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The flowers look lithographed- drawn with litho chalk on stone. The border looks like it’s been assembled from bits of printing plate, the corners don’t quite match up with the lengths of engine-turned circles; probably typographed.10/03/2018 at 3:52 am in reply to: Overseas Return Opened Same Day It was Scanned and Shipped #49513
When I send mail to the US from the UK it usually arrives in about 4 to 6 days. So your buyer should get the package in the same time frame, if it was sent by airmail. If your buyer sends the item back and decides to be a cheapskate and send it by surface mail it could take up to 50 days (I don’t think I’ve ever sent anything by surface mail).
However if the item attracts customs duties, and the duty is not paid upfront then the package is held at a post sorting office until the buyer goes and pays the duty plus 8 GBP handling fee. I suspect if the buyer doesn’t do this, then the item will be sent back to you without charge. Of course, if the item is sent by GSP the customs is already paid.
This 500 dollar grinder is dual-voltage right? Otherwise it’s going to blow when he plugs it in. Or take off and hit the ceiling.
Just checked, and modern appliances should be dual voltage (110 and 220). Your customer should be able to buy an adaptor quite cheaply for whatever socket they have, or have a new plug fitted.
Umm… European mains is 220 volts, so you’re lucky it had the wrong plug! Might have roasted the beans to pure charcoal.
Would “Tabriz” be picked up by the eBay bot? The “desirable wear” thing is when the carpet is walked over by people in bare feet or socks, not shoes- it “polishes” the wool. I remember a dealer in the Edgware Road in London putting one of his out on the pavement- maybe he was trying to generate a hundred years of wear in an afternoon!09/28/2018 at 4:20 pm in reply to: Asking for your advice – I'm In Over my Head with a Shipping Request to China #49329
Well, good luck with the book! I’ve never had problems with shipping to China, apart from one odd instance where a camera lens went missing. It was returned to me after 6 months with a message which seemed to indicate that something had gone wrong with the postal carriers in China (not “undeliverable” but a “system failure” of some sort). Some Chinese buyers provide scans of their addresses in characters.
If anyone’s posting to the UK, two-thirds of (my) eBay UK buyers don’t know their correct postal address, or how to capitalise it (or their names) properly, or even how to spell their names. The Royal Mail website’s pretty useful for checking.
A mould for making rubber sheaths for joysticks?09/28/2018 at 12:19 pm in reply to: Asking for your advice – I'm In Over my Head with a Shipping Request to China #49301
Once an offer is made the p&p terms can’t be altered (I tried!) If the offer is accepted and the item is to be sent via GSP the buyer gets automatically invoiced by eBay, and you get an error page if you try to invoice them yourself. The buyer then has to pay the full amount, or gets a “non-payer” strike. If you cancel the accepted offer it goes down as a defect on your account- it’s better to let things ride until the buyer cancels.09/27/2018 at 5:39 am in reply to: Is this wolf pitcher somebody's OT project or does it have any value? #49226
That “antique English” pitcher looks to be glazed stoneware (I’m not well up on the glazes, but perhaps not salt-glazed as that tends to be brownish). Think it’s American and not English.
For stiffening, find a picture framer. They often have bags of offcuts from mounting board- the inside bits from the mounts.
I use A4-size plastic pockets trimmed to just over size and heat-sealed to hold the item and card together. Maybe it’s sales volume, but here the A4 pockets are a lot cheaper than the A3 pockets (sorry, don’t know the equivalent US sizes) so I often have to stick two together.09/24/2018 at 6:15 am in reply to: Hi from the UK, my latest boot sale find – a bargain for 4 quid but what is it ? #49066
Interesting- made me realise how much work goes into those copper pails. Maybe your tool is for bending steel; modern panels for cars are stamped out, but there must have been a time when the panels were shaped by hand.09/24/2018 at 3:47 am in reply to: To umlaut or not to umlaut in titles – accents on foreign language letters #49064
Right, here in the UK at Nottingham the registers are open, and there’s a couple of self-service ones with a supervisor, who’s just keeping an eye on the customers scanning. The one at Coventry is so weirdly set up that I’ve no real idea of the layout- it’s an IKEA upended into a tower block with escalators and lifts. I suppose the semi-hidden shortcuts involve rope ladders!09/24/2018 at 3:39 am in reply to: Hi from the UK, my latest boot sale find – a bargain for 4 quid but what is it ? #49063
Careful now! Down with that sort of thing! Could be some sort of bender; looking at the waffle pattern again it seems a bit “blunt” as if it’s used for gripping something rather than impressing a pattern. Also the long handles would give some leverage.09/23/2018 at 2:40 am in reply to: To umlaut or not to umlaut in titles – accents on foreign language letters #49033
thesilentowl, have you tried walking into the Ikea store through the exit and past the cash registers in the wrong direction? In some stores it’s a short cut to the reduced items (display models, damaged goods etc).
One thing about Ikea, the room settings here in the UK are furnished with piles of new books in Swedish. Presumably the Swedish stores have books in Hungarian.