Not MLP related, but... ebay "scammer" related.
In May I sold some playstation games - on auction.
I was very sure to fill out my exclusion list, thus naming countries I will not ship to.
Further more, making it USA only.
I even wrote in the ad itself - "I only ship to the lower 48 states, USA".
Well... lol.... The 1st bidder on my items was in flippin Brazil!
I was thinking if I filled out the exclusion list while making my ad.. AND stated in the ad that I only ship to the US.. Why
is this guy in Brazil bidding on my items?
I thought by filling out that Exclusion list...
ebay would automatically block my ad from anyone outside of the US.
Convinced I had done something wrong, I went back to edit my ad.
Just to be sure I did in fact exclude all countries except the US.
I found that my exclusion list was just as I wanted it - all countries blocked except for the lower 48 states USA. After making sure I had set up my ad correctly... I promptly messaged the bidder, informing him that I do not ship to anywhere but the USA.
He replied: "I have a PO in the US".
At first.. I was relieved.
But as it got closer to auctions end.. I got leary.
I'm still a newbie on ebay - as far as selling.
And I got wind that some buyers in other countries will take advantage of new ebay sellers.
I wrote to the bidder about my concerns 5 days before auction ended... he wouldnt reply.
But.. thank my lucky stars.. a US bidder won my auction in the last few minutes.
Otherwise.. I would of cancelled the transaction with the guy in Brazil.
There was just.. something fishy about him.
I dont know how else to describe it.
I also talked with another ebay seller.
Actually found him on youtube.
He made a video about how he was being scammed by buyers.
Basically - ppl were buying vintage radios from him - in good condition.
The buyers would gut out the radios - ask for a refund.
Or... send back a radio of the same kind - but totally gutted/trashed.
Essentially keeping the good radio, demand a refund.. and send back a trashed radio.
lol- hope I'm making sense.
I didnt want to post this sellers' video here.
But you can find the video by going to Youtube -
Search: SELLERS BEWARE! Buyers using eBay Buyer Protection to steal items on eBay.
I realize this video is not MLP related.
But.. I thought it essential to share this seller's story.
You can check it out if ya want ~
Sorry my reply is not MLP related. If this is a problem.. just let me know.
I'll be happy to edit it.
So sooo sorry for your recent trouble with the international buyers.. :(