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Ebay shipping and China headaches: any advice?
So my very first auction closed this morning and I was surprised to see that the winner lived in China. I had set up the auction with China being one of the excluded countries but, I was told by the Ebay rep, since I signed up for their global shipping program I couldn't exclude it. (I was able to cancel the sale with her guidance and she said if I get a negative review because of this they'll delete it for me.) I clarified with her that the only way I could exclude countries is if I only sell to customers in the U.S.
This whole thing seems perposterous. Do I continue to hold world-wide auction items but put a disclaimer in that I do not ship to China? What do you do?
I ship to China. Does global shipping insure the items? I have never used it and won't if they force me to ship everywhere without protecting the seller from issues arising after delivery.
Why did you exclude China from Global Shipping Program?
@julia that’s why Global Shipping Program is a benefit once it arrives at the hub your done. Global Shipping Program is now responsible for the item.
Thanks, that was my understanding but as I never went further than looking into using it, I wasn't sure I was remembering correctly. I can't remember what put me off. This was a very long time ago and I don't think it is available in France.
I don't use the GSP. However I do recall recently reading VIA this form that eBay's GSP to China was suspended due to all sorts of issues etc.
Is this correct or am i barking up the wrong tree here?
@imperialfinegems China is excluded in America on EBay but the buyer can buy from Global Shipping Program we send the package to the hub once at the hub Global repackages the box for shipping and documentation. And charges the buyer necessary fees.
Last year or the year before the limit per item to be able to ship through GSP was $2500 and no higher. Does anyone know if that is still the case?
Hi Everyone, Just a few weeks ago there was a topic started here about the catastrophe of shipping to China currently. I tried searching for it but the Bidamount search engine doesn't seem to include discussion posts. I don't have time right now but will try again soon to pull this up.
Not only the shipping headaches but the issues of Chinese buyers trying to get refunds when inappropriate is another reason I would like to avoid the headaches of dealing with buyers in China.
@steve I get what you are saying but they are doing it here also just had one say the item was received damaged I could see it was photo shopped it’s a problem. I just tell them to send it back and block their account I have blocked most of the scammers and now things go much better. I don’t worry about bad reviews because it’s part of the game. One other thing about selling on EBay and I really don’t like Peter pushing the 99 cent opening bid method it’s totally false and you will end up selling an item for a dollar. So I list it for what I can be least happy with. So if I paid $75 I will list it for $99 not 99 cents. I don’t sell items to be a bargain outfit I sell to make a profit on antiques that I have to go find so someone can have the convenience. This thought of locating antiques so bargain hunter don’t have to do the work is simply ridiculous. Selling an item for a buck is also ridiculous it’s nice to get a great deal. But I have to pay bills also and gas is not free.
@lotusblack Thanks for the advice, Brian. I appreciate it. I'll keep that in mind the next auction item.
@imperialfinegems That's what I thought, too. The Ebay customer support rep confirmed that there have been problems but didn't know about any suspension of shipping there.
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