver Stacker

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    I told buyer I wont break up the set and he just vanished-no more interest.Easy to say why.He wanted to transactions for one item but send them together of course.so 2 transactions and only 1 tracking.Im sure he would have tried to claim one of the transaction as did not receive and he could have won easily as there would have been only one tracking.so problem solved easy-no deal.
     
  16. Soprano16

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    Figured I would just use this thread to ask, seeing as it's along the same lines

    So, does anyone send metal overseas to eBay "customers" at all?

    I've got people from Norway, Slovakia and Hong Kong all asking me if I will post to them, and I keep saying no, but I feel like I am just costing myself by pushing away people who want to buy, especially when I can't seem to find buyers here in Oz

    I'm not sure if this happens, but my worry is that I post to them, then they lodge a claim with PayPal saying they didn't receive (when they did) and I get screwed. Not sure if that can even happen or not?

    Do I just keep saying no and hope for an Oz buyer eventually? A bit annoying pushing buyers away
     
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    What makes you think an Australian buyer can't do this hence leaving you in the same boat?
    If selling O/S make sure you cover postage costs inclusive of tracking, SOD and your time filling out the customs declaration form to accompany it.
     
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    Yeah, I'm just not sure how trustworthy O/S SOD is for example. Don't have any experience posting O/S hence asking the question, and if it's safe/worth doing

    I've bought from overseas before without trouble, but as the seller I'm not sure if it's different, so just asking for advice

    From what I can see, some countries are fine with bullion but some are not. Looking on the Aus Post site it seems sending to Norway is fine, but for Slovakia it does specifically say bullion is prohibited
     
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    bigfella should able to give us some 'light' on this based on his experience...he has been selling all his bars to the States.. I hope he'll give us his thoughts
     
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    Been selling on ebay way back when you could accept checks and money orders, and could leave negative feedback to problem buyers.
    NEVER sell anything on ebay that you can't afford to give away free. The scammers have proliferated in the past few years.
    Luckily with antique car guys, we don't have the same percentage of problem buyers other categories have.
     
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