Author Topic: Don't _EVER_ use ebay GSP!!!  (Read 18914 times)

Offline Rideauwrangler

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Re: Don't _EVER_ use ebay GSP!!!
« Reply #50 on: February 12, 2019, 08:40:56 AM »
I had to chime in on this one. The Global Shipping Program is one of the worst and immoral scams ever concocted to screw people out of money. eBay "sells" the program to sellers in the UK and USA as a convenient way to ship goods internationally but it is nothing but a way to rip off buyers of their hard earned cash. 

As a Canadian, the GSP collects customs duties up-front that I am required to pay by law when importing goods to the country....one problem though; Canada's Customs and Boarder Services Agency (or jack-booted-commie-tax-collecting-pigs as I like to call them), will not charge ANYTHING, zilch, nothing, nadda, on imported goods valued under $100. However, when using the GSP Pitney Bowes collects "customs, duties, and fees" on everything no matter the value in the name of the Canadian government; BUT my own government would not collect the same. Wonder what happens to that money? To make it even worse, when these customs/duties/fees are legitimately due, Pitney Bowes collects an average of 300% MORE $$$ than what my government would actually charge me.

I refuse to buy anything that ships using the GPS because it is a complete an utter rip-off! 9 times out of 10 I find UK and USA sellers will ship to me directly after I explain why I can not, and will not, buy anything using the "program". However there remains some people, some very lazy people, who refuse spend the 30 seconds it takes at the post office to fill out a customs declaration sticker, and will only use the GSP.

All I can say is PLEASE DO NOT USE IT!!!

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Re: Don't _EVER_ use ebay GSP!!!
« Reply #51 on: February 12, 2019, 04:42:54 PM »
100% agree!

Offline Stefano

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Re: Don't _EVER_ use ebay GSP!!!
« Reply #52 on: April 18, 2019, 03:11:34 AM »
What even is the benefit of the GSP?  I mean, you still have to package your item and send it somewhere, right?  Why not send it directly to the buyer? 

Even if I'm missing some benefit in the equation, I think the negatives in the fine print shared here far outweigh any possible benefit. 

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Re: Don't _EVER_ use ebay GSP!!!
« Reply #53 on: April 18, 2019, 11:10:40 AM »
What even is the benefit of the GSP?  I mean, you still have to package your item and send it somewhere, right?  Why not send it directly to the buyer? 

Even if I'm missing some benefit in the equation, I think the negatives in the fine print shared here far outweigh any possible benefit.

I dont think there are ANY benefits in using GSP.

Problem is, this option is selected by default, when creating a listing, so if someone isnt careful by UN-checking the GSP box and then selecting their own shipping method, both the seller and buyer are at the mercy of of the GSP monkeys who may open and rifle thru a parcel before sending it on.  eyeroll

Be sure and UN-CHECK that GSP box, before listing a poster (or any item) for sale!!


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Re: Don't _EVER_ use ebay GSP!!!
« Reply #54 on: August 25, 2019, 06:31:11 AM »
I dont think there are ANY benefits in using GSP.

Problem is, this option is selected by default, when creating a listing, so if someone isnt careful by UN-checking the GSP box and then selecting their own shipping method, both the seller and buyer are at the mercy of of the GSP monkeys who may open and rifle thru a parcel before sending it on.  eyeroll

Be sure and UN-CHECK that GSP box, before listing a poster (or any item) for sale!!

But why are sellers praising this thing now? Found an auction and it had this in it?

“NOTE: International shipping through the eBay Global Shipping Program ONLY. If your delivery address is not in one of the countries included in the Global Shipping Program, and you purchase this item, the sale will be cancelled forthwith.“


Well, he’s lost a sale for that! Pure stupidity if you ask me. The price of item is 120, shipping is 32, import fee 16. So what’s the point?
Further, you can not! Can not! Add items together in the same order, so you will be charged that shipping cost and import fee per item...

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Re: Don't _EVER_ use ebay GSP!!!
« Reply #55 on: August 25, 2019, 11:14:56 AM »
I agree with you, Big Mike.  If you are not able to combine orders to save on international shipping and fees, that is rough for both buyers and sellers.  Okie

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Re: Don't _EVER_ use ebay GSP!!!
« Reply #56 on: August 25, 2019, 06:52:14 PM »
Many sellers fear filling out simple customs forms for some odd reason
Chris