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Post by MrFahrenheit » Mon Jun 07, 2010 11:43 am

Hi all,

I was wondering if there is a way to link an UK ebay account to buy from the German ebay?

It seem's ebay germany has a lot more choice for MRE's but im unsure how to buy from there, mainly due to the language barrier.

A seller there seems to have a nice choice of 2009 menu #18 and #20 that im interested in buying (large order of 10+ individual MRE)
http://cgi.ebay.de/USA-MRE-EPA-Meal-Rea ... 290wt_1137

Am i correct in thinking I might have to try open a new account or something? or will this not be allowed?

Any tips on how to buy from Ebay.de?

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Dave
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Post by housil » Mon Jun 07, 2010 12:13 pm

I´m always using my German accout to login at ebay UK and USA too, that works.
Ebay offers and translation service, but just post the auction, we´ll translate what ever you need :wink:

...that im interested in buying...
€9.99 per MRE + €4 s+h :shock: that´s €120 per case without shipping... Image
Any tips on how to buy from Ebay.de?
It´s the same than buying at ebay USA or UK. Just ask the seller if he will ship outside Germany and about the fares!

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Post by MrFahrenheit » Mon Jun 07, 2010 12:25 pm

Hi housil, thanks for the reply.

Yeah €120 a case without shipping might seem a bit steep, but its still cheaper than whats on offer on ebay uk atm.
theres a much better selection though.

Uk just has either case A or B and a few random single MRE's

I think my main concern with buying from the german site is communication with the seller more than anything.

If I come too unstuck ill ask for your help in translateing with permission :D

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Dave
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Re: EBAY.DE

Post by Jbsteven » Mon Jun 07, 2010 1:32 pm

how do you get Ebay to translate the auction? link?

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Post by housil » Mon Jun 07, 2010 2:00 pm

Jbsteven wrote:how do you get Ebay to translate the auction? link?
Just enter that URL of the auction into a translation service like:

http://translate.google.com/#

or

http://de.babelfish.yahoo.com/

Ebay only offer to translate a foreign auction into the sellers origin language... :oops:

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Post by housil » Mon Jun 07, 2010 2:04 pm

MrFahrenheit wrote:
I think my main concern with buying from the german site is communication with the seller more than anything.
Don´t worry! Almost everybody is speaking English over here :wink:
If you find that one who don´t - don´t hesitate to ask here again! Image

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Post by MrFahrenheit » Mon Jun 07, 2010 5:32 pm

Thanks for the help guys,
Ive managed to secure a nice customised case of 2009 MRE of menu #18 and #20 :D :D

Jbsteven wrote:how do you get Ebay to translate the auction? link?
Im using the google chrome browser and it translates the pages automatically, well the text anyways, although text within the images are still in german.
housil wrote: Don´t worry! Almost everybody is speaking English over here :wink:
After a few failed attempts at communicating in german, the seller actually started replying in english. :D

Now wondering if customs will add a little tax on top? hmm :?:
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Post by housil » Mon Jun 07, 2010 5:40 pm

MrFahrenheit wrote:
Now wondering if customs will add a little tax on top? hmm :?:
Please the seller to declare it as "present" at customs forms with a value less than ~$30. Otherwise usually you have to pay the canadian VAT for importing something (that´s how ours would work)

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Post by MrFahrenheit » Mon Jun 07, 2010 5:50 pm

Canadian tax? :shock: :D

Its from Germany to Uk ;)

I will ask him to declare it as a gift yes?
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Post by housil » Mon Jun 07, 2010 6:01 pm

MrFahrenheit wrote:Canadian tax? :shock: :D

Its from Germany to Uk ;)

I will ask him to declare it as a gift yes?

Ops... :oops:

It´s inside EU - no tax at all! :mrgreen:

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