Why won't ebay let me buy this item?
August 8, 2019 2:20 PM   Subscribe

I'm in the US and I'm trying to buy this old phone that I found on some foreign ebay

Here is the Link: https://www.ebay.at/itm/Erweiterungsset-Siemens-Gigaset-4000-Micro-Sinus-700-s-SL30-Mobilteil-Ladeschale-/311417766376?hash=item4881f201e8

When I click on the buy now button or even the buy as a guest button, I just get a pop up that I can't seem to bypass.
posted by fantasticness to Computers & Internet (7 answers total)
posted by fantasticness at 2:21 PM on August 8

What does the pop-up say?
posted by SLC Mom at 2:24 PM on August 8

Could the seller specify where they will ship? Perhaps they only want to ship within the country (I'm an eBay noob)
posted by PistachioRoux at 2:30 PM on August 8

It's Austrian Ebay, and the phone listing is in Germany. They will not ship to Belgium, Germany, France, United Kingdom, Ireland, Italy, Spain but I assume you're in the US? Can you post a screenshot of the pop-up you're getting?
posted by DarlingBri at 2:37 PM on August 8

Here's the link to the item on US eBay.
posted by eschatfische at 2:45 PM on August 8 [2 favorites]

When I add the phone to my cart via US eBay, the cart page says that "This item cannot be purchased because this item cannot be sent to your shipping address." My shipping address is a verified address in the continental US.
posted by Nonsteroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drug at 2:58 PM on August 8

..and upon further clicking around, I get this message: This item will ship to United States, but the seller has not specified shipping options. Contact the seller and request a shipping method to your location.

So they didn't exclude the US, but didn't configure it either.
posted by Nonsteroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drug at 2:59 PM on August 8 [3 favorites]

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