So I’ve been buying on eBay for quite some time now, but I finally turned to selling my first item, a MadCatz SE (no, I’m not selling, auction’s over).
A couple days ago, the auction’s about to end and I’m at work with no access to eBay. I check my mail at 10:30 since the auction ended at ~10:00 and I have a question listed at 9:30 from a Frenchman asking if I’m willing to ship to France. I’m not, and I go check to see who the winner of the auction is, and it’s him. Now, I didn’t specifically list that I didn’t ship internationally, and it’s not that I don’t like foreigners (I mean, my parents essentially are), but it’s too much of a hassle to ship internationally for me. Additionally, US is the only location listed. I tell him that I’m sorry and I’m not willing, but he refuses and says I didn’t list that I didn’t. So? I’m not willing. Isn’t it obvious to not bid on an auction where the seller potentially refuses to ship to you?
He says it’ll cost $29 to ship to him. I check online, and it’s $53.95 in a USPS international flat rate box, so I consider it, but then check the dimensions of the box, which are 12x12x5.5". However, the SE box is ~14x10x5" and looks like it won’t fit in the flat rate box without removing the box itself, which I am extremely hesitant about doing since I don’t want to ship the guy a damaged item only for him to send it back, though I listed no refunds.
What do I do about this? Ideas? The guy won’t quit. I’ve contacted the second highest bidder, who’s stateside, about a potential second chance offer for him.
Edit: Mmm, I meant to add a question mark in the title.