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From: Evan on 10 Dec 2006 15:08
> what are the dodgy countries not to ship to,
> ok Nigeria is the obvious one, but are there other countries sellers should
> not ship to or be cautious with. Not just buyer fraud, but postal theft too.
Dude, as politically incorrect as it is to say, there are really only a
few dozen countries in the world where one would expect that the police
have any sort of authority or presence at all to discourage postal
theft, or the government doesn't quite simply open your mail and route
It's the 1st world, 2nd world, 3rd world distinction. I have shipped
outside the UK only once, but if I developed a profitable range of
products I wanted to market internationally, my short list of countries
I would ship to would include
Western Europe (minus Portugal and Spain)
That is about it, though I may have overlooked one or two..
My son did a project on Kenya, and we had the Traveller's Guide to
Africa which I read cover to cover. It's full of practical advice as
well as sight seeing tips. And in almost all cases, you'd best expect
at least half of your posted parcels will never reach the intended
From: Evan on 12 Dec 2006 03:23
Peter Jones wrote:
> Well, I send item all over the world and the and the two countries
> that seem to be the worst for items going missing are the US and
I count myself lucky. The only parcel I ever lost was because the
delivery slip went missing at the UK buyer's flat. The package stayed
at the post office for three weeks before being returned to me. Royal
Mail refunded me, I refunded original buyer and resold it on Ebay for
more the second time around!
I've had quite a few more coming MY way that seem to go missing.
From: soundmixer on 13 Dec 2006 05:25
> I count myself lucky. The only parcel I ever lost was because the
> delivery slip went missing at the UK buyer's flat. The package stayed
> at the post office for three weeks before being returned to me.
Then it wasn't lost!!
From: Evan on 16 Dec 2006 04:15
> > I count myself lucky. The only parcel I ever lost was because the
> > delivery slip went missing at the UK buyer's flat. The package stayed
> > at the post office for three weeks before being returned to me.
> Then it wasn't lost!!
You're right. It wasn't lost, but "lost". At least from the point of
view of the original buyer.
From: Evan on 18 Dec 2006 07:36
I saw a postie in town the other day leave his cart on one side of the
street (the busy side) and cross the road with a handful of letters to
deliver into a quiet old folks retirement neighbourhood. Why the cart
couldn't at least cross the road, I do not know.