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    Be aware the scammers are out in force today on eBay I have had 2 payments now from 14 Ewelme road London different postcodes though ,both paid first email from eBay saying hacked account waiting for second one to arrive so be on your guard

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    Good thing eBay have good customer service... Oh, hold on... it's virtually non-existent.

    Original Poster

    I'm surprised the funds have still not been restored to the rightful owner or owners yet
    Edited by: "the.porter" 26th Feb

    I don't buy or sell from ebay these days not worth the hassle

    Elaborate please!
    Are these buyer accounts - verified by Paypal accounts ?
    Edited by: "zworld" 26th Feb

    iwilliams54

    I don't buy or sell from ebay these days not worth the hassle



    I'm starting to agree with you, their fees are nearly 10% now and then PayPal fees. Where else do you guys sell?

    Banned

    Pretty sure its isolated to you & nothing for us to get paranoid about

    Original Poster

    YouDontWantToKnow

    Pretty sure its isolated to you & nothing for us to get paranoid about


    No doubt just watch for the address is all I'm saying

    iwilliams54

    I don't buy or sell from ebay these days not worth the hassle



    I don't sell that much on eBay these days, however when i do collection only is condition of sale. not had any issues buying stuff, well not for a couple of years anyway.

    iwilliams54

    I don't buy or sell from ebay these days not worth the hassle



    Me neither, best place to buy and sell unwanted goods is in the For Sale Section on this site.
    ohhh, hold on...

    So whats the scam?

    degudodger

    I don't sell that much on eBay these days, however when i do collection … I don't sell that much on eBay these days, however when i do collection only is condition of sale. not had any issues buying stuff, well not for a couple of years anyway.



    If you're only offering collection, why not use Gumtree? that way you wont be charged fees and won't have to deal with awkward buyers who insist on paying via PayPal.

    freakstyler

    If you're only offering collection, why not use Gumtree? that way you … If you're only offering collection, why not use Gumtree? that way you wont be charged fees and won't have to deal with awkward buyers who insist on paying via PayPal.



    Tried using Gumtree to sell a couple of things but didn't have much luck just loads of time wasters

    Original Poster

    Shengis

    So whats the scam?


    hacked accounts by the look of it, i just tried ringing ebay to explain unreal i would get more sense out of a brick wall, i still have the £600 quid but i aint posting nothing out

    degudodger

    Tried using Gumtree to sell a couple of things but didn't have much luck … Tried using Gumtree to sell a couple of things but didn't have much luck just loads of time wasters



    Must admit we've had the odd time waster but pretty much everything we've listed has sold, cash in hand. Everything from Lego job-lots to iPhones - selling iPhones on gumtree over the past five years or so has probably saved me £200+ in ebay FVF's alone. Pre 2009 ebay would be my first choice to list my phone but these days its way to risky.

    freakstyler

    Pre 2009 ebay would be my first choice to list my phone but these days … Pre 2009 ebay would be my first choice to list my phone but these days its way to risky.


    Why is it risky these days with phones - what can go wrong now that couldn't pre-2009?

    Crossbow

    Why is it risky these days with phones - what can go wrong now that … Why is it risky these days with phones - what can go wrong now that couldn't pre-2009?



    2008 eBay stopped sellers leaving neutral or negative feedback for buyers so as a seller you could no longer spot and block problem buyers. Been down hill ever since, 2010 they introduced the 10 % final value fee which is now capped at £250 fast forward to the past four or five years you now have defects, star ratings etc leaving small sellers open to fraud and feedback extortion. Selling high value items such as a phone is costly and risky as with PayPal a buyer could force a refund up to six months post sale, possibly longer for any reason - example they dropped it and want a refund.
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