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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525 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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9129 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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128 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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128 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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2780 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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3893 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.