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    Can eBay Buyers see Seller's address?

    If somebody is to buy something on eBay is there anyway they'd be able to find the Seller's address?

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    Only when the sale has gone through or if they have had previous dealings with the seller.

    If you buy something off someone and you want to see where the seller is click on the pay by cheque and it usually comes up with it, unless it's PayPal only.

    stefor;5623912

    If you buy something off someone and you want to see where the seller is … If you buy something off someone and you want to see where the seller is click on the pay by cheque and it usually comes up with it, unless it's PayPal only.



    True :thumbsup:

    Original Poster

    The reason I ask is because I just sold something to a Buyer and I said "PAYPAL ONLY" but he's sent me an email saying he wants to meet and pay in cash. He only created his eBay account today.

    I'm scared that he might come to my house or something.

    I let buyers come cash on collection.

    Possible scam

    you dont have to meet him. He could turn up at your house, but i think its unlikely.
    If yous aid paypal then he should accept it.just say no

    RadioactiveJack;5623953

    The reason I ask is because I just sold something to a Buyer and I said … The reason I ask is because I just sold something to a Buyer and I said "PAYPAL ONLY" but he's sent me an email saying he wants to meet and pay in cash. He only created his eBay account today.I'm scared that he might come to my house or something.



    Is it something expensive? Mmm sound a bit dodgy to me. I`m an ebay seller, 1000+ pos feedback.

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    uglybetti;5623989

    Is it something expensive? Mmm sound a bit dodgy to me. I`m an ebay … Is it something expensive? Mmm sound a bit dodgy to me. I`m an ebay seller, 1000+ pos feedback.



    £80+, it's a scam.

    That's why I'm wondering if he could get my address.

    Just explain to them that it is your policy never to trade face to face and Paypal is the only payment method you take. eBay or Paypal will never give out your details to a buyer. If you are uncomfortable with the sale contact eBay and explain the situation to them and they'll message the buyer for you.

    RadioactiveJack;5624029

    £80+, it's a scam. That's why I'm wondering if he could get my address.



    No he cant get your address unless he chooses to pay by cheque, then he can get it, but you may not have chosen that option if you accept paypal only. I`m sure you`ll be ok.

    Just meet at a secure location and take a couple of people with you. I've done loads of in person deals on eBay and it makes it easier as you save fees.

    I have don about 5 deals and they've been over £180

    You can contact ebay to cancel the sale, and explain your reasons why. Otherwise you can wait until the 8th day and then mark the item as unpaid and cancel the sale, you then get the FVF back, and can relist the item again.

    Original Poster

    stefor;5624140

    Just explain to them that it is your policy never to trade face to face … Just explain to them that it is your policy never to trade face to face and Paypal is the only payment method you take. eBay or Paypal will never give out your details to a buyer. If you are uncomfortable with the sale contact eBay and explain the situation to them and they'll message the buyer for you.



    Many thanks, I think I'll contact eBay.

    Although, just to confirm, eBay won't give out any information? I'm just worrying that he might come to my house and demand his item.

    I get paranoid. :oops:

    dont let them pay and then collect as they will will put in a non payment claim and you have no way to prove you sent it its a scammmm

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    tinkerbell28;5624328

    Did you get my PM op? That takes you directly to the request info page, … Did you get my PM op? That takes you directly to the request info page, that is all he has to do to pull your details.Ebay links disappear on threads, hence the pm.



    I did, thank you.

    Now I'm worrying like s**t as its going to be some sort of scam.

    Original Poster

    tinkerbell28;5624382

    How much was it for?



    £80+

    That's why I'm freaking out a bit. :oops:

    Sounds alright to me ,Cash is better for you than it is for the buyer,As long as you dont sell anything dodgy,

    csamual;5624363

    dont let them pay and then collect as they will will put in a non payment … dont let them pay and then collect as they will will put in a non payment claim and you have no way to prove you sent it its a scammmm



    Unless you get the buyer to sign a confirmation of received goods receipt. :thumbsup:

    tinkerbell28;5624519

    It means nothing in the event of a pp claim, really.



    You can prove the item was received by the buyer, which is what PP ask for.

    RadioactiveJack;5624366

    I did, thank you. Now I'm worrying like s**t as its going to be some sort … I did, thank you. Now I'm worrying like s**t as its going to be some sort of scam.



    It's a shame your not up in the Manchester area, as I'd come around and sit with you while they pick the item up. Nervousness is awful and you shouldn't have to go through it. Just stand your ground and don't accept there offer to pick up in person, That's Your Right.

    If you are up near me, the offer stands mate.

    Original Poster

    OK, she just paid by PayPal.

    I got all worried for nothing.

    Thanks for all your help and for those who helped me out, prepare for some rep!

    Banned

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    tinkerbell28;5624222

    Considering there are "supposedly" people here with reasonable feedback, … Considering there are "supposedly" people here with reasonable feedback, a lot of people don't know what they are talking about, of course a buyer can pull your details.I will pm the link to show you where as ebay links cannot be posted on the thread, stop giving out wrong advice people



    what? your no genuis lol, its common sense if the person hands over the money you give the goods. Its better than paying by paypal cos theres less chance of scamming. If in doubt next time ask for used notes. On the other note you can tell straight up if the persons dodgey and pull out on the spot.

    Nah i disagree PP is a load of... actually your right its resolved.

    Its not false reaasurances. If the person wanted to scam, they could have done it easily by paypal. A new buyer by paypal rings more bells than someone wanted to pay and collect., also it appears to be a woman. How many women scammers do you see?

    Im not picking a fight im just proving my point. Yes ive read the thread. I never said your information wasnt* correct im saying that collection would the easier method.

    Another thing you see those guys to responded first, the thread creator never mentioned that some had already bought the goods. Thats why he recieved those replies. Im sure if the thead was like "Someone has purchased some goods on ebay of me, can they find out my address" Then the responses would have been different. Its easy for your to say their information is incorrect but if they had known the other information the replies would have been different.

    Edit need to read my mistakes.

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    Thanks tinks for writing what I knew...

    ...but why the OP would deal on ebay worrying about giving out her/his address is barmy. If I had been the buyer I would have walked away from the sale if the seller had refused to allow cash on collection, though I would have asked first before bidding on the item.

    Used to worry about giving my name address out on here, but well it's the same as ebay anyone you deal with gets your address. Over 110 trades and not one has come and killed me yet. Saying that someone wanted to sell me a laptop in a pub car park from ebay, I walked away from that.

    Im on about the few which were above that, i agree the ones below were incorrect. People like me ?lol. I never said you were incorrect. I also do not need to know the amount of your feedback as it means nowt.

    Asking nicely is a much better approach. You think a harsher approach will make any differences over the internet.

    I rest my case.

    lumoruk;5626763

    Thanks tinks for writing what I knew......but why the OP would deal on … Thanks tinks for writing what I knew......but why the OP would deal on ebay worrying about giving out her/his address is barmy. If I had been the buyer I would have walked away from the sale if the seller had refused to allow cash on collection, though I would have asked first before bidding on the item.Used to worry about giving my name address out on here, but well it's the same as ebay anyone you deal with gets your address. Over 110 trades and not one has come and killed me yet. Saying that someone wanted to sell me a laptop in a pub car park from ebay, I walked away from that.



    Exactly its not safe for the buyer either but the buyer chose it.:thumbsup:

    My last post in here(serious)

    Ok ill admit i read that wrong, but now re-reading it appears that you expect her to know more since she/he had 1000+ feedback.

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    Hows it a scam if he comes and pays by cash? You more likely to get scammed through paypal, it takes ages to get money from it if something goes wrong anyway.

    I often do cash on collection through ebay, nva had a problem so far (touch wood). End listing early and dont pay fees. Some ppl will probably have a problem with this but ebay fees now are ridiculous.

    Honestly some of you ppl are afraid of the outside world

    Why were people saying on this thread don't do cash on collection beacuse he might do an item bit recieved through Paypal? If he pays cash then he has NO comeback with Paypal!

    Cash on collection is actually worse for sellers than the buyer. I quite often do cash on collection, means i can sometimes get round the FVF fee, and avoid the Paypal fee all the time. I also try to buy stuff in my area, so that i can collect, and, avoiding postage charges which can be hefty for big items, can get a bargain, because the high postage puts others off.

    My advice do cash on collection and meet in a public place, I have sold many things including phones worth £400+ and ALWAYS meet them at Mcdonalds as there are many people always there, i never let people come to my house.

    Also when he pays just make sure the cash is legit...and you'll have nothing to worry about.

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    khy86;5627476

    My advice do cash on collection and meet in a public place, I have sold … My advice do cash on collection and meet in a public place, I have sold many things including phones worth £400+ and ALWAYS meet them at Mcdonalds as there are many people always there, i never let people come to my house.Also when he pays just make sure the cash is legit...and you'll have nothing to worry about.



    I would never meet in public much rather I knew where the person lived in case you claimed the phone was stolen and got insurance paid out on it. Then the buyer would have an expensive door stop, so this just shouts idiot buyer. Who pays £400+ for a phone anyway?
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