Don't worry Brian, I've been buying off French eBay for 24+ months and they don't usually offer international postage as standard but a polite message in their Mother tongue is all it takes - I just send the following:I have been looking for one of those.....a pity delivery may not be available to the UK. Looks as if Brexit is kicking in.
"Bonjour, Expédition en Angleterre?
I reckon 8/10 times they say yes and I've never had a bad seller or anything go missing from France (Yet! Touch wood!) In fact one lady would only accept payment as Paypal F&F (rules are different over there, it's allowed.) I was dubious but eventually did so as it wasn't a particularly valuable item. Turned out she'd sent it the same day I won it, days before I sent payment! Just goes to show, sometimes when you think you're taking a risk, the other person might also be taking a risk on you lol.