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Antoine Orsero
Master Film Handler

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From: marseille france
Registered: Jun 2003

 - posted October 23, 2012 08:08 AM      Profile for Antoine Orsero   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 

Why on Ebay England there are often "not available to France?"

What is wrong with France?

I have 100% feedback and I do not understand this discrimination.

[Confused] [Mad]


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Robert Lewis
Film Handler

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From: United Kingdom
Registered: Feb 2009

 - posted October 23, 2012 10:46 AM      Profile for Robert Lewis   Email Robert Lewis   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
I agree with you entirely Antoine. We are in the European Community and Ebay should not allow any advertisement to restrict possible sales in this way unless there is a justifiable restriction on sales abroad. It is often the case that German sellers, too, say sales only within Germany and do not give any reason for this. I raised this issue with Ebay sometime ago and they were simply not interested even though I suggested that such restrictions were in conflict with the free movement of goods and services within the EU.

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Joerg Polzfusz
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From: Berlin, Germany, Europe, Earth, Solar System
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 - posted October 24, 2012 04:30 AM      Profile for Joerg Polzfusz   Author's Homepage   Email Joerg Polzfusz   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 

IMHO the problem is caused by eBay as eBay demands the shipment to arrive in a given number of days. And this sometimes isn't possible when you also want to fulfill eBay's other demand to offer a very, very cheap shipment. Therefore you'll find a lot of USAmerican auctions that will ship to everywhere in the USA except for Alaska and Hawaii - or German auctions that will ship to everywhere in Germany except for the German islands in the North Sea or in the Baltic Sea. Etc. pp..


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Hugh Thompson Scott
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From: Gt. Clifton,Cumbria,England
Registered: Jan 2012

 - posted October 24, 2012 03:19 PM      Profile for Hugh Thompson Scott   Email Hugh Thompson Scott       Edit/Delete Post 
I am in total agreement Gentlemen, that is why I said in a
different thread, that I suspected something other, and it is
obviously Ebay that is at fault.If I were the seller,does it matter
where it is eventually sent, as long as a sale is made.

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Maurice Leakey
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From: Bristol. United Kingdom
Registered: Oct 2007

 - posted October 27, 2012 12:02 PM      Profile for Maurice Leakey   Email Maurice Leakey   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
And, as I understand it, you can only register as a seller in the country in which you reside.

I recently had a German track Super 8 film for sale and tried to enter it on German eBay but this was refused.


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Joseph Banfield
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Registered: Jun 2010

 - posted November 01, 2012 02:46 PM      Profile for Joseph Banfield   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
I am really happy someone has raised this question. A couple of months ago I asked a seller in the UK if he would be willing to ship to France. He responded that it was a waste of his time because he had to stand in line at the post office and that he refused to do it because his time was valuable to him and that it was just easier to ship within the UK.

Whenever I have sold things on Ebay I always list the items for Worldwide delivery because it is the right thing to do and also can be seen by foreigners who may be interested in what I have to sell, instead of just limiting it to a smaller audience in France who may not be so interested....just makes good sense to me, especially if you want top dollar for the item you have to sell!

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Ron Douglas
Expert Film Handler

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From: United Kingdom
Registered: Mar 2012

 - posted November 03, 2012 06:46 PM      Profile for Ron Douglas   Email Ron Douglas   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Isn't it wonderful to share the joy of film with others?
Last week I shipped films to Brazil, France, Spain, Iceland and the USA. I listed them on ebay.co.uk. I didn't pay any extra to make them visible to foreign bidders (as ebay suggest we do).
I've bought and sold on German ebay, though most German ebayers want to do a direct bak transfer which is costly for UK to other euro countries. As a registered ebay member, it is perfectly acceptable to log on to other countries ebay sites. It can be a little tricky, but .de and .it are great starting points. It would appear to those wishing to expand their film collection will search outwith their own countries.
How sad that some sellers are so restrictive in their selling policy. Let us not be hindered by the small-mindedness of post office queues, but let us embrace the joy of knowing that a film is now being screened 20,000 miles away and enjoyed by another film buff. Vive la difference!!!!!!


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Winbert Hutahaean
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From: Nouméa, New Caledonia
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 - posted November 03, 2012 11:59 PM      Profile for Winbert Hutahaean     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
I also always list my items available to worldwide. Once someone emailed me if I will ship to Thailand (!!). Yes apparently there is also a collector of super 8mm in far eastern country.

I replied that "everyone in this world has the same right to purchase my item as long as he/she is willing to pay shipping".

He bid and won. The shipping cost for one film (three reeler) to him was around $35 via a small packet air mail service without tracking. And he paid!!.

Unfortunately it was missing in transit. It has been 2 months and still did not appear at his door.

Was he upset?...NO!. On my next listing he kept bidding. And again he won. But now I asked him to use only a service with tracking which was double the cost then the first one. It was around $65 and he still paid it.

The films arrived yesterday and he was happy.

So listing your item available to worldwide is enlarging the chance of your items to be sold.

Lucky us in Toronto that Post Offices are every where. This is due to the fact that the "Shopperdrug Mart", the largest pharmacy retailer, has an agreement with Canada Post to open Post Office service in every of their stores. So we do not need to line up because there are so many post offices in the city.

I also always use the Canada Post online calculator to know the exact price for a particular weight and dimension to any country in the world. I am always ready at home with a digital scale, ruler, cardboard, and stamps as well as custom declaration forms.

So if I have to sell something overseas, I do everything at home and walk to the post office with everything ready in my hands. A "Shopperdrug mart" is just behind my house, and the lady there already understood me if I came with boxes. She would great me by saying "so you already knew the price right?". She just stamped everything and I left the post office in a minute.



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Jean-Claude Michel
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From: Saint-Ouen, Seine-Saint-Denis, France
Registered: Jun 2013

 - posted June 10, 2013 02:13 PM      Profile for Jean-Claude Michel     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
It's always curious how the Postal service works internationally. I have a regular correspondent in Tokyo, and not only none of our respective parcels was ever lost, but the delivery is fastest that for a similar parcel posted from... France, where I live. I have a friend in Avignon, South of France, and when he sent a parcel I got it (generally) nine days later - against only five to six days from my Japanese correspondent. I ordered many VCDs and DVDs from Thailand, and Malaysia, and never got any problem; but several parcels from Italy and United Kingdom were lost. We live in a strange world.

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David Ollerearnshaw
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From: Penistone Sheffield UK
Registered: Oct 2012

 - posted June 10, 2013 03:40 PM      Profile for David Ollerearnshaw   Author's Homepage   Email David Ollerearnshaw   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
If I ever sell a film it will go anywhere. In the UK the Royal Mail is great [Smile] Not so my local Post Office [Frown] You have to queue just to get a stamp.

Winbert, Where in Thailand was this collector? I will be there end of June for 8 weeks, if he's near us my try to contact him.

I love the smell of film in the morning.


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Vidar Olavesen
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From: Sarpsborg, Norway
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 - posted June 10, 2013 04:29 PM      Profile for Vidar Olavesen   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
There's a guy in Bangkok at least

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