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requesting for some help ebay related.

Hello folks,

I am looking to buy a wading jacket on ebay and the seller won't let Canadians bid on the item.

I am wondering if one can bid for me on my behalf and have the item shipped to their place then mail it to me up to Canada.



I have good feedback on Evilbay and pretty good track record on this forum(been buying and selling lots)


Please let me know if you can help and I appreciate it.

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PS. mods, I didn't know where to post this, if this post is inappropriate please move to a correct forum. Thank you.

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I'll help you. PM me the info.
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You can often contact the seller and ask him to allow you to bid. Sellers often block foreign bidders because of shipping hassles. I just got an email from Ebay telling me that they have anew program to make international shipping easier, so that might be worth researching too. If you tell the seller that you are willing to pay actual shipping charges, the seller may reconsider.

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I can't understand why some folks think a drink can is harder to carry out when it is empty than it was to carry in when it was full.
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Hunt-man,

I'll PM you. thank you.

Jim,

I've already contacted the seller, but no luck .

THanks

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You can often contact the seller and ask him to allow you to bid. Sellers often block foreign bidders because of shipping hassles. I just got an email from Ebay telling me that they have anew program to make international shipping easier, so that might be worth researching too. If you tell the seller that you are willing to pay actual shipping charges, the seller may reconsider.

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The 'hassel' is actually having to go to the Post Office and filling out the Custom's Declaration form. For simple stuff like this it will take you all of 2 minutes. Only 'choice' is which box you check (commercial, gift, etc.) If there's going to be a custom's charge/duty that's what will kick it off. Don't know what the shipping charges (its by ounce) to Canada may be, but to the UK its about $1.42/oz.

Subject to correction here, but with PayPal I don't think the billing address has to be the same as the delivery address. As PP takes the funds off your credit card they get the proper exchange rate and don't care.




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Pm sent to help a brother out.

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also happy to help if for some reason other can't. I have done this often for a buddy in NZ. It helps that he provides me with a couch to sleep on for my NZ adventures...
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The 'hassel' is actually having to go to the Post Office and filling out the Custom's Declaration form. For simple stuff like this it will take you all of 2 minutes. Only 'choice' is which box you check (commercial, gift, etc.) If there's going to be a custom's charge/duty that's what will kick it off. Don't know what the shipping charges (its by ounce) to Canada may be, but to the UK its about $1.42/oz.
You are right, it isn't much of a hassle really, but lots of eBay sellers think that it is.

Jim

I can't understand why some folks think a drink can is harder to carry out when it is empty than it was to carry in when it was full.
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You are right, it isn't much of a hassle really, but lots of eBay sellers think that it is.

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Jim, you've got it in a few words. You probably have to go to a PO location and get the box waded (couldn't resist that choice of words) and the Nice Lady/Fellow) will tell you the postage cost. End game is you too damned busy/self absorbed to take another couple of minutes?




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You are right, it isn't much of a hassle really, but lots of eBay sellers think that it is.

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Your spot on there whats it matter to the seller what address they right on it
was trying to get a rod of ebay from five shops not one would post to the UK
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You are right, it isn't much of a hassle really, but lots of eBay sellers think that it is.

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You can go to the USPS website and get a price quote online to save the 'hassle'.
I bought a scale for ultralite camping the 'better half' also uses for cooking. It weighs in ounces or grams. It was onlyabout $20. Then you just need the length,width and height.
I use Canada Post but just checked USPS and they have the same quote option.
You could probably guess the weight pretty close or ask a member here for estimate, I see reel weights on here all the time. Even with the scale I have, when I bring the item to the post office the price is less than estimated on line although not by much.
This may be a tad off original topic but hope it helps someone.
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