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PayPal Gift Payments - Safe?

ninj4z Avatar
6y, 7m agoPosted 6 years, 7 months ago
Hello,

Just a simple question, I have a buyer wanting to purchase something from me, I can save on eBay fees if I get him to pay me straight through PayPal. save on PayPal fees if he pays as a gift but is it safe?

Can PayPal payments sent as gifts be reversed back to the buyer?

Thanks in advance.
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6y, 7m agoPosted 6 years, 7 months ago
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[mod]#1
nope cant be reversed if paypal gift
banned#2
Yes thye are safe but if either paypal or ebay discover what you did they will delte your account.
#3
If they are payed from card/bank account yes they can.
#4
kickoff3pm
Yes thye are safe but if either paypal or ebay discover what you did they will delte your account.


Open another one!

In all honesty, nothing on paypal is 100% safe as the seller. Read the other persons trading feedback and take it from there.
#5
goonertillidie
nope cant be reversed if paypal gift


100% cant be reversed?

My mate recently accepted a gift for a low priced item of £10, the buyer left his address in an email, my mate shipped the item off 1st Class but the buyer got his money back.

The money was given back to the buyer after a dispute, he used the excuse of "Unauthorised Payment" and got his money back as my mate couldn't provide a tracking number.
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ninj4z
100% cant be reversed?

My mate recently accepted a gift for a low priced item of £10, the buyer left his address in an email, my mate shipped the item off 1st Class but the buyer got his money back.

The money was given back to the buyer after a dispute, he used the excuse of "Unauthorised Payment" and got his money back as my mate couldn't provide a tracking number.


i didnt think it could - but could be wrong as 4lyons09 stated
#7
ninj4z
100% cant be reversed?

My mate recently accepted a gift for a low priced item of £10, the buyer left his address in an email, my mate shipped the item off 1st Class but the buyer got his money back.

The money was given back to the buyer after a dispute, he used the excuse of "Unauthorised Payment" and got his money back as my mate couldn't provide a tracking number.


I've never heard of a paypal gift payment being returned because of that reason but tbh nothing on ebay or paypal would suprise me any more...
#8
Yes it can be reversed, come on guys!

Bounced payment OR hacked account report, (unathourised payment) you have NO buyer protection buying off ebay.

I would be higly suspicious of a buyer willing to give up their buyer protection for YOUR benefit of no fees.

If it sounds too good and all that.
#9
tinkerbell28
Yes it can be reversed, come on guys!

Bounced payment OR hacked account report, (unathourised payment) you have NO seller protection selling off ebay.

I would be higly suspicious of a buyer willing to give up their buyer protection for YOUR benefit of no fees.

If it sounds too good and all that.


Thanks for all the replies, so GIFT is an easy way of getting scammed too?, just read this elsewhere about gifts:

There are two ways that you can be charged back on PayPal.

The first is Item dispute, saying that you did not receive the item, the item is faulty, etc. This is cancelled out in PayPal gift (as there is no item.)

Secondly, there is Unauthorized dispute, this IS applicable to Gift, as you are saying that you were not the one who sent the money, and PayPal will hold the money and investigate.
#10
ninj4z
Thanks for all the replies, so GIFT is an easy way of getting scammed too?, just read this elsewhere about gifts:

There are two ways that you can be charged back on PayPal.

The first is Item dispute, saying that you did not receive the item, the item is faulty, etc. This is cancelled out in PayPal gift (as there is no item.)

Secondly, there is Unauthorized dispute, this IS applicable to Gift, as you are saying that you were not the one who sent the money, and PayPal will hold the money and investigate.


The 2nd, one is correct, the payment can also bounce, it can be funded by stolen details or the buyer has no money in their account, so they pay you, pp try to take the money, it gets declined they reverse your payment.

That's a moot point though SP won't cover you for bounced payments, they keep that bit quiet, it's only if you know every last part of the agreement or see the endless crap on ebay about it you'd know.
#11
tinkerbell28
Yes it can be reversed, come on guys!

Bounced payment OR hacked account report, (unathourised payment) you have NO seller protection selling off ebay.

I would be higly suspicious of a buyer willing to give up their buyer protection for YOUR benefit of no fees.

If it sounds too good and all that.


Incorrect information I'm afraid, I've made a claim when a deal was done on HUKDs FS/FT and it was found in my favour. Furthermore the policy is due to change or has changed recently to cover deals struck outside of ebay, was in a paypal update newsletter.
#12
awoodhall2003
Incorrect information I'm afraid, I've made a claim when a deal was done on HUKDs FS/FT and it was found in my favour. Furthermore the policy is due to change or has changed recently to cover deals struck outside of ebay, was in a paypal update newsletter.


What are you talking about? The changes you are an about I presume are the incoming eligibility for SNAD claims from the 1st of June?

You are talking about buyer protection changes in general as it will be, not yet, but will be merging into one and SNADS will be claimable.

The other bit is incorrect, I meant to say buyer protection, like I did in smaybellines thread getting buyer/seller mixed up quickly getting him a resounding no in before accepting gift. See the following phrase after that comment, I wanted to reiterate that as it's important. Buyer protection is currently crap off ebay, why give it up when on ebay it's guaranteed?

Seller protection if accepted by the normal means they are covered for reversals, not bounced, chargebacks and INR, NOT snads as it's not applicable yet.

Buyer protection you have none op, so as I say be wary of someone willing to forgoe that, none at all basically, it's all currently on INR on a best effort basis, no SNADS. With normal off ebay pp.

With gift, nothing, so risk reversal due to unauthorised and bounced, hope that clear it up for the picky ones on the forum what I said still stands :roll: Or waste your dosh up to you. There are PP forums on the ebay site too:thumbsup:
#13
tinkerbell28
What are you talking about? The changes you are an about I presume are the incoming eligibility for SNAD claims from the 1st of June?

You are talking about buyer protection changes in general as it will be, not yet, but will be merging into one and SNADS will be claimable.

The other bit is incorrect, I meant to say buyer protection, like I did in smaybellines thread getting buyer/seller mixed up quickly getting him a resounding no in before accepting gift. See the followin pharse after that comment, I wanted to reiterate that as it's important. Buyer protection is currently crap off ebay, why give it up when on ebay it's guaranteed?

Seller protection if accepted by the normal means they are covered for reversals, not bounced, chargebacks and INR, NOT snads as it's not applicable yet.

Buyer protection you have none op, so as I say be wary of someone willing to forgoe that, none at all basically, it's all currently on INR on a best effort basis, no SNADS. With normal off ebay pp.

With gift, nothing, so risk reversal due to unauthorised and bounced, hope that clear it up for the picky ones on the forum what I said still stands :roll: Or waste your dosh up to you. There are PP forums on the ebay site too:thumbsup:


Thanks for the all your help, you've made things a lot clearer, I used to sell on here and accept gifts as the only option, lucky the buyers were faithful :-D

I rather pay the fees and trade through eBay or pay the PayPal fees instead.
#15
Ive just been scammed as some of you have probably read on my thread.

Just make sure you have a tracking number if you are selling - Without a tracking number the money can be reversed if the buyer claims "unauthorised payment".

By the way for any of you that followed my thread - The buyer is no longer a reigstered user on ebay! Paypal called my OH today as paypal is in his name. They asked him to pay the money we owe but my Oh explained the situation and they are looking into it - hopefully they will understand and do the right thing.

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