Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2010/09/22

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Subject: [Leica] Ebay Paypal Scam - a reprise
From: cummer at (H&ECummer)
Date: Wed, 22 Sep 2010 08:19:06 -0700
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> Date: Wed, 22 Sep 2010 06:55:51 +0200
> From: "philippe.amard" <philippe.amard at>
> Subject: Re: [Leica] EBay Paypal Scam - a Reprise - Off Topic
> To: Leica Users Group <lug at>
> Well doesn't Howard live in Canada?
> 51 stars?
> PH

Hi Philippe,
I am a citizen of the world! I spend summers in Canada (to enjoy the  
clean air among other things) and flee to warmer polluted Hong Kong  
and then glorious Bali when it gets cold.
About shipping to Canada and the US only - it becomes a question of  
cost. If a buyer buys something for $50 he is unlikely to want to pay  
$50 to ship it by air to Europe or Asia / Australia. But the same item  
may only cost $15 - 20 to ship in Canada or to the US - and so people  
living closer are more likely to bid. People from away who buy then  
don't want to pay for expensive shipping and that leads to the sea  
shipment and delivery timing problem. Limiting sales to US and Canada  
can help eliminate the shipping cost question.
For me it has nothing to do with honesty (there are rascals every  
where) nor legality (I wouldn't try to sue anybody). As Kenny Rogers  
says in his Gambler song
- You got to know when to hold, know when to fold, and know when to  
walk away.