Found 30th Nov 2009
say i sell an item on here, what proof do i have that a sale actually happened? what can stop the buyer from doing a runner with my item? what is the safest way to sell? thanks for reading.

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dcx_badass;7050805

Paypal (not gift), but the safest way is cash on collection (unless … Paypal (not gift), but the safest way is cash on collection (unless they're a murderer), but get them to get the cash from an ATM to be sure the money isn't fake.



thank you, i have been told by a everyone i have spoken to to recieve gift payments only, why should i not accept this?

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DavidUK20;7050810

thank you, i have been told by a everyone i have spoken to to recieve … thank you, i have been told by a everyone i have spoken to to recieve gift payments only, why should i not accept this?



PayPal dont cover you when money is sent via gift (atleast im pretty sure?)

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rumblefish;7050812

PayPal dont cover you when money is sent via gift (atleast im pretty … PayPal dont cover you when money is sent via gift (atleast im pretty sure?)



so can the buyer make a claim for his money back that he sent as a gift?

DavidUK20;7050817

so can the buyer make a claim for his money back that he sent as a gift?



Paypal won't refund gift payments - they're cheaper for sellers but offer no security to buyers. If you're concerned about being defrauded then stick to cash on collection.

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so, overall, it is safe for the seller?

DavidUK20;7051097

so, overall, it is safe for the seller?


yes, buyer pays seller, seller sends item. simples.

make sure the seller/buyer has good feedback - when you are a new seller on here people usually ask for you to send goods first then once arrived payment is sent! its usual pratice hence the good feedback...I use paypal gift but with trusted sellers people I have used before and they do the same with me. Hope this helps.

paypal would not protect you either if you bought on here only on ebay would they do anything about it

Ill show you its safe - Send me some cash via paypal gift and ill send it back... SAFE AS:whistling:

no 100% safe way on here im afraid you basically have to go with feedback left and look at it ,if they have bought a few expensive items and recieved postive feedback you should be ok ,because as a newbie youd be expected to post 1st

Paypal Gift is good as no fees, however as a buyer it means no protection. But as a seller its good as you clear the amount asked for and they cant try and post a claim for the money even if for example they have received the goods.

Also when selling for first few times especially items of value follow ARNOLD115's advice. :thumbsup:

can someone explain how paypal offer protection if you dont use gift because THEY DONT they will not entertain your claim if it was purchased on here i know i have tried to claim

Follow the rules and you should be fine.

jamstaruk1972;7052583

can someone explain how paypal offer protection if you dont use gift … can someone explain how paypal offer protection if you dont use gift because THEY DONT they will not entertain your claim if it was purchased on here i know i have tried to claim



ive managed it once, not from HUKDs but a forum similar to this one. I only got a bit back (what they had in their account) but nevertheless i was successful.
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