Is it safe to ship iPhone to India?

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  1. liberated

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    Long story shirt: Sold iPhone 4S on ebay, Buyer is from India and paid with the verified paypal account, I called paypal and confirmed the transaction was completed and it was safe to ship.

    Issue: USPS Priority (the cheap option) does not provide signature confirmation or even tracking to India.

    Issue: Fedex does but its over $100 to ship

    Should I send via USPS? Should I refund the money and re-list for US buyer only?
     
  2. raqball

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    Even with Paypal confirming the transaction id be caution of charge back ext... Since they are in India, you will have a very, very hard time getting your phone or money back..

    If it were me, I'd do USA only...
     
  3. djwindsor

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    In my auctions I only ship domestically. I strongly suggest you cancel the transaction and ship to US residents only. I had an issue recently with an Apple TV2 that I shipped to Canada. You may want to check with the US post office. They have a flat rate international that may not be too expensive and provide you with a signature. That's the only alternative I can think of.
     
  4. ipod

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    Why don't you just ship it already? You're already getting paid, you're no longer liable for the phone anymore, the delivery company would be. Right?

    I don't know
     
  5. sribharath

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    i have bought many things from us to india .. i don't think it is a pain to do .. don't worry keep trust
     
  6. ITS ME DAVID

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    Never sell to India they are scammers there they will do a Paypal dispute.
     
  7. Docd

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    How did you call PayPal was using a number that you received in an eBay. They are very smart in faking the email and the voice call. I would log on to PayPal from a Clean computer and check the monies. I wouldn't trust it until I check everything. I had a bunch of scammer try the Paypal thing wen I sol my iPad a few months ago. Not to mention its a pain to ship overseas as the fees for customs are very expensive. I for one would do us only.
     
  8. ipod

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    Let's not generalize on our fellow Indian brothers and sisters just because a few have ruined it for the rest of them. Instead of saying "THEY are scammers", let's just say "THERE ARE scammers there." Or even "THERE ARE A LOT of scammers there."
     
  9. snowtrooper1966

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    I've never had an issue getting paid from international buyers.
    Just withdrew $ today via my PayPal debit card for one of my 4S's going to Russia.
    You just need to ship with some sort of tracking, in case there is a dispute. It's the sellers responsibility to prove the item was shipped should an issue arise.
     
  10. liberated

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    Thank you guys, I checked everything even called PayPal after logging on my account etc. te dilemma is that of I send USPS there's no way to get signature confirmation and that opens me to loose if the buyer opens a dispute later claiming they didn't receive the item. PayPal will only protect me if I get signature confirmation which FedEx can provide but it costs 125 dollars to ship vs 16.95 with USPS
     
  11. Docd

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    I would make them pay shipping if not to late but I would have use the calculate shipping option for international. What about ups? Could be a little cheaper.
     
  12. liberated

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    Update: Ended up refunding PayPal after the buyer refused to use any service that provided signature confirmation. Do you guys think I'll fetch more if I jailbreak and unlock next time I try to sell?
     
  13. Docd

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    I would say yes to that.
     

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