General Discussion: ebay & paypal queries and questions thread...post anything you need to know in hurr


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AAA
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10012 posts since 15/12/02

9 Feb 2010 18:10
joeyjojo wrote: It says in my eBay account I have -£6.50, I have no idea where this came from but is there any way to utilise it?

Its probably because you had a transaction cancelled by ebay after you had paid your fee's. Rather than refund you to paypal/your card they refund the money back into your sellers account
AAA
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10012 posts since 15/12/02

9 Feb 2010 18:10
Noble Locks wrote: yeah jsut buy something for minus 6 quid or thereabouts

He cant, its where you pay your fees bit on Ebay where it says balance oweing. They do it to mug you off when you have overpaid them
joeyjojo
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3956 posts since 24/8/06

9 Feb 2010 18:14
^^^^^ so can i get it somehow?
AAA
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10012 posts since 15/12/02

9 Feb 2010 18:16
There is a way to request it by cheque, think it takes about 4-6 weeks Puzzled

Edit - you use it by selling stuff on ebay. When you list something it will take the listing fee out of that 6.50 they owe you, and the final value fee out of it etc
joeyjojo
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3956 posts since 24/8/06

9 Feb 2010 18:17
Laughing out loud cunts !!!
joeyjojo
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3956 posts since 24/8/06

9 Feb 2010 18:17
I never sell things though sadly. I may have to now though
thanks for the info.
electrolux
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657 posts since 6/11/08

10 Feb 2010 01:22
anyone know what % paypal charges for a withdrawal straight ot a bank account?
I've directly linked my bank with paypal which i think makes it cheaper, from waht i gather its a flat fee of £5.
Just want to make sure as im withdrawing a large amount and dont wanna get stung with a large withdrawal fee.
robii
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18857 posts since 8/9/06

10 Feb 2010 09:56
You want to know how much it costs to withdraw funds from your paypal account? It's free if the amount is over £50. It's only £5 if you want it quicker. JUst click on the withdraw link and all this info is provided for you
fjm11
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1098 posts since 29/7/08

11 Feb 2010 00:11
just sold an item for a decent amount of cash,enough that loosing the cash/item would be a royal pain in the ass.

despite me stating in the auction for low/zero transaction bidders to contact me before bidding, the guy has only 2 transactions, 100% feedback - but a year apart on 2 really shitty cheap items.

is there and way of selling it to the 2nd highest bidder and telling him to fuck off? (i know 2nd chance offer,but any official way of binning him off) and if he does pay is there any 100% way of covering against a credit card chageback/paypal fraud?

cheers
Jesus
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5970 posts since 7/10/08

11 Feb 2010 06:19
Only ship to confirmed paypal adress and make sure you use a service with online tracking that requires a signature
staygold
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4996 posts since 21/11/05

14 Feb 2010 17:51
Apologies if this has been answered before but why can I only charge £4 postage for my item and how can I get around it? It's going to cost more than £4 to send as it'll have to be sent special, I have offered special as a second delivery option and said this is the only option I will use to send it, will eBay get pissed off about that?
DuffMan
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14271 posts since 21/2/07

14 Feb 2010 18:02
For a lot of things I've seen where free postage is now the only option people have gone back to just stating postage costs in the listing, no idea if it works or ebay are going to crack down on it though.
AAA
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10012 posts since 15/12/02

14 Feb 2010 18:35
Ebay has limited postage prices in certain categories to stop people making them massive and the actual price low as to save on final value fee's. There is no way around it, I can only suggest that you add the postage cost on to the buy it now price (If its an auction theres nothing you can do)

staygold
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4996 posts since 21/11/05

14 Feb 2010 18:55
Cheers but what about what i've done i.e. said in the auction you have to use the second postage method which is special delivery, I mean obviously people could refuse to do this
Jesus
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5970 posts since 7/10/08

14 Feb 2010 19:05
list it in another catergory - i sold some flos lighting in a random catergory that allowed me to add postage, knowing full well anyone that wanted flos lighting would search "flos" so therefore it doesnt matter which catergory the item is in
Jake Unkutt
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2842 posts since 2/3/04

15 Feb 2010 12:48
Jesus wrote: list it in another catergory - i sold some flos lighting in a random catergory that allowed me to add postage, knowing full well anyone that wanted flos lighting would search "flos" so therefore it doesnt matter which catergory the item is in
same,,
I couldn't charge postage for a camera flash unit, so i listed it as a camera instead.
I don't think people even browse categories do they?
All keyword searches i reckon, so then it doesnt even matter
staygold
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4996 posts since 21/11/05

15 Feb 2010 12:52
Thanks Jesus, I will do that from now on. With these auctions that are live I will see if people are prepared to pay the £4 more for special delivery
Noble Locks
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66963 posts since 10/7/03

16 Feb 2010 09:42
to be honest my trainer sales all went quite well with no wankers whinging or trying it on.
had one geezer tho who won the auction and then said he didnt want to pay a tenner for postage, could i knock some off.
so i said it costs exactly £8.15 to send special and the double box costs me £1.75, so i can take 10p off if he really wants me to.
he replies back, no dont bother but you have to send them out today (friday), so i can have them for saturday for the weekend.
so i do that, and guess what, its tuesday and still no feedback, you can get fucking busy when you want something fast or some money off, when you get what you demand, cant get busy enuff to do a 6 word line of acknoledgment.
Jesus
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5970 posts since 7/10/08

16 Feb 2010 13:49
word, and also, people who make an offer, you counter offer, they accept, then they dont pay, email you saying they no longer want it, so you send them a cancel auction request and they ignore it, cunts, so much so i dont even request cancels anymore, you dont pay, your getting a non paying bidder strike thanks
schtoop
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12966 posts since 9/4/07

16 Feb 2010 23:44
got the old "temporarily held for upto 21 days" on my paypal account with an ebay item, is there any way i can get done over buy the buyer? obviously i'l send it special delivery

he only has one feedback but its positive, and his address is confirmed and in the uk

cheers