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I'd like to say I still turned out alright, but that would be a lie. flanders private msg quote post Address this user
This seller seems to think most of his CBCS 9.8s are 10s and doesn't hold back on letting you know about it:

https://www.ebay.com/itm/284398094152?hash=item4237728748%3Ag%3AUnUAAOSwTsZhCz5B&LH_Auction=1
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If I could, I would. I swear. DrWatson private msg quote post Address this user
That dude must be paid by the exclamation point!!!!!
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Collector Sebastsk8 private msg quote post Address this user
There's a few I've found recently with pretty nicely priced books, uncanny_stash being the main one. They have a lot of modern graded 9.8s but also some older books. I think right now they have some older xmen...I've seen AMS and avengers and FF as well.

Bought I think 4 or 5 slabs from them now, all at great prices. They were shipped quickly and packaged well.

Edit : also, walkin_willie. Slabs all seem priced nicely and free shipping - and for those who prefer cbcs slabs, from what I've seen has all cbcs slabs for sale, and I've seen a few so far at 9.9-10.
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If the viagra is working you should be well over a 9.8. xkonk private msg quote post Address this user
I bought a few books from uncanny_stash years back. They tended to be overgraded. Not egregiously, but enough that it turned me off. Happy to hear that they do slabs now.
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Collector xvipah private msg quote post Address this user
At least it's prefect.

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Originally Posted by flanders
This seller seems to think most of his CBCS 9.8s are 10s and doesn't hold back on letting you know about it:

https://www.ebay.com/itm/284398094152?hash=item4237728748%3Ag%3AUnUAAOSwTsZhCz5B&LH_Auction=1
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I got 99 problems, but a hurricane ain't one. drchaos private msg quote post Address this user
Had a new issue as a seller that I do not remember seeing in the past.

Yesterday, an overseas buyer purchased two items from my store.

When I tried to combine the items to ship in one box with one shipping label the button to combine was greyed out.

I had customer service call me a few minutes ago and they explained that combining the shipment was not allowed under the global shipping program.

I do not know if this is a change in the program or if it only applies to buyers in certain countries.

The obvious uptake on this one is that international buyers can not save on shipping by buying multiple items.

As it is already expensive to have ebay purchased sent from out of the country these buyers will not want to pay much if each item has to be sent in a separate box.

Is this new or has it always been this way?
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Beaten by boat oars Studley_Dudley private msg quote post Address this user
@drchaos It's been that way for a few years. I used to add in my listings that foreign buyers should contact me first then I would make listing with the items at the agreed upon price for them because of the problems with combining shipping under the GSP.
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TRA LA LA esaravo private msg quote post Address this user
@drchaos - Corey, I had a similar problem with an eBay seller in England. I won a SA ASM book in an auction, and asked the seller if he had any X-Men that he might want to sell. He said he had a few, and I agreed to add one of them to my purchase. He posted the book on eBay, accepted my offer on it, and then when I tried to pay, eBay wanted to charge me like another $27 in shipping charges, even though the two items would have been shipped together. He ended up canceling that sale, and I just ended up with the original book. Sucks, because the whole point was to include another book or two to save on shipping.
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Suck it up, buttercup!! KatKomics private msg quote post Address this user
@drchaos sometimes I get this when trying to purchase books but I click the request total from the seller - would that help in this situation?

Normally ebay wants to double or triple the shipping but when I request the total the seller is able to adjust down
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Collector xvipah private msg quote post Address this user
For local sales in the US, this works. But GSP sales it doesn't. If you try to send an invoice it usually says something like "Invoicing for global sales has been delivered already".

All I could do before was refund the buyer most of the shipping he paid me for a second item or something, but I couldn't get him his money back from eBay for the customs, etc.. stuff that he had to pay them. It's not a great system as far as shipping costs go, but it does make it easier on the seller to just get stuff overseas because of the the whole "once it gets to KY you're off the hook" thing.


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Originally Posted by KatKomics
@drchaos sometimes I get this when trying to purchase books but I click the request total from the seller - would that help in this situation?

Normally ebay wants to double or triple the shipping but when I request the total the seller is able to adjust down
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I got 99 problems, but a hurricane ain't one. drchaos private msg quote post Address this user
So if a buyer asks first I suppose I could put the items into one listing.

As the seller I am just not used to seeing what international buyers encounter with the global shipping program.

From my end it sure does make life easier.

Thanks for the input.
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It was a one trick pony show but always hilarious. GAC private msg quote post Address this user
As an international buyer, I can say that the GSP is almost a non-starter for me. I understand why sellers in the US would want it but it's a big roadblock for international buyers.
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Collector the420bandito private msg quote post Address this user
Avoid this guy like the plague

kellyssuperheroes

https://www.ebay.com/sch/m.html?item=184357694338&_ssn=kellyssuperheroes&_sop=16

cracking out restored books - posting them raw - with a note about the restoration all the way at the bottom of his mess of the description. This is textbook chicanery.
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I'd like to say I still turned out alright, but that would be a lie. flanders private msg quote post Address this user
This is on MCS not Ebay but it seems like the best thread for this. Venom #26 going at auction for $71 when there are plenty of 9.8's for less than $45 available. I wish someone this careless would buy one of my three copies for that much.

https://www.mycomicshop.com/search?ItemID=53722629
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Masculinity takes a holiday. EbayMafia private msg quote post Address this user
@flanders could there be some detail that you're missing? Like direct vs newsstand?
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I'd like to say I still turned out alright, but that would be a lie. flanders private msg quote post Address this user
Unfortunately no, that book hasn't been worth that much since it was released and now hovers around the $30-$35 range.
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I'd like to say I still turned out alright, but that would be a lie. flanders private msg quote post Address this user
In other news, I plan on leaving the house for more than a few hours for the first time since 2019 and noticed that Ebay now gives the option to provide an away message. Previously, I believe this only applied if you had a paid store subscription:

https://www.ebay.com/help/selling/selling-tools/time-away?id=5137
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The apple sauce and pudding were the best part... Bronte private msg quote post Address this user
I used the away from ebay for the first couple of weeks of my foot surgery. They limit it to 30 days, it was a better option than canceling and relisting a bunch of items.
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TRA LA LA esaravo private msg quote post Address this user
Quote:
Originally Posted by the420bandito
Avoid this guy like the plague

kellyssuperheroes

https://www.ebay.com/sch/m.html?item=184357694338&_ssn=kellyssuperheroes&_sop=16

cracking out restored books - posting them raw - with a note about the restoration all the way at the bottom of his mess of the description. This is textbook chicanery.


Wow, what a tool! Sometimes posting only a single cover photo (at an angle) of numerous supposedly high grade key SA books, he has many listed at 9.6 or even 9.8 - so the rarest and best existing copies for these issues - but all ungraded. That should be a warning flag right there, as the difference in a 9.4 or a 9.6 could be thousands of dollars. Then when you read the description, it says “minor color touch” or something about a married cover, etc. Worse part is, most books have numerous people watching them. Stay far away.
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The apple sauce and pudding were the best part... Bronte private msg quote post Address this user
Question. Has anyone ever shipped to a freight forwarder in ebay?

I have a buyer that apparently is from another country using a freight forwarder in Portland. (I Googled his mailing address) He has great feedback and has bought big ticket items in addition to smaller stuff.
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Have I told you about the time I dropped off 3,000 comics at SDCC? Scifinator private msg quote post Address this user
I have before. It’s a little disconcerting, but as long as the forwarder is the ebay bidders verified address, you are protected
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The apple sauce and pudding were the best part... Bronte private msg quote post Address this user
Ok. It is the shipping address that comes up on ebay shipping page. I'm using managed payments so I have no idea how he is paying for the item.
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If the viagra is working you should be well over a 9.8. xkonk private msg quote post Address this user
I don't know if it's the same thing exactly, but I had someone who was going to buy using the international shipping. He didn't want to wait for that and apparently had some kind of mail service set up in Florida, so he changed his eBay address to that. I shipped there instead of the eBay hub in Kentucky. It all worked out fine.
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Collector Huntergreene2 private msg quote post Address this user
OK WTF is this?

https://www.ebay.ca/itm/234158749905?hash=item3684f2f8d1%3Ag%3AkkoAAOSwnGpg%7E0Lp&LH_Auction=1


Did they just stick a page inside a repro cover and slab it? I guess so, but YOU CAN'T EVEN SEE THE PAGE YOU BOUGHT!!!
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TRA LA LA esaravo private msg quote post Address this user
That’s absolutely the stupidest thing I have ever seen. Here’s a page from Hulk #181 that’s been stapled inside a reproduction cover so that you can’t even see what you are paying for.

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OK WTF is this?

https://www.ebay.ca/itm/234158749905?hash=item3684f2f8d1%3Ag%3AkkoAAOSwnGpg%7E0Lp&LH_Auction=1


Did they just stick a page inside a repro cover and slab it? I guess so, but YOU CAN'T EVEN SEE THE PAGE YOU BOUGHT!!!
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Pictures? We don't need no stinking pictures. brysb private msg quote post Address this user
That's ridiculous! Look at his other auctions...Spider-Man #1 has a Stan Lee FACSIMILE SIGNATURE!?
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Masculinity takes a holiday. EbayMafia private msg quote post Address this user
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Here’s a page from Hulk #181 that’s been stapled inside a reproduction cover


A White page. According to the Professional Grading Xperts.
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I'd like to say I still turned out alright, but that would be a lie. flanders private msg quote post Address this user
https://www.ebay.com/sch/m.html?item=304084467121&_ssn=captcancomics&_sop=16

This seller's slab photos are irritating. Over 13,000 listings and they can't buy a full size scanner!! I feel like messaging him but I'll wait until @brysb has a few too many drinks and maybe he'll let him have it .
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Collector Donnied private msg quote post Address this user
@flanders - And the prices are so reasonable! Only 400-500% of FMV on average?
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