ebay wind up

does anyone know what is going off on ebay? iv been watching LG Prada phones tonight but when it gets near the end of the auction ie the last minute some idiot bids over £800. obviously they dont want to pay this so why ruin it for everyone else

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eBay; victim of its own success IMHO. Far too many idiots and it's kinda gotten a bit boring. Was fun for a while, addictive for a while, and now it's sunk into the background a bit.

Banned

you could get a second chance offer

duckmagicuk2

eBay; victim of its own success IMHO. Far too many idiots and it's kinda … eBay; victim of its own success IMHO. Far too many idiots and it's kinda gotten a bit boring. Was fun for a while, addictive for a while, and now it's sunk into the background a bit.



But still better/safer than the For Sale/Trade boards here.

Syzable

But still better/safer than the For Sale/Trade boards here.


Not really

Its the exact same thing except on ebay your doing it through a company
You can still be conned

dandoc2

Not really Its the exact same thing except on ebay your doing it through … Not really Its the exact same thing except on ebay your doing it through a company You can still be conned



No........you have paypal protection on eBay so you get your money back. :thumbsup:

hothothot

you could get a second chance offer



Either a Nigerian or that ^^^

Or they may mysteriously allow the highest bidder to drop out and you are now the highest bidder, at the highest amount you were prepared to pay rather than the price it would've finished at.

maybe some members of the answer centre know something you dont and are bidding this way to stop someone getting scammed ive seen it done before

or

its a scammer they always bid stupid prices then ask for it to be sent to a priest in niger you lot know the rest...

Money laundering?

Syzable

No........you have paypal protection on eBay so you get your money back. … No........you have paypal protection on eBay so you get your money back. :thumbsup:


Mornin Sy,

I have only used Ebay a couple of times but does Paypal not just cover you for up to £200?

paypal and ebay not worth a w...

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Rockhound

Mornin Sy,I have only used Ebay a couple of times but does Paypal not … Mornin Sy,I have only used Ebay a couple of times but does Paypal not just cover you for up to £200?



Think it's up to £500

Rockhound

Mornin Sy,I have only used Ebay a couple of times but does Paypal not … Mornin Sy,I have only used Ebay a couple of times but does Paypal not just cover you for up to £200?



Morning Rock,

Paypal either covers you for £150 or £500 depending on whether they are verified. :thumbsup:

Syzable

No........you have paypal protection on eBay so you get your money back. … No........you have paypal protection on eBay so you get your money back. :thumbsup:



Sorry but I disagree with that Syzable.
Scammers know full well how to use Paypal to their advantage on Ebay (or anywhere else for that matter) and there are very easy ways to scam using Paypal I assure you.
Paypal really are a law unto themselves and unless you read and understand their terms and conditions word for word you stand to come seriously unstuck at some stage. Doing that will take you the best part of a day and a good experience of laws and loopholes !!

The main thing that Paypal has going for it is ease of use and the fact it is embedded into the Ebay systems.
These days I will only ever use Paypal for sending money and as a last resort for small amounts of payments to me.

It's greed and lack of communication that cause the problems on the HUKD boards plus it needs a Mod with enough time and understanding to take control I reckon.
No offence to the Mods here because I think in the main they do a good job but the site has grown so much, so quickly, and I'm willing to bet they just don't have the time to devote to the board.

Just my opinion of course

ilovepink

paypal and ebay not worth a w...



Only if you don't know what you are doing and what to look out for.

Syzable

No........you have paypal protection on eBay so you get your money back. … No........you have paypal protection on eBay so you get your money back. :thumbsup:


Ive been conned twice with over £120 on ebay using paypal
Not on here as im very careful who i buy off

Admin

S'ok Sy, I'm on your side :)- I've been scammed on ebay once in 3 years, £300 for some concert tickets, Paypal were great and paid up pretty quickly.

There are people who'll try and pull a fast one but they usually stand out a mile.

At least you're insured by paypal if you get ripped off. Plus if you are in dispute with someone, you can actually discuss it and usually reach an agreement without the need for slanging matches and twenty other people getting involved.

Syzable

Morning Rock,Paypal either covers you for £150 or £500 depending on w … Morning Rock,Paypal either covers you for £150 or £500 depending on whether they are verified. :thumbsup:




I bought a phone off ebay just over 2 years ago now for £200.
The **** never sent it and all I got back through Paypal after waiting over 10 days after filing a complaint was £100....case closed....he was banned then but is probably still ripping people off now under a different name

hottoshop

Sorry but I disagree with that Syzable.Scammers know full well how to use … Sorry but I disagree with that Syzable.Scammers know full well how to use Paypal to their advantage on Ebay (or anywhere else for that matter) and there are very easy ways to scam using Paypal I assure you.Paypal really are a law unto themselves and unless you read and understand their terms and conditions word for word you stand to come seriously unstuck at some stage. Doing that will take you the best part of a day and a good experience of laws and loopholes !!The main thing that Paypal has going for it is ease of use and the fact it is embedded into the Ebay systems. These days I will only ever use Paypal for sending money and as a last resort for small amounts of payments to me.It's greed and lack of communication that cause the problems on the HUKD boards plus it needs a Mod with enough time and understanding to take control I reckon.No offence to the Mods here because I think in the main they do a good job but the site has grown so much, so quickly, and I'm willing to bet they just don't have the time to devote to the board.Just my opinion of course



You are guaranteed a refund upto £150 or £500 with eBay now if you use PAYPAL and they can't prove it's been delivered regardless of whether they have money in their account or not. :thumbsup:

As for the For Sale forum here........it's nothing to do with time, Admin has stated before that he's not interested in it to the point of it being properly moderated and they also do not care if people are scammed. So in my opinion it's a worthless addition to the forums.

juliet_bravo

S'ok Sy, I'm on your side :)- I've been scammed on ebay once in 3 years, … S'ok Sy, I'm on your side :)- I've been scammed on ebay once in 3 years, £300 for some concert tickets, Paypal were great and paid up pretty quickly.There are people who'll try and pull a fast one but they usually stand out a mile. At least you're insured by paypal if you get ripped off. Plus if you are in dispute with someone, you can actually discuss it and usually reach an agreement without the need for slanging matches and twenty other people getting involved.


QED for me I am afraid JB...If you guys who seem to know your way around these types of site can get scammed ..then what chance to people like me have. I think I will just avoid.

Past scams on eBay were a different story..........they have changed the protection policy this year which gives guaranteed cover on all sales. :thumbsup:

juliet_bravo

S'ok Sy, I'm on your side :)- I've been scammed on ebay once in 3 years, … S'ok Sy, I'm on your side :)- I've been scammed on ebay once in 3 years, £300 for some concert tickets, Paypal were great and paid up pretty quickly.There are people who'll try and pull a fast one but they usually stand out a mile. At least you're insured by paypal if you get ripped off. Plus if you are in dispute with someone, you can actually discuss it and usually reach an agreement without the need for slanging matches and twenty other people getting involved.



I'm in a nark this morning. 2 hours sleep. :x :giggle:

Syzable

I'm in a nark this morning. 2 hours sleep. :x :giggle:


Wee one keep you up again Sy??:-(

Start an immotive thread, roll yer sleeves up and have a good scrap.. Ill start the sweepie on the other channel!:giggle:

juliet_bravo

S'ok Sy, I'm on your side :)- I've been scammed on ebay once in 3 years, … S'ok Sy, I'm on your side :)- I've been scammed on ebay once in 3 years, £300 for some concert tickets, Paypal were great and paid up pretty quickly.There are people who'll try and pull a fast one but they usually stand out a mile. At least you're insured by paypal if you get ripped off. Plus if you are in dispute with someone, you can actually discuss it and usually reach an agreement without the need for slanging matches and twenty other people getting involved.



There's always two sides to every story J_B and I'm glad you got your money back.
The point I was tying to make is that Paypal are NOT safe, period. If someone wants to scam you they can scam you using Paypal as much as any other method.
I stick by my statement that Paypal are a law unto themselves. Although Americansed and obviously biased the following site always makes interesting reading. Most of what is pointed out also applies to Paypal users in this country.
paypalsucks.com/

I hear what you say in your last sentence ;-) :thumbsup:

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Rockhound

QED for me I am afraid JB...If you guys who seem to know your way around … QED for me I am afraid JB...If you guys who seem to know your way around these types of site can get scammed ..then what chance to people like me have. I think I will just avoid.





In all honesty, it was hubby that bought the tickets, and if I'd have been looking at them at the time, I wouldn't have bid. The guy was listed as a business seller, but had never sold tickets before, then all of a sudden he had twelve sets of take that front row tickets. :roll: I always check the listing, check the feedback, check the listing again... if I find the smallest thing that doesn't quite add up, I don't bid.

I don't think I'd buy from the FS FT forum as, like Si says, anyone could rip you off at anytime. Seems to be some people who sell on there should've been banned for not sticking to the T&Cs a long time ago, but still continue to trade. In My Opinion, with an unmoderated (to a certain extent) board, it should be "One Strike, and you're out....."

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Syzable

I'm in a nark this morning. 2 hours sleep. :




Awww Want me to come and take over for a few hours? Dude & Jw can play, you and S can have a kip :lol: Me and the babies will have a great time :giggle:

Syzable

I'm in a nark this morning. 2 hours sleep. :x :giggle:



Told you to stock up on Calpol ages ago :giggle:

Syzable

Only if you don't know what you are doing and what to look out for.




which many people dont, i used to use sell on ebay all the time cant be bothered with the hassel now days but i sometimes make purchases

i remember one time i brought some ipod headphones but they never turned up after opening a dispute got my money back the seller sent an empty package via recorded delivery with a letter inside which read ha ha

i then got an email from paypal saying i must send the refund back to the seller as they have provided tracking number???? WTF!!

needless to say i never coughed up and they never chased me for it i did get abuse from the seller saying i owed them x amounf of money etc but got his phone number and um threated to send the boys round lol

....all over a £10 lol

Rock - Good idea........:w00t:

J_B - Yes please, i'll book you a flight........it's quicker. :-D

Pinky - That is a harsh one although thankfully rare.

hottoshop

Told you to stock up on Calpol ages ago :giggle:



I know...........but it still doesn't help me sleep.........i drank 3 bottles of it last night. :whistling: :giggle:

I've been selling/buying on Ebay for about 8 years now....it was great up until 2 years ago, you could actually find a bargain, it's really lost it's shine now and the fees rose dramatically for shop owners (I had a shop) just over a year ago.....I was part of the Ebay Fee Hike back then and the action group.....we had 24 hour strikes and my fee hike auction was shown on channel 4 news, didn't make a difference lol

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Syzable

Rock - Good idea........:w00t:J_B - Yes please, i'll book you a … Rock - Good idea........:w00t:J_B - Yes please, i'll book you a flight........it's quicker. :-DPinky - That is a harsh one although thankfully rare.





Is there an airport in p/boro? :lol: Or should I ask my pilot to land on your private helipad?

juliet_bravo

Is there an airport in p/boro? :lol: Or should I ask my pilot to land on … Is there an airport in p/boro? :lol: Or should I ask my pilot to land on your private helipad?



The private helipad of course. :roll: :giggle: I'll get the red carpet ready. :thumbsup:

Admin

Good, I want a pure white room please, with organza lillies, but make sure you cut off each individual pod of pollen as I don't want any yellow stains

:giggle:

And a bowl of M&M's with all the green ones removed.
And some fresh sushi.
And a large pen to keep the children in while I have my nails done

:giggle:

juliet_bravo

Good, I want a pure white room please, with organza lillies, but make … Good, I want a pure white room please, with organza lillies, but make sure you cut off each individual pod of pollen as I don't want any yellow stains :|:giggle:And a bowl of M&M's with all the green ones removed.And some fresh sushi.And a large pen to keep the children in while I have my nails done :|:giggle:



All good.........in fact. I've got the builders here now building you a nanny quarters at the bottom of the garden. :giggle:

Admin

Good Good
As long as there's room for my personal trainer and team of au pairs :lol:
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