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Topic # 145347 15-May-2014 16:39
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I've recently purchased some kit from ebay a US seller. Awesome seller, but... shipped via the new Global Shipping Program (GSP) which offers:


  • Cheap local freight price to sellers.
  • Pre-clearance with Customs etc.
  • Provide a nicely integrated tracking display of your parcel's status within ebay.

The GPI (Pitney Bowes International):


  • Repackage many items (badly).
  • Route the goods poorly (too many stops, too much handling = damage & delay).
  • Can't be contacted in NZ if there is a problem.

ebay makes any damage/problem/loss a problem between the buyer and seller.

More info here:


I won't be buying anything that has PBI delivery again...

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  Reply # 1045870 15-May-2014 22:04
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Wow - haven't seen Pitney Bowes in years. They made the mail franking machine in our office when I worked at the MoD in 1990!

That sure sounds like crappy delivery, especially for the USA which is pretty good usually. Maybe you can get stuff delivered to one of those addresses instead and have them ship it internationally?

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  Reply # 1045874 15-May-2014 22:07
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Safer and cheaper to ship to YouShop perhaps?


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  Reply # 1045896 15-May-2014 22:53
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Yeah the price on that eBay lame international shipping is absurdly expensive and the terms are lame.

I just stick to the chinese and HK, singapore etc sellers that can be bothered putting the effort in. I know someone that got something off a US seller thru the ebay system and it was a pain for him with non functioning tracking data and noone answerable to where stuff was.


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