Can I buy a bike on marktplaats.nl and have it shipped to me in the US?
March 19, 2012 6:28 PM Subscribe
Can I buy a bike on marktplaats.nl and have it shipped to me in the US? I looked through the policies and stuff, and didn't see anything that would prevent it, but my Google Translate might be fooling me.
posted by dammitjim to Sports, Hobbies, & Recreation (10 answers total)
I had my bike stolen last week, so I'm in the market for a new (to me) one. I like the old, steel, road bike style, and there just aren't that many bikes available that I find attractive, either on NYC Craigslist or on eBay.
I just discovered marktplaats.nl, and holy cow, what a treasure trove! The Dutch are selling some nice bikes over there.
I'm looking for input on gotchas, too. Language barrier is an obvious one, but many Dutch speak English. Would I pay duties on a used item? Shipping could be expensive, obviously. And maybe sellers on Marktplaats don't like shipping internationally?
Help me not alienate a potential Dutch seller who has my sweet new (to me) ride?