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has anyone accepted bank transfter for flea bay items ??

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any help would be appreciated i listed 2 ufc tickets on fleebay and the went for £510 the bidder bidded in the last second and i messaged him straight away i had no reply last night but today i had…
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9y, 2m agoPosted 9 years, 2 months ago
any help would be appreciated

i listed 2 ufc tickets on fleebay and the went for £510 the bidder bidded in the last second and i messaged him straight away i had no reply last night but today i had a email saying he wanted my bank details for bank transfer , on the email it also said he was a director in singapore i dont know what to do any ideas
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9y, 2m agoPosted 9 years, 2 months ago
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#1
Sounds dodgy to me!

How much are the tickets worth??
#2
i always thought bank transfer was risk free. for the seller at least.
#3
bank transfer is the SAFEST method of payment, it also costs you nothing, leaves a physical trail and is much better than paypal

just give your sort code, account number and name, its perfectly safe
#4
The best thing you can do is consult your own bank and ask them.
I can see no problem in you giving him your bank details but whether the funds that get transferred into your account will be secure from overseas may be an issue.

Talk to your bank and tell them exactly what has happened and see what they say.

BTW what are UFC tickets and would £510 be what you would expect to get for them ?

regards
#5
i said i would only accept paypal and he paid straight away £514 pay pal took £17 in charges that was less than i was expecting
#6
surely if they have, sort code acount number and your holding branch they have got most the stuff they need to con you,
Is he travelling from singapore to the uk to see the fight??

Be careful, very careful
#7
i paid £200 each ticket so made a bit profit x
#8
scarface
bank transfer is the SAFEST method of payment, it also costs you nothing, leaves a physical trail and is much better than paypal

just give your sort code, account number and name, its perfectly safe


Agreed for UK banks but are you certain this is true of overseas payments/banks ?
I'm thinking that it could be dodgy if the buyer was paying with fraudulent funds ?
Money laundering ?

Got to be worth talking to their bank first ??
#9
rockatin
surely if they have, sort code acount number and your holding branch they have got most the stuff they need to con you,
Is he travelling from singapore to the uk to see the fight??

Be careful, very careful


they can't do anything with your sort code and account number, its on every cheque anyway

in europe (especially germany) the majority of payments are via bank transfer, its much safer than credit cards and the like

on the overseas thing yes perhaps once the money comes into your account just pop into your branch to confirm all is well with the payment then send the tickets, obviously for uk to uk transfer there isnt a problem at all (if you paid £200 each i'd say the winning bid is pretty realistic so it isnt a wild and crazy offer that may be dodgy)
#10
mostwanteddirect
i said i would only accept paypal and he paid straight away £514 pay pal took £17 in charges that was less than i was expecting


Well Paypal's definitely not as safe as accepting Bank Transfer but hopefully you will be fine.
I'd take those funds out ASAP :)
#11
hottoshop
Well Paypal's definitely not as safe as accepting Bank Transfer but hopefully you will be fine.
I'd take those funds out ASAP :)


lol damn right there, a month later paypal may suddenly pull the money out if the buyer claims never to have received the tickets despite watching the fight, paypal is the worse method for a seller IMHO.
#12
send the tickets with tracking. last thing u want is him claiming they did not arrive and claiming back with paypal.
#13
OP have you got to send these tickets abroad ?
If so please make sure you have the absolute correct method of posting with ample insurance.

Don't let the Post Office fob you off with International Signed For because it may well not cover you.

You will also need to make sure it complies with Paypal's terms and conditions as well.

Be very careful, I'm not saying this is scam by any means but believe me I have seen people lose a lot of money in this sort of situation.

Regards :)
#14
mostwanteddirect
i paid £200 each ticket so made a bit profit x



A true fleabayer.:p

They must be ringside seats at that cost. Don't really think the fight card merits ringside on this occasion.
banned#15
BT is safer to accept than a cheque (a cheque has your signature), all the details the buyer requires are on a cheque you send to someone anyway, so it is safe plus you won't incur any paypal fee's which is a plus
#16
Just found this article - might be worth taking into consideration, even though the recipient in this case was well justified:

"TV presenter Jeremy Clarkson has lost money after publishing his bank details in his newspaper column.
The Top Gear host revealed his account numbers after rubbishing the furore over the loss of 25 million people's personal details on two computer discs.
He wanted to prove the story was a fuss about nothing.

But Clarkson admitted he was "wrong" after discovered a reader had used the details to create a £500 direct debit to the charity Diabetes UK.
Clarkson published details of his Barclays account in the Sun newspaper, including his account number and sort code. He even told people how to find out his address.

"All you'll be able to do with them is put money into my account. Not take it out. Honestly, I've never known such a palaver about nothing," he told readers.

But he was proved wrong, as the 47-year-old wrote in his Sunday Times column.

"I opened my bank statement this morning to find out that
someone has set up a direct debit which automatically takes £500 from my account," he said."

:giggle:
#17
Your problem is that if he pays you from a stolen account, just like dodgy cheques, they can take the money back up to 6 months later.

If he seems legit and his addy is in the UK go for it - if he wants the tickets sent to Singapore I am not so sure.
#18
Bank Transfer certainly doesn't seem to be as safe as thought: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/entertainment/7174760.stm
#19
mrplay
send the tickets with tracking. last thing u want is him claiming they did not arrive and claiming back with paypal.


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