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Re: Latest on ebay
« Reply #2725 on: 14:48, 10 January 18 »
Aw the poor guy... hope it ends up in a good home.


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[ot]Anyone has any idea about eBay's global shipping program? Ordered something from the UK, it left the country and that's where their tracking (UPA........ format) ended. No idea where it's been for more than two weeks now![/ot]

eBay's GSP depot in the UK is very slow. I have sent things abroad from the UK and they have arrived at the GSP Centre and it has been two weeks before i have had a notification it has been sent onwards. Given Xmas period i would extend that delay. The other thing that can slow it down is if the seller has not put a eBay GSP #REF no on the parcel it is what helps them ID where it should go. Sorry could be more helpful.
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Re: Latest on ebay
« Reply #2726 on: 14:49, 10 January 18 »
eBay's GSP depot in the UK is very slow. I have sent things abroad from the UK and they have arrived at the GSP Centre and it has been two weeks before i have had a notification it has been sent onwards. Given Xmas period i would extend that delay. The other thing that can slow it down is if the seller has not put a eBay GSP #REF no on the parcel it is what helps them ID where it should go. Sorry could be more helpful.


But, as I said, it's left the UK. On Dec. 18, to be precise. It's the 'after' that's got me worried, since eBay's tracking system just stops there, and of course it doesn't correspond to local post office/courier tracking formats...
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Re: Latest on ebay
« Reply #2727 on: 14:55, 10 January 18 »

But, as I said, it's left the UK. On Dec. 18, to be precise. It's the 'after' that's got me worried, since eBay's tracking system just stops there, and of course it doesn't correspond to local post office/courier tracking formats...

I am not sure if i have got this right. If i sold something through eBay's GSP and i sent it Royal Mail my tracking would only go as far as the depot in the UK. Once eBay have processed the order they forward it on with a new tracking number that is supplied to the seller & buyer. So i do not understand why the tracking number does not work. Could you PM the number to me and let me see if i can compare it to ones i have been given by eBay?
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Re: Latest on ebay
« Reply #2728 on: 14:56, 10 January 18 »
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Re: Latest on ebay
« Reply #2729 on: 14:57, 10 January 18 »
I am not sure if i have got this right. If i sold something through eBay's GSP and i sent it Royal Mail my tracking would only go as far as the depot in the UK. Once eBay have processed the order they forward it on with a new tracking number that is supplied to the seller & buyer. So i do not understand why the tracking number does not work. Could you PM the number to me and let me see if i can compare it to ones i have been given by eBay?


You are correct in what you say. Unfortunately even the number it resolves to says nothing of importance... I'll send you the number, let me know! 
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Re: Latest on ebay
« Reply #2730 on: 15:00, 10 January 18 »

But, as I said, it's left the UK. On Dec. 18, to be precise. It's the 'after' that's got me worried, since eBay's tracking system just stops there, and of course it doesn't correspond to local post office/courier tracking formats...

ebay uses private (low cost) delivery services, and frequently changes them. Like it could be one courier in the UK and international, then another in the final country. The couriers are supposed to send you updates on what is happening to your parcel, but often they don't. If you click on the tracking number in your past purchases list, it should give you those information.
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Re: Latest on ebay
« Reply #2731 on: 15:04, 10 January 18 »
[ot]Anyone has any idea about eBay's global shipping program? Ordered something from the UK, it left the country and that's where their tracking (UPA........ format) ended. No idea where it's been for more than two weeks now![/ot]

My experience with ebay GSP: Extremely slow, no proper tracking and in one case, they removed extremely good packaging and replaced it with completely inadequate packaging resulting in the device being badly damaged. I deliberately don't buy thing that use GSP anymore.

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Re: Latest on ebay
« Reply #2732 on: 15:04, 10 January 18 »
Yeah, that's the problem. eBay themselves say that much on their tracking page for my item (incidentally, a WD TV Live media player): "Multiple carriers". Well, thankyousoooomuch!


Unfortunately I haven't bought anything in a long time that went through eBay's system (much less from the UK) so that tip, interesting as it may sound, can't help.


And yes, probably the next carrier in line should notify me, but the very least they could do was update the page to give me the new service, cheap bastards...


@Bryce : ah, I had heard about the packaging (maybe from you?) before. Excellent stuff.
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Re: Latest on ebay
« Reply #2733 on: 15:09, 10 January 18 »
@Bryce : ah, I had heard about the packaging (maybe from you?) before. Excellent stuff.

To be exact: Oscilloscope sent in original box with original custom fit polys was put in larger box and HALF filled!!! with styro peanuts!!!

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Re: Latest on ebay
« Reply #2734 on: 19:10, 10 January 18 »
What, you mean you wanted its original box? Was it retro or something? :D


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Re: Latest on ebay
« Reply #2735 on: 19:28, 10 January 18 »
Nope, I just wanted it in one piece. Not with all the front knobs broken off!

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Re: Latest on ebay
« Reply #2736 on: 19:56, 10 January 18 »
They were on the box though, no?

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Re: Latest on ebay
« Reply #2737 on: 20:26, 10 January 18 »
Yes, all nicely snapped off their shaft and irrepairable.

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Re: Latest on ebay
« Reply #2739 on: 07:51, 26 January 18 »
Interesting.
Has anyone used one of these before?


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Re: Latest on ebay
« Reply #2740 on: 09:31, 26 January 18 »
Interesting.
Has anyone used one of these before?

Cheers,

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You can try it for yourself. The ROM image is here: http://cpctech.cpc-live.com/download.html

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Re: Latest on ebay
« Reply #2741 on: 09:37, 26 January 18 »
Thanks Bryce,


Having a look at it now.


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Re: Latest on ebay
« Reply #2742 on: 10:56, 26 January 18 »
You can try it for yourself. The ROM image is here: http://cpctech.cpc-live.com/download.html

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The source code is also available. Cliff Lawson who worked at Amstrad released the source. :)

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Re: Latest on ebay In Australia (Melbourne)
« Reply #2744 on: 02:21, 29 January 18 »
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Re: Latest on ebay
« Reply #2745 on: 09:22, 29 January 18 »
Looks like a decent condition QWERTY 6128 Plus for sale in the UK.

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Amstrad-cpc-6128-plus-retro-gaming-computer-Vintage/173117366863?hash=item284e99624f:g:XnwAAOSwmNxaZ6YD

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Re-listed...

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Amstrad-cpc-6128-plus-retro-gaming-computer-Vintage/173124860624?hash=item284f0bbad0:g:XnwAAOSwmNxaZ6YD

Nice, but unfortunately, one of those idiots who thinks the world ends at Dover. Shipping only to the UK.

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Re: Latest on ebay
« Reply #2746 on: 09:32, 29 January 18 »
Funny you should say that,  I have been seeing (and experiencing) this more and more from UK sellers.

Just this last week I was attempting to get a UK seller with a 464/6128Plus system cartridge to post to me, but they would not have any of it.
As you know, this fits in almost the smallest padded envelope at minimum cost (I have purchased a few).
I'm not sure what the hassle is to be honest, and if you have to go and post it anyway, whats the real difference.

Also funny was that it sold for half of what I was prepared to bid...

Ahh well, what can you do.

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Re: Latest on ebay
« Reply #2747 on: 11:06, 29 January 18 »
This is true. I'm seeing more and more UK only auctions [emoji52]

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Re: Latest on ebay
« Reply #2748 on: 11:42, 29 January 18 »
This is true. I'm seeing more and more UK only auctions

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Brexit preparation?

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Re: Latest on ebay
« Reply #2749 on: 11:47, 29 January 18 »
Maybe the psychological repercussions, dunno :D
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