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Old 9th June 2008, 08:09 AM   #1
Zafar Ahmed

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Default Selling On Ebay

Do you think selling physical products outside your country is risky? I have seen many people chargebacks or claim that they have not get or they have got a damage products and chargeback on paypal.

What do you suggest?

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Old 27th June 2008, 02:55 PM   #2

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I've been ebaying with my husband for quite some time, he's an auctioneer by trade, and we've often bought things and so to far away. I haven't personally had that many problems but as with all items you send you run that risk weather you are sending to UK or USA......GoodLuck!

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Old 28th June 2008, 12:03 PM   #3

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Its a simple case of risk versus reward. How many products would it take you to sell to cover he money you would loose if your product was lost or damaged. For me it was far to much with some of my products so decided against it. Especially if you have to ship twice.

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Old 30th June 2008, 09:45 PM   #4
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I have seen many people being scammed and having issues with people who they sell to abroad. It could go either way.

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Old 27th February 2009, 02:31 AM   #5

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I stick on selling my products locally.... Scared that might happen to me then I'll end up spending shipping twice plus I have to replace the product.

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Old 28th February 2009, 12:49 AM   #6

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It depends mostly on the product being sold, shipping/handling and insurance strategies.

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Old 1st March 2009, 11:28 AM   #7

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It depends mostly on the product being sold, shipping/handling and insurance strategies.
Would agree, if you are selling anything of value then use UPS, FedEx etc with a signature. Pretty easy to back up your claim it has been delivered and Paypal etc are willing to work with you on these.....


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Old 6th March 2009, 07:03 PM   #8

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Default Ebay and overseas

That is a sticky situation. Those people overseas are very clever about get products for free. I have had numerous auctions ruined because they would bid and send fake information like they paid. I wouldn't sell overseas unless you can afford the loss. Good Luck to You!!

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Old 23rd April 2009, 01:19 PM   #9
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Selling abroad can be risky but if incorporated correctly can increase your sales and revenue.

Below are some tips.

• Don’t sell high price items e.g. HD TV, Cell phones, Laptops etc.
• Consider the buyer rating – Put a clause in your listing that only buyers that meet a particular requirement will be eligible for purchasing or bidding on the item.
• Requirements to consider are; the period the sub is on eBay, feedback; the type of items the buyer previously purchased.

I hope this helps


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Old 10th June 2009, 03:50 PM   #10
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It depends on how much you are willing to risk, if you product is profitable then I would say that you could self insure.

If you are taking peanuts from your sales then I would say that expanding a slim profit base is risky.

Check out international payments and insurance processes first, then sit at you Excel spreadsheet and start figuring how much pain you can bare. Run scenerios out.

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