Found 5th Jul 2010
Im selling my car on Auto Trader for £700 and have received a call from someone who is willing to pay £650 but he wants to pay me through Paypal, I know this is safe method of payment but on a large sum of money like that will paypal charge me alot? and does anyone know how much its likely to be that they will take?

Any advice would be much appreciated.
Thanks

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if you get the seller to pay you with paypal gift, there's no charge to you.... be aware though that if he pays via a credit card, he can do a chargeback on the card and he'll get the money and the car.... only proceed if you fully trust them, ie swapping home and mobile numbers, also address's.

He'll have to pick the car up, so why isn't he paying you cash?

just reading it again, tell him to bring cash.... it sounds suspicious if he has to meet you to collect the car anyway!!!

£23.08 would be your fee use ppg no charges that way

Dont ever sell a car via paypal...the buyer has 45 days to lodge a complaint to paypal who will take the money straight back out of your account.... he could do this the same day he pays you & run off with the goods & get his money back....cash only.... & scan the notes if i was you.

Original Poster

He says he has got to go to a wedding abroad and wont be back till next monday, but wants to pay me before so he dosen’t miss out on the car, I think he mentioned maybe paying me a deposit by paypal then the rest in cash.

tell him to pay a £50 deposit, £600 cash when he collects.....

Hagga27;8978399

He says he has got to go to a wedding abroad and wont be back till next … He says he has got to go to a wedding abroad and wont be back till next monday, but wants to pay me before so he dosen’t miss out on the car, I think he mentioned maybe paying me a deposit by paypal then the rest in cash.



Get him to send a cheque then, it will have cleared by the time he comes back, I wouldn't accept paypal either.

he could do a bank transfer for the whole amount, no scam there!!!

If he uses paypal gift he can't claim it back

sunsetman;8978413

If he uses paypal gift he can't claim it back



Think you can still do a chargeback via ppg now

Original Poster

He was South African

geegee-pinata;8978429

Think you can still do a chargeback via ppg now



Didn't realise that

Original Poster

bikerjodie;8978405

tell him to pay a £50 deposit, £600 cash when he collects.....



Thanks for all the advice I think i’ll do what bikerjodie said and take a small deposit by paypal then cash when he comes to collect next week.

I've sold 5 cars over the last 5 years & I wld always recommend either bank transfer or draft. Bank transfer is pretty self explanatory, If however u go down the draft method then get him to bring a compliment slip with him with the bank's address & phone no. on it. Then, when he gives u the draft call the branch & quote the draft no. & ask who is it made payable to. Like that u can confirm that the draft is genuine & that u r the beneficiary!
Try not to do the transaction via cash or Paypal.......too risky!

Doesn't sound right - offer to take a £50 deposit via Paypal and the rest cash on delivery :thumbsup:

Who would just pay up £650 without even seeing the car, really? :thinking:

Original Poster

I’ve contacted him and he is making the £50 deposit payment through Paypal then paying the rest in cash on delivery.

Thanks again for all the advice.

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Hagga27;8978752

I’ve contacted him and he is making the £50 deposit payment through Pa … I’ve contacted him and he is making the £50 deposit payment through Paypal then paying the rest in cash on delivery.Thanks again for all the advice.



personally i would refund the £50 deposit via paypal when he is ready to pay and take the full amount in cash, unless you dont mind the £50 loss should he make a claim

geegee-pinata;8978429

Think you can still do a chargeback via ppg now



I couldn't when I got scammed on here.

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ScRiVs;8978799

I couldn't when I got scammed on here.



you cant do a chargeback for that, but say you say your card has been stolen or your account hacked, that sort of chargeback

Hagga27;8978752

I’ve contacted him and he is making the £50 deposit payment through Pa … I’ve contacted him and he is making the £50 deposit payment through Paypal then paying the rest in cash on delivery.Thanks again for all the advice.



Under no circumstances accept Paypal.

Sorry to sound so blunt but you have to be plain stupid. I stopped using ebay for the simple inforcement of using Paypal.

I'd rather take less elsewhere and have peace of mind that the cash won't be stolen back.

State BT only and you have verbal contract of sale. If he states no then tell him to go away. As he's clearly something dodgey.
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