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Yes or no to posting items abroad?

(5 Posts)
JigglyPiggy Fri 07-Aug-09 16:17:26

I have had a buyer ask if i would send an item to france.

All my previous listings I have always stated UK only but i know this item would sell well if i agree to post abroad. But is it worth the hassle?

Can you get a parcel tracked/signed for to france so as to cover any problems with paypal claims etc?


Tryharder Fri 07-Aug-09 16:45:24

I have sold abroad a few times - Germany, Italy, Canada, Australia, Eastern Europe and no problems at all so far....

I think international posting rates includes insurance (can't remember off the top of my head).

But I would go for it, why not??!?

Theinvisibleone Fri 07-Aug-09 17:43:57

You could send it international signed for, as long as the customer is willing to pay the extra.

I must admit I have sent dozens of parcels normal airmail and they all arrived safely.

icedgemsrock Fri 07-Aug-09 20:39:15

yes I've sent to U S A and Spain - no problem I used the cheapest method but it was just clothes.
Depends on the value re method of postage but yes def sell abroad.

notcitrus Sat 08-Aug-09 19:02:54

If it's cheapish, I do International Signed For, if over £10 I do Airsure, but not all countries even in the EU do that, eg Italy! Paypal will support you with either of those (apparently - I've had no problems and glowing feedback from grateful overseas buyers. Especially glowing from the ones who didn't ask if I'd send to their country before bidding!)

I tell potential bidders how much it will cost for ISF/Airsure p+p, and usually it helps bump up the bidding but the winner is in the UK anyway.

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