I wrote this in response to a post on one of the email groups and thought it might be helpful to put here. The question posed was in regards to German sellers advertising shipping within Germany only. Feel free to add your own thoughts, opinions and experiences. I have had hit or miss luck with the Germans on German eBay. If you are shopping on German eBay, you do not have to create a separate eBay account to shop there. If you already have an eBay account here in the States (or wherever you are), just go to eBay.de and log-in with that. If you contact them (The seller) with a little broken German (I like Google Translate), The seller almost always responds and lets you know either way. I have had some that are adamant about not shipping outside of Germany and others that are so amazed that a Trabi has made its way to the US that they bend over backwards to help and often tell me to let them know if I need anything else. Another option is that parts are not expensive for these cars so you can go through one of these vendors. I have used all three. For, two of them (I think) there is not an English version, however, if you download Google Chrome, it will automatically translate the sites into English for you. 1. LDM Tuning - Pro's: Lars speaks very good English and he has almost anything and everything for these cars, including performance upgrades. I have never received a part from him that wasn't quality. Cons: Most expensive of the three, in some cases by more than double 2. TrabantWelt - Personally, I do most of my business with Frank. Pros: Very affordable on parts and shipping. You do have to email him after you submit and he will work with you on shipping costs. His English is not great, but if you email him he does a lot better than if you call him. Every part I have got from them has been great. Cons: If they are out of stock on something it can be a little slow. Their site is in German only, but with Google Chrome you can read everything. They can also be a little slow on responding to email, but he always will. 3. Danzer-Autoteile - Pros: Mid range on parts pricing and shipping is very reasonable, if you email Andrea after you submit your order, she will ALWAYS work with you. Her English is pretty good, better than she gives herself credit for, but like Frank, if you email her, she does a lot better, but you can call her. Every part I have got from them has been great. Cons:Their site is in German only, but with Google Chrome you can read everything. Also their site limits what they have, Andrea can get pretty much anything you need, you just have to ask. I have often times found that some of these sites (Especially 2 and 3) will have the same parts new, for the same price, or sometimes less, including shipping, than you would even get on eBay. I hope this helps.