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    Help/advice with something I am selling in a local ads paper(TRADE-IT)

    I listed my old laptop in the Trade it this afternoon. It appears online on the site so people can view it and contact you via email as well as by phone.

    So I got an email from a lady afew hours ago stating this after I told her she could come to my home to view it:

    Hello

    I will not be able to handle that because i am an old woman and i just
    want this item to be shipped to my son in LONDON via DHL and i will
    make your payment on paypal

    Laura

    My Q is, is this a safe way of selling it? Would I be covered against any kind of fraud?

    15 Comments

    You should only ship to the confirmed address in Paypal. Any other and an Item Not Received claim will stand up and she will be refunded.

    Banned

    just say you only will accept a bank transfer

    Sounds like a scam.

    Who would cover you for the fraud anyway?

    seems a bit odd her knowing about paypal if you ask me... i'd say yes thats fine i will ship, if she has paypal she must have a bank card, say you will except a bank transfer or a cheque.

    NO WAY!!!!!!!

    Avoid.

    Original Poster

    pghstochaj;6413633

    Sounds like a scam.Who would cover you for the fraud anyway?



    Paypal I assumed. Only if its posted to the confirmed address like the first reply stated though I think.

    Fake...........

    reply back saying your going down to london and will be able to meet her son and accept cash

    Eez1;6413667

    Paypal I assumed. Only if its posted to the confirmed address like the … Paypal I assumed. Only if its posted to the confirmed address like the first reply stated though I think.



    That's more with ebay and paying as a result with paypal, I can't imagine they would look seriously into a claim when you have not taken any level of due diligence.

    It sounds like a scam and probably is.

    Original Poster

    I wanted a quick sale as well Oh well I wont even bother replying then.

    Eez1;6413718

    I wanted a quick sale as well Oh well I wont even bother replying then.



    I am sure they do too, to avoid you from thinking properly. At least you won't lose out this time though.

    Original Poster

    pghstochaj;6413740

    I am sure they do too, to avoid you from thinking properly. At least you … I am sure they do too, to avoid you from thinking properly. At least you won't lose out this time though.



    True dat. Thanks to everyone for the replies:thumbsup:

    simples, Accept the money and only post once you have the payment transfered from paypal to your bank :thumbsup:

    jon1000jon;6413831

    simples, Accept the money and only post once you have the payment … simples, Accept the money and only post once you have the payment transfered from paypal to your bank :thumbsup:



    Doesn't mean much unfortunately.

    pghstochaj;6413856

    Doesn't mean much unfortunately.



    It's an outside of ebay purchase. If she was to do an Item Not Received, she would only get what was in your Paypal account. They do not negative the account for non ebay purchases.

    peodude;6413918

    It's an outside of ebay purchase. If she was to do an Item Not Received, … It's an outside of ebay purchase. If she was to do an Item Not Received, she would only get what was in your Paypal account. They do not negative the account for non ebay purchases.



    Doesn't get rid of the numerous other possibilities though.
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