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Post Posted: Sun Jul 29, 2007 6:31 am 
 

Just to add. I have made at leaset fifty purchases from the US and alost everything has been sent in Flat Rate Envelopes or Boxes. To get value for money as an overseas Buyer I try to buy 4 to 5 items per $11.00 envelope or fill up A flat rate box if necessary.

The postal service between the US and Australia seems to be excellent. No item I have had sent has ever been delayed or gone missing. Items have arrive as quickly as 4 days!

Here is the info from the US postal site:


Priority Mail International — Flat Rate

Flat-Rate Envelope (9.5" x 12.5"): $11.00

May contain items that may be sent as First-Class Mail International. The maximum weight is 4 lbs.

Flat-Rate Box: $37.00

Merchandise is permitted, but written communications having the nature of current and personal correspondence are not permitted. The maximum weight is 20 lbs. or the limit set by the individual country.

  


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Post Posted: Sun Jul 29, 2007 8:22 am 
 

Couldn't Acaeum offer some sort of stamp of approval for members who are registered here and have a good track record on ebay? This might give a few more US sellers the confidence to open up their auctions with less risk. I've come across plenty of stuff I would have been willing to bid on (and pay more than the final price achieved) but the same old 'US Only' barrier keeps cropping up. Badmike spells out the way to go to limit a lot of the risk, could this be formalised into an advice resource that quickly allows sellers to go with the right options when shipping abroad? The Internet is meant to be borderless after all. The other way around is a bit of a problem though, UK - US. Our increasingly greedy Right Royal Ripoff Mail might be a barrier that's hard to overcome.

  

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Post Posted: Tue Jul 31, 2007 5:47 pm 
 

I will vouch for al (killjoy). I have dealt with him as a seller, trader, and buyer. Never a problem. He is a standup guy and NEVER defaults, and I would suspect that he even has some friends in England who are not members of this forum.

So, now you just need someone to tell you who the heck I am.... Perhaps someone might vouch for me too......  :oops:  :roll: :roll: .

awww never mind.......


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Post Posted: Tue Jul 31, 2007 6:00 pm 
 

Aneoth wrote:I will vouch for al (killjoy). I have dealt with him as a seller, trader, and buyer. Never a problem. He is a standup guy and NEVER defaults, and I would suspect that he even has some friends in England who are not members of this forum.

So, now you just need someone to tell you who the heck I am.... Perhaps someone might vouch for me too......  :oops:  :roll: :roll: .

awww never mind.......


hehe and yes anny is a top geezer too! always a pleasure to deal with and never had a problem either.

he can be vouched for by a great many folk

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Post Posted: Tue Jul 31, 2007 6:42 pm 
 

Couldn't Acaeum offer some sort of stamp of approval for members who are registered here and have a good track record on ebay?


How does that help those of us who don't have an ebay account? I don't have one of my own, and do not see a need for one in the foreseeable infinity.


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Post Posted: Tue Jul 31, 2007 6:53 pm 
 

serleran wrote:
How does that help those of us who don't have an ebay account? I don't have one of my own, and do not see a need for one in the foreseeable infinity.


Serl

i will gladly bid for things for you on this side of the pond if you want to chummer

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