General Discussion: ebay & paypal queries and questions thread...post anything you need to know in hurr


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edlo
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557 posts since 13/9/14

posted 27 Nov 2017 20:54, edited 27 Nov 2017 20:54
Every time I use them about a week later I will get "as per our terms, your shipment was too heavy / a different size, we are debiting you for an extra £5" and it starts to add up. I'm definitely not weighing / measuring it wrong either since I don't have the issue with anyone else. They are good apart from that but I just find it a scammy business practice.

If you can't send it as a small parcel with royal mail international Tracked/Signed then definitely loads of money to be saved using a parcel broker site
Rirawin
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9147 posts since 17/7/05

posted 27 Nov 2017 20:54, edited 27 Nov 2017 20:54
swede wrote: whats up with parcel monkey? I use it last week and saved me a fiver on a parcelforce shipment. unsure how the fuck that works but it did

was a 2.1kg parcel being shipped to sweden. parcel force website said £20, monkey said £15. well good

do feel like I have been ripped off for years now though

Just a broker innit.

edlo wrote: Every time I use them about a week later I will get "as per our terms, your shipment was too heavy / a different size, we are debiting you for an extra £5" and it starts to add up. I'm definitely not weighing / measuring it wrong either since I don't have the issue with anyone else. They are good apart from that but I just find it a scammy business practice.

If you can't send it as a small parcel with royal mail international Tracked/Signed then definitely loads of money to be saved using a parcel broker site

I had that with Parcel2Go with a parcel sent to Hong Kong via Parcel Force. Parcel Force said it had a volumetric weight of 42kg or something silly - I sent a pair of trainers. They slapped a surcharge of £72 and said I had to pay it before I could use their services again. Fortunately the recipient helped me out, measured the parcel his end took photos and sent it to me, I also had a receipt from the post office when dropping it off that confirmed the actual weight. Sent them to Parcel2Go and after two months Parcel Force admitted it was a mistake and Parcel2Go dropped the charge.

Since then, with Parcel Force parcels I've taken photographic evidence of the measurements and weight before posting to cover myself.

Never had any issue with the hundreds of parcels I've sent with UPS, FedEx or DPD via Parcel2Go/Parcel Monkey/Interparcel. it just feels like Parcel Force can't weigh/measure things properly their end.
jacko198
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140 posts since 23/10/09

27 Nov 2017 22:42
Ebay saved my ass with their "Global Shipping Program"

I thought I had un ticked the international shipping box and had my listing as UK ONLY, turns out I didn't. Messaged the buyer (in USA) to apologise say that this was going to get too expensive and that I would have to cancel the sale, he begged me not to cancel it.

Luckily as it was an auction I was covered in their Global Shipping deal, where you just send them the parcel, they ship it to anywhere in the world free of charge!

Now the stupid cunt won't pay!

Whats the deal with sending abuse on eBay? Wont get banned will I? Laughing out loud
jacko198
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140 posts since 23/10/09

27 Nov 2017 22:43
Global Shipping Program

https://sellercentre.ebay.co.uk/private/global-shipping-programme
illwill
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2904 posts since 17/5/04

28 Nov 2017 10:14
Wait…so I can fake up an ebay auction, get my mate in the States to BIN then ship him some stuff he needs from the UK for a couple of quid?
Razorlight123
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4047 posts since 13/1/10

28 Nov 2017 11:06
illwill wrote: Wait…so I can fake up an ebay auction, get my mate in the States to BIN then ship him some stuff he needs from the UK for a couple of quid?

The buyer would take on the bulk of shipping and customs charges.

Guy bought some CPs from me from Russia, he said he was being charged £40 for delivery.
edlo
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557 posts since 13/9/14

22 Dec 2017 23:22
Take heed of a very expensive lesson learnt - there is no ebay "guarantee" when using a reshipping service.
illwill
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2904 posts since 17/5/04

8 Jan 2018 22:01
Anyone notice a lot of relatively high-end items being sold out of Lithuania?

Whole variety of brands. Seems unusual for one of the poorest countries in the EU.

Some kind of seconds clearing house? Is stuff manufactured there?
Lovettski
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521 posts since 14/9/09

posted 10 Jan 2018 16:16, edited 10 Jan 2018 16:16
Just had someone return an item (didn't fit but the size I listed is correct) and without any input from me, ebay have automatically refunded including the original postage. Annoying to have something returned anyway but £6 loss on postage too doesn't seem fair?
jogon321
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533 posts since 13/4/12

10 Jan 2018 20:48
Did the same to me too and have an ongoing dispute with them about it as they should only do that if the item is not as described etc. Listing was private auction with no returns. Correct size and measurements in description.
Lovettski
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521 posts since 14/9/09

10 Jan 2018 21:09
Let me know how you get on. Nightmare if this is now standard procedure
schtoop
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12856 posts since 9/4/07

27 Jan 2018 11:17
I created a new paypal and received this when I received money

Obviously it states when this payment will be cleared but just wondering when I'l be able to receive other payments normally without the wait, will it be once my first payment has cleared successfully?

Blofeld
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42 posts since 30/12/15

9 Feb 2018 11:36
anyone had weird problems with the eBay return process recently?

I had a return request automatically approved by eBay yesterday, which is fine, and obviously I won't actually refund the cash until I receive the item back.

in the mean time, I can't use my PayPal until I add funds to cover the negative balance from the pending refund. But PayPal tell me I can't cover the negative balance until the refund is completed on eBay's side.

so it seems I can't use PayPal to buy anything until I actually issue the refund, even though could take a week or more to receive the item back.

is this right??? surely not. would appreciate any advice/anecdotes. cheers!
beardywierdy
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442 posts since 8/1/13

posted 25 Apr 2018 10:02, edited 25 Apr 2018 10:02
I just got some boots of the bay and they have a hole in the side, as if there has been a security tag. Anyway, seller won’t accept return as he said that they were described as having inconsistencies due to the natural leather. I replied that if he’d have disclosed a fucking hole, I would not have bought them. I have initiated a refund via ebay but have to wait a week to escalate. I am not a c#nt but I feel he is out or order. He said that Guidis are made like this and I should have been aware.
Thoughts anyone?
misled
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4193 posts since 3/1/02

9 May 2018 10:34
haven't sold much on ebay so probably a newbie question but I'm listing my nike x supreme SB blazers and it won't let me put nike x supreme in the title. however, there are plenty other listings that have it. what am I doing wrong?
Dee
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10726 posts since 22/11/07

9 May 2018 10:45
maybe apply a custom selection to the brand and enter nike x supreme rather than select nike on its own?
misled
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4193 posts since 3/1/02

9 May 2018 10:47
Dee wrote: maybe apply a custom selection to the brand and enter nike x supreme rather than select nike on its own?

nice one, that did it. cheers!