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I want to purchase something for my Jetta on German eBay, but don't know how to go about it. For anyone who has ever purchased from Germany, please explain the fees, taxes, shipping, payment method, etc.? Thank YOU!!
 

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Re: Need help with German eBay. (anthoughknee)

1. Make sure that the seller will deal internationally.
2. If so, find out how seller wants paid. (cash, wire/bank transfer, paypal, etc)
3. If the seller insists on bank/wire transfer, be careful - this can get costly. My bank charges $40 per transaction and I work there - no employee disount on this!
4. Smaller amounts, say $100 or so, I usually just send cash in DM, EURO or USD.
5. Larger amounts, at least send it registered if you have to send cash.
6. Find out if the seller can take Paypal. (My German parts guy set up an account and that's how I pay him - he has to pay a 3DM (1,50 EURO) fee to his bank to convert the USD to EUROs.
7. Shipping is through the mail - i'd recommend air since surface takes forever.
 

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Re: Need help with German eBay. (VAG Parts Bin)

This might be a stupid comment, but It helps me out.
If you are actualy going throught the german ebay and see a item you like. If you take that auction number and the paste it into the american ebay, it will leave the sellers description in german, but all of the ebay wording will be in english, and it coverts the money into USD for you. Just my .02
 
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