- Jul 30, 2008
A couple of weeks back I bought an old Nemrod pneumatic speargun on eBay from the U.K. Everything went well and the seller boxed it up and sent it via the Global Shipping Program. I watched the tracking as it progressed through the usual security checks and then it seemed to be on its way. Then it had a hold applied, but I am not sure exactly where that happened. Pretty sure the package never made it here. Then after about a week I receive another update from eBay saying it is on its way again, immediately followed by another saying you have been refunded and then yet another saying that it is a restricted item! Now as we all know that is neither true in the U.K nor here, but to add to the surprise the communication said the seller does not get it back! I corresponded with the seller and he is similarly dumbfounded. Now has the gun been spirited away or is the Global Shipping Program ran by fools or crooks? Never had such a problem before and neither has the seller. I fancy this is due to the Global Shipping Program, from whom I have had consumer goods delivered with no problems, but never had a speargun sent this way before and maybe they don't ship such items. If so then they should have said so before accepting the shipment.