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Old 21-04-2013, 23:51   #16
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Re: wanted - a supplier in europe for a gas scooter

ebay is a little like immigration officials - refer back to basic question.
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Old 22-04-2013, 04:39   #17
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Not sure where in Greece you are, but we found Blue's Yachting in Bodrum Turkey were happy to import a foldable scooter for us for almost the same price as in US.

Regarding eBay and Amazon: some sellers on these sites are setup for export. Others are not. So it's not a matter of setting up cc, but rather of choosing a seller who can ship.

Also, some products are made for and sold in specific countries, though not the case here. For example, no matter how hard I tried, I was not able to ship a Columbia baby snowsuit to SA because there is already a Columbia importer in SA. But they would not import it for us because it takes a year...
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Re: wanted - a supplier in europe for a gas scooter

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Are there not other methods of payment you could use? EBay in the USA has Paypal. What about money orders, check, bank transfer?
PayPal (owned by EBay) is probably the OP's problem.

PayPal make it ridiculously difficult to buy things if you travelling from another country. Some merchants now use PayPal to process their credit card transactions, so you are stuffed with them if you're not buying in your home country.

A pox and a curse on PayPal!

The workaround is the following -- instead of doing online checkout, have the merchant send you an invoice. You can usually pay any kind of invoice by PayPal. PayPal will refuse to give your local delivery address, but if the merchant is willing to ignore that, then you're home free. I've had to do that a lot.

Be sure and complain to the merchants; maybe they'll complain to PayPal.
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