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    Smell's a bit fishy ?

    I just yesterday sold a TV on eBay for just over £150.00 and i stated in the listing that it was free local pick up.
    This morning i received full payment from paypal however i aint trusting anyone with all the scammers outhere so i refunded his money and told him to pay cash on collection.
    To my surprise i received a email stating that he no longer wants it LOL

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    He might just be worried that you are out to scam him, it probably looks a bit dodgy from his side what with you offering paypal then withdrawing the offer...

    (But, of course, he may have been a scammer!)
    Edited by: "jah128" 10th Jun 2011

    Probably a scammer. Best to avoid in case. There was a thread earlier this week on this same topic.

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    jah128

    He might just be worried that you are out to scam him, it probably looks … He might just be worried that you are out to scam him, it probably looks a bit dodgy from his side what with you offering paypal then withdrawing the offer...(But, of course, he may have been a scammer!)


    eh? how could the seller scam the buyer if he pays with cash and picks up.

    1st rule of any collection item from paypal (everyone knows this or should do) is NEVER accept paypal

    e.g. of what goes wrong:-

    hotukdeals.com/mis…095

    csiman

    eh? how could the seller scam the buyer if he pays with cash and picks … eh? how could the seller scam the buyer if he pays with cash and picks up.1st rule of any collection item from paypal (everyone knows this or should do) is NEVER accept paypale.g. of what goes wrong:-http://www.hotukdeals.com/misc/help-have-been-cheated-ebay/953095



    Lots of ways, it could be organised crime knowing the buyer will be carrying cash. The TV could have a known fault which is apparently only after a brief period of usage. Or the person may simply not have the cash but have had funds in paypal. Whilst its a known scam as you mention above, if its a collection sale where paypal is offered as a buyer I'd still choose to pay that way for the added protection, and if that was subsequently withdrawn without reason I'd be very suspicious... (Not to mention, almost *any* type of sale on ebay has a known scam associated with it...)

    Edited by: "jah128" 10th Jun 2011

    jah128

    Lots of ways, it could be organised crime knowing the buyer will be … Lots of ways, it could be organised crime knowing the buyer will be carrying cash. The TV could have a known fault which is apparently only after a brief period of usage. Whilst its a known scam as you mention above, if its a collection sale where paypal is offered as a buyer I'd still choose to pay that way for the added protection, and if that was subsequently withdrawn without reason I'd be very suspicious...



    Organised crime because he didn't want to get scammed? Tested the tv on site? Up to buyer to prove either way.

    OP did the right thing, I would report him tbh as well just incase he has a history of doing this sort of thing.

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    jah128

    Lots of ways, it could be organised crime knowing the buyer will be … Lots of ways, it could be organised crime knowing the buyer will be carrying cash. The TV could have a known fault which is apparently only after a brief period of usage. Whilst its a known scam as you mention above, if its a collection sale where paypal is offered as a buyer I'd still choose to pay that way for the added protection, and if that was subsequently withdrawn without reason I'd be very suspicious...


    paypal has to be offered on ALL ebay sales (except cars I think)

    Somehow I doubt organised crime is that desperate for £150

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    Adam2050

    Organised crime because he didn't want to get scammed? Tested the tv on … Organised crime because he didn't want to get scammed? Tested the tv on site? Up to buyer to prove either way.OP did the right thing, I would report him tbh as well just incase he has a history of doing this sort of thing.


    I wouldnt in case ebay get funny for not accepting paypal & refunding (ebay arent the most sensible in dealing with things like this)

    Agreeing with csiman.

    I've accepted PayPal and had people collect items many times. Never been an amount I would've cried if lost though. I know not to on expensive items now though, but it should state clearly in the listing that if collecting it muct be with cash, PayPal accepted for post/courier.

    Cash on collection only.

    Adam2050

    Organised crime because he didn't want to get scammed? Tested the tv on … Organised crime because he didn't want to get scammed? Tested the tv on site? Up to buyer to prove either way.OP did the right thing, I would report him tbh as well just incase he has a history of doing this sort of thing.



    Report him for what though? He paid, the seller has changed the terms after the sale. The buyer, scammer or not, hasn't done anything wrong.

    Scam...

    Inb4 paypal and non received item

    jonny619447

    Scam...Inb4 paypal and non received item



    correct me if wrong, but inb4 means you post before the event? yet, you are way too late on this occasion, the scam debate was already well underway

    No, inb4 - overused term, the author customarily being an insufferable p**ck. Source - unurban dictionary®

    jayjayuk1234

    correct me if wrong, but inb4 means you post before the event? yet, you … correct me if wrong, but inb4 means you post before the event? yet, you are way too late on this occasion, the scam debate was already well underway



    The buyer in question hasn't started a paypal claim about a non recieved item.
    So it is before the event.

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