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eBay item from Canada to US = any issues

 
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Feb 18, 2014 23:43 |  #1

Just wondering any gotcha's if I bid an item from Canada to US using Paypal. Also seller had (0) feedback.


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Feb 18, 2014 23:49 |  #2

I wouldn't buy from someone with zero feedback. I know everyone has to start somewhere but I'd rather let someone else be the guinea pig.


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Feb 19, 2014 08:00 |  #3

don't. any return is a pain.

maybe if they have excellent feedback or you plan on keeping the item regardless.
also if they have 0 feedback they might not know how to ship things across the border.




  
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Feb 19, 2014 08:11 |  #4

caoko wrote in post #16701143 (external link)
they might not know how to ship things across the border.

If they know how to walk in the door of a post office, the rest gets easier. But I agree be careful with 0 feedback.....

I have shipped a fair bit of stuff to the US and never had an issue, ever. I'm talking maybe 50-60 items. If you do proceed, just make sure they pay for proper insurance....you will have to pay for it, but it's not much.


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Feb 19, 2014 11:32 |  #5

I would not.


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Feb 19, 2014 12:09 |  #6

How much money is involved? I'd be OK with a small purchase from a (0), but I wouldn't spend big bucks. eBay/PayPal protection is weighted toward the buyer, but stuff happens.




  
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Feb 19, 2014 13:34 as a reply to  @ moose10101's post |  #7

You need to check with your credit card company to make sure the card you are using will not be charged for international fees. I did not realized such a thing and paid a hefty price for my purchases.




  
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Feb 19, 2014 13:35 |  #8

yea. use discover card or a capital one card.




  
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Feb 19, 2014 22:36 |  #9

There should be no issues, having items shipped from Canada to the US. You would
have to be brain dead, not being able to fill out the Customs Declaration, required by
any of the shipping companies. The most cost effective is still Canadian Post Office,
even if they are a little slow, especially when it comes to the Hand off to the US
Customs agency. I think they use Turtles to tow the carts across the border :-P

But as others have said, I would be more concerned with the 0 feedback, if it's for
anything more than $50.00 to $100.00. There are as many 419 Scammers (external link) claiming
to be in Canada as there are in the US, the UK, or any other country.

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Feb 21, 2014 10:24 |  #10

Wallace River wrote in post #16701166 (external link)
If they know how to walk in the door of a post office, the rest gets easier. But I agree be careful with 0 feedback.....

I have shipped a fair bit of stuff to the US and never had an issue, ever. I'm talking maybe 50-60 items. If you do proceed, just make sure they pay for proper insurance....you will have to pay for it, but it's not much.

What is the most cost effective way to ship items from Canada to the US?


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Feb 21, 2014 10:35 |  #11

kenwood33 wrote in post #16706463 (external link)
What is the most cost effective way to ship items from Canada to the US?

As mentioned above....Canada Post.


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