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 Author: Loonbricks View Messages Posted By Loonbricks
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I have a question for sellers in the USA.

Almost 50% of the stores in the USA do not ship to europa / the netherlands

Can any of you sellers explain me why you refuse to sell? (sometimes after an
email they will ship, but a lot of times it is just a hard no)

I never get why you would not ship to more countrys. Because The more you can
ship to the more you will sell? (just my thought..)

Thanks in advance.

gr.
kevin
 Author: edk View Messages Posted By edk
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In Buying, Loonbricks writes:
  I have a question for sellers in the USA.

Almost 50% of the stores in the USA do not ship to europa / the netherlands

Can any of you sellers explain me why you refuse to sell? (sometimes after an
email they will ship, but a lot of times it is just a hard no)

I never get why you would not ship to more countrys. Because The more you can
ship to the more you will sell? (just my thought..)

Thanks in advance.

gr.
kevin

Some of us get tired of hearing postage is too high. Will you mark as a gift?
Buyers wanting cheapest shipping option, use paypal, are OK accepting the risk
of untracked mail (to only save buyer money) Until a package goes missing. Then
filing a paypal claim that the seller has no chance of winning.
Basically the more you ship overseas the more you get ripped off.
 Author: Teup View Messages Posted By Teup
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In Buying, edk writes:
  Buyers wanting cheapest shipping option, use paypal, are OK accepting the risk
of untracked mail (to only save buyer money) Until a package goes missing. Then
filing a paypal claim that the seller has no chance of winning.
Basically the more you ship overseas the more you get ripped off.

That's strange. I'm shipping around Europe without tracking daily for
many years and this never happens to me.
 Author: bje View Messages Posted By bje
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In Buying, edk writes:
  In Buying, Loonbricks writes:

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Some of us get tired of hearing postage is too high. Will you mark as a gift?
Buyers wanting cheapest shipping option, use paypal, are OK accepting the risk
of untracked mail (to only save buyer money) Until a package goes missing. Then
filing a paypal claim that the seller has no chance of winning.
Basically the more you ship overseas the more you get ripped off.

Man, now I'm really tarred and feathered (99.5% of buy orders are imports,
most from the USA and only one paypal claim ever for used sold as new from Italy
and I try as far as possible to use untracked shipping). I ship to the EU quite
often with no tracking, no issues except when it is done with surface mail (which
is a worldwide knowledge problem, not a shipping problem).

How do you ship internationally using USPS with no tracking? I beg sellers to
do this and everybody I've tried in the USA tells me it cannot be done.

I've forgotten the exact wording, but completing customs forms incorrectly
is a criminal offence in the USA (some or other federal thing). Besides, the
USA is the major driver of electronic pre-cleared customs for postal services
so those requests you should not even bother answering, just complete the form
correctly and send it on its merry way, with the emphasis on correctly.

Demand payment by bank transfer. If more sellers in the USA would accept those,
I'll have fewer problems. There is a reason companies like TransferWise exist
- paypal is not the be all and end all.

That being said - shipping internationally with some degree of confidence is
always tricky because it requires lots of knowledge. You have to think for yourself,
the buyer, 2 - 6 sets of postal services and a few custom officials. But, the
USA is fortunate in that most EU countries are serviced with direct flights so
the chances of losses and time wasting in hubs is generally minimised.

Just a few thoughts while I go buy some soap
 Author: Adjour View Messages Posted By Adjour
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We have no way to ship untracked. The only thing I could possibly ship untracked
is instructions in very thin envelopes and even doing that I cannot do it from
home unless I have tons of stamps on hand and can find the correct date online.
The USPS site, at least for me, has been a joke. There are no straight answers
on it and their calculator tool sucks imo.


I recently revised my international shipping by setting up my international instant
checkout for smaller stiff and I'm very grateful I did. Now people can just
see the shipping and decide yes or no without a 4 message exchange with me about
shipping costs (not that I mind this, I do enjoy talking to customers)


I also turned it off for a while because I had some had some buyers be upset
that their package was taking every bit of the three weeks that I told them it
would. I don't think some Europeans realize how large the USA is and how
far away California is from them vs an East coast shop.
 Author: bje View Messages Posted By bje
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In Buying, Adjour writes:
  We have no way to ship untracked. The only thing I could possibly ship untracked
is instructions in very thin envelopes and even doing that I cannot do it from
home unless I have tons of stamps on hand and can find the correct date online.
The USPS site, at least for me, has been a joke. There are no straight answers
on it and their calculator tool sucks imo.

Thought so, thanks. This is why I changed over to a freight forwarder for the
USA -easy and no dimensional charge either, most problems solved.

  
I recently revised my international shipping by setting up my international instant
checkout for smaller stiff and I'm very grateful I did. Now people can just
see the shipping and decide yes or no without a 4 message exchange with me about
shipping costs (not that I mind this, I do enjoy talking to customers)


I also turned it off for a while because I had some had some buyers be upset
that their package was taking every bit of the three weeks that I told them it
would. I don't think some Europeans realize how large the USA is and how
far away California is from them vs an East coast shop.

Some international buyers get confused - they do not realise how long it takes
for an international order to ARRIVE. The time USPS give you is the TRANSIT time
for the buyer, not the arrival time - two completely different things The
arrival time for an USPS order is the day it arrives at the first airport in
the destination country. This is why you can ship to me priority and it will
rock up at Johannesburg International Mail Centre in 4 days flat and then proceed
to take another 30 - 90 days to get to me. Nothing USPS or the seller did wrong
there.
 Author: Adjour View Messages Posted By Adjour
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In Buying, bje writes:

  Thought so, thanks. This is why I changed over to a freight forwarder for the
USA -easy and no dimensional charge either, most problems solved.

I've thought about something like this, but my volume hasn't been enough
to motivate me to look into it more. There has got to be something else out there!


  Some international buyers get confused - they do not realise how long it takes
for an international order to ARRIVE. The time USPS give you is the TRANSIT time
for the buyer, not the arrival time - two completely different things The
arrival time for an USPS order is the day it arrives at the first airport in
the destination country. This is why you can ship to me priority and it will
rock up at Johannesburg International Mail Centre in 4 days flat and then proceed
to take another 30 - 90 days to get to me. Nothing USPS or the seller did wrong
there.

Honestly, this has not been my experience. I have tracking, so I can see when
it arrives and moves. The longest I've had an item wait in customs is like,
3 days? I can't recall exactly, but it was short.

When it has taken 2-3 weeks it's all been travel time. I've watched
items sit at the Port of Long Beach (an hours drive, if even that, from me) for
up to 10 days before moving on.

Of course I've had things arrive in a week or less, but its rare, like
twice maybe.
 Author: starbeanie View Messages Posted By starbeanie
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I do ship to Europe.

Reasons stores don't:
Customs size restrictions vary by country even within the EU and are difficult
to find online. if you are over the dimensions you have to take it back and repack
into multiple boxes.

if you are off a little in weight, the cost goes up drastically

if you aren't using PayPal for shipping labels the Customs forms are really
annoying

if you are using PayPal, half the time the address on file is not formatted correctly
for the shipping labels. if we alter it at all, we lose all our shipping protections

Complaints from buyers that they didn't realize VAT, customs fees would get
charged and are their responsibility

In Buying, Loonbricks writes:
  I have a question for sellers in the USA.

Almost 50% of the stores in the USA do not ship to europa / the netherlands

Can any of you sellers explain me why you refuse to sell? (sometimes after an
email they will ship, but a lot of times it is just a hard no)

I never get why you would not ship to more countrys. Because The more you can
ship to the more you will sell? (just my thought..)

Thanks in advance.

gr.
kevin
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In Buying, Loonbricks writes:
  I have a question for sellers in the USA.

Almost 50% of the stores in the USA do not ship to europa / the netherlands

Can any of you sellers explain me why you refuse to sell? (sometimes after an
email they will ship, but a lot of times it is just a hard no)

I never get why you would not ship to more countrys. Because The more you can
ship to the more you will sell? (just my thought..)

Thanks in advance.

gr.
kevin

Hi Kevin,

You can read from some stores why they would not ship to the Netherlands ore
Europe.

I would turn it around... I would never buy from outside the EU again.
Not the fault of sellers but it is the same reason what sellers mention in response
on your forumpost.

Shippingcosts for sending from the USA outside the USA start with, if I am correct,
with $11.
A hell of a start if you want to buy just a few minifigs for example.
Only worth doing if you want to buy more but then the chance of getting caught
by customs creepas around the corner.
If you buy for over €22 or if they expect the shipment is more than €22 you will
be charged with the so called BTW en inklaringskosten. (Taxes and some sort of
costs for administration or collecting the fees by Postnl).

I stopped buying from outside the EU many years ago when my last 2 or 3 orders
were intercepted by Dutch customs. The costs are too high for me to make it worth
it for me. I know at least 1 wasn’t even fair/above the €22 but to proof this
you need a lot of commitment and a lot of time.
€22 seems such a low amount but this is my opinion.
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In Buying, tonnic writes:
  In Buying, Loonbricks writes:
  I have a question for sellers in the USA.

Almost 50% of the stores in the USA do not ship to europa / the netherlands

Can any of you sellers explain me why you refuse to sell? (sometimes after an
email they will ship, but a lot of times it is just a hard no)

I never get why you would not ship to more countrys. Because The more you can
ship to the more you will sell? (just my thought..)

Thanks in advance.

gr.
kevin

Hi Kevin,

You can read from some stores why they would not ship to the Netherlands ore
Europe.

I would turn it around... I would never buy from outside the EU again.
Not the fault of sellers but it is the same reason what sellers mention in response
on your forumpost.

Shippingcosts for sending from the USA outside the USA start with, if I am correct,
with $11.
A hell of a start if you want to buy just a few minifigs for example.
Only worth doing if you want to buy more but then the chance of getting caught
by customs creepas around the corner.
If you buy for over €22 or if they expect the shipment is more than €22 you will
be charged with the so called BTW en inklaringskosten. (Taxes and some sort of
costs for administration or collecting the fees by Postnl).

I stopped buying from outside the EU many years ago when my last 2 or 3 orders
were intercepted by Dutch customs. The costs are too high for me to make it worth
it for me. I know at least 1 wasn’t even fair/above the €22 but to proof this
you need a lot of commitment and a lot of time.
€22 seems such a low amount but this is my opinion.

I just received a request to ship 3 empty boxes to the UK. Cost of boxes is $20ish.
Cheapest shipping is $75-$80. We will see what the response is. Most likely just
a waste of my time in pulling, calculating weight/size, checking that online,
replying to the message.
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In Buying, tonnic writes:
  In Buying, Loonbricks writes:
  I have a question for sellers in the USA.

Almost 50% of the stores in the USA do not ship to europa / the netherlands

Can any of you sellers explain me why you refuse to sell? (sometimes after an
email they will ship, but a lot of times it is just a hard no)

I never get why you would not ship to more countrys. Because The more you can
ship to the more you will sell? (just my thought..)

Thanks in advance.

gr.
kevin

Hi Kevin,

You can read from some stores why they would not ship to the Netherlands ore
Europe.

I would turn it around... I would never buy from outside the EU again.
Not the fault of sellers but it is the same reason what sellers mention in response
on your forumpost.

Shippingcosts for sending from the USA outside the USA start with, if I am correct,
with $11.
A hell of a start if you want to buy just a few minifigs for example.
Only worth doing if you want to buy more but then the chance of getting caught
by customs creepas around the corner.
If you buy for over €22 or if they expect the shipment is more than €22 you will
be charged with the so called BTW en inklaringskosten. (Taxes and some sort of
costs for administration or collecting the fees by Postnl).

I stopped buying from outside the EU many years ago when my last 2 or 3 orders
were intercepted by Dutch customs. The costs are too high for me to make it worth
it for me. I know at least 1 wasn’t even fair/above the €22 but to proof this
you need a lot of commitment and a lot of time.
€22 seems such a low amount but this is my opinion.


I do occasionally order from the USA. Small orders which are demonstrably below
the 22 Euro threshold are quite OK and arrive pretty quickly. Anything above
that is a pain. The German customs are the worst part of it, they hold onto a
shipment for anything between a week and several months. I had a case of something
sitting there for 3 months, then I heard even 3 months later that the sender
got it back with the remark that it would not have been accepted by me (never
got any notification about anything from customs). They made a second attempt
and it came after just 1 months. German customs are completely unpredictable
and erratic. The EU import threshold should be increased to 100 Euros and the
customs staff downsized accordingly. They cause nothing but trouble for few bucks
and they cost many times more than they bring in in customs duties and VAT.
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In Buying, manganschlamm writes:
  The EU import threshold should be increased to 100 Euros and the
customs staff downsized accordingly.

You know the opposite is going to happen?
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In Buying, Turez writes:
  In Buying, manganschlamm writes:
  The EU import threshold should be increased to 100 Euros and the
customs staff downsized accordingly.

You know the opposite is going to happen?

Parkinson’s law
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I buy quite a lot outside of the eu. To be honest.. I always ask for a lower
value because customs kill the pricing.. but even if not ordering abroad is still
great.

America has huge quantity of parts we just can not purchase in Europe. Like we
bought 800 new train windows there for next to nothing.. here just not able
to purchase. Especially not for that price.

I wish there were better ways to import..

Also I find it strange that you can ship the same package for like 40% of the
price from Canada instead of the USA.


In Buying, tonnic writes:
  In Buying, Loonbricks writes:
  I have a question for sellers in the USA.

Almost 50% of the stores in the USA do not ship to europa / the netherlands

Can any of you sellers explain me why you refuse to sell? (sometimes after an
email they will ship, but a lot of times it is just a hard no)

I never get why you would not ship to more countrys. Because The more you can
ship to the more you will sell? (just my thought..)

Thanks in advance.

gr.
kevin

Hi Kevin,

You can read from some stores why they would not ship to the Netherlands ore
Europe.

I would turn it around... I would never buy from outside the EU again.
Not the fault of sellers but it is the same reason what sellers mention in response
on your forumpost.

Shippingcosts for sending from the USA outside the USA start with, if I am correct,
with $11.
A hell of a start if you want to buy just a few minifigs for example.
Only worth doing if you want to buy more but then the chance of getting caught
by customs creepas around the corner.
If you buy for over €22 or if they expect the shipment is more than €22 you will
be charged with the so called BTW en inklaringskosten. (Taxes and some sort of
costs for administration or collecting the fees by Postnl).

I stopped buying from outside the EU many years ago when my last 2 or 3 orders
were intercepted by Dutch customs. The costs are too high for me to make it worth
it for me. I know at least 1 wasn’t even fair/above the €22 but to proof this
you need a lot of commitment and a lot of time.
€22 seems such a low amount but this is my opinion.
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In Buying, Loonbricks writes:
  I have a question for sellers in the USA.

Almost 50% of the stores in the USA do not ship to europa / the netherlands

Can any of you sellers explain me why you refuse to sell? (sometimes after an
email they will ship, but a lot of times it is just a hard no)

I never get why you would not ship to more countrys. Because The more you can
ship to the more you will sell? (just my thought..)

Thanks in advance.

gr.
kevin

The US has a very large domestic market. So I can understand that they just don't
want to bother with it. After all, most stores outside Bricklink don't do
business internationally, so why should they? In my own webshop I'm also
aiming at the domestic market only and not planning to accept orders abroad.

But perhaps with a bit of info and a bit of help more US sellers would like to
make that step. I see topics about that popping up now and then.
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I am at 40% Dutch 50% Europe 10% outside of Europe.

I love the orders abroad because it is great I can supply also markets we can
not physically reach here (like the Dutch on toy fairs / conventions)

I am really not aiming on the Dutch market, those are often the small buyers
missing a few parts. Outside of eu are the best. Especially Australia and China/
Hongkong.


In Buying, Teup writes:
  In Buying, Loonbricks writes:
  I have a question for sellers in the USA.

Almost 50% of the stores in the USA do not ship to europa / the netherlands

Can any of you sellers explain me why you refuse to sell? (sometimes after an
email they will ship, but a lot of times it is just a hard no)

I never get why you would not ship to more countrys. Because The more you can
ship to the more you will sell? (just my thought..)

Thanks in advance.

gr.
kevin

The US has a very large domestic market. So I can understand that they just don't
want to bother with it. After all, most stores outside Bricklink don't do
business internationally, so why should they? In my own webshop I'm also
aiming at the domestic market only and not planning to accept orders abroad.

But perhaps with a bit of info and a bit of help more US sellers would like to
make that step. I see topics about that popping up now and then.
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I was talking about my own webshop, not Bricklink. Yes, I've got exactly
the same distribution here.

In Buying, Loonbricks writes:
  I am at 40% Dutch 50% Europe 10% outside of Europe.

I love the orders abroad because it is great I can supply also markets we can
not physically reach here (like the Dutch on toy fairs / conventions)

I am really not aiming on the Dutch market, those are often the small buyers
missing a few parts. Outside of eu are the best. Especially Australia and China/
Hongkong.


In Buying, Teup writes:
  In Buying, Loonbricks writes:
  I have a question for sellers in the USA.

Almost 50% of the stores in the USA do not ship to europa / the netherlands

Can any of you sellers explain me why you refuse to sell? (sometimes after an
email they will ship, but a lot of times it is just a hard no)

I never get why you would not ship to more countrys. Because The more you can
ship to the more you will sell? (just my thought..)

Thanks in advance.

gr.
kevin

The US has a very large domestic market. So I can understand that they just don't
want to bother with it. After all, most stores outside Bricklink don't do
business internationally, so why should they? In my own webshop I'm also
aiming at the domestic market only and not planning to accept orders abroad.

But perhaps with a bit of info and a bit of help more US sellers would like to
make that step. I see topics about that popping up now and then.
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I'll ship to any country. Unfortunately, international shipping rates are
extremely high in the US and more often than not, the buyer is not willing to
accept the high shipping costs. I often get asked how much is shipping for a
certain item and then never hear from them again. My rates are posted in my
terms but rarely do I receive international orders.

-Bozbricks

In Buying, Loonbricks writes:
  I have a question for sellers in the USA.

Almost 50% of the stores in the USA do not ship to europa / the netherlands

Can any of you sellers explain me why you refuse to sell? (sometimes after an
email they will ship, but a lot of times it is just a hard no)

I never get why you would not ship to more countrys. Because The more you can
ship to the more you will sell? (just my thought..)

Thanks in advance.

gr.
kevin
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Adjour (517)

Location:  USA, California
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In Buying, Loonbricks writes:
  I have a question for sellers in the USA.

Almost 50% of the stores in the USA do not ship to europa / the netherlands

Can any of you sellers explain me why you refuse to sell? (sometimes after an
email they will ship, but a lot of times it is just a hard no)



My personal experience when I first started was I couldn't find rate tables
so it was hard to tell what to charge. When you could find them they were out
of date and inaccurate.

Paypal doesn't let us use quotes/ship now for international labels. So essentially
you had to just *know* what to charge.

Also my first international shipments here were almost all for expensive, large/med,
irreplacable vintage boxes or sets. So every shipment had me on edge until I
heard from the buyer.


Could also be a time thing, the US market is so large, adding international would
increase work load. I used to turn it off as an easy way to handle work load
without closing or manipulating my prices.
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Because shipping a 4 ounce package to Europe costs $13.50. Then you have to explain
that it's not your fault that it costs $13.50 and yes, it really does cost
$13.50.

Jen
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Loonbricks (2025)

Location:  Netherlands, Zuid-Holland
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Shipping here is quite cheap to USA.

Around 1oz - 1.45
2oz - 2.90
3.5oz - 4.35
12 oz - 8.70 euros.

But all no tracking no insurance.

Insured is 1 rate. 0 - 74oz +/- 16.95€
That is all letter post only.

Packages start 24.30


In Buying, jennnifer writes:
  Because shipping a 4 ounce package to Europe costs $13.50. Then you have to explain
that it's not your fault that it costs $13.50 and yes, it really does cost
$13.50.

Jen
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Location:  USA, Oklahoma
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In Buying, Loonbricks writes:
  I have a question for sellers in the USA.

Almost 50% of the stores in the USA do not ship to europa / the netherlands

Can any of you sellers explain me why you refuse to sell? (sometimes after an
email they will ship, but a lot of times it is just a hard no)

I never get why you would not ship to more countrys. Because The more you can
ship to the more you will sell? (just my thought..)

Thanks in advance.

gr.
kevin

I shipped a package to the Netherlands just a few minutes ago.