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Old 12-12-2013, 09:04 PM   #1
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Never shipping to Russia again

Not what you're thinking. I sold an eBay item, had confirmed address and was a very small package. Anyway, I've heard Russian customs pretty much takes anything valued over $200 or so in declaration but had an eBayer file dispute that he never received it.

But that was almost two months after the package was shipped and PayPal ended up just closing the case. Low and behold the package came back today after it went alllll the way to Russia and came back as unreachable. Had Russian stickers and everything

Of course I felt bad for the buyer as he lost money so I just refunded him tonight. So a very long 3 months and a week journey the item is back in my hand.

I'm reading about sending it via US Mail GXG but I know that is VERY expensive. Oh well...lesson learned.

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Old 12-12-2013, 09:40 PM   #2
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Poor item. Went thru a heck alot of bumps on the way..
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Old 12-14-2013, 06:12 PM   #3
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Crazy

I sent an item to Germany and it went all the way, attempted delivery, and came all the way back to me.

I knew the person and the address was correct that she gave me. So I re-sent with the exact same address and it made it without issues.

That was one well traveled package.
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Old 12-14-2013, 08:19 PM   #4
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I was little jealous honestly it had gone on such long journey and back
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Old 12-14-2013, 09:34 PM   #5
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Re: Never shipping to Russia again

I had a package to Australia do the same thing. Sent a 'new baby' gift to a friend(she gave me her exact address) and she never received it. EIGHT months later, the darn thing came back to me, covered in Australian ink stamps for various things("attempted delivery" with dates, and "Return Undeliverable") all over the package. Still no clue why it never made it to her.
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Old 12-14-2013, 09:37 PM   #6
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I sent a package to Iceland from an Ebay transaction this makes me think I should keep watching for it to come back because the buyer says it was not received.
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Sending packages to Canada is my limit. to all you daring folks!
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My dad and little sis used to live in Russia and I would try to send them gifts to no avail. I gave up after the 2nd try.
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