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    Default Won a megaray on ebay!

    Seller was asking 800 dollar, i bid 551 dollar an won the object.
    PROBLEM : He wont send it to Belgium (europe) , even if i pay for transport (schipping)!
    Because of US regulations he said?

    Anyway of getting this to Belgium???

    Thanks marc

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    Default Re: Won a megaray on ebay!

    What regulations?? Any kind of batteries/packs inside of other equipment are allowed to fly. Congrats btw (?)

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    Default Re: Won a megaray on ebay!

    There are no regulations. He doesn’t want to ship because you got it for a steal. If he didn’t specify “no international shipping” then it is yours. Contact eBay and PayPal and let them know what’s up
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    Default Re: Won a megaray on ebay!

    You should ask him to send you the links that show the regulations and then you can judge for yourself. Also, ask which courier they were planning on using and you can make so enquires. All the best

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    Default Re: Won a megaray on ebay!

    Looks like he's relisted it with US addresses only.
    Contact Ebay and get them to sort it out, also let PayPal know, as it takes a while for anything to happen.
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    Default Re: Won a megaray on ebay!

    Even if the batteries are in the unit, if it is shipped via Post, there are limits on both the number of cell (3), and the size of the cells (I am pretty sure these are in fact over the limit). The only work around is to use a carrier who is licensed to carry hazardous goods. The only one I know of is in fact FedEx. In order to use FedEx however, you must be registered as a Hazardous Goods shipped, and it isn't cheap. Having said that, the shipping problem is considerable, but it certain is not impossible, and it WILL be expensive. I am not aware of any relevant export regulations involved lighting equipment to a COCOM country, and I used to deal with dual use exports for a living (I was an adviser to two Presidents on these matters), so I do know a fair amount about US export law. Belgium is a NATO/Cocom country if memory serves me, which means it is generally exempt from most of the restrictions, even if they do exist. As others have pointed out, It is more likely that the sell just don't want to through with the transaction at that price.
    Your other choice is to tell the shipper to ship without batteries, and then there are NO restrictions on the shipment.

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    Default Re: Won a megaray on ebay!

    Is there an ITAR issue ?

    I know some surefire models and IR filters for other lights are restricted
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    Default Re: Won a megaray on ebay!

    I wrote :
    I will pay for the transportation costs (shipping?)and import taxes in Belgium.
    If you can give me a total price , i pay with PayPal.
    thanks marc

    seller wrote :
    Marc we know you have to pay for the Shipping and Taxes
    The issue is whether it is a restricted Item or Not
    ITAR or Not
    Thanks Al

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    Default Re: Won a megaray on ebay!

    OP, please be aware of Rule 12, regarding "reposting private communications"
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    Found it. Definitely NOT a restricted item according to PeakBeam Systems here in this post:

    http://www.candlepowerforums.com/vb/...=1#post3699822

    Forward them the link to that thread as absolute proof from the manufacturer.
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    Default Re: Won a megaray on ebay!

    If the US seller has (or had) eBays "Global Shipping" program turned-on or offered, the item would only cost seller domestic charges to send to that eBay hub via Belgium. I have used the eB Global Shipping to Britain with great success.

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    Default Re: Won a megaray on ebay!

    I've sold quite a few items on ebay and always specify US addresses only. I just don't want to deal with the hassle of additional forms, fees, etc.

    A number of my buyers use parcel forwarding services such as BPM-LUX (https://www.bpm-lux.com

    I ship it to the BPM-LUX US address, then they handle all the foreign shipment stuff. It's handled by the buyer. It works well. The tracking information on Ebay even continues following it into Europe.

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    Default Re: Won a megaray on ebay!

    BVH, its not a maxabeam, its a megaray mr175

    I bought a maxabeam from israel and one from US , no problems.

    But now its a megaray?
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    Default Re: Won a megaray on ebay!

    Opps, totally misread the title. sorry. I just shipped a Megaray MR250 to Germany within the last year. It went thru all the official Customs channels.
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    Default Re: Won a megaray on ebay!

    Anyone who knows another megaray for sale???
    Thanks marc

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