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Nice one edi

Let's hope it works and as you say, one of eBay experts let us know before using it preferrably.

Original Poster

Thanks Ray. I hope (& wish) this works

I haven't used eBay in a while, this might make it worth it As long as it's not a customer specific code

:pirate:

Didn't work for me, I'm guessing it's a user-specific code again. It's been quite a while since we have had a genuine PayPal code which can be used by any account. Maybe they have cottoned on to us bargain hunters! :-D

Yeah probably have Thanks for the feedback redstaruk

It's user-specific. I got an email from them, so will work for me

I wonder why they don't send them to more users, I've never received one

CYPER

It's user-specific. I got an email from them, so will work for me



So why will it work for you and not for others?

My mate has a small part-time business on eBay and must do £1k per month minimum through PayPal both sending and receiving. So why should people get bonus codes from PayPal and not others?

I personally will never use PayPal or eBay again, or should I say setup an account with them.

At times I use my mates account but only because I have no other choice, eBay and PayPal are geting like Microsdt, they have the monopoly so they think they can make the rules.

And guess what? It's true, even PayPal are above the law, they have loop holes in place so it;s impossible to get your cash back if you get shafted. Sometimes you do, but it's not the same law as credit card companies and banks and such. PayPal have THEIR OWN LAW AND IT STINKS!!!

Soory again for the rant all but I think you know what I think of PayPal.

Regads,

Beer.

I think they send them to people who've not used them in a while, although I haven't, it's probably to tempt them back.

Good luck to CYPER for receiving one Use it wisely and let us in on the secret of your PayPal code please lol

The only thing I don't like about Ebay & PayPal are the high fees they get for me selling something - around 7% devided between PayPal & Ebay.

Now I'm selling 2 camera lenses and expect to get for them around 900 pounds. My fees will be around 60 pounds

Yes, sucks a lot - I'm a Premier member, higher fees for me!

I quite agree with you SAFCbeermonster. I hope google are able to break their monopoly - they have started a payment scheme in the US and I hope they bring it to the UK very soon.

By the way, what does SAFC stand for???

There is a lot of backchat in the eBay seller forums at the moment with regards to higher fees and less visability on the shop items.

A lot of sellers feel quite let down and what with this price increase and the pricing in proportion changes in the mail, a few sellers are even talking about quiting eBay altogether or opening a private website.

It will be interesting to see what happens in the next few weeks, but expect sellers having to increase their prices soon

emmajk42

I quite agree with you SAFCbeermonster. I hope google are able to break … I quite agree with you SAFCbeermonster. I hope google are able to break their monopoly - they have started a payment scheme in the US and I hope they bring it to the UK very soon.By the way, what does SAFC stand for???



I have read that they will bar you if you use the google payment system, they say it does not meet it's security standard, and it will blacklist payments made.

I like Google and use it every day, but they seem to be creating a monopoly of their own...

SAFC1BeerMonster

So why will it work for you and not for others?My mate has a small … So why will it work for you and not for others?My mate has a small part-time business on eBay and must do £1k per month minimum through PayPal both sending and receiving. So why should people get bonus codes from PayPal and not others?I personally will never use PayPal or eBay again, or should I say setup an account with them. At times I use my mates account but only because I have no other choice, eBay and PayPal are geting like Microsdt, they have the monopoly so they think they can make the rules.And guess what? It's true, even PayPal are above the law, they have loop holes in place so it;s impossible to get your cash back if you get shafted. Sometimes you do, but it's not the same law as credit card companies and banks and such. PayPal have THEIR OWN LAW AND IT STINKS!!!Soory again for the rant all but I think you know what I think of PayPal.Regads,Beer.



Hi, I'm afraid that I agree with this post. I've been sent one or two PayPal codes via PayPal/eBay and not once have they allowed for the code to be used, most recent one was for £5.00 off £20.00 spend. eBay seller forwarded invoice 12-24-hours after the promo had expired and PayPal did not want to know. Quote "you could've bought something else for £20.00 and used your voucher". PayPal IMHO are awful for dealing with customer complaints and do not allow for customers to make two complaints for one transaction, an example being goods reported lost that are finally delivered but are damaged-they do not want to know. Fallen into this trap twice with PayPal. Shame there aren't any competitors to PayPal that care a little more for their customers (perhaps there are?).

Have to agree with all the comments, now that they have banned google payments surely its the ideal time for google to launch thier own auction site. Yes they are turning into a monopoly too but theyre about the only ones with enough clout and exposure to compete with the bay.

Will carry on using eBay for buying (normally the first port of call to test the waters of a potential bargain) and selling (painful it is with all the fees etc.) until somthing else appears...

Maybe this thread should be turned into a sticky of some kind.

Seems there is enough people out there to cause a wave if we all jumped ship, specially as there must be an aweful lot of sellers on ebay that feel the same way, given the amount it now costs just to sell on there.

If there's enough support it would be easy to take a list of users or potential users to a rival to ebay an bobs your uncle theres a competitior site up and running!

hduk auctions .com anyone? :lol:

By the way, what does SAFC stand for???[/QUOTE]

I'm guessing it stands for Sunderland Association Football Club

Original Poster

Looks like there so many ebay gurus here.

Few months ago, a timewaster (with zero rating) placed a bid on my ebay auction and never bothered to pay or reply to my emails when the auction ended. Reported him/her as a non-paying bidder and started a dispute on 6th May.

Now the status is Closed: No FVF granted although ebay charged me listing fee, this and that....

I have not relisted this item and would have thought ebay should refund their fee. Any suggestions ?

ficosaneil

By the way, what does SAFC stand for???



I'm guessing it stands for Sunderland Association Football Club[/quote]

Correct.

edi

Looks like there so many ebay gurus here.Few months ago, a timewaster … Looks like there so many ebay gurus here.Few months ago, a timewaster (with zero rating) placed a bid on my ebay auction and never bothered to pay or reply to my emails when the auction ended. Reported him/her as a non-paying bidder and started a dispute on 6th May. Now the status is Closed: No FVF granted although ebay charged me listing fee, this and that.... I have not relisted this item and would have thought ebay should refund their fee. Any suggestions ?



Hi,

In instances like this i'd understood that eBay have a mutual withdrawal policy (or something like that). Undoubtedly you should've been given a full refund on listing and selling fees. eBay/PayPal are simply a too big company to care about customer service IMHO and, basically do not want to be contacted. The amount of automated responses they send out where there are customer service issues are beyond. Shame Amazon.co.uk don't run their own auction site as their customer service is generally second to none.

Not sure what the listing and selling fees were for the item you'd listed but perhaps you might want to contact Trading Standards via ]Consumer Direct and/or your credit card company (assuming you'd paid by credit card), however, your credit card company might not be in the position to assist if the listing and selling fees are below £100.00 (which i'd have thought they are).

Good luck in getting your refund.

Original Poster

Thanks MacNewbieInTraining

The fee was only ~ £1 :-D , but that's not the point. How many people are to be ripped off like this? Surely, its ebay's fault to allow a timewaster to wreck my efforts, time and earnings. I didnt opt for mutual withdrawal as there is no point in allowing these timewasters to go unchecked.

edi, I had the same problem but mine was for a little more around £8. I email the customer support twice, second time I stated I did not want a standard generic reply (Guess what I got). It seems you have to close the complaint after a number of days to get the FVF or it expires and you and I get nothing. Their system is very unhelpful, stating everytime I looked no action was required by me, so I left it and got nothing. Magic.

Original Poster

What a story ? why should I close the case when I want to proceed with it? I am glad that you got a specific reply gavcooper, as compared to what was sent to me which any TD&H can find out by googling.

All down to monopoly of ebay

on ebay, If selling anything remotely interesting to scammers / idiot bidders, I use the options : paypal only (i.e you can't bid if you don't have a paypal account) & no bidders with -1 . I assume you will get lower bids(not everyone has a paypal account). I got (attempted) stung by a Nigerians twice, it still cost me money and stress! they over bid at the last minute to steal desirable items(by sending fake paypal notices), I also advise keeping your paypal account email different from your ebay account(harder to send spoof mail).

oh yeah nearly forgot paypal & ebay can suck my a***, they really don't care, do a search for anything desirable e.g. XPS M2010 , you'll see one genuine sale and about 30 (I reckon) fake / scam sales, feedbacks bought by buying 1p e-books from each other. As if ebay don't know its going on? it's not hard to slow this nonsense down. Buyer beware

Didnt work for me guys.

rowls

Didnt work for me guys.



What didn't?

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