As an update to our story last week on the Beijing man who bought a MiG-21 fighter jet on ebay... he now wants a refund. Why? They can't ship to China. Surprise, surprise....
According to Reuters:
Zhang Cheng, a Beijing businessman, bid $24,730 and paid a $2,000 deposit for the former Czech air force plane on Chinese-based eBay, Xinhua news agency said.
But legal experts informed Zhang that the MiG-21, located in Idaho in the United States, was "almost impossible to ship back," Xinhua said, quoting the Beijing Times.
Moreover, the seller had clearly confined the destination of the plane to the United States and Canada, Xinhua quoted a member of eBay's public relations staff as saying. (Reuters)
1. Global E-commerce Expansion - The challenges faced by the Beijing man highlights the need for online marketplaces to evaluate and improve shipping options for international customers.
2. Aircraft Collectibles Market - The purchase of a MiG-21 fighter jet on eBay shows the growing interest and demand for rare and unique aircraft memorabilia.
3. Cross-border Trade Regulations - The incident raises questions about the complexities of shipping regulations and the need for clearer guidelines for cross-border transactions on e-commerce platforms.
1. E-commerce - The incident highlights the need for the e-commerce industry to develop innovative logistics solutions to enable international shipping of large and complex items.
2. Collectibles - The incident presents an opportunity for the collectibles industry to cater to the growing demand for unique and rare aviation artifacts.
3. Legal Services - Legal experts can offer guidance and support to online marketplaces and buyers in navigating complex shipping regulations and resolving disputes.