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    eBay Pick Up help

    Just sold a PS3 bundle on eBay. Buyer wants to pick up with cash on collection, but I've only listed a courier as the delivery option. Is there a way to select pick up so I don't get charged ebay fees for delivery if he is picking up?

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    I'm guessing you charged say a tenner for delivery so the bay will take 10% = £1

    Forget about it - the small cost incurred will be more than taken care of by you not paying Paypal fees. Check the money carefully before parting with your PS3 though and verify the buyers ID

    I didn't think you got charged fees for pickup

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    JarrodWRX

    I didn't think you got charged fees for pickup


    I mean postage

    JarrodWRX

    CommentI mean postage



    They lump delivery and selling price together before they calculate their final fee. Have done for ages as peeps were taking the mick selling £20 items for 1p and charging £19.99 delivery to reduce ebay fees. If I use the bay I always state free delivery now and put it on Buy It Now to keep it simple and reduce risk.

    Agree with the buyer to cancel the Ebay purchase and just do cash on collection, no ebay fees then.

    mclovin9091

    Agree with the buyer to cancel the Ebay purchase and just do cash on … Agree with the buyer to cancel the Ebay purchase and just do cash on collection, no ebay fees then.



    I personally wouldn't do this as neither of you would be covered by EBay.

    bcfc2k14

    I personally wouldn't do this as neither of you would be covered by EBay.



    Exactly right. If I was the buyer I'd refuse as I'd have nothing to gain.

    Just pay the extra £1 or so.

    bcfc2k14

    I personally wouldn't do this as neither of you would be covered by EBay.



    100% agree with this, buyer collects then gets home and opens an ebay case.

    Tell them courier only or no console

    Let him collect, pay cash and at least you save in paypal fees which more than covers a little extra for EBay fees on the postage

    Banned

    What difference would this make? If the buyer pays cash then opening a case really doesnt matter bar the affect on your seller rating
    Tell them courier only or no console

    Edited by: "baby1988" 7th Dec 2014

    I would prefer the buyer to collect,test it himself if possible, and pay cash and avoid fees...even if you ask the buyer to cancel the transaction and split the difference of the fees probably would agree...if you post it and the item get damaged by the post or for any other reason the buyer say that is not working and open a case I think you have to take it back even is not your fault..

    If he pays cash you are in the clear because in order for him to open a case he needs to prove he has paid via paypal.

    Whatever you do make sure you never ever allow anyone to pick an item up when they have paid by paypal. This happened to someone I know. They paid by paypal and then asked if they could collect. The seller thought ok as he had received payment. Buyer collected item and then opened a case saying item was never delivered. Seller couldn't prove he had sent the item (as it was collected) but buyer could prove he had paid. This was for a mobile phone for £150.00. Seller lost the phone and ebay (paypal) took the £150 out of the seller's account. The matter was reported to the police and eventually he got his money back but it took months.

    Smartguy1

    If he pays cash you are in the clear because in order for him to open a … If he pays cash you are in the clear because in order for him to open a case he needs to prove he has paid via paypal. Whatever you do make sure you never ever allow anyone to pick an item up when they have paid by paypal. This happened to someone I know. They paid by paypal and then asked if they could collect. The seller thought ok as he had received payment. Buyer collected item and then opened a case saying item was never delivered. Seller couldn't prove he had sent the item (as it was collected) but buyer could prove he had paid. This was for a mobile phone for £150.00. Seller lost the phone and ebay (paypal) took the £150 out of the seller's account. The matter was reported to the police and eventually he got his money back but it took months.



    I have let Paypal buyers collect on a couple of occasions but made sure they came with ID which I photographed with the item and packing slip. Even noted their car reg number too and had no problems. Make sure you keep all communication within the ebay mail system too.
    Edited by: "tallpete33" 8th Dec 2014

    tallpete33

    I have let Paypal buyers collect on a couple of occasions but made sure … I have let Paypal buyers collect on a couple of occasions but made sure they came with ID which I photographed with the item and packing slip. Even noted their car reg number too and had no problems. Make sure you keep all communication within the ebay mail system too.



    Don't forget you should make them sign for it as well just as the carriers do. Also remember though that every time someone pays you buy pay pay that's another 4% going into the 'ebay' pot. I find their fees getting expensive now to such a point that I try and sell my items locally.

    mjccam

    100% agree with this, buyer collects then gets home and opens an ebay … 100% agree with this, buyer collects then gets home and opens an ebay case. Tell them courier only or no console



    The buyer wants to do 'cash on collection' where's the risk??

    Erm can't you just adjust the invoice before they pay?
    I have done that plenty of times before and then they only take the fee from the total amount minus the postage cost
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