I'm fairly new to eBay, I wasn't able to use it before because, well most transactions over eBay require payment through PayPal, and PayPal was not supported in my country until very recently (I'm talking 3-month recently). I don't use cheques and it is fairly uneasy for me to send money orders. So I used to do all my eBay shopping using Western Union money transfers, it was a pain and I can't say I didn't get robbed, cuz I obviously did (about $600-worth, eBay even removed the neg feedback I left for the seller and kept the neg he gave me, but that's a different story). But I managed to stay around. Now that I finally have the luxury of PayPal (send privillages only, no receiving, so I can't really sell anything), I find it that many sellers would require confirmed addresses. I don't understand why. PayPal does not offer address confirmation for international accounts, only account verification and I already verified that, so why complicate things? What makes things worse is that some sellers won't even ship internationally. Again, I have to ask, why not? Since I will cover all shipping & handling charges, just why on earth won't you ship to me?