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Subject: [Leica] eBay scam?
From: ftwno1 at (Geir)
Date: Sat, 6 Jun 2015 08:49:08 +0000 (UTC)
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That seems like a scam for sure. Say NO thanks and forget that 

     Den L?rdag, 6. juni 2015 3.07 skrev Gary Marklund <garymarklund at>:

 I have sold to Russia, China and Japan with no problems. The best way to
protect yourself is to use eBay's Global Shipping Program as someone
suggested above. Very good advice.


On Fri, Jun 5, 2015 at 3:24 PM, Philippe <philippe.amard at> wrote:

> I recently sold a lot of stuff, some of it went to Asia and I had to ask
> one of my Chinese students to write the addresses ? the same problem might
> occur with Russian.
> OTT Ebay leaves the buyer a long time to claim their money back - and at
> least here, you can't withdraw the money from your pal account for month.
> Hope this helps
> Philippe
> Le 6 juin 2015 ? 00:06, Douglas Barry <imra at> a ?crit :
> > To be fair to eBay, I've never had a problem with it and I've even sold
> to the US. You must stipulate PayPal, and do the transaction through eBay.
> As mentioned by someone else, make sure that the buyer is responsible for
> return costs.
> >
> > Douglas
> >
> > ----- Original Message ----- From: "Howard Ritter" <hlritter at>
> > To: "Leica Users Group" <lug at>
> > Sent: Thursday, June 04, 2015 2:25 PM
> > Subject: [Leica] eBay scam?
> >
> >
> >> Hello all?
> >>
> >> Sorry for being a bit OT, but I'm hoping to make use of the group?s
> experiences.
> >>
> >> I have an item (not photographic) listed on eBay. I just received an
> inquiry from a person in Moscow claiming that he wants to buy the item at
> the Buy It Now price, which I would be very happy to get, and wants to know
> how much it would cost to ship it to Moscow. And no, he did not offer to go
> outside of eBay and send me a bank check for more than the purchase price
> and ask for the remainder in cash! There was no mention of anything
> irregular, just the inquiry about shipping costs.
> >>
> >> I have no prior experience with selling on eBay. I do realize there are
> all sorts of scams run through the site, but I believe the situation has
> improved since they began requiring all payments to be made thru PayPal. My
> question is: It seems to me that if a seller ships only after receiving
> payment thru PayPal, he is insulated from being defrauded?but can PayPal
> claw back a payment to an eBay seller if the buyer?s payment turns out to
> be fraudulent? Does PayPal, which presumably vets the buyer?s form of
> payment and has his money securely in hand before paying the seller, assume
> the loss if later turns out that the buyer somehow defaulted or scammed
> PayPal? PayPay presumably is pretty sophisticated and exercises due
> diligence?is it even possible to scam them?
> >>
> >> Are there any other dangers involved in this type of transaction? For
> example, what would happen if Russian Customs refuses to allow entry of an
> item, or the buyer backs out when he finds the import duty excessive?
> >>
> >> Thanks for your advice,
> >>
> >> ?howard
> >>
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