Hi All, I recently sold a broken tube amp on eBay and the buyer happened to be from Greece. I sent the item to the eBay Global Ship warehouse and after a few days sitting there, I was informed it was restricted and could not be sent further. I asked for clarification and was emailed the following: The item *MAY* have been restricted for the following reason(s): 1. Lead: all soldering, risks and handling method is known by most 2. Selenium diodes/rectifiers: 3. Mercury: Inside some rectifier tubes (6508, 82, 83, 866A) 4. Cadmium: Chassis plating of Fisher tube amplifiers (kx-200,400,500c,...) 5. PCB's : not the stuff components are mounted on, but "Polychlorinated Biphenyls". 6. Asbestos: Was used as heat shield in some tweed guitar amplifiers and as insulation material on wiring. The result of the transaction were pretty favorable (especially given eBay's ambivalence towards sellers). The buyer was given his money back and I was allowed to keep the payment from the transaction. Apparently the third party that runs Global Shipping eats the loss but retains the item for future sale. I tried to get the item back but they said that was not possible. Just something to be aware of if you plan to ship tube gear using Global Ship program.