Topic: eBay's International Shipping gone wrong?  (Read 8278 times)
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« on: April 02, 2023, 10:02:46 am »

I'm just curious if anybody has ordered something from the US through eBay's "International Shipping program" only to be sent a message later that the item cannot be shipped & will be destroyed?  The buyer will get a full refund but the item will be destoryed.

A CDN collector posted a thread re: this incident on the US based Paper Money Forum. Read his thread called "eBay Madness Has Hit a New Low:"

Please share if you have experienced something similar.  After I contacted the collector he claimed this has been happening a lot so I would like some verification.

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« Reply #1 on: April 03, 2023, 12:37:40 pm »

I wonder if eBay Canada no longer allows items from shippers outside Canada (including our neighbors south of the border) to be sent to anyone in Canada?
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« Reply #2 on: April 03, 2023, 02:50:03 pm »

Wow, that's incredibly worrisome.  Never had that happen, thankfully.

I did have an issue (not for a currency item) with their "International Shipping Program" where my order was returned to the sender as "undeliverable" even though it never left the US.  I was refunded by the seller for the item but not for the shipping (which was over $300 USD).  After weeks of back-and-forth with both the seller and eBay I was told by both to pound sand.

I definitely recommend avoiding anything shipped through that service (unless it's some low-value item that you don't mind losing).

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« Reply #3 on: April 19, 2023, 09:09:58 am »

I think I know why some American sellers refused to ship to Canada at the time. It is likely because of a then-looming Federal public service strike, which started today, and immigration and shipments would be impacted.  The American seller probably knew about it in advance.

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