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Old 11-13-2010, 07:40 PM   #41 (permalink)
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That's what paypal is for...protection.

Of course, one should always use common sense in their dealings and never do something they're not conformable with.
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Old 11-13-2010, 08:11 PM   #42 (permalink)
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I just wish Google Checkout had been first to the party. I personally think it is a better system for both the buyer and seller. Paypal is so popular (since Ebay actually owns and promotes their use) that is almost impossible to do business with out their service.
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Old 11-13-2010, 09:46 PM   #43 (permalink)
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No...not correct. NEVER ship without having been paid first.

1) Post your item.
2) Agree to terms over PM/EMail with buyer.
3) You send buyer your pp address.
4) Buyer pays you.
5) You ship.
6) Buyer receives.
7) You leave each other feedback.

Hope this helps...
This is definitely helpful. I appreciate it. But one question.....how do you know how much shipping is gonna cost until you ship it? Do you go to the Post Office and get a price then tell them and then they pay it?

Sorry for the stupid question.

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Old 11-13-2010, 11:39 PM   #44 (permalink)
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.....how do you know how much shipping is gonna cost until you ship it? Do you go to the Post Office and get a price then tell them and then they pay it?
Estimate shipping with the postal calc: http://postcalc.usps.gov/

Personally, I always include shipping and PP fees in my price....but that's just me. I do it that way because that's what I like to see when I'm shopping.
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Old 11-26-2010, 11:54 AM   #45 (permalink)
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Although I usually sell on the other site, I always advertise (and follow through) of paying for the PayPal fees (actually deducted from PayPal payment) and never use the "gift" options. This keeps everyone honest and protects the innocent people from scammers. Another option the scammers use is a trade. It's hard to collect something from someone who, either doesn't exist, or doesn't have the item for trade.
"If it's too good to be true, then it isn't." As it's been said before, "just pay the fees!"

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Old 01-08-2011, 08:26 PM   #46 (permalink)
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There is no need anymore.. they now charge fees for "gift" as well
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Old 01-11-2011, 06:28 AM   #47 (permalink)
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Actually, if you pay with a balance, and choose any "personal" option no one pays fees. If you don't have a balance they charge more...
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Old 02-28-2011, 10:28 PM   #48 (permalink)
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Hi Shaggy,

You said it, bro. I just bought a heli, and the seller said paypal was in the price. Easy enough. I used to hate PayPal as I knew they had a billion$ idea...and want a key into everyone's checking account. However, they have let me use them without ACH, and now I consider them like buying gas with a credit card. In every transaction, the buyer pays all costs. Happy hovering!

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in your above rant. if you pay $103 you did just pay there fee.
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Old 03-03-2011, 01:02 PM   #49 (permalink)
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As I see it when I send as a gift, I pay the fee rather than the seller. Is that not correct? I may not be covered insurance wise.

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Old 03-03-2011, 01:24 PM   #50 (permalink)
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If you send payment as a gift you have no protection. If I sold you a $1000 dollar RTF Trex 500 and you send payment as a gift....I could NOT send you anything but a smiley face and you'd have no recourse through paypal whatsoever. I can't help but think that a court of law would also find it odd that payment was sent as a 'gift'. If payment was a 'gift'....what more than a 'thank you' could you expect in return?

DO NOT SEND PAYMENTS AS A GIFT!!!!
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Old 03-04-2011, 11:01 AM   #51 (permalink)
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If you send as "gift" or anything under the "personal" menu, they charge the fee if it does not come out of your paypal balance. Only if you have a paypal balance does the fee get waived. If not, the fee is more then just "goods".
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Old 12-18-2011, 08:50 PM   #52 (permalink)
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I think the sell should pay the fee know matter what because they are the ones making the money and its a sellers fee.
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Old 01-08-2012, 12:58 PM   #53 (permalink)
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Sorry, when I see these ads saying funds are to be sent as a "gift" I just laugh as it's not that hard to sell something and get the price you want.

If a seller wants to sell something set your price + shipping instead of saying it has to be sent as a gift to avoid fees...etc

Such a conflict of "sale" criteria and for those that actually sent funds as a gift I hope you get what you pay for, since it's not a "gift"
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Old 03-14-2012, 03:22 PM   #54 (permalink)
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I read on an earlier post by MTDV, about how he got screwed over badly by the seller (Eric...memo to me, never deal with this guy).
Anyway, some would say there is nothing you can do about that, but IF...big if...IF you pay with your credit card, your purchase is insured by the credit card company. So, If you do not get the services or products you were supposed to get, you can dispute the charges...with all the evidence of the wrong doing MTDV had, he most likely would have gotten his money back. The dispute process is not a simple one, but it's definitely worth a shot if you get scammed and didn't get what you paid for. What ends up happening is the credit card TAKES the money back from PayPal and PayPal in turn TAKES the money back from the sorry SOB that scammed you. I've never had to go through a dispute and it doesn't always work on your favor, but its definitely worth a shot.

This is just an FYI for those of you that weren't aware of this...Also, in case you do have to dispute something, it is a good idea to keep copies of conversations, photos, receipts and anything else that can be used as proof of the transaction/scam. In MTDVs case, I'm certain he would have gotten his money back.

I hope this information is helpful to anyone who gets scammed.

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Old 01-04-2013, 12:44 PM   #55 (permalink)
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I was talking with MasterCard on an unrelated subject but decided to ask them a question about how they handle disputes with a private part from both a seller and buyers perspective.

They told that if you are a buyer and in good standing with MC all you have to do is call them up and tell them you didn't get what was claimed by the seller and they'll put a hold on the funds until it's worked out. The buyer just needs to forward a copy of the ad and explain what was wrong and they'll have you send the item back. When the seller get's it they'll refund the money.

That's not bad at all but if you are a seller, here's the bad one. If a buyer pays you via PayPals "gift" option (or some other way but uses a credit card) and calls and says the the seller never delivered then the seller will have to prove that not only did he send it but that it was received and who signed for it. If the seller can't come up with exactly who signed for it MC will refund the buyers money. You as a seller will have to do ALL the legwork yourself to get this resolved.

On the other hand, if you use the "goods" option, ship the package to the address that the buyer specifies in the Paypal payment and you require a signature. You are fully protected and paypal will deal with the CC company on your behalf and will get them to drop the claim since they have proof it was delivered. MasterCard are the ones who told me this. So, I called Paypal to confirm and they told me the same.

So, using the "gift" option can be bad for both buyer and seller. Personally, I'd rather deal with Paypal than my CC company and despite all the urban legends about how bad Paypal is I've done thousands of transactions with them and never once had a problem that wasn't my own fault.

So, as a seller, I'll gladly pay the "goods" fee to get the Paypal protection. Not to mention that I won't compromise my integrity by asking buyers to lie to Paypal just so I can save a few cents or a few bucks.
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Old 09-14-2014, 11:25 AM   #56 (permalink)
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Default Do not buy something through paypal as a gift...

These are the steps I take whenever I purchase something from the Classifieds:

1. Reply to the thread saying you sent a PM.
2. A some point, the earlier the better, quote the original message in a reply.
3. Click the pic and save it to your computer in case the OP removes it after the sale.
4. I prefer to pay and get paid by invoice. NEVER SEND PAYMENT AS A GIFT
5. Take screenshots of the thread. This is helpful in case the OP edits the original information.
6. Save your PM exchange.

It's all about making as good a case for yourself as you can. If you end up filing a PP dispute, you will need to provide evidence to support your claim.
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The following transaction and PM exchange went smoothly, there were no problems as you can see. I've included the PM exchange and screenshots of the thread as examples of what I would provide to PP in a dispute. Also you can see the original pic uploaded by me, as I saved it from the original post.





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Okay, sounds good. I'll let you know when it arrives. Have a good weekend!

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Bob O Thanks, that would be great I would like some decals. I will get it out Monday and send it Priority mails so you will get it quickly. Thanks Again, Alex


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Payment sent. Thank you.

Need a couple of HF decals? I'll gladly send a couple to you next week.

Please send the radio to my Paypal address:

Robert O'Connor
1012 Pine Street
Negaunee, MI 49866

Thanks again!

Bob
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Please send me a Paypal invoice for the $37.50

My paypal ID is [email protected]

Thank you!!

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Old 09-28-2014, 09:04 PM   #57 (permalink)
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There is no need anymore.. they now charge fees for "gift" as well
They only charge fees for the gift option if you dont have the funds already in your paypal account and have to draw them from another source attached to your PP account.
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Old 11-16-2014, 08:52 PM   #58 (permalink)
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I have some micro helis to sell and this forum looks like a good place to do it.

However, I've never sold anything here before - is there a How-To explaining the correct procedure and "Best Practices" somewhere? (I searched but could not find one - this thread is the closest one I could find.)

I have a PayPal account and it sounds like this is the way to go, but I'm not sure how to to go about doing this.

Any help would be appreciated!

Jeff Roberson in Salt Lake City Utah

Edit: I only read the first page of this thread - looks like there is some good info later on - reading whole thing now...
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Old 06-15-2017, 01:18 PM   #59 (permalink)
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I realize this is an older thread but there is a new scam in paypal. It is the "paypal.me" situation. This is a friends and family payment just like a gift payment and this method will not offer the buyer any protection under PayPal. usually this will be a link provided from the seller will look like paypal.me/username/dollar amount for example "paypal.me/johndoe/200" this is the gift payment to that user. BEWARE There is no Buyer protection if this method is used!!!!

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Old 06-15-2017, 04:47 PM   #60 (permalink)
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Also...for those of you who add an extra fee to your item to cover the PayPal fee....if someone reports to paypal that you tried to charge them extra to cover YOUR fee...PayPal will drop you in a heartbeat.
If you add the fee to the price before the sale, then no one will ever know. In fact when I price an item on ebay I add part of my mortgage payment and utility bill, shipping costs, PayPal and Ebay fees, office supply charge and an extra buck to super-size my next meal at McDonalds without anyone knowing.
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