Favour From Friend in Bellingham WA

Favour From Friend in Bellingham WA

Joined: January 1st, 2005, 1:47 am

August 27th, 2008, 4:25 am #1

Is there someone from Bellingham WA that can help me? I need a "ship to" address close to home, so I may purchase some Lancia parts from an un-cooperative ebayer. Your assistance would be appreciated and may earn you some fine Canadian beer. Please advise. Thanks in advance, Allan

Allan S.
'81 X1/9 'Rosso Arancio'

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larry Ham
larry Ham

August 27th, 2008, 5:22 am #2

that is one wickedly beautiful X. I LOVE the color. What exactly is that shade of red called?
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Joined: May 21st, 2002, 4:25 am

August 27th, 2008, 5:29 am #3

Is there someone from Bellingham WA that can help me? I need a "ship to" address close to home, so I may purchase some Lancia parts from an un-cooperative ebayer. Your assistance would be appreciated and may earn you some fine Canadian beer. Please advise. Thanks in advance, Allan

Allan S.
'81 X1/9 'Rosso Arancio'

click on my login to cal up my email...make sure you ask to see my stash of cheap X parts when you come by to pick up your purchase...
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Joined: December 21st, 2004, 3:04 am

August 27th, 2008, 8:15 am #4

Is there someone from Bellingham WA that can help me? I need a "ship to" address close to home, so I may purchase some Lancia parts from an un-cooperative ebayer. Your assistance would be appreciated and may earn you some fine Canadian beer. Please advise. Thanks in advance, Allan

Allan S.
'81 X1/9 'Rosso Arancio'

I dunno, if he's uncooperative... go elsewhere.  Why reward him with your business?

I have a cousin in Bellingham, but I ain't gonna get him involved in something like this.

Think about it, and hopefully you'll find he part elsewhere...


My best,



Tony
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Joined: July 19th, 2007, 6:15 pm

August 27th, 2008, 1:04 pm #5

eBay has become a lot less seller-friendly recently.

They've made changes to the feedback system and tied the discounts that power sellers get to a new DSR (detailed seller ratings) system that is subject to the whims of the buyer.

They've also required sellers to make their wares available to international buyers but the Seller protections in place to cover USA sales are not yet in place to cover foreign sales.

Finally, it's very common (from what I read on the eBay message boards) for foreign customers to demand that products be shipped to them as gifts and not as merchandise so that they can evade their country's onerous tax burden in the form of customs charges.
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August 27th, 2008, 1:46 pm #6

Is there someone from Bellingham WA that can help me? I need a "ship to" address close to home, so I may purchase some Lancia parts from an un-cooperative ebayer. Your assistance would be appreciated and may earn you some fine Canadian beer. Please advise. Thanks in advance, Allan

Allan S.
'81 X1/9 'Rosso Arancio'

ever consider renting a Bellingham mail box?

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Joined: December 21st, 2004, 3:04 am

August 27th, 2008, 3:10 pm #7

eBay has become a lot less seller-friendly recently.

They've made changes to the feedback system and tied the discounts that power sellers get to a new DSR (detailed seller ratings) system that is subject to the whims of the buyer.

They've also required sellers to make their wares available to international buyers but the Seller protections in place to cover USA sales are not yet in place to cover foreign sales.

Finally, it's very common (from what I read on the eBay message boards) for foreign customers to demand that products be shipped to them as gifts and not as merchandise so that they can evade their country's onerous tax burden in the form of customs charges.
... with shipping out of the country.

A few bad apples spoil the entire bunch.&nbsp;

I may have focused on the term "uncooperative seller" and misunderstood what he might be going through.&nbsp; I would imagine if a seller does NOT accept the discounts and states up front he is not willing to go through the customs hassles, etc, then that would be his prerogitive, and not necessarily uncooperative.

Thanks for the clarification.


My best,



Tony
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Joined: July 5th, 2005, 4:45 am

August 27th, 2008, 3:39 pm #8

Is there someone from Bellingham WA that can help me? I need a "ship to" address close to home, so I may purchase some Lancia parts from an un-cooperative ebayer. Your assistance would be appreciated and may earn you some fine Canadian beer. Please advise. Thanks in advance, Allan

Allan S.
'81 X1/9 'Rosso Arancio'

...and I go to both places with some frequency, as I'm a former Seattle resident with lots of friends and family down there. Give me a call if you like: 778 837 9943.

Todd

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Joined: January 1st, 2005, 1:47 am

August 27th, 2008, 3:39 pm #9

... with shipping out of the country.

A few bad apples spoil the entire bunch.&nbsp;

I may have focused on the term "uncooperative seller" and misunderstood what he might be going through.&nbsp; I would imagine if a seller does NOT accept the discounts and states up front he is not willing to go through the customs hassles, etc, then that would be his prerogitive, and not necessarily uncooperative.

Thanks for the clarification.


My best,



Tony
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One should be rated on their Ebay score also. I for one am a straight shooter, never stiffed anyone in my life! My 100% ebay score should be adequate. I'm not looking for discounts or ways to evade paying customs etc. "You gotta pay to play", is my motto. I have requested to the ebayer in question, that I would handle all shipping costs and then some. The parts I'm after are for my Scorpion, and they're not readily available like parts for the X1/9.

Yes, it is unfortunate that one bad apple spoils the bunch, but what about those good apples? The whole concept of ebay is to penatrate a global market. Most of my dealings with US ebayers have been quite favourable, I just don't think it is that much of a hassel to ship products via US Postal Service, when I'm footin' the bill on freight charges. To each his own I guess! Allan

Allan S.
'81 X1/9 'Rosso Arancio'

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Joined: January 1st, 2005, 1:47 am

August 27th, 2008, 3:40 pm #10

...and I go to both places with some frequency, as I'm a former Seattle resident with lots of friends and family down there. Give me a call if you like: 778 837 9943.

Todd

I'll give you a call. Allan

Allan S.
'81 X1/9 'Rosso Arancio'

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