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Shipping Bell Fruit Cascade from UK to Canada

Postby cait001 » Fri Sep 21, 2018 1:29 am

So my #1 wanted machine (bell-fruit Cascade) is up for auction but the seller is too timid to ship from the UK to Canada.
Is there anyone here near Beverley UK I could pay to pick this machine up for me and ship it in a ridiculously protected manner to Canada?
https://www.ebay.com/itm/1P-BELL-FRUIT- ... 3437071808

This might be a dumb idea, but I have to ask!

thanks,
~Cait
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Re: shipping help from Beverley, UK?

Postby badpenny » Fri Sep 21, 2018 1:24 pm

Although it's a small country it's a distance for me, sorry :-(

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Re: Shipping help from Beverley, UK?

Postby coppinpr » Sat Sep 22, 2018 11:57 am

I'd do it but like BP I'm too far away, but I have a suggestion I've used myself. Why not buy it and arrange the courier, inc. collection and packing yourself? There are lots of couriers who do this - won't be cheap though!

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Re: Shipping help from Beverley, UK?

Postby aristomatic » Sun Oct 14, 2018 6:00 pm

Cascade on eBay tonight.

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Re: Shipping help from Beverley, UK?

Postby treefrog » Sun Oct 14, 2018 6:41 pm

Lotta money though.

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Re: Shipping help from Beverley, UK?

Postby aristomatic » Sun Oct 14, 2018 7:48 pm

I do not follow pricing on wall machines TF, so have no idea whether the machine in OP link, that sold for £300 was a lotta money? or the one on eBay tonight is too
@ £350 with a Best Offer option? However, from previous item posts, I suspect that OP maybe be more interested in whether the seller, "is prepared to ship it in ridiculously protected manner to Canada"?

At least the OP, if he didn't already, now has visibility on the item.

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Re: Shipping help from Beverley, UK?

Postby cait001 » Mon Oct 15, 2018 1:20 am

Do you think if the glass was packaged separately, and the playfield components removed and wrapped it would be much easier to ship?

I still haven't given up hope. Thanks for the notification, aristomatic! !!CHEERS!!
Anyone here near Stourport-on-Severn and willing to try shipping it to Canada if I buy it? |/XX\|

Oddly enough, my normal search for "bell fruit cascade" does NOT bring up this new listing. Don't know why. https://www.ebay.co.uk/sch/i.html?_from ... _PrefLoc=2

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Re: Shipping help from Beverley, UK?

Postby aristomatic » Mon Oct 15, 2018 4:41 am

Only difference I can see is a hyphen between the bell and fruit, so maybe the search function doesn't "see" bell or fruit as individual words, so doesn't bring it up?

Or maybe the seller has set up an option filter so it's not visible to non-UK buyers? Others hopefully will chip in with a definitive answer for you as to the real why! At least you are aware of it now and can decide whether to proceed, or not. The title thread may need changing now or posts merged to another thread?

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Re: Shipping help from Beverley, UK?

Postby malcymal » Mon Oct 15, 2018 8:06 am

As a fairly active ebayer and trying to place myself into the shoes of the seller, I have many mixed experiences of sending outside the UK and I'm not talking about slots but other vintage collectibles that are at risk of damage due to their age. I have finally come to my conclusion that it's far safer for me to sell within the UK despite the fact that an item might not necessarily reach a higher price that could have been achieved by overseas bidders; the pound is a lot weaker than the dollar and the euro and hence attractive to higher overseas bids.

When you have a lot of interest in something within the UK it's far easier for me and hassle-free to sell within the UK. Overseas tracking of items once they have left the UK are extremely unreliable. I have yet to go online and see that an item I've posted to the US say, or in Europe has actually been delivered and signature received to prove so and this causes risk to me of a PayPal chargeback. I've even so called 'bomb proofed' packing with so much packing the price of dispatch has doubled due to weight of packing materials to get a mail back to say the item has been squished.

For this particular item, the Cascade, they are extremely delicate and I would personally have issues of even sending it in carriage within the UK and rather request cash on collection. If I know I've got UK bidders active and happy with the potential sales price I would choose not to add complexities of overseas postage. As such, I have now in selling tools removed the ability for anybody outside UK to bid or buy it now purely as I've had my fingers burnt a few times.

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Re: Shipping help from Beverley, UK?

Postby mervyngoodhew » Mon Oct 15, 2018 10:45 am

I sold a salesman sample safe to the USA. It went missing somewhere in the USA. It was for £800. Ebay stopped the money from me but refunded me a day later and refunded the buyer.


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