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    Ebay advise - Is paypal payment as "goods" safe?

    Looking to get something from ebay slightly cheaper than they listed the item for. I offered to pay direct to his paypal, is it safe if I send the payment as "goods", will i be covered by ebay? - They have agreed to proceed this way. But I want to know if i will be covered or not.

    Thanks

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    Inb4 you purchase yet another phone and try to pull off a scam

    Sorry. Are you purchasing via Ebay or not?

    You are bypasssing ebay's charging system but still want them to cover the deal?

    bright one

    Original Poster

    dtovey89

    Inb4 you purchase yet another phone and try to pull off a scam



    What scam??!

    if your refering to my previous iphone thread;

    i only said I might just tell ebay i never got the item cos I was p1ssed off, would i really tell everyone if i was going to pull a scam, plus the guy had proof that i received the phone!!!

    - please do not comment in any of my threads again.
    Edited by: "JaYy_dOg" 31st Mar 2012

    No, eBay will not cover you if you don't purchase it directly within eBay.
    Paypal 'goods' will cover you for goods not arriving but, as far as I am aware, they wil not cover you if they are not as described.

    Original Poster

    thesaint

    Sorry. Are you purchasing via Ebay or not?



    Via paypal, the guy has ended the ebay item for me so no one buys it. So im guessing its all genuine?

    JaYy_dOg

    Via paypal, the guy has ended the ebay item for me so no one buys it. So … Via paypal, the guy has ended the ebay item for me so no one buys it. So im guessing its all genuine?



    tbh, there's no way we can tell from the little info you have given.
    You're taking a risk but seeing as you have already agreed to it and the seller has removed it from sale it's a bit late to be asking the questions now.

    your not paying via paypal gift are you? kiss your money goodbye if you are.

    Original Poster

    sickly sweet

    tbh, there's no way we can tell from the little info you have … tbh, there's no way we can tell from the little info you have given.You're taking a risk but seeing as you have already agreed to it and the seller has removed it from sale it's a bit late to be asking the questions now.



    I personally think the seller is genuine, he's got 278 100% feedback. And has great dsr rating are 46-47 with over 4.5 stars each.

    Original Poster

    splatsplatsplat

    your not paying via paypal gift are you? kiss your money goodbye if you … your not paying via paypal gift are you? kiss your money goodbye if you are.



    Nope, its via normal paypal.

    I am going to go ahead with the purchase

    Banned

    So let's get things straight

    You saw something on eBay
    You arranged with the seller for them to end the auction early and to deal with them direct
    You want to pay with PayPal
    You want the protection that buying on eBay through PayPal gives but aren't using eBay

    Is that right?

    How about I protect your purchase instead.

    Just out of curiosity what is the item and how much are you paying?

    pay for it through eBay but at the details page there is the option for you to put in a discount. Put however much cheaper you have agreed in there.

    All done through eBay so you would be covered with whatever protection applies

    Banned

    dimebars

    So let's get things straightYou saw something on eBayYou arranged with … So let's get things straightYou saw something on eBayYou arranged with the seller for them to end the auction early and to deal with them directYou want to pay with PayPalYou want the protection that buying on eBay through PayPal gives but aren't using eBay Is that right?



    You missed
    You arranged everything and got the seller to end the auction early then decided you might mess him about by asking people if its safe and if you don't get the answers you want not go ahead with the purchase.

    Banned

    Often wondered if you as a buyer are protected via paypal if if seller send you an invoice for paying for goods?

    Banned

    so glad OP is on my never trade with list!

    People really need to understand this PayPal is not a safe way of paying
    The only way you have any protection when paying with PayPal is if
    A. The item is over £100
    B. you fund the purchase either partly or in full with a credit card

    You do get full protection if you purchase a physical item via eBay and pay with PayPal

    If you pay with PayPal funds or debit card bank account funds you can end up with nothing even if you win a PayPal dispute as they only refund what funds they can recover from the scammers account

    If you part fund with a credit card the credit card company is jointly liable for the purchase so they will refund in full the amount paid.

    As I said earlier you only need to part fund the purchase with the card even 1p is enough
    The same applies to any purchase in any store which is why you should always use a credit card to part fund any large purchase

    JaYy_dOg

    What scam??!if your refering to my previous iphone thread;i only said I … What scam??!if your refering to my previous iphone thread;i only said I might just tell ebay i never got the item cos I was p1ssed off, would i really tell everyone if i was going to pull a scam, plus the guy had proof that i received the phone!!!- please do not comment in any of my threads again.


    OP you scammed me as I & you will only ever know & to add weight to my argument you have had more run ins with other buyers on here.
    You then think people are foolish to believe you "Found" an iphone in a drawer & did not know the password & stated that it was a gift from your brother from the year before.Not to forget in that year you have been on here & ebay buying & selling iphones.

    Someone in that said Thread (Link below) suggested the Obvious & that was to get the password from your brother & your reply was a little embarrassing.

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