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Old 04-10-11, 04:11 PM
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No shipping on overseas bikes listed on US Ebay

This has me scratching my head. Bikes listed on ebay that are a half a world away from the US - with local pickup only:

https://cgi.ebay.com/Super-Mondia-swi...item27ba208378

Seems to me to be a growing trend, and I don't get it.
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It's "Local pickup offered" so you can conveniently pick it up on your next trip to the Hungarian spa
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I've found that it is often a mistake by the listing person. Have you sent a msg to them?

I've found a couple of great bargains this way. Listed as local pickup only, but the seller just didn't know how to get it right in the listing. Hence, few bidders.

OTOH, it could be a special Hungarian thing that you have to go there to appreciate!

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The last "Local Pick Free" bike I grabbed off eBay.uk just arrived via Fedex Thursday.
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Originally Posted by jebejava
It's "Local pickup offered" so you can conveniently pick it up on your next trip to the Hungarian spa
A seller with zero feedback too. This may be part of it, that they don't know how to check off the needed options when listing, I know who I would call in Italy, but Hungary?

Even if they did offer to ship... would you gamble much with a seller with no feedback? There was a seller in Italy that sold a bunch of stuff cheap until his feedback rose enough to make folk comfortable. I won some of his early auctions, and got some very good deals for a while.
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I think the problem is that they don't know which shipping to choose from the list.
People outside of the US often place ads on the US version of Ebay so they get more exposure for their sells but when it comes to selecting which shipping it only displays US internal shipping options.
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Originally Posted by Daveyates
I think the problem is that they don't know which shipping to choose from the list.
People outside of the US often place ads on the US version of Ebay so they get more exposure for their sells but when it comes to selecting which shipping it only displays US internal shipping options.
OK - then say something in the description about shipping - anything!
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