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 Post subject: EBay GSP
PostPosted: Aug Mon 23, 2021 3:13 am 
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Do we know if EBay is still confiscating tubes being shipped overseas?

Have not seen a post about it for a while.

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 Post subject: Re: EBay GSP
PostPosted: Aug Mon 23, 2021 3:20 am 
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I believe so, but not sure of which countries. I shipped a pair of Mullard 12AX7 long plate overseas and it was taken. Ebay refunded $300.

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 Post subject: Re: EBay GSP
PostPosted: Aug Mon 23, 2021 3:22 am 
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I have 5 lots sold going to Japan and buyer suggested GSP.

If I use, do I have any downside risks?

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 Post subject: Re: EBay GSP
PostPosted: Aug Mon 23, 2021 9:22 am 
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Why on earth would you ship them when you already know that vacuum tubes are a restricted item and will not be shipped outside of the US by the Global Shipping Program (GSP).

It's been like that for many years.

Greg.


Edit: The GSP may look attractive for the buyer as import costs are "up front" and combined in the total price.
If you ship them they will be confiscated.

https://www.parcelmonkey.com/destinations/asia/japan#


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 Post subject: Re: EBay GSP
PostPosted: Aug Mon 23, 2021 2:36 pm 
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99/100 times or better the GSP guys will take it.

Recently sold a RCA record player with a small 3 tube amp stuffed up inside. That was confiscated.
A few weeks before that, I shipped an Atwater Kent 33 full of tubes and that sailed thru....somehow.


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 Post subject: Re: EBay GSP
PostPosted: Aug Mon 23, 2021 2:49 pm 
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oldradio99 wrote:
I have 5 lots sold going to Japan and buyer suggested GSP.

If I use, do I have any downside risks?

eBay paid me for tubes taken.

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 Post subject: Re: EBay GSP
PostPosted: Aug Mon 23, 2021 3:21 pm 
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oldradio99 wrote:
I have 5 lots sold going to Japan and buyer suggested GSP.

If I use, do I have any downside risks?


Chances are (very) high that the tubes will be confiscated and the buyer will never receive them.

No risks for the seller (eBay will grant a full refund to the buyer and allow the seller to keep the payment) but if the buyer feels too frustrated he could leave you a negative feedback anyway. (and of course will never buy anything else from you again)

Don't use GSP but standard USPS International mail and there will be no problems either side...

If you're selling electron tubes (or any item containing tubes like old radios,HAM, Hi-Fi gear, etc...) internationally better to opt out from eBay's GSP right now.


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