From: TOG on
I don't know why, but deliveries to the Republic cause me more grief
than any other form of international shipping, with the exception of
the US, which is why I don't sell to Americans any more.

Anyway, three items with a total value of over £240 sold on 21 May,
paid three days later, despatched on the 26th recorded, insured and
signed-for and I've just received a phone call from an Irish courier
firm saying they can't deliver because they can't get near the block
(locked behind steel gates or something).

First thought - it's taken a bloody long time, so why didn't the buyer
start asking where the items were.

Anyway, the courier has asked for a phone number for the buyer, which
I have, and I've sent him an email as well and... nothing.

What's the betting the items are going to find their way back to me?
And a PayPal clawback?
From: TOG on
On 8 June, 11:58, "TOG(a)Toil" <totallydeadmail...(a)yahoo.co.uk> wrote:
> I don't know why, but deliveries to the Republic cause me more grief
> than any other form of international shipping, with the exception of
> the US, which is why I don't sell to Americans any more.
>
> Anyway, three items with a total value of over £240 sold on 21 May,
> paid three days later, despatched on the 26th recorded, insured and
> signed-for and I've just received a phone call from an Irish courier
> firm saying they can't deliver because they can't get near the block
> (locked behind steel gates or something).
>
> First thought - it's taken a bloody long time, so why didn't the buyer
> start asking where the items were.
>
> Anyway, the courier has asked for a phone number for the buyer, which
> I have, and I've sent him an email as well and... nothing.
>
> What's the betting the items are going to find their way back to me?
> And a PayPal clawback?


Follow-up: and the phone number he's given is out of service. Great.
From: crn on
TOG(a)Toil <totallydeadmailbox(a)yahoo.co.uk> wrote:
> >
> > Anyway, three items with a total value of over �240 sold on 21 May,
> > paid three days later, despatched on the 26th recorded, insured and
> > signed-for and I've just received a phone call from an Irish courier
> > firm saying they can't deliver because they can't get near the block
> > (locked behind steel gates or something).
> >
> > First thought - it's taken a bloody long time, so why didn't the buyer
> > start asking where the items were.
> >
> > Anyway, the courier has asked for a phone number for the buyer, which
> > I have, and I've sent him an email as well and... nothing.
> >
> > What's the betting the items are going to find their way back to me?
> > And a PayPal clawback?
>
> Follow-up: and the phone number he's given is out of service. Great.

Sounds like he has either moved or gone bust. OTOH he could just be
on holiday. Have you tried an eBay message ?.

From: TOG on
On 8 June, 12:42, c...(a)NOSPAM.netunix.com wrote:
> TOG(a)Toil <totallydeadmail...(a)yahoo.co.uk> wrote:
>
> > > Anyway, three items with a total value of over 240 sold on 21 May,
> > > paid three days later, despatched on the 26th recorded, insured and
> > > signed-for and I've just received a phone call from an Irish courier
> > > firm saying they can't deliver because they can't get near the block
> > > (locked behind steel gates or something).
>
> > > First thought - it's taken a bloody long time, so why didn't the buyer
> > > start asking where the items were.
>
> > > Anyway, the courier has asked for a phone number for the buyer, which
> > > I have, and I've sent him an email as well and... nothing.
>
> > > What's the betting the items are going to find their way back to me?
> > > And a PayPal clawback?
>
> > Follow-up: and the phone number he's given is out of service. Great.
>
> Sounds like he has either moved or gone bust. OTOH he could just be
> on holiday. Have you tried an eBay message ?


The phone number is out of use, not unanswered. Yes, when I said I'd
emailed him, I meant I'd sent a message through eBay. Well, I've got
all the paperwork for the package, so I'll wait and see.

From: TOG on
On 8 June, 13:31, "TOG(a)Toil" <totallydeadmail...(a)yahoo.co.uk> wrote:
> On 8 June, 12:42, c...(a)NOSPAM.netunix.com wrote:
>
>
>
>
>
> > TOG(a)Toil <totallydeadmail...(a)yahoo.co.uk> wrote:
>
> > > > Anyway, three items with a total value of over 240 sold on 21 May,
> > > > paid three days later, despatched on the 26th recorded, insured and
> > > > signed-for and I've just received a phone call from an Irish courier
> > > > firm saying they can't deliver because they can't get near the block
> > > > (locked behind steel gates or something).
>
> > > > First thought - it's taken a bloody long time, so why didn't the buyer
> > > > start asking where the items were.
>
> > > > Anyway, the courier has asked for a phone number for the buyer, which
> > > > I have, and I've sent him an email as well and... nothing.
>
> > > > What's the betting the items are going to find their way back to me?
> > > > And a PayPal clawback?
>
> > > Follow-up: and the phone number he's given is out of service. Great.
>
> > Sounds like he has either moved or gone bust. OTOH he could just be
> > on holiday. Have you tried an eBay message ?
>
> The phone number is out of use, not unanswered. Yes, when I said I'd
> emailed him, I meant I'd sent a message through eBay. Well, I've got
> all the paperwork for the package, so I'll wait and see.

Hallelujah. Successfully delivered on 9 June, more than two weeks
after being despatched. Glowing FB left by buyer.