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Murff
Have any of you used the eBay Global Shipping recently?

This was discussed a few years ago, and at that time, lanterns were being confiscated in Kentucky because of the odor of fuel. 

Has anyone had that happen recently?

Thanks!

Murff

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Pancholoco1911
Haven't shipped a lantern through eBay yet but last month I've shipped a coleman 200 valve all the way to Taiwan without issues. Have a friend who purchased a Coleman 400 stove and shipped to Mexico but couldn't make it thru because the fuel smell and was returned to the seller. Mexicans customs are harder than US ones.
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warren
Don't use it.   Murff have you changed over to "eBay Managed Payments" yet.  Looks like they may force me in July, so that might be the end to my eBay days.  FB has been a good place to sell anyway with no fees.

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sourgasjohn
I've sent several ebay items to Japan using global shipping with no problems. I remember earlier conversations about global shipping but I don't remember what the issues were. What I like about it is no customs paperwork at all, The customs form prints out with the ebay label. All the lanterns I ship, both stateside and int'l get alcohol rinsed and dried and I burn the generator of all fuel before packing. I do have a goldbond lantern lost somewhere between here and Japan that I refunded on, but that was a direct shipment to Japan, not the global shipping program. I started using the gsp after that loss. What are some of the downsides to the global shipping program?
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Dmacp
most of the people you would ship to now have stateside shippers that you ship to. I had a guy in Thailand buy a lantern and the destination was only about 10 miles away.
Dan
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sourgasjohn
Dan, you're right about the stateside re shippers. I've had zero problems with that set up. Several buyers have asked to have the e-bay # on the outside of the box, so I just put it on all boxes going int'l. now.
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Murff
Thanks for the replies.

Early in the eBay GSP, lanterns were ending up in Kentucky and not going overseas due to "fuel residue". The buyer got a refund and the seller still had a sale. Then, the confiscated item ended up back on eBay from a seller that didn't ship overseas. eBay payed the losses, apparently.

My daughter, who has been selling full time on eBay forever mentioned the GSP as a fair way of doing things. I have been shipping via USPS forever overseas and hardly ever a problem. All of my items are drained and blown out with compressed air and then sit with fuel cap off until I pack them.

Warren, I have not received a notice regarding eBays new way to screw it's sellers. After chat with daughter, it appears the eBay monthly bill will go away and, after eBay sucks their fee(s) out of each transaction, you will get your money. 

Gee! Sounds kinda like what was happening when eBay owned PayPal!

An aside, my daughter told me about an awesome website for shipping eBay sales. It's called Pirate Ship. You get Priority Mail discounts like eBay offers and all of the buyer's info imports right from eBay to Pirate Ship. All you have to do is fill in the carton size and weight. My PP debit card is attached to PS and each transaction is immediate. Shipping label are easy to print, too!

Murff

Name: Murff   ICCC Member #726 
Coleman Blue's 243's #002   Ebay Handle: Happy-campers2 
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OregonMichael
Dmacp wrote:
most of the people you would ship to now have stateside shippers that you ship to. I had a guy in Thailand buy a lantern and the destination was only about 10 miles away.


Agree...most are using drop shippers here in the states.  At least that's what my Asian buyers are doing.
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prime northwest
  + 1 on Pirate Ship.. Easy to set up and user friendly.   even if you are not selling on E-bay, and just ship to family, friends,  gifts, etc,
  it is worth trying  for personal use.  easy to confirm rates and   services. 
John S
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Pancholoco1911
  + 1 on Pirate Ship.. Easy to set up and user friendly.   even if you are not selling on E-bay, and just ship to family, friends,  gifts, etc,
  it is worth trying  for personal use.  easy to confirm rates and   services. 


i have been using pirate ship since 2 months and will never go back. Also priority insurance is up to $100, double what USPS offers 
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JollyGreen
shipping1.jpg Murff, This is more of a buyer story but there's a lamp in England right now that's supposed to be on a boat already.
 No useful  details as of yet.
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Rubing
I sell quite a few eBay items to individuals with Asian sir names but so far all items have been shipped to west coast clearing houses I assume for export to Asia. 
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SteveRetherford
so i sold a 530 to a buyer in Canada , i used the Pirate shipping service , filled out the customs paperwork on line and printed out the label .....its not there yet but im following the tracking and so far so good ..... much easier than filling out one of those customs forms by hand .......i just wasent aware you could use it for international shipping as well .....Yarrrr
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Pancholoco1911
so i sold a 530 to a buyer in Canada , i used the Pirate shipping service , filled out the customs paperwork on line and printed out the label .....its not there yet but im following the tracking and so far so good ..... much easier than filling out one of those customs forms by hand .......i just wasent aware you could use it for international shipping as well .....Yarrrr


yes, I use for shipping to Mexico too
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Newfie
Steve getting things shipped through Canada Customs is taking longer now with all the COVID-19 delays. My OCP order took a lot longer than usual to arrive. 
Shane Looking for the following Canadian birthday lanterns or lamps: 2-32, 6-34,
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SteveRetherford
just sharing a experience with pirate shipping . i did have one package returned to me saying the address was vacant but it wasent , the recipiand assured me the PO box was good . so i contacted the pirates and within minutes i got a refund for the shipping fee so  i can resend it ..... this was way faster and easier that trying to make a USPS claim ......ARrrrrr

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trapper
I have not read all the posts on this and have not shipped a lantern using global shipping. But I ordered a book for my wife and the seller used global shipping and it took about three times longer than it normally would to get. 
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Rustytank
Anyone used pirate ship to Asia yet? I have a cousin in Thailand and that might be can option for sending him stuff.
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sourgasjohn
I've started using Pirate when it's cheaper. You save more money on heavier items.  You still print out a USPS label with Pirate, you just get the discounted cubic priority rate usually reserved for major shippers. No box dimension can exceed 18 inches and max. volume of box is 1/2 cubic foot. Not every box is cheaper, some are a little more with Pirate so I check them against e-bay on lantern sized boxes. I've shipped to both Thailand and Japan this week with Pirate Ship with sig. tracking. You can link Pirate to E-bay and import all the shipping info which makes it pretty easy, you just have to enter box size and weight.
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zialantern
Murff, I’ve never global shipped but on some stinky stuff I give a quick shot of Ozium in tank and wrap a clothes dryer sheet around it before bubble wrapping and another shot of ozium before taping top of box. This has been done on certain items that are entirely air purged and I’ve never had a problem. 
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