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PostPosted: Sun Sep 23, 2018 12:44 pm    Post subject: New Target settings for eBay country sites Reply with quote

Now, if you choose so, Gixen can submit your bids on following eBay country sites:

eBay Italy (ebay.it)
eBay France (ebay.fr)
eBay Austria (ebay.at)
eBay Netherlands (ebay.nl)
eBay Spain (ebay.es)
eBay Singapore (ebay.com.sg)
eBay Ireland (ebay.ie)
eBay Philippines (ebay.ph)
eBay Switzerland (ebay.ch)
eBay Belgium (ebay.be)

This is in addition to the choices you already had before:

eBay US (ebay.com)
eBay Canada (ebay.ca)
eBay UK (ebay.co.uk)
eBay Australia (ebay.com.au)
eBay Germany (ebay.de)

This is "Target" setting on the Gixen settings page. Why does this matter, you may ask?

In most cases, e.g. if everything goes right, it doesn't - your bid is as good on ebay.com as it is on any of these sites, and most items are visible on all country sites.

However, if something goes wrong, e.g. you need to file a dispute with the seller or insurance claim, the country site determines which eBay support center you will contact, and what terms and insurance coverage applies. If you e.g. live in Germany and your native language is German, it is much more convenient to contact eBay's German support center than the US one.
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 23, 2018 12:44 pm    Post subject: New Target settings for eBay country sites

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 24, 2018 1:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Mario,

Would making a change in this Target setting possibly bring up issues with bidding on an item from a seller who has allowed their ads to be only visible on, let's say, the .com version of the website?

I recall having had issues once or twice, where a bid could only be made through a specific local Ebay website.

Most bargains I find seem to be ads that are only visible on some local Ebay websites, which also might be the .com website for US sellers. I'm a bit afraid that when I set my target to my local .nl website, last minute bids might be blocked on US-only ads because coming from .nl?

Thanks, Bart.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 24, 2018 5:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bart,

The same settings are used to add item to Gixen, and to place a bid. So if you can add item to Gixen, placing a bid will work.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 24, 2018 8:25 am    Post subject: Target Reply with quote

Hi Mario,

I'm confused about the new Target feature announcement.
Currently the Target section of my settings has both Main and Mirror target sites set at default "United States", even though I live in Canada.

I regularly buy items from US, France, Germany, UK, and occasionally from Spain, Italy, etc.

So I'm not really sure what to change the Main and Mirror target sites to, if anything. Do I have to change that every time I'm interested in an item in a country outside the USA?

Please clarify. Thank you.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 24, 2018 9:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

No - for Canada it doesn't matter much whether you use ebay.com or ebay.ca. eBay policies are similar or the same, customer support is obviously in English in both countries, and timezones match as well.

You don't have to change anything. Do not change your target settings to Germany, Spain or Italy (even though you buy items from there), unless you want to practice speaking foreign languages with European eBay customer support.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 24, 2018 11:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ok thanks Mario.
I was wondering if I was supposed to change the mirror site in my settings to France if I was buying from there, but sounds like there is no advantage to do so and just leave them both as USA. I do speak French by the way, so was just wondering if there was an advantage to have the mirror set to the ebay site of the country where the item I want to buy is located. Would be a pain to change it depending on the item. So glad I can just leave it alone.

Gixen has served me very well to date, keep up the good work.
--Robert
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 25, 2018 3:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

mario wrote:
Bart,

The same settings are used to add item to Gixen, and to place a bid. So if you can add item to Gixen, placing a bid will work.


Thanks!
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