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    Simple question, can't seem to find an answer on Paypal pages;
    I'm considering buying a mobile phone from ebay, how much will buyer potection provide cover up to?

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    It should say on the item, beside the paypal, nut would recoomend not buying a phone from fleabay

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    Swazy911;8855636

    It should say on the item, beside the paypal, nut would recoomend not … It should say on the item, beside the paypal, nut would recoomend not buying a phone from fleabay



    I thought there was a financial limit to cover i.e. £250 max.

    Why would you not buy from ebay when such protection is provided?

    I would not buy a phone from ebay. All it takes is the seller to put in the right amount of weight into a box, send it out recorded where the weight is written on the receipt. You receive it but cant argue as seller has sent you tracking number.

    This is what the kids around my area are doing (eBay and Gumtree).

    Well that is the main reason, yes maybe 2 years ago now ebay was a nice community, but too many people scamming now. Especially in the mobile market.

    Buy a phone prepare to be ripped in some fashion. And of course if you post negative review it can be removed by the seller simply by clicking the right buttons on ebay.

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    aj_aziz;8855643

    I would not buy a phone from ebay. All it takes is the seller to put in … I would not buy a phone from ebay. All it takes is the seller to put in the right amount of weight into a box, send it out recorded where the weight is written on the receipt. You receive it but cant argue as seller has sent you tracking number.This is what the kids around my area are doing (eBay and Gumtree).



    That would go for anything then not just phones, so wouldn't you buy anything of signicant value from ebay?

    I buy nothing from ebay anymore, had someone send me an xbox supposed to be brand new, but when it arrived was opened and RRoD but of course as I was new and he was a "Power" seller ebay didnt want to lose his business and seen me as a passing buyer so sided with him, and refused the return

    mudddy;8855651

    That would go for anything then not just phones, so wouldn't you buy … That would go for anything then not just phones, so wouldn't you buy anything of signicant value from ebay?



    I have been on ebay for over 9 years, power seller years ago selling cars. Ive sold many things and bought high value items previously but times have changed! Now I buy items with maximum value of £50 but generally look for items in Birmingham where I can collect from.

    One good way of seeing if seller is genuine is to ask a question about collecting the item. "I live local, would it be possible to collect the item?" Generally, cash on collection is preferred as no paypal fees so seller would be happy plus saves headache of posting out.

    By the way, you dont need to be local, its testing the seller!

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    aj_aziz;8855665

    I have been on ebay for over 9 years, power seller years ago selling … I have been on ebay for over 9 years, power seller years ago selling cars. Ive sold many things and bought high value items previously but times have changed! Now I buy items with maximum value of £50 but generally look for items in Birmingham where I can collect from.One good way of seeing if seller is genuine is to ask a question about collecting the item. "I live local, would it be possible to collect the item?" Generally, cash on collection is preferred as no paypal fees so seller would be happy plus saves headache of posting out.By the way, you dont need to be local, its testing the seller!



    A scammer would be wise to that by now. If I was in their shoes, of course I'd arrange for them to collect, however pulling out at the last minute if need be. By then you'll have already tested them and possibly be under the false impression that they are 'legit' as they agreed to a 'possible' meet. Any scammer with brains will always try to be one step ahead.

    aj_aziz;8855665

    I have been on ebay for over 9 years, power seller years ago selling … I have been on ebay for over 9 years, power seller years ago selling cars. Ive sold many things and bought high value items previously but times have changed! Now I buy items with maximum value of £50 but generally look for items in Birmingham where I can collect from.One good way of seeing if seller is genuine is to ask a question about collecting the item. "I live local, would it be possible to collect the item?" Generally, cash on collection is preferred as no paypal fees so seller would be happy plus saves headache of posting out.By the way, you dont need to be local, its testing the seller!



    I really hate it when somone bids on an item on Ebay then purchases and says "oh I live nearby so can I collect" and they get arsey if you say no.

    I hardly ever sell on Ebay and I think they are legit since their location is the same area as me on the few times it has happened(different people) but thats why I write no collections in my listing and sell items for collection here since you can leave feedback on the thread just as a few years ago on Ebay someone won item, came to collect then offered me less then got arsey when I refused wheras on here a price is set so they cant back down as such.

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    aj_aziz;8855665

    I have been on ebay for over 9 years, power seller years ago selling … I have been on ebay for over 9 years, power seller years ago selling cars. Ive sold many things and bought high value items previously but times have changed! Now I buy items with maximum value of £50 but generally look for items in Birmingham where I can collect from.One good way of seeing if seller is genuine is to ask a question about collecting the item. "I live local, would it be possible to collect the item?" Generally, cash on collection is preferred as no paypal fees so seller would be happy plus saves headache of posting out.By the way, you dont need to be local, its testing the seller!



    I agree that collecting is a safer option, but I would have thought paying via paypal is safer than just parting with money on their doorstep.
    The other thing is how much of a risk do you think there is any seller after selling the the phone, telling his network his phone is stolen, with which you end up with a blocked phone? I mean would you buy a phone where the seller is still under contract with his network?

    You're asking some very strange questions OP,sure you're not finding out how to be a scammer yourself :giggle:

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    deb8z;8857075

    You're asking some very strange questions OP,sure you're not finding out … You're asking some very strange questions OP,sure you're not finding out how to be a scammer yourself :giggle:



    Damn you've sussed me:roll:

    Seriously i'm just on the verge of spending around £300 on a mobile phone via ebay, so just want to get as much advise to stay safe.

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    tinkerbell28;8857130

    You have 45 days for a paypal claim and about 185 days with your card, if … You have 45 days for a paypal claim and about 185 days with your card, if they will chargeback via a payment gateway not all cards will.Nothing to stop the seller after 6 months reporting it stolen and blocking it and claiming of their insurance and then not a lot you can do no.



    So is there anything you can ask from the seller ie some kind of transfer of owenership, to counter this possibility?
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