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Does Ebay's Global Shipping Program repackage things?

Discussion in 'Marketplace Discussions' started by hvbias, Sep 10, 2020.

  1. hvbias

    hvbias Midrange magic Thread Starter

    Location:
    Northeast
    Just curious if I were to set some LPs to use GSP if they would repackage my own packing?

    The reason I ask is even registered air mail is no longer providing tracking to certain countries, for instance I sent something to Australia only to find out that entering the registered number on usps.com shows it can't be tracked, but the buyer was honest. This was not the case many years ago when I sent something there.
     
  2. Dave

    Dave Esoteric Audio Research Specialistâ„¢

    Location:
    Greater Vancouver
    I can't answer your GSP question, but why would they?

    What you're describing has been an issue for a few years now from my recollection. USPS can't access other countries postal tracking systems even for your next door neighbours up here. Other countries postal systems must inform them by updating. Most times this doesn't happen for obvious reasons.
     
  3. Chee

    Chee Forum Resident

    Location:
    Denver
    Why would they, they don't care. Sent to Australia U.S. USPS customs numbers work for me. A lot of countries don't scan it. Canada is 50-50. eBay is buried in lying crooked buyers who can't wait for no tracking numbers to a reversal.
     
  4. kwadguy

    kwadguy Senior Member

    Location:
    Cambridge, MA
    My understanding is that about 20% of the items sent to the eBay GSP center are repacked before being sent on to their final destination.
     
  5. Combination

    Combination Forum Resident

    Location:
    New Orleans

    That sounds bizarre, as registered mail is the most absolutely secure method of sending anything.

    But I sent a parcel to Australia in the beginning of this year via first class international, and that was tracked all the way through.
     
  6. hvbias

    hvbias Midrange magic Thread Starter

    Location:
    Northeast
    The new system of registered air mail has gotten rid of the LC xxxxxxx US customs number that could track to certain countries. Now it is just the RH xxxxxxxx US customs number.

    It still uses the same customs form, but there is no LC customs number.

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