Monday, May 9, 2011

Global Ebay

Article by Aditya Gupta
What is Global Ebay?Global eBay is service offered by eBay where an international resellers buys item from US and then imports it and sends to us by courier (in this case the international reseller is ICWorld and they use Blue Dart courier)

How to Order
To order items from Global Ebay, you need to be a registered user of Ebay. In the main homepage under the search box there is a link to Buy from US or you can use the following link: http://orders.ebay.in/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ImportHubHomePage

You can search for item, look into various categories and then place an order as you would do on eBay. For those who haven't placed order through eBay here are steps:

1. Search and select the product
2. Click on Buy now and then you will be taken to confirmation page, there you will need to confirm your address, you can also add any coupon code if you have (ebay sends coupon codes regularly to your register mail which you can use to redeem for upto 10% of price). Then you will need to select the payment method, the following methods : Credit Card, Debit Card of most banks, Online Banking Transfer. If you have ICICI Bank Credit Card then you can also use EMI Feature.
3. Upon providing your card details you will be taken to Verified by Visa or Mastercard page. It is mandatory in India for banks to have an additional security step. Depending upon your bank you will be asked either password, ATM PIN or any transaction ID. Give the password there then your transaction will be completed. This way your card details are safe.

An additional security feature: If you have HDFC Debit Card then you can create Virtual Credit Card from HDFC Bank Website. On HDFC Bank site select Netsafe card.

4. After confirmation of payment you will receive an email from ebay and ICWorld regarding your order.
5. Within 7 days the international Reseller will purchase the item for you and then provide you a shipping code.
6. Using the shipping code you can track your order.
7. Within next 10 days the order will be shipped to you. The time will vary according to Custom delays.

Pricing on Global Ebay
The price displayed on Global Ebay for every item is full and final, you will not need to pay anything extra. The price displayed will be inclusive of Shipping, customs and every other charges.


Pros:
1. You can get great deals on Global Ebay
2. The Prices given are inclusive of everything
3. There is no need to pay additional shipping or customs or any excise duty etc.
4. You will get full refund if the item is not shipped upto designated date.
5. For craft items, I feel Global Ebay is paradise. You can find Ink Pads, Stamps, Papers etc. at a great price.

One tip: Always look for "Lot" or multiple products in one listing as that way you can save more. If you buy individual items then the price will be more than what you will pay for a lot purchase. For example, one stamp set will cost around Rs. 900 while a lot of 10-12 packs will cost Rs. 2000 only. This way you can save on lot products. you need to search deeply.

Important thing to remember: Do look for description as if you are not satisfied by product then it will be pain to get it replaced. Sometimes you will be confused on description so take time and look on other websites for description regarding that item. Also don't forget to look for other sources too. I can give one example, once I found a deal for 3 Yards of Vinyl for Rs. 2000, since I was not familiar with Yards so I was tempted but upon converting it with inches and feet measure I found that I could get that much Vinyl for Rs. 400 only in local market. So I saved my money otherwise I would be disappointed a lot.

Cons:
1. The shipping cost is high, especially for low cost products.
2. If the product is not delivered then you will get refund but the time will be very much. One item was not delivered to me but due to delivery deadline and the refund process, my money came back to my account after one month from date of order.
3. You can not check the quality of product (same as every online shop), you need to rely on description.
4. Sometimes delivery can take a long time. I once get my order delivered in 25 day after order.

But overall its a great place to order and get really cheap items. For those who are looking for cuttelbug, Silhouette SD, ecraftwell, they can safely buy from Global Ebay.

Some items I have purchased from Global Ebay: Silhouette SD, Replacement blades, Cutting Mat, Wooden Stamp Lot, Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pades, Clear Acrylic Stamps, Sakura 3D Gel and Glaze Sketch Pens and lots more stuff.


One final thing: Do not order anything that can not be shipped by Airplane, like spray cans, adhesive spray etc.

5 comments:

  1. WOW!!! That is some information for nerds like me...... Happy to have you amongst us Aditya.... You are one big source of knowledge to all of us & are glad we are able to gain that bit of knowledge from you.... Thanks for sharing it & Tejal thanks for the platform too.... Hugs)))

    Ash....
    (http://hastkala-oceanichope.blogspot.com/)

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  2. a link in ebay with nice deal

    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=390307661653

    distressing kit in gud deal
    does international

    pls post in ur, might be useful for some crafters

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  3. Wow Tejal first time on this blog. I usually visit your other blog. Hats off to Aditya for all that info.

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  4. Thanks for the tips that you have given. Regards
    craft supplies

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  5. hi ur guide was really helpful
    but the prob is i want the craft supply for personal use and since the items are inclusive of taxes i m unable to figure out how much is the actual cost.
    how do I diffrenciate between shipping charges and the actual cost.
    please help!

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