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


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Noble Locks
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66963 posts since 10/7/03

6 Jan 2014 20:33
Used it yesterday and today and its nishmans. Think it does say something about a charge if the bank account isnt linked if you aint got no money in paypal. But i didnt know what that meant, cos if it knows the card number to take the dough from, how could ot not be linked.
beeper
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172 posts since 22/9/10

6 Jan 2014 20:52
I think they charge if you use a card to pay. If you use your bank or PayPal balance then there's no charge.
kozsie
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110 posts since 12/9/07

7 Jan 2014 17:51
Bought a pair of 'used' Vans off a guy before Xmas, they rock up today and they're filthy as well as being covered in sand!? The shoes have been worn well more than his 'only 3 times' listing e.g the midsoles coming away from the body of the shoe.

I've emailed him to say I want to send them back and he hasn't responded (yet) - he made the listing through US ebay though he's based in the UK, so I have to open a claim through there. Do I have to do something via Paypal also or does doing it through eBay take care of that?

Never had to do something like this before so any help appreciated.
mAK
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477 posts since 28/4/13

9 Jan 2014 21:56
is this some sort of paypal related scam i don't know about or is the guy just a bit of a retard?

selling an item on a small not widespread forum so don't imagine it is frequented by scammers and received these msgs in the space of a day (replied to the first) plus its paypal so i don't know of any issues there, something just seems off to me


Hello,
I just saw your post on the Big Blue thread. Is your shirt still around? I never saw it in the Buying/Selling section, but maybe I missed it. I am certainly interested, even though I am between a L and M on the chest measurements. Please let me know the price and availability. If you need references, I have made purchases from Anesthetist and GrandmasterBen on this forum.
I hope this finds you well, and that the coming year is filled with much ease and joy.
Best,
Emmanuel

i replied with description and price


Hey there,
So, I am currently in Nepal and am not sure exactly when my business here will be concluded and I return stateside. I would like to buy this shirt now with Paypal but have you keep it for the time being until I return to California. If you are willing to come down to 95 GBP, I would really appreciate it since the Paypal fees and eventual shipping are significant. So, if you find it agreeable, please send me a Paypal invoice to browniemcghee@gmail.com or simply send me the email associated with your Paypal account and I will send the payment through today. If you have a shipping quote (cheap option is acceptable here) to California zip code 94949, I could pay the shipping now. It might make more sense, and is preferable to me to wait and I can pay the shipping separately when I return home. Does that all make sense? I am asking to buy your shirt and have you set it aside and obviously not wear it until such time as I can receive it.
Let me know what you think. I hope this finds you well.
Best,
Emmanuel


Hey there,
So, I haven't heard back from you. I can imagine two scenarios. The first is that you have been away from your computer and haven't had a chance to write back. This seems most likely. The second would be that 95 GBP did not sit well with you and you are holding out. I certainly wasn't trying to lowball you by asking 5 pounds off. In my experience on this forum and similar ones, people usually come down at least $10-$20 from there asking price as a courtesy, but perhaps that doesn't sit well with you. If you are not comfortable with 95, which is still my initial offer, I could be persuaded to pay the full amount, though I do feel 95 is fair and very much on the level. After today, I will not likely have internet access for several days, and would really love to complete the Paypal bit today if possible. Please get back to me either way. I would like to close the deal today, if at all possible.
Thanks, and I hope this finds you well.
Best,
Emmanuel

Hey there,
Please give me a yes or no as soon as you are able. Again, my access to the internet will be a bit more limited in the coming days and I would like to get the funds to you without delay. I will check again in the morning.
Thanks,
Emmanuel
Jake Unkutt
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2891 posts since 2/3/04

10 Jan 2014 01:10
Sold a camera to some guy in Croatia (seems a legit dude as I checked his email out on google and came up with his portfolio/website etc).
Should I mark the camera down for customs or is that a bad idea?
Will I be lose out if it goes 'missing'?
gaffer
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572 posts since 13/4/05

10 Jan 2014 09:47

skuxxil wrote: Hey there,
So, I haven't heard back from you. I can imagine two scenarios. The first is that you have been away from your computer and haven't had a chance to write back. This seems most likely. The second would be that 95 GBP did not sit well with you and you are holding out. I certainly wasn't trying to lowball you by asking 5 pounds off. In my experience on this forum and similar ones, people usually come down at least $10-$20 from there asking price as a courtesy, but perhaps that doesn't sit well with you. If you are not comfortable with 95, which is still my initial offer, I could be persuaded to pay the full amount, though I do feel 95 is fair and very much on the level. After today, I will not likely have internet access for several days, and would really love to complete the Paypal bit today if possible. Please get back to me either way. I would like to close the deal today, if at all possible.
Thanks, and I hope this finds you well.
Best,
Emmanuel

freedom
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932 posts since 25/4/12

10 Jan 2014 10:51
skuxxil wrote: Hey there,
Please give me a yes or no as soon as you are able. Again, my access to the internet will be a bit more limited in the coming days and I would like to get the funds to you without delay. I will check again in the morning.
Thanks,
Emmanuel

why don't you just reply to him…
Mookie_blaylock
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1674 posts since 19/7/06

10 Jan 2014 11:11
Jake Unkutt wrote: Sold a camera to some guy in Croatia (seems a legit dude as I checked his email out on google and came up with his portfolio/website etc).
Should I mark the camera down for customs or is that a bad idea?
Will I be lose out if it goes 'missing'?

Croatia is in EU so no need to declare the value on the parcel
mAK
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477 posts since 28/4/13

10 Jan 2014 11:33
freedom wrote: why don't you just reply to him…

i think you missed the point?
i did reply then 3x over the top eager msg's in the space of a day which has made me a bit suss
Lovettski
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581 posts since 14/9/09

10 Jan 2014 11:51
I had a case opened against me saying something hasnt been received but i can see on the tracking that it arrived on 3 Jan. Its was fully tracked but not actually signed for. Does this mean I'm in trouble?
Jimmy326
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4593 posts since 22/9/07

10 Jan 2014 13:10
^Yes.
Jake Unkutt
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2891 posts since 2/3/04

12 Jan 2014 02:16
Thanks Mookie B….
Problem is I am in Tokyo now,,but flying to London on Tuesday,,I might just take the camera with me and ship from London…will take a little longer, but probably better in the long run.
stoney
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17785 posts since 22/1/05

12 Jan 2014 07:39
If i but an electrical item from ebay (thats brand new) that develops a fault after 6 months. Can i get any come back off the seller ? or do i have to go to the manufacturer ?
alfonzobonzo
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35 posts since 13/8/11

19 Jan 2014 19:14
Can normal users not post in the ebay listings thread anymore? Am I missing something really obvious!
Noble Locks
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66963 posts since 10/7/03

19 Jan 2014 19:35
stoney wrote: If i but an electrical item from ebay (thats brand new) that develops a fault after 6 months. Can i get any come back off the seller ? or do i have to go to the manufacturer ?
Think about it mate.

Dear Stoney, those nikes you sold me on ebay six months ago, some of the stitching is coming away from the front, i want my money back'.
phelen
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6745 posts since 16/8/06

19 Jan 2014 19:37
stoney wrote: If i but an electrical item from ebay (thats brand new) that develops a fault after 6 months. Can i get any come back off the seller ? or do i have to go to the manufacturer ?

Depends on the item but it should be covered under a warranty if its brand new plus you need proof of purchase.

If you brought it from a private seller i.e individual not a chance but from a big name store then probably get it fixed, or replaced.
stoney
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17785 posts since 22/1/05

19 Jan 2014 19:37
bought a replacement, i think im just annoyed about breaking a £150 tooth brush Evil
Dee
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12066 posts since 22/11/07

7 Feb 2014 13:29
how do paypal work out their currency exchange rates?

the current rate on xe has a joy figure down to approx 1k and via paypal it's almost exactly £100 more - quite a difference?

Gizmo
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4397 posts since 20/10/09

7 Feb 2014 13:34
Not sure, but when checking out, you have an option t use your mastercard or visa's currency exchange rate, usually it works out a tiny bit cheaper to do it that route as opposed to paypal.
diederik
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3314 posts since 16/8/11

7 Feb 2014 14:10
Yeah Paypal's exchange rates are horrible - better to use your Credit Card exchange rates in most cases