by Talley Ho @, Playa la Ropa, Monday, February 11, 2019, 11:51 (471 days ago) @ USCONEXIONS

Whenever possible we buy locally or if that isn't realistic, we use Mercado Libre. When we can't get the item there, we go to eBay.

eBay is easy (selling on eBay bought us our house here). Many, most sellers offer shipping through eBay's Global Shipping Program. If they aren't using it just ask, it costs the seller nothing. Here's how it works: The seller ships to an eBay authorized vendor in Kentucky. From there the seller is clear of the sale. The vendor ships the items via the most reliable fastest method possible while taking care of customs and another fees that may be involved. When you are here wanting an item on eBay make sure your Mexican address is shown. Then the actual shipping costs are shown. Last thing we had shiped from eBay in the US was a down tube for a Hunter fan. Even with the fees it was less expensive than buying it on Mercado Libre and it was here in 3 days.

Last week I ordered a 14 inch stainless steel hook from Amazon. It's being shipped from the US via DHL for $3.69 and is supposed to arrive the 18th.

Lots of items on eBay that aren't based in the US are shipped free to Mexico. I have had lots of little weird stuff shipped from China, India and Thailand with great success. Remember with eBay if you don't receive it, you are 100% covered.

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