First of all, to keep things on-topic, I see that H LLOYD lists headbadge rivets: http://ourworld.compuserve.com/homepages/NICK_AT_LLOYDS/decals.htm
As for your eBay woes, it does seem odd that some will not sell outside the U.S. I certainly can't see what the difficulty would be selling to someone in Canada. However, maybe the Homeland Security Industry is causing a lot of problems. I get much more grief from the border broker bandits and tax collectors when buying stuff from the U.S. than I do from Europe. PayPal sure is slick and practically seamless when paying for eBay items, but they define their own exchange rate at about 2% below actual.
John Betmanis Woodstock, Ontario Canada
At 03:33 PM 29/11/2007 -0500, Paul Williams wrote:
>I am sure that the seller would not mind me raising this issue on this
>list. I bought a packet of headbadge rivets on ebay yetserday - to refix
>the Carpenter badge and a Raleigh badge at some point. Seemed like a
>good idea as I am not sure I like the look of pop-rivets.
>I went for BIN and got an invoice - the seller does not take Paypal and
>wanted an IMO or cash. He has a 100% feedback record. I was happy enough
>with sending cash (we were only talking about $6-7).
>Anyway, this morning I got the following message from the seller:
>"Paul, PLEASE DON'T SEND PAYMENT. ebay has informed me that they won't
>allow me to take cash or list cash as a method of payment. I have paid
>cash myself to sellers from other countries where the exchange varies
>day to day, and I thought it to be OK. I don't want to deal with people
>outside of the US anyway. I will not sell to anyone outside the US since
>ebay has removed my listing for the afore mentioned infraction. I can't
>beleave ebay read my description, and put an end to my evil attempt to
>prevent paypal fees from being paid. I think that some do stupid jerk
>turned me in to ebay, and I can't figure why. The price of these actions
>for the rivets is so petty, many people have sent cash, and my feedback
>record for the past 7 or 8 years would let the average person with any
>brains see that I am good for the money, in any form. Still some wise
>guy has put an end to my trust and "I" am not going to take any chances
>dealing internationaly. Please except my appology."
>Has anyone run into this before? Very weird!
>Now I must find another source for suitable rivets - any ideas?
>Ottawa, ON, Canada!