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double_a
Registered: Sep 25, 2012
Total Posts: 8
Country: Malaysia

I have been trying to buy something from the buy/sell section but facing a bit of challenges since my registration here. I get a respond like 'not for sales anymore' or 'someone has offer a better price' for those items I was interested in. However, those items are still available for sales today. It may be coincident but this happened after I told the seller I am from Malaysia. Would appreciate if anyone here can let me know whether the buy/sell forum is meant for US residents only?



trenchmonkey
Registered: Oct 22, 2004
Total Posts: 35369
Country: United States

It's not, but most sellers want to keep the sale in the US/Canada and I'm afraid that's what you're
seeing with those types of replies you're getting. Let me welcome you to FM and make a suggestion.
Participate in a Forum other than the B&S, and get some posts under your belt. You'll be more likely
to strike a deal with someone willing to ship gear overseas. Good luck and enjoy your stay here.



double_a
Registered: Sep 25, 2012
Total Posts: 8
Country: Malaysia

I am glad to hear this. Actually i no need the seller to do oversea shipping as i have a US address where the seller can ship it to my friend in new york. My worries are there could be too many scams out there which has stopped the seller to trust oversea buyer. I will take your advise to post in other sections and would appreciate if u can let me know what else i can do to bring up the trust with the seller here. Thanks



trenchmonkey
Registered: Oct 22, 2004
Total Posts: 35369
Country: United States

Having a "US" shipping address is huge. I sell a fair amount of gear to guys in Canada and Australia
because of such an arrangement. Make certain the seller is aware of this in your PM, sure makes it easier.



double_a
Registered: Sep 25, 2012
Total Posts: 8
Country: Malaysia

Cool, thanks for the advice