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Old 11-04-2011, 05:02 AM
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Just trying to get some opinioins- I am selling a new motorcycle complete cylinder, piston, top end on ebay- hoping to close deal around $500. As usual, I put US only on the auction. Last night I was contacted by a guy in Australila who wants to pay the extra shipping and be allowed to bid. I have corrosponded sveral times with him through ebay emails and he "sounds legit". Also, he has a 100%(559) positive feedback and ebay member since 2005. I don't have any other bids on the item yet, and am considering allowing him to buy... I have read a lot about how the buyer is better protected than the seller, and am a little concerned about him withdrawing funds on some kind of bogus complaint after he has received the part... Is there any more risk associated with him being in Australia vs accross the US or somewhere I can't go "knock on the door"?

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Old 11-04-2011, 06:24 AM
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that aussie money spends just as good as any--

get money in hand before shipping -

mean while the aussie is sitting there worried that you wont ship and he will be the loser.

wire transfer-

my friend across the street has sold 2 cars to a aussie - shipped cars - spent money

by the way - a member here is an importer exporter- [ STRIPER IN] -his name is Mike - he helped me ship my daughter things to new zeland - very fair price handled all the customs crap- 3 days and it was there--
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If you have your funds fine. The big thing is shipping very high to ship out of the good ol USofA. They can wire transfer the money to your bank. I sold an SS Camaro to a guy in Austrailia. Worked smooth.
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Old 11-04-2011, 06:42 AM
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Yup its fine, just take your time, make sure the money clears. I'm not sure if it works the same going to Australia but I was always told never to send something as a 'gift', always declare the value and such correctly, so incase anything happens, it wont back fire, and he cant say "well look, it even says on customs, its a gift". Not sure if theres any truth to it though.
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Old 11-04-2011, 09:19 AM
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Thanks guys- old USPS wants $65 to ship. is Paypal okay, or do i need the wire transfer?
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Old 11-04-2011, 09:28 AM
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Send it USPS with insurance. As far as payment is concerned, Paypal handles his funds just like everyone else and offers recourse that you can't get with a wire transfer. Once they put the funds in your account, it is your money.

I've done many international sales on eBay and they are usually the most profitable.
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I have sold and shipped a few things to australia, no issues what so ever. I was even supprised at how cheap the shipping was for a 15 lb. package i think it was $68 at the time. I wouldn't worry about it
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