Of all my pen and ink related purchases, only two have been here in Canada. The only time I never received my parcel was for a Waterman lapel pin from ebay,fr. Since it was only a Euro I didn't pursue it. He offered me something else from his shop but there was nothing I wanted, I told him take my Euro and buy someone a coffee that can't buy themselves one.
CONUS I can understand to a degree, but of course I'm not going to pay $20 shipping for a $20 pen. That would be silliness on my part. On ebay things are usually negotiable, if one has a clean buying record. I would venture to say that the same applies here in the Classifieds.