Found 2nd May 2007
Looking for a bit of advice from all you ebay experts.

Please give me your opinion on the following item on ebay 120115164010 .

I have won this item on buy it now but the seller has requested payment by cash/postal order or bankers draft. I note other items he has sold previously (he has been a member for just over a month) have indicated payment by paypal but I have emailed him and he has said no to paypal. I have asked whether there is a reason for this and have received no response.

Am I right to be suspcious. Any advice would be appreciated.

14 Comments

It's your money, you decide.
I would not touch him with a barge poll. No Paypal and no Paypal protection. Crap postage service advertised.

He's a very busy seller:-
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and he ain't bought a lot:-
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I would imagine the seller is just annoyed by the percentage Paypal is taking from his profits.

If he has changed the payment options after you bought the item, then thats a different matter.

This item has not been revised since listing, so it never had Paypal. Some of his other items that he had sold did.
It's irrelevant anyway, because he would not qualify for Paypals £500 buyer protection even if he did offer Paypal.

Well he hasn't specified PayPal and hasn't modified the auction to take PayPal; so strictly speaking you should abide by his request.

I actively don't have a PayPal account and sometimes have to email sellers who only list PayPal as the payment method if I can pay another way. 99% are obliging.

Agree with viking.

You purchased the item under his conditions (no paypal).

I don't see anything particular suspect about this auction other than a poorly written description.

Everythings a gamble on eBay and everyone has to start somewhere.

He has 100% feedback (I know that doesn't mean that much) but I see no reason to see why you should be worried.

If you scrutinize every item you bid on you would never purchase anything.

If he was a scammer he wouldn't be likely to be selling £5 hoodie tops would he.

greg_68

Agree with viking.You purchased the item under his conditions (no … Agree with viking.You purchased the item under his conditions (no paypal).I don't see anything particular suspect about this auction other than a poorly written description.Everythings a gamble on eBay and everyone has to start somewhere.He has 100% feedback (I know that doesn't mean that much) but I see no reason to see why you should be worried.If you scrutinize every item you bid on you would never purchase anything.If he was a scammer he wouldn't be likely to be selling £5 hoodie tops would he.



I agree but the idea is to protect yourself as much as possible.

If you scrutinize every item you bid on you would never purchase … If you scrutinize every item you bid on you would never purchase anything.


[COLOR=red]NO, you would never get scammed. Scrutinizing everything is how you don't get conned.[/COLOR]

Agreed dino you should scrutinize it as much as possible but apart from not accepting paypal (which he is entirely entitled to) what else is suspect with this item?

greg_68

Agreed dino you should scrutinize it as much as possible but apart from … Agreed dino you should scrutinize it as much as possible but apart from not accepting paypal (which he is entirely entitled to) what else is suspect with this item?



Nothing 'suspect' with him, I never said there was:-

It's your money, you decide.I would not touch him with a barge poll. No … It's your money, you decide.I would not touch him with a barge poll. No Paypal and no Paypal protection. Crap postage service advertised.


If I was buying from a 'newbie' I would want 'some' protection. This offers you nowt in the way of protection. I agree that 'newbies' have to start somewhere, but not with my money.

I also think Paypal is a Parasite but most of my buyers use it.

Original Poster

Thanks very much for all the advice guys.

Little notice to people that use Ebay!

Please check postage costs and payment options before buying!

Also, It looks like he doesn't want to get stung with paypals charges, If you still want to pay by paypal, You could always offer to pay the charges.

I always used to say at the bottom of my listings "If using Paypal please include the fee's"

Nobody ever did, Even when the fee was still less than a first class stamp!

Don't use Ebay for selling any more, I sold a couple of things to clear out my room for about £1-£2, I came out with

Banned

Iom-RF

I always used to say at the bottom of my listings "If using Paypal please … I always used to say at the bottom of my listings "If using Paypal please include the fee's"Nobody ever did, Even when the fee was still less than a first class stamp!



Ebay did, at one point, send an email stating that you were no longer allowed to do that. That was quite a while ago as well.

No prizes for guessing why!

JDeal

Ebay did, at one point, send an email stating that you were no longer … Ebay did, at one point, send an email stating that you were no longer allowed to do that. That was quite a while ago as well. No prizes for guessing why!



Yeah, Probably about the time i got peed off and stopped selling?
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