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I've got a phone on sale for ebay which is BIN and also best offer. Someone has asked whether they can pick the item up (which is fine) but also to pay cash instead. Is this a safe option or sho… Read More
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8y, 7m agoPosted 8 years, 7 months ago
I've got a phone on sale for ebay which is BIN and also best offer.

Someone has asked whether they can pick the item up (which is fine) but also to pay cash instead.

Is this a safe option or should I ask for paypal?

Thanks in advance!
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8y, 7m agoPosted 8 years, 7 months ago
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#1
I would have thought cash in your hand was much safer than paypal any day. Why are you worried?
#2
I would stick to your guns, for your protection.
#3
cash is fine surely as it cant be snatched back by paypal! i always ask can i pay cash if collecting to save fees for the seller..
#4
caz1cool
I would have thought cash in your hand was much safer than paypal any day. Why are you worried?


Aah, but what if the person isn't a good 'un and "steals" the phone without paying.
banned#5
lots of people take cash on collection just write 2 little notes saying what you have sold and for how much then ask them to sign it and you sign one also and give it to them
#6
kyalion
Aah, but what if the person isn't a good 'un and "steals" the phone without paying.


oh yep-im sure he wouldnt need to come pretending to be a buyer-lol0he would just knock and take it-or better still break in!
#7
louloo
oh yep-im sure he wouldnt need to come pretending to be a buyer-lol0he would just knock and take it-or better still break in!


What I meant was a "smash-and-grab" Heard of it before where they take the phone (or whatever) and run off. You then report it to police, but no proof of theft so you end up standing the cost. Just my opinion. That's what Paypal is for I thought.
#8
Throw off the chains of paypal and it's enforced taxation. Just accept cash. Why absorb the paypal fees when you can have the cash in your hand. If you are worried that you will be mugged, then stay locked in you house 24 hours a day and board up the windows.
#9
Heavertron
Throw off the chains of paypal and it's enforced taxation. Just accept cash. Why absorb the paypal fees when you can have the cash in your hand. If you are worried that you will be mugged, then stay locked in you house 24 hours a day and board up the windows.


:giggle:
#10
If I do for the cash option, should instill go through eBay or just avoid it as I can save considerable sellers fees?
banned#11
harj;2930585
If I do for the cash option, should instill go through eBay or just avoid it as I can save considerable sellers fees?

Just agree to the cash sale and end the auction early so no final value fee to pay either :thumbsup:
#12
If its collected no way to paypal as you have no proof of delivery and they will be able to do a item not received and win it (unless of course you post them a brick). Cash on collection is the only way.
#13
harj
If I do for the cash option, should instill go through eBay or just avoid it as I can save considerable sellers fees?


If you are comfortable doing that, then save yourself some cash. I sell things in the local freeads all the time and rest assured I don't accept paypal!
#14
Heavertron
If you are comfortable doing that, then save yourself some cash. I sell things of the local freeads all the time and rest assured I don't accept paypal!


lol me either-and im happy to sell or buy OFF ebay-they have had enough of my cash:roll:
#15
i had 1 this week he wanted to buy exbox 360 which am selling on ebay he emails me stating if he can pick it up we agree the price i give him my number he then texts me to say he dont know his way round to my house so if i could meet him half way, near some roundabout ive never heard about so i text back saying i dont know where it is the roundabout he speaks off.so i thought i would gice him direction so asked him to call me and he texts me back saying his wont will answer the phone but he cant hear me.so i said go to your nearest phone box and call me,he replies his too far, i text back saying we can sort it out tommorow as it was getting late,he replies his desparate for it today and he could meet me at another location which is very familer but at the time he wanted to meet me its dead quiet.
i had sensed something was wrong as when he emaild me from ebay he hid his email,i didnt get to speak to him or hear his voice i thought i wouldnt take the risk
i asked him to call me the nextday little earlier which today being 2nd day has not called and i havent called him either.
so you have to be little carefull,to save urself hassle paypall is good if its large money but then its up 2 u i have had people come to my house or meet me u just know when u communicate with them whether they are genuine
#16
khalifazed
i had 1 this week he wanted to buy exbox 360 which am selling on ebay he emails me stating if he can pick it up we agree the price i give him my number he then texts me to say he dont know his way round to my house so if i could meet him half way, near some roundabout ive never heard about so i text back saying i dont know where it is the roundabout he speaks off.so i thought i would gice him direction so asked him to call me and he texts me back saying his wont will answer the phone but he cant hear me.so i said go to your nearest phone box and call me,he replies his too far, i text back saying we can sort it out tommorow as it was getting late,he replies his desparate for it today and he could meet me at another location which is very familer but at the time he wanted to meet me its dead quiet.
i had sensed something was wrong as when he emaild me from ebay he hid his email,i didnt get to speak to him or hear his voice i thought i wouldnt take the risk
i asked him to call me the nextday little earlier which today being 2nd day has not called and i havent called him either.
so you have to be little carefull,to save urself hassle paypall is good if its large money but then its up 2 u i have had people come to my house or meet me u just know when u communicate with them whether they are genuine


yeh last night i sold the safety gates-similar happened but i called him and wife answered in the car so i went. I wouldnt have but for that;-)

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