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The IIHF group is my favorite these days. No drama and some unique jerseys. I've seen stuff from random countries I barely knew existed, let alone had international or even low level pro teams. Only issue: Random stuff like watches and track suits gets shared. Otherwise, it's the one group out there that's not overflowing with the same jerseys. 

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If someone asks you for a picture of the LOA there is a 0% chance they are going to buy. Literally happened 5x in the past month. 

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13 hours ago, NYIJM29 said:

If someone asks you for a picture of the LOA there is a 0% chance they are going to buy. Literally happened 5x in the past month. 

Happened to me twice in the past 3-4 weeks as well.  Both from guys in Europe.

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4 hours ago, Devilsguy said:

Both from guys in Europe.

Not sure what that has to do with anything, but okay.

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9 hours ago, Devilsguy said:

Happened to me twice in the past 3-4 weeks as well.  Both from guys in Europe.

2 were overseas, 1 out west, 1 in Canada, and 1  Staten Island.  The Staten Island one isnt surprising. 

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14 minutes ago, NYIJM29 said:

2 were overseas, 1 out west, 1 in Canada, and 1  Staten Island.  The Staten Island one isnt surprising

It bears noting at this point, it was NOT me. 

:) 

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5 hours ago, perthisthereason said:

Not sure what that has to do with anything, but okay.

It's what both instances had in common.

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With that said I think I am personally done even entertaining buyers from anywhere outside of the US with the exception of Canada.  Every single time I have had a potential buyer from places like Europe I typically end up getting jerked around after putting in way too much effort on my end.

Right now I am awaiting payment on a jersey I am selling that was supposed to come on Thursday, May 16th. As of right now, May 19th, I have no payment.  The last message I received was on the evening of the 16th saying they are awaiting payment to clear as he is buying it for a "friend."  The guy first approached me on April 24th saying his friend wants to buy is and between sending pictures of the LOA, all pictures of every morsel of wear, etc this is where I am at now.

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28 minutes ago, mfitz804 said:

It bears noting at this point, it was NOT me. 

:) 

Haha of course! It was for Isles 💩, not Devils!

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1 minute ago, Devilsguy said:

With that said I think I am personally done even entertaining buyers from anywhere outside of the US with the exception of Canada.  Every single time I have had a potential buyer from places like Europe I typically end up getting jerked around after putting in way too much effort on my end.

Right now I am awaiting payment on a jersey I am selling that was supposed to come on Thursday, May 16th. As of right now, May 19th, I have no payment.  The last message I received was on the evening of the 16th saying they are awaiting payment to clear as he is buying it for a "friend."  The guy first approached me on April 24th saying his friend wants to buy is and between sending pictures of the LOA, all pictures of every morsel of wear, etc this is where I am at now.

Honestly, this is happening A LOT in the hobby, regardless of where people are from.   I am also getting a lot of "will you trade" even though I explicitly say no trades in posts. 

I think the new thing that irks me the most are people who agree to deals, then shop around for other jerseys before closing/sending payment for your sale.  

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2 minutes ago, NYIJM29 said:

Honestly, this is happening A LOT in the hobby, regardless of where people are from.   I am also getting a lot of "will you trade" even though I explicitly say no trades in posts. 

I think the new thing that irks me the most are people who agree to deals, then shop around for other jerseys before closing/sending payment for your sale.  

Frankly I haven't had this happen from a domestic buyer in quite some time.  At least not with the 20 question game included.  In the 6-7 years I have been collecting gamers I have yet received any payment from any buyer in Europe even though I have had many promise me payment or agree to a deal.

I get the trade requests a bit too.  For some reason that doesn't bother me that much.  However I have never completed an actual trade either as I only collect Devils and every devils I have ever gotten offered were ones I don't want.

The weird thing that has been happening to me this year is that current roster Devils players are very easy to sell but Devils players who have actually won cups with them is lately getting near impossible.  I just don't get it.  People rather pay $795 on a Miles Wood than $500 for a Sergei Brylin.

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1 hour ago, Devilsguy said:

With that said I think I am personally done even entertaining buyers from anywhere outside of the US with the exception of Canada.  

I haven’t taken this position yet, but I’m close. 

Most recently, I sold a jersey to a buyer in Germany, and then got the dreaded “WE have a problem, there’s customs charges, why did you put the price on the customs form?”. 

I replied that I don’t have a problem, customs charges are your problem, not mine. Never heard from him again. 

Last I checked, there was an attempted delivery 28 days ago, and then nothing. I assume it’ll come back at some point and I’ll get screwed. But I will still fight it. 

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Shipping internationally is a sore subject in the Facebook groups. Some complain that us US-based collectors don't like to ship abroad-- and they're right. It's just too much of a hassle for me and others. I've done one deal for a jersey from outside of NA and that was the German national program. Just not my thing because of cost, potential for duty fees and uncertainty with other postal systems. 

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32 minutes ago, Dr_Puck said:

Shipping internationally is a sore subject in the Facebook groups. Some complain that us US-based collectors don't like to ship abroad-- and they're right. It's just too much of a hassle for me and others. I've done one deal for a jersey from outside of NA and that was the German national program. Just not my thing because of cost, potential for duty fees and uncertainty with other postal systems. 

The flip side is, sales are so slow now that I don’t want to automatically eliminate people. 

People have balls though, asking on eBay messages if I can list the price of a $200 item as $40 so they avoid customs. That’s fraud. Doing it on a Facebook sale or another way there’s no real record is one thing, but in eBay, the sale price is well documented. 

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Might just want to sell abroad only through the global shipping program. Eliminates all customs/duty hassle because they pay for it up-front. Downside is you may get less international sales because of it. 

You can also ship though the GSP and make exceptions for certain countries like Canada or Australia that you’ll ship direct to. 

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1 hour ago, jsh139 said:

Might just want to sell abroad only through the global shipping program. Eliminates all customs/duty hassle because they pay for it up-front. Downside is you may get less international sales because of it. 

You can also ship though the GSP and make exceptions for certain countries like Canada or Australia that you’ll ship direct to. 

As you’ve intimated, any international buyer who has half a clue what they are doing won’t buy an item through the GSP. Because there are enough unscrupulous sellers out there who will “adjust” the numbers so there’s no customs issue. 

I won’t. 

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On 5/19/2019 at 8:22 PM, jsh139 said:

Might just want to sell abroad only through the global shipping program. Eliminates all customs/duty hassle because they pay for it up-front. Downside is you may get less international sales because of it. 

You can also ship though the GSP and make exceptions for certain countries like Canada or Australia that you’ll ship direct to. 

That's exactly why I require the global shipping on ebay.  It is so much easier.

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