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Ebay Restricted item?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Ric5, Sep 26, 2017.


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  1. Ric5

    Ric5 Supporting Member

    Jan 29, 2008
    Colorado
    So I sold a bass on ebay and then I got this message ...

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    search words - CITES Global shipping program rosewood
     
    Last edited: Dec 20, 2017
  2. Al T.

    Al T. Supporting Member

    Sep 24, 2006
    Richmond, VA.
    Is that a rosewood fretboard?
     
  3. Ric5

    Ric5 Supporting Member

    Jan 29, 2008
    Colorado
    I shipped it to a PO box in Kentucky where it would have probably get reshipped overseas ...

    I have sold Rickenbacker parts before that went there several times..

    So what happened ...

    Was it going to a country with embargos?
     
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  4. Ric5

    Ric5 Supporting Member

    Jan 29, 2008
    Colorado
    Rickenbacker uses Caribean rosewood which is not a restricted species
     
  5. Ric5

    Ric5 Supporting Member

    Jan 29, 2008
    Colorado
    So what happens to the bass?

    It was a really nice new 2017 4003s bass converted into a 5 string bass ...
     
  6. Al T.

    Al T. Supporting Member

    Sep 24, 2006
    Richmond, VA.
    Maybe the people in charge can't tell the difference- even with the paperwork.
     
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  7. Jeff Scott

    Jeff Scott Rickenbacker guru..........

    Apr 11, 2006
    Welcome the the World of CITES. Is the PO Box a shipping depot that ebay uses to ship out of the country, or is that the shipping address of the buyer? If the latter, I would think you have a legit argument to dispute this. If the former, then you are SOOL.
     
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  8. Jeff Scott

    Jeff Scott Rickenbacker guru..........

    Apr 11, 2006
    The fact that the word Rosewood was used in your ad triggered the Gestapo. If you said the fingerboard was Chechen the bass would be on its way to the buyer.
     
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  9. Ric5

    Ric5 Supporting Member

    Jan 29, 2008
    Colorado
    I am not out any money and the buyer is not out any money ... but damn ... I put a lot of work and a lot of love into that bass ... will it just end up in a warehouse somewhere and never get played?
     
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  10. Ric5

    Ric5 Supporting Member

    Jan 29, 2008
    Colorado
    I never said rosewood in the auction
     
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  11. Jeff Scott

    Jeff Scott Rickenbacker guru..........

    Apr 11, 2006
    The bass will b e returned to you by ebay, it will not stay in their possession. At least, that is what I have read in similar cases as this.
     
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  12. Jeff Scott

    Jeff Scott Rickenbacker guru..........

    Apr 11, 2006
    If this is the case, what is ebay's claim for the restriction?
     
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  13. Josh Gone

    Josh Gone

    May 28, 2015
    NWPA
    I used to collect antique kerosene lanterns. There were people that would sell them and ship them over seas. I distinctly recall something of this nature happening a few times, and it worked out to be a scam. Someone involved with ebay was confiscating the items that were being shipped and re selling them. I hope this isn't the case here.
     
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  14. Ric5

    Ric5 Supporting Member

    Jan 29, 2008
    Colorado
    Ya that is my question
     
  15. Ric5

    Ric5 Supporting Member

    Jan 29, 2008
    Colorado
    Well both the buyer and seller are covered here ... but where is this really nice bass going to end up ...

    I guess I will have to have some conversations with ebay ...
     
  16. TL23NC

    TL23NC

    May 22, 2015
    Raleigh NC
    The email says that the OP will get to keep the proceeds of the transaction, so I doubt they are planning to send the bass back to him. I assume they will resell the bass at some point to recoup as much of their cost as possible.
     
  17. Ric5

    Ric5 Supporting Member

    Jan 29, 2008
    Colorado
    Maybe Rickenbacker confiscated it to learn how to make a good 5 string bass ...

    hahahaha


    Just kidding


    But then again


    Stranger things have happened ...
     
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  18. Ric5

    Ric5 Supporting Member

    Jan 29, 2008
    Colorado
    Now that makes sense ...
     
  19. Ric5

    Ric5 Supporting Member

    Jan 29, 2008
    Colorado
    There are several countries that sellers in the usa cannot ship to ... perhaps he is in one of those and was using the Global Shipping Center to get around that ???
     
  20. buldog5151bass

    buldog5151bass Kibble, milkbones, and P Basses. And redheads.

    Oct 22, 2003
    Connecticut
    Certainly contact Ebay ASAP. It could be a CITES issue and Ebay is eating it, or that could be a phony message, and someone is gonna re-sell your bass and screw the buyer (which could lead YOU to getting screwed).
     
  21. Jeff Scott

    Jeff Scott Rickenbacker guru..........

    Apr 11, 2006
    If this is how it works ebay has quite the scam going. If the item can'y be shipped out why doesn't ebay just return the item to the seller?
     

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