Those where the days

#1 by Mats Abelli , Sun Aug 23, 2015 5:57 pm

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RE: Those where the days

#2 by Vidar Olavesen , Thu Sep 03, 2015 2:37 pm

Shipping is killing my enjoyment of eBay with their global shipping thingy. Makes it even more expensive


 
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RE: Those where the days

#3 by Tom Photiou , Thu Sep 03, 2015 6:28 pm

I do have to laugh at the ebay 400 foot items offered with postage extra at around 20-50 pounds.
Do they think we are daft?



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RE: Those where the days

#4 by Hugh Thompson Scott ( deleted ) , Thu Sep 03, 2015 7:33 pm

I was against the ebay in house shipping, but look at it this way, on private shipping it was costing me a bloody fortune,in some cases way above the film cost, I realise that someone has to be paid for delivery, but am now in favour of the ebay in house, it is cheaper unless you ask the seller to send sea mail. which from Australia is the best option, I speak from experience.



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RE: Those where the days

#5 by Mats Abelli , Thu Sep 03, 2015 7:46 pm

I recently bought a 400´16mm film from California from a private seller. The airmail shipping was $15. I believe Ebay charges 3 times that. ( the film was $25 )


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RE: Those where the days

#6 by Vidar Olavesen , Thu Sep 03, 2015 7:51 pm

That's my impression too. I skipped bidding several times due to the global shipping program


 
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RE: Those where the days

#7 by Hugh Thompson Scott ( deleted ) , Thu Sep 03, 2015 7:52 pm

Mats , not to say that what you say is wrong, but at present, a three spool 16mm feature sent through ebay is £26.00 or $44.00, I have
been charged much more by private shipping. I don't care really, as long as I get my film, result, happy collector.



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RE: Those where the days

#8 by Hugh Thompson Scott ( deleted ) , Thu Sep 03, 2015 8:43 pm

I do appreciate that the Global Shipping program is longer, but it can sometimes be cheaper



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