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    • Tiddlywinks
    • By Tiddlywinks 6th Mar 18, 9:53 PM
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    eBay.com - Buying from the UK
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    • 6th Mar 18, 9:53 PM
    eBay.com - Buying from the UK 6th Mar 18 at 9:53 PM
    I have an ebay UK account.

    I've seen something on ebay.com which is not for sale on the UK site and does not sell to the UK.

    I have just signed up for a drop and ship virtual US address and so could buy and get it delivered there.

    My question is, is it easy to sign up to ebay.com as a non-US resident ?

    Thanks
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    • Brynsam
    • By Brynsam 6th Mar 18, 10:24 PM
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    Try it and see - surely that would tell you immediately?
    • RFW
    • By RFW 6th Mar 18, 11:00 PM
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    • 6th Mar 18, 11:00 PM
    I have an ebay UK account.

    I've seen something on ebay.com which is not for sale on the UK site and does not sell to the UK.

    I have just signed up for a drop and ship virtual US address and so could buy and get it delivered there.

    My question is, is it easy to sign up to ebay.com as a non-US resident ?

    Thanks
    Originally posted by Tiddlywinks
    From what I remember you can log in with the UK account and then just add the US address.
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    • RFW
    • By RFW 6th Mar 18, 11:02 PM
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    From what I remember you can log in with the UK account and then just add the US address.
    Originally posted by RFW
    Just tried that, it does allow it.
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    • Jaymie kate
    • By Jaymie kate 6th Mar 18, 11:27 PM
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    • 6th Mar 18, 11:27 PM
    Yup, It does allow it. ebay does not have any policy related to that and I've also tried it before when I bought a beauty product and had it delivered to a friend in the US.
    • RFW
    • By RFW 7th Mar 18, 12:17 AM
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    It may also allow you to buy the US item within the UK site. Just put the item number in the search bar and it will put it up with the price converted into sterling.
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    • Tiddlywinks
    • By Tiddlywinks 7th Mar 18, 12:19 AM
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    • 7th Mar 18, 12:19 AM
    Try it and see - surely that would tell you immediately?
    Originally posted by Brynsam
    Why the issue with my question?

    Why didn't I just try it? Because sometimes eBay can go into full anti-fraud mode and suspend an account pending verification etc. I don't need that hassle so came to this forum... which happens to have a board with people (well some people) that are much more familiar with the company than I am.

    Fancy that... someone coming to the eBay board and asking for insight... whatever next. Asking for a recipe on the Old Style board?
    • Tiddlywinks
    • By Tiddlywinks 7th Mar 18, 12:23 AM
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    It may also allow you to buy the US item within the UK site. Just put the item number in the search bar and it will put it up with the price converted into sterling.
    Originally posted by RFW
    That was the first thing I tried and the uk site doesn't recognise the item number of the .com listing. It's weird because on the .com site it does say International postage which usually means it can be found on the UK site.

    I shall try your suggestion about using my uk log in and adding an address and hope that works. Thank you.
    • theonlywayisup
    • By theonlywayisup 7th Mar 18, 6:49 AM
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    That was the first thing I tried and the uk site doesn't recognise the item number of the .com listing. It's weird because on the .com site it does say International postage which usually means it can be found on the UK site.

    I shall try your suggestion about using my uk log in and adding an address and hope that works. Thank you.
    Originally posted by Tiddlywinks
    Just sign up on .com Back in the day, eBay only existed on .com and my primary account is a .com account. I have accounts in au and sg. The sg account is specifically useful as a seller as it allows you to send personalised bulk messages and a few other tweaks.
    • forgotmyname
    • By forgotmyname 7th Mar 18, 6:52 AM
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    My login does not work on .com even though thats where i originally signed up.
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    • soolin
    • By soolin 7th Mar 18, 8:03 AM
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    My login does not work on .com even though thats where i originally signed up.
    Originally posted by forgotmyname
    Again this seems to be a thing that varies from user to user. I sell regularly on ebay.com and have no issue whatsoever signing in and out at will. My account was originally opened on ebay.com as well .
    I'm the Board Guide for the Ebay Board , Charities Board , Dosh & Disability , Up Your Income and the Local MoneySaving-England board which means I volunteer to help get your forum questions answered and keep the forum running smoothly. However, do remember, board guides don't read every post. If you spot an illegal or inappropriate post then please report it to forumteam@moneysavingexpert.com (it's not part of my role to deal with this). Any views are mine and not the official line of MoneySavingExpert.com
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    • forgotmyname
    • By forgotmyname 7th Mar 18, 9:22 AM
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    I preferred yahoo auctions, the way the time extended if someone sniped was something I liked a lot.

    More trusting times I think, paid money directly into a sellers account and no worry about whether it would arrive.
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    • soolin
    • By soolin 7th Mar 18, 9:39 AM
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    I preferred yahoo auctions, the way the time extended if someone sniped was something I liked a lot.

    More trusting times I think, paid money directly into a sellers account and no worry about whether it would arrive.
    Originally posted by forgotmyname
    I would not want to go back to those early days at all, the idea that my end time on an auction can be arbitrarily changed would put me off entirely. I think these sites control enough of our listings as it is, at least leave me able to control exactly when my things end.

    As for no buyer protection, oh yes, got well done over a few times with that, great times for a scammer. I ended up only buying really cheap items just in case seller turned out to be a scammer, I bought only what I could afford to lose. Feedback was no help to choose a good seller either as in the early days it could be imported from any other dodgy site, or can be left even without a purchase by the scammer using fake accounts.
    I'm the Board Guide for the Ebay Board , Charities Board , Dosh & Disability , Up Your Income and the Local MoneySaving-England board which means I volunteer to help get your forum questions answered and keep the forum running smoothly. However, do remember, board guides don't read every post. If you spot an illegal or inappropriate post then please report it to forumteam@moneysavingexpert.com (it's not part of my role to deal with this). Any views are mine and not the official line of MoneySavingExpert.com
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