Found 28th Sep 2010
Someone has just bought a bed off me on ebay, its obviously collection only, but they are wanting to pay by paypal first.
I'm a bit worried as you hear stories about people claiming not to have recieved items, and as I'd obviously have no proof of post, if they did that, would paypal still look in their favour, even though its a bed that states collection only on the listing?
They say its because its money in their paypal account, and they'd add a couple of pounds to cover fees, but as its over £50, isn't it free to transfer to their bank first?

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DO NOT accept it for a collection only item.

Whenever i sell anything collection only i write cash on collection only on the auction,so you can view the goods and if you're happy with them pay cash.


Edited by: "Domthedonkey" 28th Sep 2010

yep its free to transfer into their bank 1st don't take paypal for collected items

Just say no. They can come to the door with cash.

I have done this before ... just make them log on to their ebay account and leave you feedback there and then ... also get them to send you a message through ebay confirming they have picked the item up.

PS Ebay can track all your sent and received messages so if the buyer backs out later on your well and truly covered

raj_007

I have done this before ... just make them log on to their ebay account … I have done this before ... just make them log on to their ebay account and leave you feedback there and then ... also get them to send you a message through ebay confirming they have picked the item up. PS Ebay can track all your sent and received messages so if the buyer backs out later on your well and truly covered



So what if they don't wish to do this do you force them?

raj_007

I have done this before ... just make them log on to their ebay account … I have done this before ... just make them log on to their ebay account and leave you feedback there and then ... also get them to send you a message through ebay confirming they have picked the item up. PS Ebay can track all your sent and received messages so if the buyer backs out later on your well and truly covered



That won't achieve anything if a buyer files a Paypal claim,the buyer could claim they sent the message to the wrong seller etc that's why they don't generally take things like that into account.

It's not worth the potential hassle.

Original Poster

Have emailed back explaining that it needs to be cash on collection. I always ask sellers if they'd prefer paypal when collectiong items, but have always been told they'd prefer cash, which I'd rather use too! Not sure why they are being like this!

If they keep on trying to push for paypal report it.

******DONT DO THIS>>
Edited by: "Adam2050" 28th Sep 2010

Sloth/Mod

Adam2050

If they keep on trying to push for paypal report it.



Nooooooooo!!! Don't do this ^^^^^^^

eBay will not side with you if you are refusing Paypal (although you are doing the right thing). Because of the way eBay & Paypal are run they can actually report you for demanding payment through a 'unsafe' method. They're daft like that.

Syzable

Nooooooooo!!! Don't do this ^^^^^^^eBay will not side with you if you are … Nooooooooo!!! Don't do this ^^^^^^^eBay will not side with you if you are refusing Paypal (although you are doing the right thing). Because of the way eBay & Paypal are run they can actually report you for demanding payment through a 'unsafe' method. They're daft like that.



Oh didn't know that.
Ebay's getting worse.

Sloth/Mod

i know.........they are nuts.

Syzable

i know.........they are nuts.



Especially when you can offer this method of payment in the beginning.

Sloth/Mod

Adam2050

Especially when you can offer this method of payment in the beginning.



I know, but the problem is with eBay you have to offer Paypal as well now on everything.

Syzable

I know, but the problem is with eBay you have to offer Paypal as well now … I know, but the problem is with eBay you have to offer Paypal as well now on everything.



Yep, reason I stopped selling there unless I have no other choice.

Yep,don't do what Adam suggested lol

You have to offer Paypal but as i say i never accept it for collection items,you might end up with neg feedback though if they insist on it and you decline.

anyone refusing to pay by cash for a collection item obviously doesn't have any sense and is probably a bit dodge anyway. Refuse point blank to release the item or give them your address until they agree. I actually had the same problem with some spanner who insisted on paypal so I didnt givet him my collection details and refunded his paypal payment. He left bad feedback but I phoned eBay, explained the situation and showed the girl on the phone I had specifically stated CASH ON COLLECTION ONLY on my description. She immediately deleted his feedback and gave me a 5 quid voucher. So stand your ground and I'll think you'll be fine.

londonthing98

anyone refusing to pay by cash for a collection item obviously doesn't … anyone refusing to pay by cash for a collection item obviously doesn't have any sense and is probably a bit dodge anyway. Refuse point blank to release the item or give them your address until they agree. I actually had the same problem with some spanner who insisted on paypal so I didnt givet him my collection details and refunded his paypal payment. He left bad feedback but I phoned eBay, explained the situation and showed the girl on the phone I had specifically stated CASH ON COLLECTION ONLY on my description. She immediately deleted his feedback and gave me a 5 quid voucher. So stand your ground and I'll think you'll be fine.



Well that surprises me as you're not supposed to refuse it as a payment option.

Although,with this new Ebay resolution centre it shouldn't surprise me,it's all so hit and miss.

Banned

or you could just ask for paypal gift

does that mean you cant use ebay now if you dont have paypal?

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Randa1

does that mean you cant use ebay now if you dont have paypal?



Yes

Why dont u do like a £30 deposit by paypal and the remainder when the buyer collects? Worth a try..:)

londonthing98

anyone refusing to pay by cash for a collection item obviously doesn't … anyone refusing to pay by cash for a collection item obviously doesn't have any sense and is probably a bit dodge anyway. .




Not necessarily perhaps the buyer wants a bit of security in case there is a fault with the item that they never picked up on when they received it. Like slats missing or a cracked frame.

I think there was a post on here a few months ago about someone who took Paypal for a collection item and then the buyer claimed they hadn't received it. Paypal sided with the buyer because the seller couldn't prove it had been delivered - they wouldn't accept a signed note from the buyer confirming collection or anything like that.

Use Paypal at your own risk! Personally, I'd only take cash no matter what eBay say about having to take Paypal. They only insist on it so they can keep their nice cut of the profit through Paypal fees.
Edited by: "oldmanhouse" 29th Sep 2010

Original Poster

Shes been back in touch and stated that she'll pay cash, so pleased that things aren't going to get nasty
Thanks for all your advice
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