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| p.1 #14 · Would you ship a lens to China? |
So I just sold an old 70s lens on eBay
Of course, I specifically stated I only ship to the US, and I suddenly have questions from someone in Russia and China wanting me to make an exception.
Of course I can refuse them, but has anyone had luck shipping out there?
The only way I'd ship something out there would be with proper insurance. But if something goes wrong, I keep wondering who in the world would take care of that claim. USPS or whoever they use in the other country? And them I'm trying to imagine just how long it would take that claim to go through.
Well those certainly are danger countries, nearly as risky as shipping to Nigeria, well not quite but....
They just have so much hacking and scamming going on. Not that they don't have legit users and it's sad for them but it is a risk.
What do their profiles look like? Location? What have they bought and sold recently? How much stuff? How recently? Do the accounts look like they are hacked? etc.
Since it is an old 70s lens and possibly lower ticket price range they might be legit though, the old stuff can be pretty popular in Russia and perhaps China. So maybe it's OK. If it is like a 300 2.8 IS or 24-70L or whatnot then I would be much more worried.