Are there precautions I must take if I want to sell my iPhone overseas?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Heatdepot, Oct 19, 2010.

  1. Heatdepot macrumors newbie

    Oct 19, 2010
    I want to sell my iPhone 3G on eBay and noticed that sellers willing to ship overseas get $50 more than those who dont.

    So are there precautions I need to take so I dont get ripped off?

    I will only ship to Paypal verified buyer.
  2. Doc750 macrumors 6502a

    Aug 11, 2010
  3. Expelliarmus macrumors newbie

    Aug 8, 2010
    United Kingdom
    Yeah, nice one mate.

    If you'll be accepting payment through PayPal only then there's not much you'll have to worry about. Once you get the confirmation that the item has been paid for, bubble wrap it pop it into the box and send away. Well there's one only thing that might concern you. Some, might ask you to post the parcel as a gift of the total value below certain amount (Differs from country to country, me thinks. UK is below £36 but I'm not sure), this way they'll avoid paying Custom Duty. But this is up to you and you decide whether you wanna do it or not.

    Hope this helps mate.
  4. Doc750 macrumors 6502a

    Aug 11, 2010
    just read through the experiences of people who sell high price items on ebay, especially to people outside of the US. The chance of being scammed is exponentially higher.

    Personally I would sell on craigslist>Ebay (US only + Ebay fees blow).

    Extra $50 is definitely not worth it.
  5. solius macrumors regular

    Jul 15, 2010
    Decatur AL
    Sell only to customers within the US, the UK and Canada. These are the only countries that are protected under the PayPal Sellers Protection Policy.

    Any other country and you won't be covered. call and ask if you don't believe me. I am a seller on ebay and these are the only countries I will ship to now.
  6. nwbusa macrumors regular

    Jul 29, 2010
    BC, Canada
    Agreed. Local sale for cash is least risky.
  7. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6


    Aug 17, 2007
    Agreed. There is no way I would risk selling an iPhone overseas.
  8. iWannaBeAdored macrumors 6502


    Apr 25, 2010
    Just use eBay to sell it in the US. I use eBay all the time and i've never had a problem.
  9. Givmeabrek macrumors 68040


    Apr 20, 2009
    He, he............ they offfer more to suck you into their scam. :eek:

    Don't be stupid. Sell locally.... :cool:

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