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Title: Please buy this for me :D
Post by: Gryzor on 15:35, 18 October 21
So, there's a GREEK seller based in GREECE selling items on eBay, but... not shipping to Greece.  :doh:


He's got a copy of Into Oblivion (my first ever computer game) which is nothing special normally, but this is the Greek edition. Not much changed, just the instructions. Still, I'll love to have it.


Is there anyone willing to buy it for me and ship it to me afterwards? I'll pay all the costs in advance, obviously...


Thanks!
Title: Re: Please buy this for me :D
Post by: ComSoft6128 on 15:43, 18 October 21
I'd try for you but after that f**kup with sending a CPC to @Bryce (https://www.cpcwiki.eu/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=225) for repair I'm avoiding European purchases. :(
Title: Re: Please buy this for me :D
Post by: Gryzor on 15:45, 18 October 21
Oh yes that's right, I guess it must be someone from mainland Europe; what malarkey!

PS 'malarkey' is a favourite word of mine since it's very similar to the greek 'malakia' which means pretty much the same thing :D
Title: Re: Please buy this for me :D
Post by: ComSoft6128 on 16:09, 18 October 21
Maybe I'm being cynical but what reason could he have for not selling in his home country?
Title: Re: Please buy this for me :D
Post by: Gryzor on 16:12, 18 October 21
Absolutely no effin' idea :D They said they'd be able to ship to Greece beginning 1/1/22...
Title: Re: Please buy this for me :D
Post by: abalore on 18:38, 18 October 21
Wow, I tried to get a quote for a shipping to Athens and I wasn't able. Whats happening there?
Title: Re: Please buy this for me :D
Post by: Gryzor on 19:15, 18 October 21
He's excluded most countries, so that's normal...
Title: Re: Please buy this for me :D
Post by: eto on 00:37, 19 October 21
I can offer to help. If the parcel is small, shipping to Greece (incl. tracking) will be 7,50€, without tracking 5€. Unfortunately it's no longer permitted to send goods as letters, otherwise it would be slightly cheaper.
Title: Re: Please buy this for me :D
Post by: Gryzor on 15:49, 19 October 21
Thanks, eto, much appreciated :) It appears the situation is more complicated. Here are the countries the seller has *excluded* even though they ship "globally":

Quote
Angola, Burundi, Benin, Burkina Faso, Botswana, Central African Republic, Côte d'Ivoire (Ivory Coast), Cameroon, Congo, Democratic Republic of the, Congo, Republic of the, Comoros, Cape Verde Islands, Djibouti, Algeria, Eritrea, Western Sahara, Gabon Republic, Ghana, Guinea, Gambia, Guinea-Bissau, Equatorial Guinea, Liberia, Libya, Lesotho, Morocco, Madagascar, Mali, Mozambique, Mauritania, Mauritius, Malawi, Mayotte, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Reunion, Rwanda, Senegal, Saint Helena, Sierra Leone, Somalia, Swaziland, Seychelles, Chad, Togo, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Afghanistan, Armenia, Azerbaijan Republic, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Maldives, Mongolia, Nepal, Pakistan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Aruba, Anguilla, Netherlands Antilles, Antigua and Barbuda, Bahamas, Belize, Barbados, Costa Rica, Cayman Islands, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Guadeloupe, Grenada, Guatemala, Honduras, Haiti, Jamaica, Saint Kitts-Nevis, Saint Lucia, Montserrat, Martinique, Nicaragua, Panama, Puerto Rico, El Salvador, Turks and Caicos Islands, Trinidad and Tobago, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, British Virgin Islands, Albania, Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Belarus, Switzerland, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Germany, Denmark, Spain, Estonia, Finland, France, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Greece, Croatia, Republic of, Hungary, Ireland, Iceland, Italy, Jersey, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Latvia, Monaco, Moldova, Macedonia, Malta, Montenegro, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russian Federation, Svalbard and Jan Mayen, San Marino, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Sweden, Ukraine, Vatican City State, Bahrain, Jordan, Oman, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, Yemen, Bermuda, Saint Pierre and Miquelon, American Samoa, Cook Islands, Fiji, Micronesia, Guam, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, New Caledonia, Niue, Nauru, Palau, Papua New Guinea, French Polynesia, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu, Vanuatu, Wallis and Futuna, Western Samoa, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas), French Guiana, Guyana, Peru, Paraguay, Suriname, Uruguay, Venezuela, Brunei Darussalam, Indonesia, Cambodia, Laos, Macau, Malaysia

...and the list of the allowed countries:

Argentina
Australia
Brazil
Canada
China
Egypt
Ethiopia
Greenland
Hong Kong
India
Iraq
Israel
Japan
Kenya
Korea, South
Kuwait
Lebanon
Mexico
New Zealand
Philippines
Qatar
Singapore
South Africa
Sri Lanka
Taiwan
Tanzania
Thailand
Tunisia
United Arab Emirates
United Kingdom
United States
Vietnam
Virgin Islands (U.S.)


Go figure... :(
Title: Re: Please buy this for me :D
Post by: eto on 17:44, 19 October 21
well... at least it is highly unlikely he will sell this game until January ;-)


btw: I can't find the listing on Ebay.
Title: Re: Please buy this for me :D
Post by: Gryzor on 21:07, 19 October 21
Do you know how big the scene is in Sri Lanka though?  ::)


Ah yes, the link (https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/281389327516?_trkparms=ispr%3D1&hash=item41841c649c:g:5JYAAOSwPTlTyhyO&amdata=enc%3AAQAGAAACoPYe5NmHp%252B2JMhMi7yxGiTJkPrKr5t53CooMSQt2orsSwcmzw5CLtzTE60FqHcnq2M7Li7nO0%252BcuinyT8TmluVr2AjitAr9Va5S7UlVR4bjzrw4TdScXudkp85aZALGBMZ3TJAul9sCFbV7Qy80dD%252F%252FWYRkF2WlYTTl%252BbB3vj6AU8ay%252Bepj8WIuFIr20E%252FFgCPWgyQYXqwm76d7WBDDQbNYLzauGojC0Ca9RDHgVFc2rA33lSvxE9PVmU9vdxEneRl4EmFxiHkfOyKQ%252BRV8RqtMBn8CFJGoii4wYoz0X4lCTZdQB7cAxlE9jlad95Me0Nef2ulTZUds0%252BiP62zhUfkZtakWVKv6i0XYPuX92exYXkzkWsNJzLXjtLnQZ7RdelzMV4maZQ5ulvActNLTX4Rs5yq6VZa5sWMApjPAelzMTa0%252BRmj16jmWFKwqluJzwhMllpSJLZ6gSqDaYdJ5n6ytlTscKc6kupvbXzR%252BT1GYjKxTxQGBoO1lCO0LX76QGNHLpnWwXiYXO0FIuX0wzbG7hgQ57eQzSngeF8NshDechYGxautbX1iy6nnyOtPgDAtM2rLL7Rhjua41GBkhaJrn5K6%252FtyVnwQ6YFUBZ4OuXA7aRlimYwxBPskQZkfgSpl9mSKP%252B1%252BkfuAJAXNXEHiToUEiKN2Vngahf%252FQmgqsGDbKUpi5TKZVId254fDpzY%252BAfp9oDbm2dJjWGx0rwPq5H0Fw8kKxEMjrq%252Bp%252FoZmEfSfE8Vj5qD%252BZlwexPq%252BQw8MHhACJXYJcd374QeV5MqKZ8LSmumPlgOwD290cc9izcHeJeNzn610oIR%252FBuEb0Ek4kXboFt9GkhkDPKysbfVMpIBcTJhvGRASKoORBzkVoVDtWAp29IVxSBislvsjyoww%252Fw%253D%253D%7Campid%3APL_CLK%7Cclp%3A2334524&autorefresh=true)!
Title: Re: Please buy this for me :D
Post by: eto on 21:57, 19 October 21
Quote from: Gryzor on 21:07, 19 October 21
Do you know how big the scene is in Sri Lanka though?  ::)


Ah yes, the link (https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/281389327516?_trkparms=ispr%3D1&hash=item41841c649c:g:5JYAAOSwPTlTyhyO&amdata=enc%3AAQAGAAACoPYe5NmHp%252B2JMhMi7yxGiTJkPrKr5t53CooMSQt2orsSwcmzw5CLtzTE60FqHcnq2M7Li7nO0%252BcuinyT8TmluVr2AjitAr9Va5S7UlVR4bjzrw4TdScXudkp85aZALGBMZ3TJAul9sCFbV7Qy80dD%252F%252FWYRkF2WlYTTl%252BbB3vj6AU8ay%252Bepj8WIuFIr20E%252FFgCPWgyQYXqwm76d7WBDDQbNYLzauGojC0Ca9RDHgVFc2rA33lSvxE9PVmU9vdxEneRl4EmFxiHkfOyKQ%252BRV8RqtMBn8CFJGoii4wYoz0X4lCTZdQB7cAxlE9jlad95Me0Nef2ulTZUds0%252BiP62zhUfkZtakWVKv6i0XYPuX92exYXkzkWsNJzLXjtLnQZ7RdelzMV4maZQ5ulvActNLTX4Rs5yq6VZa5sWMApjPAelzMTa0%252BRmj16jmWFKwqluJzwhMllpSJLZ6gSqDaYdJ5n6ytlTscKc6kupvbXzR%252BT1GYjKxTxQGBoO1lCO0LX76QGNHLpnWwXiYXO0FIuX0wzbG7hgQ57eQzSngeF8NshDechYGxautbX1iy6nnyOtPgDAtM2rLL7Rhjua41GBkhaJrn5K6%252FtyVnwQ6YFUBZ4OuXA7aRlimYwxBPskQZkfgSpl9mSKP%252B1%252BkfuAJAXNXEHiToUEiKN2Vngahf%252FQmgqsGDbKUpi5TKZVId254fDpzY%252BAfp9oDbm2dJjWGx0rwPq5H0Fw8kKxEMjrq%252Bp%252FoZmEfSfE8Vj5qD%252BZlwexPq%252BQw8MHhACJXYJcd374QeV5MqKZ8LSmumPlgOwD290cc9izcHeJeNzn610oIR%252FBuEb0Ek4kXboFt9GkhkDPKysbfVMpIBcTJhvGRASKoORBzkVoVDtWAp29IVxSBislvsjyoww%252Fw%253D%253D%7Campid%3APL_CLK%7Cclp%3A2334524&autorefresh=true)!


Weird, in the text he specifies that shipping to Greece is $4.99. Also when I opened the link, the list of excluded countries was much smaller (neither Greece nor Germany were in that list) but when I switched the country to "Greece" all of a sudden, the list grew and included Greece and Germany.


Did you contact that guy?



Title: Re: Please buy this for me :D
Post by: Gryzor on 22:59, 19 October 21
Yeah, said that because of reasons he can't ship to Greece before 1.1.22...
Title: Re: Please buy this for me :D
Post by: dragon on 00:46, 20 October 21
You need something like this:


https://www.eshopwedrop.gr/blog-en/shop-online-from-ebay-receive-in-greece




Title: Re: Please buy this for me :D
Post by: Gryzor on 09:46, 20 October 21
Ah, a forwarding service. I may have to use one at last! Thanks for the tip!
Title: Re: Please buy this for me :D
Post by: Gryzor on 10:15, 20 October 21
mmmyeahhh, in the meantime he excluded even more countries. What a f*cked up listing.
Title: Re: Please buy this for me :D
Post by: dragon on 17:24, 20 October 21
Just curious, why you  don't have put the link?
Title: Re: Please buy this for me :D
Post by: Gryzor on 17:28, 20 October 21
Quote from: Gryzor on 21:07, 19 October 21
Do you know how big the scene is in Sri Lanka though?  ::)


Ah yes, the link (https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/281389327516?_trkparms=ispr%3D1&hash=item41841c649c:g:5JYAAOSwPTlTyhyO&amdata=enc%3AAQAGAAACoPYe5NmHp%252B2JMhMi7yxGiTJkPrKr5t53CooMSQt2orsSwcmzw5CLtzTE60FqHcnq2M7Li7nO0%252BcuinyT8TmluVr2AjitAr9Va5S7UlVR4bjzrw4TdScXudkp85aZALGBMZ3TJAul9sCFbV7Qy80dD%252F%252FWYRkF2WlYTTl%252BbB3vj6AU8ay%252Bepj8WIuFIr20E%252FFgCPWgyQYXqwm76d7WBDDQbNYLzauGojC0Ca9RDHgVFc2rA33lSvxE9PVmU9vdxEneRl4EmFxiHkfOyKQ%252BRV8RqtMBn8CFJGoii4wYoz0X4lCTZdQB7cAxlE9jlad95Me0Nef2ulTZUds0%252BiP62zhUfkZtakWVKv6i0XYPuX92exYXkzkWsNJzLXjtLnQZ7RdelzMV4maZQ5ulvActNLTX4Rs5yq6VZa5sWMApjPAelzMTa0%252BRmj16jmWFKwqluJzwhMllpSJLZ6gSqDaYdJ5n6ytlTscKc6kupvbXzR%252BT1GYjKxTxQGBoO1lCO0LX76QGNHLpnWwXiYXO0FIuX0wzbG7hgQ57eQzSngeF8NshDechYGxautbX1iy6nnyOtPgDAtM2rLL7Rhjua41GBkhaJrn5K6%252FtyVnwQ6YFUBZ4OuXA7aRlimYwxBPskQZkfgSpl9mSKP%252B1%252BkfuAJAXNXEHiToUEiKN2Vngahf%252FQmgqsGDbKUpi5TKZVId254fDpzY%252BAfp9oDbm2dJjWGx0rwPq5H0Fw8kKxEMjrq%252Bp%252FoZmEfSfE8Vj5qD%252BZlwexPq%252BQw8MHhACJXYJcd374QeV5MqKZ8LSmumPlgOwD290cc9izcHeJeNzn610oIR%252FBuEb0Ek4kXboFt9GkhkDPKysbfVMpIBcTJhvGRASKoORBzkVoVDtWAp29IVxSBislvsjyoww%252Fw%253D%253D%7Campid%3APL_CLK%7Cclp%3A2334524&autorefresh=true)!

^^Here :)
Title: Re: Please buy this for me :D
Post by: gerald on 19:40, 20 October 21
Off-Topic: ShowHide

Ah, theses nice new links we have since GDPR.
Out of 1200+ byte url only 40 are useful to reach the item. 
The remaining is just tracking crap ....

Title: Re: Please buy this for me :D
Post by: Gryzor on 12:09, 21 October 21
Forum borked the url. Here it is again, sans the tracking nonsense:
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/281389327516
Title: Re: Please buy this for me :D
Post by: dragon on 14:58, 21 October 21
So France is o.k I don't view it in the list.


Nop. So what are the country allowed. With that  list?
Title: Re: Please buy this for me :D
Post by: Gryzor on 15:07, 21 October 21
No idea, it seems to change every time you ask for a specific country cost??
Title: Re: Please buy this for me :D
Post by: zhulien on 15:10, 21 October 21
A bit expensive if bought to Australia first...


Title: Re: Please buy this for me :D
Post by: Gryzor on 15:12, 21 October 21
Oh, what, you can actually buy that? :D
Title: Re: Please buy this for me :D
Post by: zhulien on 15:33, 21 October 21
Quote from: Gryzor on 15:12, 21 October 21
Oh, what, you can actually buy that? :D


Yes, it will allow, that is rather strange they won't post to Greece.  Let me know as a last resort if you can't find someone cheaper to buy it through, seems a bit sad to have to send it around the World first.


If I search ebay.co.uk there are currently 4 copies that I can buy from the UK.  Is there something special about that one you want?


Here is the cheapest...


https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/124783839461?hash=item1d0db248e5:g:hjkAAOSwaHBg03pI
Title: Re: Please buy this for me :D
Post by: TotO on 15:50, 21 October 21
I have already checked for France and it was not allowed.
I think the seller has autorised all the countries except all the autorised countries. :-\
Title: Re: Please buy this for me :D
Post by: Devlin on 17:46, 21 October 21
I'd be willing to help it do the round trip, if nobody else can help, provided someone can cover all the costs.



Title: Re: Please buy this for me :D
Post by: zhulien on 22:04, 21 October 21
If I were a sender for some critical item to save one of those politician's children's lives... I would just say, bad luck, you made that policy, i am not sending to you.  I hope they one day get what they deserve.  Sad for the child, but the parent politician would deserve it.
Title: Re: Please buy this for me :D
Post by: Prodatron on 22:25, 21 October 21
If they will send this from Greece to Australia and then back from Australia to Greece, maybe this is the first Amstrad Tape which orbits the whole Planet Earth within a few weeks  ;D (in less than 80 days?  :D )
Title: Re: Please buy this for me :D
Post by: SRS on 21:27, 24 October 21
Quote from: ComSoft6128 on 16:09, 18 October 21
Maybe I'm being cynical but what reason could he have for not selling in his home country?
@gryzor: maybe you should talk to him about ... Fakelaki  8)
Title: Re: Please buy this for me :D
Post by: Gryzor on 11:38, 25 October 21
Somehow I missed all the replies...

@zhulien (https://www.cpcwiki.eu/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=58) : thanks, mate. I'll keep you in mind. Sending to Australia and then back is quite a trip so let's exhaust the alternatives! This one is 'special' in that it's got Greek instructions, the game itself is not exactly rare (and I have a copy signed by the programmer on my wall :) ).

@TotO (https://www.cpcwiki.eu/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=290) : indeed, it's really weird how it changes countries when you... change country :D

@Prodatron (https://www.cpcwiki.eu/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=13) : indeed, but let's not talk about the condition it'll arrive in :(

@SRS (https://www.cpcwiki.eu/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=805) : but I did. Crazy stuff.
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