paypal question please! does it cover you if you buy concert tix?

14 replies
Found 2nd Jun 2009
Rep for the helpers..

sister has bought britney tickets off someone on gumtree or somwhere similar- has paid £50 deposit to secure the tickets. all seems well so far. she now needs to pay £200 of the remaining balance as tickets are now in hand of the seller and seller (based in brockley- s.e. london) needs payment before posting. if paying by paypal- what's the best method to pay to ensure protection- pay for goods? services? other? gift? payment owed? etc etc.
she is willing to cover fees if protection is offered..
though i don't even know if paypal cover concert tickets...

so:
1. best method to pay?
2. is she covered incase the seller is dodgy?! (seller seems very genuine so far)

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14 Comments

Banned

1. Cash in hand
2. No she isnt

Banned

Gumtree is rather dodgy. I was scammed £150 for an xbox 360 a year back, and paypal didn't bother helping whatsoever! Meet them in person if possible.

Banned

50 lost already dont do it....

Send £100 to me and I wont send your sister Britney Spears tickets either

Doing it this way she has only lost £150 rather than £250 as i'd guarantee the bloke doesn't plan on sending her tickets :thumbsup:

Original Poster

point taken.
and taken again, thanks red!

repped all you good people.

rejected paypal idea, told her she's best off meeting the seller and exchanging in person. so she's now gonna email and arrange a time/ date. obviously, she wont be going it alone. thanks again..willl keep this thread updated.

sassie;5375420

1. Cash in hand



Still only good if you know exactly what a valid ticket looks like and can spot the fakes - and also have the guts to tell a scammer face-to-face to get lost.

Edit: But TBH if they're prepared to meet for an exchange then at the very least they'll have some pretty good fakes and are quite likely to be genuine.

Edit Again: well 'possibly' they'll be genuine ;-)

wombat6025;5375510

Still only good if you know exactly what a valid ticket looks like and … Still only good if you know exactly what a valid ticket looks like and can spot the fakes - and also have the guts to tell a scammer face-to-face to get lost.



The biggest problem is most people don't know what the tickets should look like.

Talking of forgeries good advice when selling something cash in hand is to check all your notes too another popular scam is they buy tickets / phones etc using fake notes and then sell them on getting real notes in the process.

wombat6025;5375510

Still only good if you know exactly what a valid ticket looks like and … Still only good if you know exactly what a valid ticket looks like and can spot the fakes - and also have the guts to tell a scammer face-to-face to get lost.Edit: But TBH if they're prepared to meet for an exchange then at the very least they'll have some pretty good fakes and are quite likely to be genuine.Edit Again: well 'possibly' they'll be genuine ;-)



Or possibly she'll lose the money and get a beating into the bargain.

I have very little faith in humanity, does it show?

Shengis;5375544

Or possibly she'll lose the money and get a beating into the bargain.I … Or possibly she'll lose the money and get a beating into the bargain.I have very little faith in humanity, does it show?



I'm the same i'm very reluctant to buy or sell anything second hand other than on here.

Shengis;5375544

Or possibly she'll lose the money and get a beating into the bargain.I … Or possibly she'll lose the money and get a beating into the bargain.I have very little faith in humanity, does it show?



Just a little - but justifiably so? I edited my post to be too positive perhaps. :oops: If it's a genuine guy selling real tickets maybe OK; but a tout prepared to meet face-to-face => pretty scary.

Failing that she could always buy my 2 tickets off me for a lot less, as i can't go now lol :thumbsup:

Shengis;5375544

Or possibly she'll lose the money and get a beating into the bargain.I … Or possibly she'll lose the money and get a beating into the bargain.I have very little faith in humanity, does it show?



Meet somewhere public, i..e a main street when there's lots of other people about???

Original Poster

*****UPDATE*****

Well, well, well. Sister arranged to meet seller at sellers place of work, but couldn't make it on time and so seller directed sister to their home address. sister sent her hubby who took his mate to the home address and the lovely lady gave him the tickets in exchange for the money (even let off £30 as she said she just wanted rid of them) she beforehand gave sister all details incl. work address, telephone number, her home address and personal number too. turns out this was one trustworthy seller, so it all turned out well. thanks to all for the input.

saying that, apparantly the concert wasn't as good as the others she'd been to..said it makes a lot of difference when the singing isn't live..lol. why on earth someone would spend silly money to go and see britters beats me..
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