Ebay sale to Russia

I wonder if anyone here has experience of this? I have an 18 year old electronic item on ebay that is getting bids from Russia.
I listed it as allowing international buyers by using the ebay Global Shipping Program (GSP) which, AIUI, shows the bidder in any country the shipping cost they would have to pay.
I idly wondered if, for political reasons, there were any restrictions on sales to Russia of electronic items, so looked at the government website. This seemed hopeless and clear as mud, with lots of parts apparently not working in my browser, and I got nowhere. I see from the much clearer Russian Government website that they have restrictions on the import of "Radio-electronics", but my item is not anything to do with RF.
I then looked at my ebay listing and was surprised to find that Russia was not on the list of countries covered by the GSP. Presumably, this means that the item was listed for international sales even though not covered by the GSP and that I will have to, if I accept the bid, arrange my own postage.
Before the GSP existed I did post things to far flung corners of the globe and never had a problem, but is Russia in some way now different?
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On 18/08/2018 11:04, Bill wrote:

Are you about to be scammed?
I suppose you don't want to give a clearer idea of what you are selling?
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The bidder doesn't look like a scammer. He has 100% feedback from sellers in the UK, USA, etc.
It's a soundcard plus related software that might be rather rare.
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On 18/08/2018 11:47, Bill wrote:

A pure buyer will get nothing other that 100% feedback. I would suggest you look at the comments in detail rather than relying of the % feedback.
Some sellers will put vague comments where things haven't gone smoothly, but the buyer can still request these comments are removed.
There is perhaps a need for a website with ebay scammers IDs?
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Yes, I understand that, and I have read the comments. Some look like standard ones, others look genuine and from individuals.
Royal mail International, as opposed to Parcelforce, postage isn't all that high, so I might take a chance. I assume I have to go through some sort of customs procedure.
But, OMG, I've had a bid on a desktop computer from Italy. That seems to be within the GSP list, but it seems a bit odd. I had neglected to opt out of international on that one.
I've been trying to remember where I've successfully sold stuff to in the distant past, before GSP. I do remember Palestine, India, Italy and Israel, but perhaps those were more innocent times. All went smoothly.
Having a clearout is quite hard work.
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On 18/08/2018 16:54, Bill wrote:

Just pay a visit to your local amenity site and dump it all in the electronics skip.
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That’s bullshit if they claim the item was not as described when they receive it or just ignored the stipulation on how it had to be paid for etc.

Sure, but few sellers leave bad feedback initially because the result is usually bad feedback in return and that has severe downsides for sellers, but not for buyers.

Trouble is that so trivial for a buyer to just change ID. They don’t need good feedback to be able to buy.
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On 18/08/2018 20:39, Rod Speed wrote:

Have you seen a buyer get negative feedback? The rules changed around 10 years ago, do keep up.

Have you seen a buyer get negative feedback? The rules changed around 10 years ago, do keep up.

That is why feedback is so important.
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Yep, normally when they give a seller bad feedback and get the seller reciprocate or just point out that it was the buyer at fault.

Like hell they did on that.

Yep, normally when they give a seller bad feedback and get the seller reciprocate or just point out that it was the buyer at fault.

Like hell they did on that.

It clearly isnt when its so easy to change ID,
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On 19/08/2018 00:33, Rod Speed wrote:

Show me a recent transaction where the seller gave the buyer negative feedback.

Show me a recent transaction where the seller gave the buyer negative feedback.
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Go and fuck yourself, again.

Go and fuck yourself, again.
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On 19/08/2018 10:49, Rod Speed wrote:

Do you always lose an argument so gracefully?
https://pages.ebay.com/services/forum/sellerprotection.html
Read and be enlightened.
You are still an idiot and an embarrassment to your country. No wonder we shippe the likes of you out of the British Isles. Perhaps stupidity and criminality is inherited after all?
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Havent lost any argument.

All that says is that the way the seller give negative feedback on stuff like not paying for stuff the buyer has bought is different now.
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On 19/08/2018 00:33, Rod Speed wrote:

I always give negative feedback for Chinese sellers who pretend the goods are in the UK with a 3 day delivery and 3 weeks later the goods arrive from China. These sellers often inflate their prices to pretend that that are sending from the UK by Royal Mail. I have never had reciprocal negative feedback from these sellers. However my feedback always mentions that is because of the misleading item location and estimated delivery time.
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On 18/08/2018 11:04, Bill wrote:

A few years ago , but I had problems with a MP3 player to Russia - wouldnt clear Customs and gpt charged for its return. I have Russia listed as somewhere I will not sell to. Would have thought that if you have UK postage options only showing , no international postage and only GSP you wont be required to post abroad. You can edit Account - Preferences -Buyers requirements - Block "Buyers who have primary address in locations I dont post to " Can always cancel sale on basis its not somewhere you post to.
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On 18/08/18 11:04, Bill wrote:

Much of Europe is a real postal problem actually. Russia probably no better.
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On Saturday, 18 August 2018 11:04:39 UTC+1, Bill wrote:

There are restrictions on exports to all countries. Google CONSOLIDATED LIST OF FINANCIAL SANCTIONS TARGETS
Also postage is an issue with Russia. Slow & unreliable - you need to know your cutoff times etc.
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"Bill" wrote in message

Just ask the buyer to collect it from a park in Salisbury :)
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On 18/08/2018 11:04, Bill wrote:

Your problem may be getting the payment.
A friend of mine used to use Ebay a lot for the sale of relatively heavy items and what he found that very few of the bidders actually read the bit about additional postage costs, which were also listed and which were often comparable to the value of the item. Even though the listings all stipulated Paypal he found that when it came to paying International bidders then wanted to pay by personal cheque in their local currency or by money orders which incurred a charge for processing at the receiving end. In the end selling Internationally was too much hassle.
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I don't see why it should be. Obviously there are tensions between some countries, but I used to get things from Afghanistan and back even when the Russians were there!
Brian
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