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    Default USPS kept my 480Ml Paco Rabanne pour Homme

    I'm really sad.
    Few days ago I bought from a seller in US a full 480Ml bottle of Paco Rabanne PH first edition.
    I bought it for a song, really, and was happy as a child.
    I checked the USPS site regularly for updates on the shipment and suddenly I read the following:

    Exception: Undeliverable - SYSTEM_RESTRICTION

    I've been automatically refunded by ebay but I contacted the seller to tell him that I would gladly buy again the bottle from him when he receives it back from USPS and I would have it shipped to a friend in USA or arrange in another way.
    He told me that he never got anything back once it has been seized from custom, it is beyond his control.
    So someone in Kentucky is enjoying my Vintage PRPH or worse it has been destroyed.
    I'm so sad...

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    Default Re: USPS kept my 480Ml Paco Rabanne pour Homme

    Sorry to hear that.
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    Default Re: USPS kept my 480Ml Paco Rabanne pour Homme

    I have a 1st edition PR for sale if it falls through.

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    Default Re: USPS kept my 480Ml Paco Rabanne pour Homme

    Marco74, that is sickening. I'm glad that Nattyboh74 is able to offer you another option.

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    Yeah that sinks. Fragrances can't be sold internationally using Ebay's international shipping program, and the seller should have known that. It was intercepted by Ebay, not the USPS.

    https://www.ebay.com/help/global-shi...rogram?id=4646

    Items sold using the program go through Ebay's Global Shipping Program processing center in KY for international shipment. If the item was listed under the restricted Health & Beauty/Fragrances Ebay category, it will 100% be intercepted by Ebay before it ever goes to customs.

    Ebay keeps it and usually offloads it to a reseller. Both the buyer and seller are reimbursed as I understand it.

    Sad thing is the item surely would have made it if the seller hadn't used Ebay's "convenient" global shipping program.
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    Default Re: USPS kept my 480Ml Paco Rabanne pour Homme

    Quote Originally Posted by LiveJazz View Post
    Yeah that sinks. Fragrances can't be sold internationally using Ebay's international shipping program, and the seller should have known that. It was intercepted by Ebay, not the USPS.

    https://www.ebay.com/help/global-shi...rogram?id=4646

    Items sold using the program go through through the Ebay Global Shipping Program processing center in KY for international shipment. If the item was listed under the restricted Health & Beauty/Fragrances Ebay category, it will 100% be intercepted by Ebay before it ever goes to customs.

    Ebay keeps it and usually offloads it to a reseller. Both the buyer and seller are reimbursed as I understand it.

    Sad thing is the item surely would have made it if the seller hadn't used Ebay's "convenient" global shipping program.
    This is a tragedy.
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    That is very unfortunate.
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    Default Re: USPS kept my 480Ml Paco Rabanne pour Homme

    That's unfortunate, but at least you got $$ refunded and can try to buy it again.
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    That is tragic sure, but ummm.. a FOUR HUNDRED AND EIGHTY ML bottle?!?! holy cow
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    Quote Originally Posted by hednic View Post
    Sorry to hear that.
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    Default Re: USPS kept my 480Ml Paco Rabanne pour Homme

    Quote Originally Posted by Nattyboh74 View Post
    I have a 1st edition PR for sale if it falls through.
    Thanks Nattyboh74, I'll let you know!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bonnette View Post
    Marco74, that is sickening. I'm glad that Nattyboh74 is able to offer you another option.
    Thanks!
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    Default Re: USPS kept my 480Ml Paco Rabanne pour Homme

    Quote Originally Posted by LiveJazz View Post
    Yeah that sinks. Fragrances can't be sold internationally using Ebay's international shipping program, and the seller should have known that. It was intercepted by Ebay, not the USPS.

    https://www.ebay.com/help/global-shi...rogram?id=4646

    Items sold using the program go through Ebay's Global Shipping Program processing center in KY for international shipment. If the item was listed under the restricted Health & Beauty/Fragrances Ebay category, it will 100% be intercepted by Ebay before it ever goes to customs.

    Ebay keeps it and usually offloads it to a reseller. Both the buyer and seller are reimbursed as I understand it.

    Sad thing is the item surely would have made it if the seller hadn't used Ebay's "convenient" global shipping program.
    Thanks for the explanation!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zealot Crusader View Post
    This is a tragedy.
    Indeed!
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    Quote Originally Posted by N.CAL Fragrance Reviewer View Post
    That is very unfortunate.
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    Quote Originally Posted by techt View Post
    That's unfortunate, but at least you got $$ refunded and can try to buy it again.
    At least I got a refund! But what a pity...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Diamond Joe View Post
    That is tragic sure, but ummm.. a FOUR HUNDRED AND EIGHTY ML bottle?!?! holy cow
    Yes, a huge bottle for a hundred bucks. I'm flattened!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Diamond Joe View Post
    That is tragic sure, but ummm.. a FOUR HUNDRED AND EIGHTY ML bottle?!?! holy cow
    I think we need a pic from the original listing to help mourn its loss!
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    Default Re: USPS kept my 480Ml Paco Rabanne pour Homme

    I'm sorry for your loss, man. Ebay's GSP is a convenience for sellers, but an inconvenience for the buyers. An overpriced nitpicking customs "service". But that's just my take on it
    I hope you find a good replacement soon!
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    Quote Originally Posted by LiveJazz View Post
    I think we need a pic from the original listing to help mourn its loss!
    https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?m...2F123840940153

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marand75 View Post
    I'm sorry for your loss, man. Ebay's GSP is a convenience for sellers, but an inconvenience for the buyers. An overpriced nitpicking customs "service". But that's just my take on it
    I hope you find a good replacement soon!
    I hope too, thanks!
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    That thing, snatched by Ebay.

    Lordy.

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    Wow, I’m so sorry. I know that happy anticipation you described.
    Someone needs to do an expose and find out who is getting rich from eBay seizures. Boo!
    Glad there are some opportunities for alternatives, although not quite the monster 480ml.
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    Quote Originally Posted by marco74 View Post
    o....m....g..!
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