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phil68
25-02-2006, 09:44 PM
I won an auction for a watch from a seller in Vegas, which was alledgedly a jewelry shop. He didn't have a Paypal account & I wasn't happy about giving my credit card details to his 'secure on-line payment facility'. The guy told me that his partner was English & that I could send a cheque to her parent's house in Yorkshire. I was reasonably happy with that & so I was going to post it this morning when luckily I logged on to the computer first & found that I'd got an E-mail from Ebay. They said that the seller's trading privilages had been suspended & under no circumstances to continue with the transaction outside of Ebay. Close call or what:eek:
If a seller does not have a Paypal account be VERY wary as it's a quick & easy account to set up & also you're covered up to 500 if it all goes tits up.

Abe
26-02-2006, 12:07 AM
Thanks Phil

I bought some books last year.......
Sent off cheque

Like heck I got my books......

WebRam
26-02-2006, 09:55 AM
I use ebay all the time but I always use pay pal

Brian_UK
26-02-2006, 06:10 PM
I keep trying to buy stuff but the price always goes to high, damn it!!

chemi-cool
26-02-2006, 06:36 PM
Try world pay or Western Union.

A free advice: Never buy from a seller who doesn't use PayPal.


Chemi:)

chillin out
26-02-2006, 06:44 PM
I keep trying to buy stuff but the price always goes to high, damn it!!
Try raising your limit above 1....LOL

Chillin:) :)

phil68
26-02-2006, 07:32 PM
I've found that the chance of getting bargains are now getting less & less on there as there are more traders now jumping on the bandwagon to make a fast buck. More often than not the 'buy it now' price is what the RRP is in the highstreet, plus you've got the postage on top of that, which is more often than not vastly inflated in their favour which is further profit for them. Also check the real value of the goods that you're bidding on -I've quite often seen bidding for 2nd-hand goods go above what you'd pay for stuff that's still available new:rolleyes:

Lancer
01-03-2006, 11:05 AM
Here a tip, don't bid until the last 30 sec of the auction,
works most times, ;)
Lance

slingblade
01-03-2006, 04:14 PM
Here a tip, don't bid until the last 30 sec of the auction,
works most times, ;)
Lance


http://www.ezsniper.com/index.php3


win your auction in the last 3 seconds by using a snipe.

piaget
19-04-2006, 09:26 AM
I never buy from anyone who does not have Paypal.

Eng Student
08-06-2007, 06:31 PM
Paypal is the best invention in the last 10 years on the internet.

nh3wizard
08-06-2007, 08:08 PM
Paypal is the best invention in the last 10 years on the internet.


I thought porn was:o

bernard
08-06-2007, 09:52 PM
Hi

I,ve bought and sold on E-bay with only one disaster that was a police scanner.I,m presently looking to buy a grand voyager, I consider this a high risk factor so I expect a bargain unfortunately sellers seem to want market value.Can anyone recommend this model and is there any negatives with LPG.


Regards Bernard

chillin out
08-06-2007, 10:21 PM
I thought porn was:o
It's certainly the most used...lol


Chillin:):)

BigJon3475
08-06-2007, 10:50 PM
http://www.ezsniper.com/index.php3


win your auction in the last 3 seconds by using a snipe.


I use auction sentry same idea.

Psychro
09-06-2007, 12:45 AM
I've just had my first dispute. I won a 2nd hand Detail Sander on May 8th for 2.28 + 4.00 postage in an auction. The seller from York obviously changed his mind as it never arrived. All my e-mails were ignored. I followed the dispute process with PayPal and got my money refunded yesterday. The dispute system does work so always pay using PayPal.
:o

old gas bottle
09-06-2007, 08:33 AM
i have had mainley good transactions but a few dipsticks,in the early days i had some real bargains, now its better to sell than buy, i even have a little star with 104, and 100 % feedback, aint that nice !

piaget
07-08-2007, 03:09 PM
For eBay, Paypal is the way to go. I've been ripped off twice, and those two times I paid by money order. One time when I paid by Paypal and the seller didn't ship, I reported the incident and I got my money back.

marc5180
08-10-2007, 02:39 PM
I agree that paypal is a safer way than using cheques and credit cards to pay but Paypal are also rip off merchants. Iv had hundreds of pounds "stolen" by paypal so now refuse to use it.:mad:

interDOS
19-01-2008, 06:55 PM
I agree that paypal is a safer way than using cheques and credit cards to pay but Paypal are also rip off merchants. Iv had hundreds of pounds "stolen" by paypal so now refuse to use it.:mad:

I used to be an eBay Powerseller and I was very active in the eBay Business Seller forum. Many sellers now prefer alternative methods for payment, especially those who lost money and their goods when Paypal settled a dispute in the buyers favour.

All auction sites have their fare share of fraudulent sellers and buyers, and you should never bid on an auction just about to end, unless you have previously read and understood the complete description, terms & conditions.

I have bought 834 of goods from eBay in the last 60 days, without a single issue. I'm currently waiting for several items from a Chinese seller; should arrive in the next 7-8 days.

koelie
28-01-2008, 08:41 PM
Inside the European Union I often pay with an International Payment. Outside the EU I only trust Paypal. Western Union is like sending cash and can get lost, same with cheques. So if the seller doesn't have Paypal, I don't buy.

NoNickName
28-01-2008, 09:39 PM
Inside the European Union I often pay with an International Payment. Outside the EU I only trust Paypal. Western Union is like sending cash and can get lost, same with cheques. So if the seller doesn't have Paypal, I don't buy.

QUOTE that.