SIGNUP - FREE Membership and 1 FREE Sewing Lesson
| FAQ | Login
 

Forum > Patterns and Notions > Buying a Burda issue on ebay from Russian vendor ( Moderated by Sharon1952)

Please LOGIN or Join PatternReview
Go to Page:
Buying a Burda issue on ebay from Russian vendor
Does anybody have any experience doing that?
purplebouquet
star
purplebouquet
Advanced
Arkansas USA
Member since 11/16/05
Posts: 1234
Send Message

      



Date: 8/6/13 12:31 PM

Hi,

I'd like to buy the March 2009 issue of Burda Style and the only copy I've found for sale is a Russian edition, sold by an ebay vendor in the Russian Federation. Has anybody bought anything from that location and can share about their experiences?

I don't read Russian, but I've worked with Burda patterns before and can make do by looking at pictures and numbers. (Finding an English or German edition would be better, of course.) I am more concerned about buying the item from that location.

Can anybody provide any feedback?

Thanks,
Claudia

Elona
star
Elona  Friend of PR
Advanced
Member since 8/24/02
Posts: 8553
Send Message

      



In reply to purplebouquet <<


Date: 8/6/13 2:52 PM

I have bought a number of scarves and such from ebay sellers based in Russia and have never had a problem. The key, I think, is to look at the vendor's satisfaction ratings at ebay. I look for 100% satsifaction in foreign sellers. You can also read the feedback statements from buyers. That's usually on the lower right hand portion of the screen, as I recall.

poorpigling

poorpigling
Advanced
Texas USA
Member since 12/28/07
Posts: 11070
Send Message

      



In reply to purplebouquet <<


Date: 8/6/13 8:56 PM

I also buy from overseas all the time.. I do not buy from all overseas countries though.. Carefully check out their feedback.. But I do think I should tell you that you need to expect extra time in recieving anything purchased overseas.. sometimes a lot of extra time.. and Nope I am not going to correct my spelling.
Also be aware of the difference in currency. You might be paying a lot more for shipping too.. Additionally if you put it on your credit card you might pay an extra fee..

Hauteaway
star
Hauteaway  Friend of PR
Beginner
California USA
Member since 9/5/10
Posts: 353
Send Message

      



Date: 8/7/13 2:08 AM

Good advice above. I just wanted to add that the sewist community in Russia is large and talented, and I wouldn't be afraid of buying from a Russian eBay vendor, if the feedback is good.

There is a tool that pulls up just the negative and neutral feedback for a seller (or buyer, but that doesn't matter anymore). The tool is at:

http://toolhaus.org/cgi-bin/negs

------
YAN: Yet Another Nancy

Elona
star
Elona  Friend of PR
Advanced
Member since 8/24/02
Posts: 8553
Send Message

      



In reply to Hauteaway <<


Date: 8/7/13 2:19 AM

Quote:
...I just wanted to add that the sewist community in Russia is large and talented...


They do indeed market lovely things that our foremothers used to make as a matter of course, and that have been essentially lost to us.



-- Edited on 8/7/13 2:22 AM --
purplebouquet
star
purplebouquet
Advanced
Arkansas USA
Member since 11/16/05
Posts: 1234
Send Message

      



Date: 8/9/13 12:20 PM

Well, I placed an order. Too late did I discover that I could have bought the magazine in German, much easier to understand, at ebay.de! O well.

Let's hope the Russian edition makes it here and doesn't attract NSA's attention. :)

Cl.

purplebouquet
star
purplebouquet
Advanced
Arkansas USA
Member since 11/16/05
Posts: 1234
Send Message

      
thumbsup 2 members like this.



Date: 8/26/13 10:04 AM

I wanted to post back to report that the issues (I ended up buying 2 from the same vendor) arrived in excellent condition and as promised. Shipping took just about 2 weeks.

Claudia

Go to Page:
Please LOGIN or Join PatternReview

printable version Printable Version

* Advertising and soliciting is strictly prohibited on PatternReview.com. If you find a post which is not in agreement with our Terms and Conditions, please click on the Report Post button to report it. Patterns and Notions >> Buying a Burda issue on ebay from Russian vendor

Merchants on PR

So Vintage Patterns


Thank You for Joining!
Deals!

Fitz Like a Glove Ironing Board Cover


Made In Australia
Deals!

Patterns from the Past


vintage sewing patterns
Deals!

Reconstructing History


Reconstructing History
Web site

Nature's Fabrics


Natural & Organic Fabrics
Deals!

 
adv. search»
pattern | machine | member
        
Online Class
Restyling with Exposed Zippers
Restyling with Exposed Zippers

Class Details

Online Class
Beginners Guide to Dyeing Fabrics
Beginners Guide to Dyeing Fabrics

Class Details

New Look 6000

photo
by: Karen Carr

Review
Pamela's Patterns 111

photo
by: Peggysclos...

Review
Beginner Sewing Lab 102 - A downloadable Book by Shannon Gifford

Beginner Sewing Lab 102  - A downloadable Book by Shannon Gifford

More Info
Sewing Workshop Daily News Bag Pattern

Sewing Workshop Daily News Bag Pattern

More Info

Conditions of Use | Posting Guidelines | Privacy Policy | Shipping Rates | Returns & Refunds | Contact Us | About | New To PR | Advertising

Copyright © 2014 PatternReview.com® , OSATech, Inc. All rights reserved.