[ROVERNET - UK] A Little OT eBay Help, Please...

Mike Maher michael.maher at virgin.net
Sat Jul 8 21:56:55 BST 2006

Glen, according to the advert, shipping to the UK is $11.50

Mike Maher
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Glen Wilson" <glenwilson at cavtel.net>
To: "RoverNet" <rovernet at lyris.ccdata.com>
Sent: Saturday, July 08, 2006 7:54 PM
Subject: [ROVERNET - UK] A Little OT eBay Help, Please...

> Hi,
> Item 160006075496
> ebay.com
> http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=160006075496&ru=http%3A%2F%2Fmotors.search.ebay.com%3A80%2F%3Ffrom%3DR40%26satitle%3D160006075496%2509%26fvi%3D1
> I need to have some people in foreign countries look at an eBay listing of
> mine and tell me what they see from their locations. I thought the 
> Shipping
> Calculator feature was pretty cool, but some buyers are not getting the 
> hang
> of it. It also doesn't list some of the cheaper shipping alternatives.
> I tried listing an item with several flat-rate options that apply to 
> various
> regions of the world. From the USA, it shows shipping as being only $3.50 
> which is all right. What I am wondering is whether it shows that same 
> price
> in the UK, Europe, Canada and Australia. If some of you could take a look 
> and
> tell me what shipping price is displayed at the top by default and let me
> know what country you are in, I would greatly appreciate the help. I'm 
> just
> wondering if the guy in Japan is going to look at this listing and think
> shipping to Tokyo is going to cost $3.50 USD or whether eBay will display 
> a
> more appropriate number up there. The flat-rate options that I set up are
> shown at the bottom of the listing.
> One of the cameras I had for sale on consignment for a client was listed 
> for
> sale in the USA only. I immediately got inquiries from all over the 
> Pacific
> Rim and sold it to a guy in Tokyo, but it was a complicated arrangement
> because of the way some of eBays procedures are set up.
> I've opened this auction to the USA, Canada, UK, Europe, Australia and 
> Japan.
> The only other option is to throw the thing open to the entire world. I am
> assuming that people in New Zealand will be blocked from bidding unless I 
> go
> worldwide, but I don't necessarily want to be obligated to ship by boat to
> Surinam or Gambia (not all postal services are offered everywhere).  If
> you're from NZ, go to the auction listing and see if it appears to be
> allowing you to begin the bidding or offer-making process or if eBay 
> blocks
> you.
> Thanks for any input you can provide.
> Glen
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