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Old 02-13-2011, 05:38 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I just sold a card on eBay for $13. However, the winning bidder has zero feedback. To make matters worse, this is his (rather suspicious) username and address:

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Needless to say, I don't want to send the card to him (assuming he even pays).

What can I do though? Is it possible to offer the card to the second highest bidder instead? Any advice would be appreciated, thank you!

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Old 02-13-2011, 08:11 PM   #2 (permalink)
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You don't have to sell anything to him but unless your auction says you don't ship to China he can leave you negative feedback.

I wouldn't post someones address on a forum either especially since they did nothing wrong.
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If you don't have restrictions set up in advance on your items, you have no choice but to send to him once he pays.

You cannot just offer it up to the next bidder unless you do not get paid. You're setting yourself up to get hit with a negative
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Old 02-13-2011, 10:33 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I wonder if it wouldn't be worth sending him a "filler" card to that address the cheapest way possible. Then IF he receives it, and obviously complains, tell him that you will immediately send out the card again. Then send the actual card the exact same way you sent the filler card since you know it should get there. If the address is legit, you will pay double postage. If it's not legit, you still have your card.

The sole reason of doing this is to protect yourself and not to pull something shady. Just a thought.
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Old 02-13-2011, 10:37 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Anyone who has shipped International before knows that Chinese addresses look just like that one. You should have set it up saying you wouldnt ship to China if you didnt want a Chinese buyer. He has the full right to leave you a negative and probably should if you dont sell.
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I know certain amounts of money means alot more to certain people, but its 13.00. I would suggest if you failed to set up restrictions, than you take this lesson on a 13.00 dollar card now if it doesn't work out right. Its better than a much higher dollar card. It may be allright, if not, well, make sure you change your selling restrictions the next time. Good Luck... but do the right thing.
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Anyone who has shipped International before knows that Chinese addresses look just like that one. You should have set it up saying you wouldnt ship to China if you didnt want a Chinese buyer. He has the full right to leave you a negative and probably should if you dont sell.
I have shipped several packages over that way, usually basketball. The address look aweful, but all of mine have worked so far. Is his address an int'l confirmed? If not, I'd either contact paypal or make him pay for registered mail.
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I have a buyer today with 8 feedback with the confirmed address of "123 Easy Street" lol

Let's see how this works out when I send it out tomorrow. lol
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I have a buyer today with 8 feedback with the confirmed address of "123 Easy Street" lol

Let's see how this works out when I send it out tomorrow. lol
LOL thats an awesome address! good luck with that
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Most of the international buyers who I have worked with have been pretty good and they usually asked if I ship to that country before they bid. I would try and contact them before you do anything anyway.
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I'm actually from the UK, so I definitely have no problem shipping 'internationally' (it would be a bit ironic if I did, since I always buy cards from the States!).

I'm just very dubious about this bidder. I have no problem shipping to China but it seems strange that his username is inuendo for being jealous of someone's penis, and his address is so... odd. Sure, I know Chinese addresses are different to what we're all used to, but this one seems fake. I Googled it and it's apparently the address of a chemical business.

Anyway, he's yet to pay, so we'll see what happens.
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I have a buyer today with 8 feedback with the confirmed address of "123 Easy Street" lol

Let's see how this works out when I send it out tomorrow. lol
Haha, that totally looks like a fake address from a commercial or something. But according to Google Maps there really are several of them in the country. Must be the easiest address in the world to remember!
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