Why so? I don't see any reason to care. They -probably- prefer inner States transactions to avoid the possible risk of posting overseas. Why should they care if the buyer is willing to take the risk (and the cost) himself without the seller getting involved?Khnud wrote:I have recently found out (the hard way) that some US sellers will get VERY pissed off if they find out you're using a US address that's not your own for freight forwarding.
It would be a problem for that very reason, say the person forwarding the item does mess it up and then lies to you the buyer and then you come after the seller for something they didn't do, if you ask someone to ship to an address that is different from the address stated in paypal the seller loses seller protection, if the forwarder buyers from their own account with proper addresses it shouldn't be a problem but they could still lie and screw the seller good even if they messed up the item themselves.Khnud wrote:If I had opened an "item not as described" case, I'm not sure I'd win it. The seller could always claim that the item was in stated condition when he shipped it, and blame the freight forwarding (which would be a blatant lie, of course). So I cut my losses and dropped the issue.
Yep, I've encountered a lot of them recently. At the same time as having to deal with this I also tried selling items on ebay for the first time. Promptly got ripped off buy a scumbag who played the old "item not received" trick (I did a check of his user ID and found out he's done this to a lot of other people as well). It's registered mail only from now on, unless it's someone I know and trust. Which of course makes selling on ebay rather unappealing due to the high shipping cost. :-/doomedplanet wrote:Khnud, As I have come to discover in this world: there are plenty of wackos out there with different defects. In the record dealing world we all know those defects(over grading, poor packing, scam artists, ripoffs, etc), unfortunately you encountered one of them....
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