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    Selling Items in Puerto Rico. Thoughts?

    Hey all,
    hope you're having a wonderful weekend. For those established sellers on Ebay what are your thoughts on selling items in Puerto Rico. I've been doing some searching after getting burned on a sale down there and came to find that there have been multiple complaints of ebay scams in the area. Has anyone else been scammed down there? Is it worth selling items there? Thanks!



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    There is a high rate of buyer fraud in that state / territory / country .
    My own personal experience has not been a good one when shipping down there

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    I've got around 13 years and thousands of transactions on ebay including lots to Puerto Rico. Have had only good experiences myself, or at least no bad ones that I recall lol

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    Puerto Rico is about 50/50 in my experience. Half legitimate buyers and half scammers. Hate to group a U.S. territory in the negative category, but it is one of those sad but true realities.

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    Ultimately it depends on the type of product you are selling. I have been selling on ebay for a decade now and have a high volume of sales to PR. I can't remember anytime that I have had any issue with any buyers. I have had more problems selling into Canada then to PR. Like I said, it depends on the niche. I read other ebay forums with people complaining about fraud all the time. Those people typically are selling higher dollar electronics and such and typically (as a seller) don't have much experience under their belt, especially when it comes to packaging. One of the best things to cut down on fraud is to clearly mark your items and when possible, make sure those markings appear in the listing pictures. I use tamper-proof hologram stickers that are very obvious to notice on the items I sell. This way it is obvious when someone returns the wrong item. Finally, always message the buyer and ask when they return the wrong item. If you do it politely and it was an honest mistake they will fess up to it. 75% of the time when I get the wrong item returned to me it was an honest mistake and is easier to resolve with polite communication. Having the sticker on the item makes it easy for an honest buyer to understand they made a mistake.


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