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Old 04-12-2012, 01:10 PM
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I'm not sure where to post this, but I hope this helps someone. There might be some who don't know this, but if you sell something off of Craig's List and the buyer offers to pay through paypal, you might be in for a surprise. Seems after your item is carted off, a few weeks later you might find the paypal account was started with a bogus credit card or bank account. Guess who is left owing the money? YOU! I was selling a motorcycle on CL and the buyer asked if he could pay through paypal. I got hinked up after he agreed to buy it, sight unseen. I called paypal and was told that big ticket items purchased outside of ebay does not fall under their protection plan and yes, if the funds are from a fraudulent source, you will be required to reimburse the funds. If this saves one person from a nightmare, then my mission was a success.
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Old 04-12-2012, 01:15 PM
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Tks for the headsup!
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I'll add another tip dealing with Ebay/PayPal. Yes, I found out the hard way on this one.

I bought a lot of 50 sabiki rigs for making bait on Ebay. I've bought them there in the past, shipped out of Hong Kong, with no issues. Hell, that's where they make most of the sabiki rigs and a buck a piece is dirt cheap compared to the $4.99 or $5.99 they want at any store. Cost with shipping was $55 and delivery within 45 days. The seller had a solid rating with oodles of positive feedback, but for whatever reason, decided to suddenly not ship a damn thing to a bunch of people, no response to emails, etc. Bottom line? If it's over 45 days and you go to file a complaint with Ebay or Paypal, you're screwed. They won't touch it at all and you're out the money.

It's a Catch-22 for sure. Seller knew that if he said 45 days on shipping that he could screw people and get away with it. Granted, not huge dollars like a Harley mentioned above, but just another way to get screwed by Ebay/Paypal.
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I always wondered about paypal and have never used it.
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Old 04-13-2012, 05:33 PM
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I told the buyer I accept "cash only". I just got a return email from the buyer saying if I don't accept paypal. he'll go else where for a bike. This a$$hole needs to meet a horrendous demise before he screws some poor soul.
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A great way to "test" the waters when it comes to PayPal scams... offer to split the PayPal fee with the buyer if they pay you with cash instead... I use PayPal everyday -- and I hate it with a passion. If you sell something on eBay you take in the poop-shoot. Between eBay's fees and THEN PayPal's fees you're looking at a nice junk of change.

Besides, with debit cards these days -- even credit criminals can have a Visa Card!!
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I use paypal all the time, and like it. Most of the time it's for ebay purchases, but occasionally for other online retailers.

The ONLY way I deal with craigslist is in person at a very public place with cash in hand.
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A little secret. F paypal. Ship your stuff UPS collect. Buyer has to get money order or cc check.. UPS will deliver it to You.. Course they can get bogey MO's and CC's too. Just have to use common sense, If Your guts say no, No it is...
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How is one persons fraud and criminal activity your problem?
Thats some BS right there. Thanks for the heads up.
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Old 04-14-2012, 04:29 AM
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You guys can't imagine the scum I've dealt with. Imagine you make something for somebody, ship it out, and they get it -- you know they got it -- yet they say they didn't get it, dispute it with their credit card, and you're out the money.

Naturally you file a claim with the carrier and get paid up to $100 if you didn't add insurance -- but still, it isn't right. THEN when you inform the carrier that they're being scammed they don't care either because at the end of the game, the carrier is passing the costs around to all the shippers.

All because of dirt bags.
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