All iPads Selling iPad on eBay internationally?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by jester0723, Oct 31, 2012.

  1. jester0723 macrumors regular

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    I'm currently selling my iPad 2 on eBay to pick up a mini and I got a message from someone who wants to know if I'd be willing to ship it overseas. Is there anything I'd have to be worried about with this? I mean it doesn't seem like it would really be an issue right? I'd just need to enable it in the auction

    Just making sure this isnt someone trying to screw me over somehow.

    Here's the auction link if that matters at all. Thanks for your help

    http://bit.ly/PI9C0z
     
  2. Che Castro macrumors 603

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    I wouldn't sell it overseas

    Did you try Craigslist first
     
  3. jester0723 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Haven't tried craigslist but I'm working on making a listing now. What makes overseas sales more risky than domestic ones? As long as I don't send it before they send the money to paypal it should be fine right?
     
  4. 617aircav Suspended

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    No. You may send it and they claim they didnt get it. You cant track it.
     
  5. jester0723 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Oh. Thanks for the heads up. Listed on craigslist now too.
     
  6. redboxcar macrumors 6502

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    I would agree about not shipping internationally.

    You cannot track it unless you ship it USPS Priority Mail or UPS, which is incredibly expensive. In addition, they can claim they did not receive it, and many times, even with proper tracking, eBay/PayPal tend to side with buyers who claim to have not received their items. Then you're out an iPad AND the money they will take back from you (worst case scenario)...
     
  7. HowardSmith macrumors 6502a

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    You can send it to someone across town and they can "claim they did not get it". What is the difference.

    The whole point is if they pay by PayPal, does PayPal say it is ok to ship? You GOT to follow the rules or you will be burnt. I, personally, sell only to the lower 48. You should find lots of buyers.

    Craigslist is ok but you will not get top dollar but then you pay less or no fee for using Craigslist. After 600 sales on eBay, I still prefer eBay but you better follow their rules.
     
  8. Rooskibar03 macrumors 65816

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    Rule #1 of selling on eBay.

    If you have to visit a web forum to ask if you should do something, its probably not a good idea.
     
  9. Lindenhurst macrumors 6502a

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    Don't sell it to anyone overseas, or anyone without positive feedback.
     
  10. dfinecy macrumors regular

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    Second this. I once sold my laptop a few years back without explicitly showing that I wouldn't ship internationally. Someone from Russia won the auction and wanted to ship it to Africa. It was super sketch...luckily I filed a claim with ebay and ended the transaction before I shipped it. Suffice to say, I never ship outside the US and ALWAYS make sure they have positive feedback. This is just my rule with electronics...naturally if the products aren't worth much, you can take bigger risks.
     

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