This is a minor rant. Well, no, it isn’t. I’m really angry.
But they’re “really sorry.” WTF?
Ok, I get it, there’s no civilization outside of North America, and while we’re dancin’ 'round our campfires fuelled by unfortunate LDS missionaries, we don’t really need cool T-shirts. We’re warm anyway. Gotcha.
I think they could have just left it as we only ship to US or Canada. The explanation just gets stupider as you read.
I occasioanly help a freind with her ebay business. Anything larger they a legal size envelope is limited to american or canadian shipping. It is dificult and can get expensive to get confirmed or ensured deliveries to some countries on larger items.
Visa will not protect the seller for CC transactions on the web. There is no signature and no physical card to look at, so the merchant must assume the risk. We have taken to personally calling people with large orders.
They don’t actually name specific countries; the locale that rips them off is identified as “overseas,” and the way it is phrased it sounds like the majority of their overseas orders are bogus. If this company is still small, even a few such orders could sink it. Their actions make perfect sense to me. When you know someone is trying to steal from you, why make it easy for them?
I really don’t understand the anger directed at the company in this thread. Geez people, they’re just T-shirts. Go buy them somewhere else.
I have had telephone operators insist on knowing which state Panama is in, or the zip code for Saudi Arabia. The first “W” stands for “worldwide.” You can’t book a flight from Jeddah to Mexico City on most ticket sites. You have to start or end in America. Mobile phones in the US sometimes will not let you make calls to Mexico or Panama, check your agreement.