Can someone guide me how items from ebay are delivered to the Philippines?

@iskayz (5422)
Philippines
September 12, 2009 3:14am CST
Can someone help me? I’m planning to buy an item at ebay and the seller ships via USPS. I am here in the Philippines and I know USPS doesn’t deliver door to door service. I’ve checked it online that USPS serves where I am currently living but I can’t find a USPS office or branch here in my location. How will I be able to receive the item I would be buying? I am really confused. Has anyone from the Philippines bought something from ebay? How did you receive the item?
2 responses
@burrito88 (2779)
• United States
14 Sep 09
USPS is the US postal service. They can send item to the philippines but at a higher cost than for delivery in theUS. You would have to to ask the seller to find out the shipping cost, which might be done on-line. The item would then be delivered through your post office. I don't think that there would be any tracking or insurance for the item, however, because the US post office can't control the item once it leaves this country. If the item is light-weight, shipping through the US post office seems to work fairly well. I've sold several CD's on eBay (to Europe) and not had a problem.
@iskayz (5422)
• Philippines
15 Sep 09
Hi burrito! It is indicated at the sellers site that the shipping would cost $5. I don't know it my local post office will add other fees once it gets here but I've contacted the seller and he said, probably its door to door delivery cause the package is small and that he need not declare any customs papers. You said you have sold CD through ebay, if in case the item did not arrived at it's destination, can the buyer claim the amount he/she paid for the item?
@owlwings (39257)
• Cambridge, England
12 Sep 09
I answered the discussion that got deleted, it seems. My answer was that USPS is the US Postal Service so anything sent using this will be sent by normal post and will be delivered by your postal service. If you want, you might contact the seller to request a registered or tracked service (which will probably cost a little more but would give you more security).
@owlwings (39257)
• Cambridge, England
12 Sep 09
In response to your comments (now deleted). Yes, it is up to the seller to initiate tracking and if your postal service doesn't deliver packages, you may have to pick it up from your local post office. There are International shipping services (UPS, Fedex and so on) which may deliver to your door but usually they are more expensive than the Postal Service. The $5 mentioned may only apply to internal (within the US) postage. Again, it's important to contact the seller for clarification.