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My son was selling an expensive HD Camcorder on Ebay and someone took the Buy-it-now option for £650. They have zero feedback, only joined the same day and live in USA. I told him not to go through w… Read More
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7y, 10m agoPosted 7 years, 10 months ago
My son was selling an expensive HD Camcorder on Ebay and someone took the Buy-it-now option for £650. They have zero feedback, only joined the same day and live in USA. I told him not to go through with it as I'm sure he's being scammed. Even if they pay through Paypal is it not true they can dispute the transaction afterwards and their money gets refunded and he never sees his money or camera again? How can he back out of the transaction without getting neg feedback?
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7y, 10m agoPosted 7 years, 10 months ago
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banned#1
Very likely a scam, tell them to pay by western union as its the only way you can be sure of no chargebacks.

If they refuse then try to mutually cancel the sale, sure tinks will be along soon to tell you how to do that.
#2
It's highly likely the buyer wouldn't pay. Just spoiling the auction.

Next time, there is a 'buyer requirement' in the option, use that saves time.
[mod]#3
If you ask for Western Union they can report you for using an unsafe payment method.

Did he not state UK only on the listing? Best bet is to try and get them to mutually agree to cancel and if they don't then using a courier with tracking is the only safe way to send it..........but if they are using stolen credit card details then it won't help as the payment will be stopped still.
#4
colinsunderland
Very likely a scam, tell them to pay by western union as its the only way you can be sure of no chargebacks.

If they refuse then try to mutually cancel the sale, sure tinks will be along soon to tell you how to do that.


NOOOO western union is the biggest scam.
#5
Has the buyer paid? if not, then the buyer could not do much.

When I was selling my Canon SLR, a few ppl with 0 fedback placed bid, but they were soon suspended.
#6
Met-Cast
NOOOO western union is the biggest scam.


But, they will get their money. Western Union is unsafe for the person sending it.
#7
thesaint
But, they will get their money. Western Union is unsafe for the person sending it.


Really oh:oops:
banned#8
Met-Cast
NOOOO western union is the biggest scam.


Western Union is the safest way to recieve money. There is absolutely no way of them getting the money back after you get it, unlike paypal, bank transfer, or anything else.

If the buyer is a genuine first time user (with 0 feedback and only just joined) I doubt very much they will know how to report him for asking for WU.
#9
why have the worry.
#10
he could ring the ebay helpline and see what they say? they have been really helpful with me the last few weeks?
#11
neeeeever use western union. that's what all the scammers use....does nobody watch watchdog!. personally i would not go through with the sale. relist it. next time just set your preferences to no 0 feedback bidders when listing.
banned#12
tdogg
neeeeever use western union. that's what all the scammers use....does nobody watch watchdog!. personally i would not go through with the sale. relist it. next time just set your preferences to no 0 feedback bidders when listing.


How exactly can you get scammed when recieving money through western union?
#13
colinsunderland
How exactly can you get scammed when recieving money through western union?


They might send dodgy notes?
#14
thesaint
They might send dodgy notes?


:w00t::w00t::w00t:
banned#15
thesaint
They might send dodgy notes?


:-D
#16
colinsunderland
How exactly can you get scammed when recieving money through western union?


you're right, you can't get scammed receiving cash.....got it **** about face :oops:

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