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banned8y, 5m agoPosted 8 years, 5 months ago
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banned8y, 5m agoPosted 8 years, 5 months ago
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banned#1
I thought they have to accept any form of payment including pickup
#2
They don't have to offer pick up, otherwise it wouldn't be an option when you list an item.

I would avoid, don't know why you ask.
#3
Maybe he / she dont like people face to face

:P
banned#4
ask if theyl deliver for 3 quid thn thtd cover petrol, sounds a bit dodgey to me.
#5
More than likely hes relying on the postage cost to bump up his profit a little.
banned#6
How did you say you were going to pay?
Some people don't like pick ups, personally I wouldn't as I'm in and out all day from around 8am, and don't usually get in till around 9pm for the night. It would mean me arranging a time during the day and being stuck in.
Plenty of other reasons too, could be someone who's scared of being robbed for them or anything.
#7
Ever thought he might want a "proof of delivery"? If you pick up, he has no proof he delivered them to you, and open to the scammers trick of clawing back their money via paypal. I wouldn't either (especially for a phone)
banned#8
As long as you have 'Full' paypal protection you should be ok, however if you have the slightest doubt then pull out, initial instincts are usually correct.

There could be many reasons why they would not want callers at their door, e.g. busy work day, enjoy privacy, shy, item not as described, etc..

I don't give a hoots, however the mere fact that you have had to ask the question should be enough doubt to walk away, Should the items not turn out to be exactly as described, you'll have to send back via trackable method, regardless if seller location is next door/town/city, etc. However you would be in the same situ with any seller.
#9
splatsplatsplat
Ever thought he might want a "proof of delivery"? If you pick up, he has no proof he delivered them to you, and open to the scammers trick of clawing back their money via paypal. I wouldn't either (especially for a phone)


If your going to do pick up then C.O.D. is the only option.
You wouldn't pay with paypal and then go and collect it.

I certainly wouldn't hand anything over unless I saw the readies in my hand.
#10
aScottishBloke
As long as you have 'Full' paypal protection you should be ok, however if you have the slightest doubt then pull out, initial instincts are usually correct.

There could be many reasons why they would not want callers at their door, e.g. busy work day, enjoy privacy, shy, item not as described, etc..

I don't give a hoots, however the mere fact that you have had to ask the question should be enough doubt to walk away, Should the items not turn out to be exactly as described, you'll have to send back via trackable method, regardless if seller location is next door/town/city, etc. However you would be in the same situ with any seller.


Yeah but if they send a brick in the post and you sign for it, paypal is useless :lol:

I tend to think that some people were just born plain difficult. The wife had the same thing a while back over some tops she wanted to buy, the seller only lived about a mile away.
#11
Maybe the phones are being sent from somewhere else miles away ?
#12
snowtiger
Maybe the phones are being sent from somewhere else miles away ?



I agree with this comment, a lot of people selling phones on ebay do not have them to hand, they are sent directly from a warehouse. 2 yrs ago i used to sell phones on ebay and they also came direct from the warehouse to the buyer so pick-up was impossible as i never actually had them at home.
banned#13
Shengis
Yeah but if they send a brick in the post and you sign for it, paypal is useless :lol:

I tend to think that some people were just born plain difficult. The wife had the same thing a while back over some tops she wanted to buy, the seller only lived about a mile away.


Then you would have to go down the 'Item not as described route' - I know it's a pain but certain safegaurds are available. You just have to be on top of these things and think like a scammer in order to avoid being caught.
#14
I asked someone once if i could pick up and they actaully said no, as the money they make on postage was too good!
#15
maybe they just dont like strangers going to there home, i allowed pick ups before i had melissa, but now i dont, dont even like going to get things unless i have a few of my friends with me.
#16
aScottishBloke
Then you would have to go down the 'Item not as described route' - I know it's a pain but certain safegaurds are available. You just have to be on top of these things and think like a scammer in order to avoid being caught.


Very good in theory but paypal will tell you to send the item back. What happens when I (as the scammer) refuse delivery.....:whistling:
[mod]#17
I don't allow pick ups anymore........i had someone coming to collect and they ended up knocking one of the neighbours kids of their bike and then flooring it. :x

Luckily they were only bruised and i had the drivers address and details on eBay :-D Don't know what happened after that but what a pain being interviewed by the Police all because some knob rot had no decency and wanted to save £2 on P&P
banned#18
Shengis
Very good in theory but paypal will tell you to send the item back. What happens when I (as the scammer) refuse delivery.....:whistling:


You wouldn't as I'd be accompanying the postie as it's local and ensuring a sig was collected :w00t:
#19
I can see why some people don't allow pickups - I stopped doing it with freecycle, when people had me sat around at home waiting for nothing, plus some people (especially women who live alone) don't want to be in a position where men they don't know come to their home. If collection wasn't an option in the original advert, then it's not particularly something to be concerned about now. However, if you feel there's something dodgy about the sale (maybe from the way the person responded when you asked about collection), or maybe collection was an option in the advert & they've now changed their mind, then don't go ahead with the sale. If you're not particularly in a rush for the item, it will come up for sale from someone else again. :)
#20
I had someone who wanted to collect on a £25 seperates denon tuner, postage was offered at £7 courier they ended up travelling from manchester to chesterfield and back which would have cost more than the delivery cost in fuel, it also took them 2 months after purchase to come, they paid immediately via paypal though. Some people have no sense. I would still allow pick-ups but cash on collection and have it to be collected within 7 days.

Ive bought stuff cash on collection too with no probs the best had to be a 5foot punchbag, mitts and wall bracket for 99p! I only wanted the bracket and sold the rest for £20 through shop window adverts!
#21
Wouldn't be to sure of getting all your money back from paypal.

I had a thing where i spent £20 on ebay with a seller who had good feedback and they were removed by ebay for reasons they wouldn't disclose and all teh previous listings etc just disappeared when they were removed by ebay and it was a nightmare trying to find the info on the auction i won. In the end paypal paid about a third of the amount back as that was all they could recover from the sellers account.

Regards
Andrew
#22
well if the seller is liek 14 i can see why they wouldnt want to have a pick up
#23
if its cheap get it but if you can find it else where then i wud greedy beggers i think.
#24
I never allow pick up, Even if the person lives on my street, I dont want to interact with some piece of trash.

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