From: Niel J Humphreys on
"Fran" <autumnacorn(a)vendredi.fr.com> wrote in message
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>
> "Niel J Humphreys" <admin(a)sznzozwdzoznzczozmzpzuztzezrzs.co.uk> wrote in
> message news:hn88s3$2pru$1(a)energise.enta.net...
>> "Fran" <autumnacorn(a)vendredi.fr.com> wrote in message
>> news:hn874d$427$1(a)news.eternal-september.org...
>>>
>>> "Niel J Humphreys" <admin(a)sznzozwdzoznzczozmzpzuztzezrzs.co.uk> wrote in
>>> message news:hn862h$2le8$1(a)energise.enta.net...
>>>
>>>> The point is he should have seen the "Ship to: UK" and been amazed
>>>> without buying it. In fact you have to ask what he was doing surfing
>>>> the UK Ebay site for items which do not show up on his own country's
>>>> site because shipping is not available to Germany.
>>>>
>>>
>>> You're assuming the OP listed it correctly. It would show on Germany
>>> outside core unless he set his preferences properly.
>>
>> He did, the auction had UK as the only shipping option therefore it would
>> only have shown on the UK Ebay site. I know better than to not check
>> these things before posting to usenet newsgroups by now. :)
>>
>
> Quite. ;) But I can tell you for certain that if you don't actually set
> the shipping exclusions separately, items will still show on *non-core*,
> even if you don't provide a shipping cost. And OP can't have set shipping
> exclusions, or chummy from Germany would not have been able to bid.


You are slightly mistaken, the shipping exclusions prevent people from
countries to which you do not offer shipping from bidding and are designed
to prevent exactly this scenario (Well I imagine it was orginally designed
for internationals trying to buy items on the the .com site with domestic
shipping only but the same premis applies to all sites).

Searches on country sites will show up items 'available' to bidders in that
country, if you do not opt for your shipping to be available to any country
then it won't show up in searches on that country's site. If you go to the
Ebay.de website and search for the original product in question here in the
closed auctions it does not appear.



From: Fran on

"Niel J Humphreys" <admin(a)sznzozwdzoznzczozmzpzuztzezrzs.co.uk> wrote in
message news:hn8bku$2u52$1(a)energise.enta.net...

>
> You are slightly mistaken, the shipping exclusions prevent people from
> countries to which you do not offer shipping from bidding and are designed
> to prevent exactly this scenario (Well I imagine it was orginally designed
> for internationals trying to buy items on the the .com site with domestic
> shipping only but the same premis applies to all sites).

I thought that was what I said?

>
> Searches on country sites will show up items 'available' to bidders in
> that country, if you do not opt for your shipping to be available to any
> country then it won't show up in searches on that country's site. If you
> go to the Ebay.de website and search for the original product in question
> here in the closed auctions it does not appear.
>

OK, we're at cross purposes possibly. What I was getting at is that you can
list an item, only show a shipping cost for the UK, but it will still show
up on *non core* on other sites. It's only if you set the exclusion that
says block bidders in countries to which I do not ship that it doesn't show
up at all.


From: Dodgy Geezer on
Richard Colton wrote:
>
>
> "Fran" <autumnacorn(a)vendredi.fr.com> wrote in message
> news:hn7oqb$l0e$1(a)news.eternal-september.org...
>>
>> "Richard Colton" <newsgroups(a)uselessinfoZILCH-SPAM.org.uk> wrote in
>> message news:5Czln.268505$kS2.79711(a)newsfe17.ams2...
>>>
>>
>>> Yes, with hindsight I should have done that. I had problems in the
>>> early days of the bidding with another German buyer who was most
>>> insistent that I should post to Germany.
>>>
>>
>> Why not just sell and ship the thing?
>
> Because I don't want to. It's my prerogative where I post to, and it
> was made abundantly clear to the "buyer".
>

Quite right, I can't be arsed with shipping outside the UK either. The
non-uk blocks seem to be very effective but the activity log is always
full of cretins.
From: Fran on

"Dodgy Geezer" <dodgy.geezer(a)ntlworld.com> wrote in message
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> Quite right, I can't be arsed with shipping outside the UK either.

Ridiculous. It's no effort at all.

The
> non-uk blocks seem to be very effective but the activity log is always
> full of cretins.

aka potential customers you've lost who would have paid more.


From: Dodgy Geezer on
Fran wrote:
> "Dodgy Geezer" <dodgy.geezer(a)ntlworld.com> wrote in message
> news:RnQln.271239$kR2.241404(a)newsfe05.ams2...
>
>> Quite right, I can't be arsed with shipping outside the UK either.
>
> Ridiculous. It's no effort at all.
>
> The
>> non-uk blocks seem to be very effective but the activity log is always
>> full of cretins.
>
> aka potential customers you've lost who would have paid more.
>

No, they're not lost at all, I can't lose what I haven't gained.