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 Post subject: Golden plated golden cube on eBay no reserve
PostPosted: Tue Nov 05, 2013 8:49 pm 
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http://www.ebay.com/itm/181256449065?ss ... 1555.l2649

Starts at 0.99 - worldwide shipping.

Good luck!

Updated with a new worldwide shipping options. Please let me know if you can't bid. I had a hard time getting eBay to work, but I think I should have it set right now. :)

OK, this time I think I've actually fixed it!! :oops:

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 Post subject: Re: Golden plated golden cube on eBay no reserve
PostPosted: Wed Nov 06, 2013 12:16 pm 
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OK, oops - I didn't select worldwide shipping - although I meant to. Now ebay won't let me change it for some reason. If you win and are overseas I will try and work something out as long as you pay for the shipping costs...

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 Post subject: Re: Golden plated golden cube on eBay no reserve
PostPosted: Wed Nov 06, 2013 12:57 pm 
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You can change the total amount by sending an invoice after you sold the item. Simply add the amount that needs adding and click preview (not recalculate!), you should see the changes reflected there before sending it off.

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 Post subject: Re: Golden plated golden cube on eBay no reserve
PostPosted: Wed Nov 06, 2013 1:09 pm 
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I can't place a bid on it from outside the USA.

You have to cancel the auction and must start it a second time.


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 Post subject: Re: Golden plated golden cube on eBay no reserve
PostPosted: Wed Nov 06, 2013 4:00 pm 
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I can't bid :( I am from Spain

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 Post subject: Re: Golden plated golden cube on eBay no reserve
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Fixed... I hope!

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 Post subject: Re: Golden plated golden cube on eBay no reserve
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Yup it works now!

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 Post subject: Re: Golden plated golden cube on eBay no reserve
PostPosted: Wed Nov 06, 2013 5:40 pm 
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still not working for Ireland.


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 Post subject: Re: Golden plated golden cube on eBay no reserve
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Nor for the Netherlands. Not that I would be bidding, just saying :)

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 Post subject: Re: Golden plated golden cube on eBay no reserve
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GRRRRRRR! I know for a fact I selected worldwide shipping, and alternative shipping options. I don't know what's going on with eBay, but I think I'm getting fees each time I re-list it. I guess it has to stand as is... Sorry!

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 Post subject: Re: Golden plated golden cube on eBay no reserve
PostPosted: Thu Nov 07, 2013 7:23 am 
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Hi, Jabeck, you could check your seller's account, maybe the bidders from country's where you have not put the shipping costs, are blocked?
And I think it is not enough to indicate that you ship worldwide, you have to fill in the shipping costs for all the destinations where you do ship.

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 Post subject: Re: Golden plated golden cube on eBay no reserve
PostPosted: Fri Nov 08, 2013 2:12 am 
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I am interested in bidding, but it is blocked in Canada as well.


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 Post subject: Re: Golden plated golden cube on eBay no reserve
PostPosted: Fri Nov 08, 2013 6:04 am 
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I've been wanting a Golden Cube for a year or so but never managed to get one! Unfortunately this appears to still be US only!

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 Post subject: Re: Golden plated golden cube on eBay no reserve
PostPosted: Fri Nov 08, 2013 8:27 am 
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Ok, I've given it one more try. This time it really appears to be fixed. And it's FREE shipping! So make it worth my while! :) :oops:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/181256449065?ss ... 1555.l2649

Link also updated at the top.

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 Post subject: Re: Golden plated golden cube on eBay no reserve
PostPosted: Fri Nov 08, 2013 9:38 am 
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Now it says shipping is $19.95 to the UK, not free :roll:

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 Post subject: Re: Golden plated golden cube on eBay no reserve
PostPosted: Fri Nov 08, 2013 10:25 am 
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Gus wrote:
Now it says shipping is $19.95 to the UK, not free :roll:


Ok - apparently I'm an eBay idiot now... On my screen it said free shipping! Buy hey, at least it's open to all now... Sorry for all the fuss...

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 Post subject: Re: Golden plated golden cube on eBay no reserve
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Ok, the bidding in Germany is possible.

But I have another problem. You clicked on "Import charges". Now I have to pay 20% of the winning bid to ebay.

Normaly only 1 of 5 items going to custom and I have to pay tax.

Thsis makes the auction 20% more expensive for me. Plus the shipping costs...


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 Post subject: Re: Golden plated golden cube on eBay no reserve
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clauswe wrote:
Ok, the bidding in Germany is possible.

But I have another problem. You clicked on "Import charges". Now I have to pay 20% of the winning bid to ebay.

Normaly only 1 of 5 items going to custom and I have to pay tax.

This makes the auction 20% more expensive for me. Plus the shipping costs...

It is even worse: When I just had a look, the current bid was at $91. The import tax was calculated as $27.87.
This means ~ 31%" import tax" where the regular VAT would be (in Germany) 19% only.
There is clearly something wrong!!!

The EU regulations are:
- value <= 22 Euro: no VAT, no import tax
- value <= 150 Euro: VAT (percentage depends on the country of the receiver), no import tax
- value > 150 Euro VAT + import tax (in the case of puzzles = toys the percentage is quite low; the VAT is much higher)
At least, I got these figures at my last visit at the customs office.
I have NEVER paid import tax and in a highly irregular pattern I had to pay VAT.

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 Post subject: Re: Golden plated golden cube on eBay no reserve
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I have no idea how it works in the US but I am guessing a particular company like Fedex has been chosen some how when making the auction. They seem to screw you everytime whereas other companies only charge you if the item is actually stopped. It is of course in Fedex interest that you pay import duty since they then charge a legally debatable fee on top.

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 Post subject: Re: Golden plated golden cube on eBay no reserve
PostPosted: Sat Nov 09, 2013 2:07 pm 
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Yeah, I'm not happy at all with eBay and it's shipping methods and policies. I selected what appeared to be the easiest and cheapest options - including using the "U.S. global shipping" option, which is supposed to only have the buyer pay the actual shipping costs from what I understood. I guess there is some money coming "off the top" somewhere along the line. Sorry - it's the best I could do! Blame the third party companies and eBay, not me! :) I'm trying to make it easy, but it certainly has not been. It may be the last time I use eBay for worldwide shipping, and just go the private route in the future.

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 Post subject: Re: Golden plated golden cube on eBay no reserve
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Around 18 hours left... Good luck.

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 Post subject: Re: Golden plated golden cube on eBay no reserve
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Wow - just a little more than $150 USD! Anyone here the lucky winner? I haven't gotten payment yet, and I secretly hope the winner doesn't pay... ha!

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 Post subject: Re: Golden plated golden cube on eBay no reserve
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Your problem was the very high tax. More than 40 USD. Add this to the end price and you get the really value.

I had hope you cancelled the auction and startet a new one without custom fees.


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 Post subject: Re: Golden plated golden cube on eBay no reserve
PostPosted: Fri Nov 15, 2013 3:35 pm 
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Yep, I agree, but sadly I couldn't figure out how to keep eBay from adding the fees. I think it must be because I selected the "global US shipping"
option. From what I understand, it's an option where I ship to a central US based eBay center, and they handle the rest. Never again... :( I've run into so many issue in the past doing the global shipping myself - either lost packages, or crazy high rates - so I hoped this would make things easier. Live and learn I guess!

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