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  1. turbo-joe

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    even with this link there are no other items found :(

    this all is so strange. I will contact ebay because of this. but before I like to know who all can see or not see those books. so would be great if all could tell here who can see them and who does not. may be it is a problem of the country from where you logg in?

    dave sent me a note, that same like me timmmmmy in new zealand and also bluebottle in UK get no results.
     
  2. swift53

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    Romano, at times, there are items you cannot see on ebay, in EU or viceversa in the USA.

    Just saw it, to make sure.

    Regards, Alberto

    Try item number : 192843723425
     
  3. turbo-joe

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    #28 turbo-joe, Mar 7, 2019
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    thank you alberto
    but why ebay makes this so???
    will send them this question then also when I know more in what countries those books can be seen or cannot be seen

    but even with this number it says: no item found

    here is the screenshot:


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    so can not find on ebay.de and also not on ebay.com

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  4. swift53

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    You are welcome Romano, that's ebay for you. List an item in EU, but can only see it in USA.
    Just like NETFLIX.

    Regards, Alberto
     
  5. Timmmmmmmmmmy

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    Geo blocking is a big thing in IT, I don't understand half of it but plenty use it. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Geo-blocking
     
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  6. turbo-joe

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    but I still wonder?
    the item is in EU and in germany, new Zealand and in the UK and also here in thailand not available. so would be great to know where also not available and where it is.
     
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  7. John Vardanian

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    Well, the ebay chassis has a pair of outriggers for a Watts linkage. The SWB did not have this linkage, the GTO did. It looks to me like a re-manufactured GTO chassis.

    john
     
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    When I changed my location to El Salvador (like Alberto), I could see the books"!:)
     
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  9. turbo-joe

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    how did you do this?
     
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    Good call, John!

    Matt
     
  11. Ferrari27

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    I admire your dedication John: relocating to El Salvador just to look at some books on eBay shows true commitment. :)
     
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    I should think any Englishman would see the value in relocating to El Salvador this time of the year. :D
     
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    If we leave the EU at the end of the month I may go there for ever, not just for a holiday at this time of year!
     
  14. Bluebottle

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    Using a VPN. I can disguise my IP to mimic being in pretty much any part of the world. I installed it so that I can access certain geographically sensitive UK websites when I am abroad.

    Incidentally, from New York, the books are visible.
     
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  15. turbo-joe

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    what is this?
    could you please expalin how this will work?
     
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    Virtual Private Network. I couldn't begin to explain how it works (Google is your friend), but in practice it means that I can disguise my IP address so that it appears that I am in a different location to the one where I am. I simply go to the app's control panel and select the country I want, click connect and a few seconds later I am using an IP address from somewhere in that country. Some websites check your IP address and either deny you access (some TV channels), or show you different content depending on where you are (apparently including Ebay). When I go on to a website that is geographically sensitive, it thinks I am in the country I have selected and allows me to connect / shows me the relevant content.

    This is the one I use, but there are many others: https://www.purevpn.com/
     
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    Back in the UK now - couldn't find Alberto and decided ES was not for me! :D
     
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  18. turbo-joe

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    I tried again just now this number: still nothing with "see other items".
    but when I use my other laptop with WIN XP, SP 3 I can find those books on ebay.com under "see other items". but when I put in only the article number at ebay.com it also works, but not at ebay.de.

    strange this all ! ! ! :(

    have sent an email to ebay with a lot of sreenshots and hope I will get an answer. will let you all know then
     
  19. Nembo1777

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    Romano you are a little too optimistic in getting help generally and with ebay in particular: ebay will not even answer you on February 29, more like February 30, niemals, never.
    Best of luck anyway.

    Regarding the notorious character behind these ads: at the Tour Auto start in 1998, 21 years ago across from the Eiffel tower I spotted him ten meters away, with controversial F book co authored by him held high against his chest like a talisman talking emphatically to an old French gent who had entered the TA with a 1950's Ferrari and seemed very impressed...I twisted my head and looked at him with a look that said what are you trying to do?...and he completely lost his composure:) I just turned and walked away:)
     
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    O****k . . . run the other way. BTW the book is absolute rubbish.
     
  21. turbo-joe

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    I´m sure they will answer me. until now I had several questions over the last 20 years and I always got an answer. and if it was only they can not answer my question but they will check and give the answer later. and this until now was working within short time ( so max. 2 month )

    let´s hope it will be the same this time ;)

    will keep you updated
     
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    Good for you mein herr and if you consider 2 months a short time...even better, I consider two minutes long but that is another problem:)
     
  23. swift53

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    Hello John, had a sign at the airport with your name, and the armoured Dino waiting for you, but no show. Oh well...
    It will be next time. Let me know.

    Regards, Alberto
     
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  24. turbo-joe

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    got already an answer from ebay.
    as suggested only a not much saying anwser. so the seller not published the items on all ebay sides. but this can not be because some members here can see those books and some not.
    would be great if those, who can see them may tell what eaby side they have: ebay.com? or ebay.???
     
  25. theunissenguido

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    I'm in Bresil for the moment and cant see the books either..
    Guido
     

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