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Buyer wants to pay by cheque or bank transfer, no paypal,

(11 Posts)
LynetteScavo Thu 02-Jun-11 12:31:29

I only offered paypal in the listing.

He's asked for my address to send a cheque or my bank details to make a transfer.

I've told him paypal only.

Am I being anal?

BlueCat2010 Thu 02-Jun-11 13:08:11

Bank transfer would save you paypal fees and wouldn't give them the option of claiming money back - when I traded on ebay it was definately my prefered method.

All you need to do is provide them with account name, sort code and account number - all details included on your cheque book so no danger of getting your account emptied.

fergoose Thu 02-Jun-11 13:08:18

Accept the bank transfer - no paypal fees, and guaranteed no chargebacks.

Is perfectly safe for you to give him your details.

FannyFifer Thu 02-Jun-11 13:09:57

What about a postal order?

BlueCat2010 Thu 02-Jun-11 13:10:10

Great minds obviously think alike! grin

LynetteScavo Thu 02-Jun-11 13:16:11

Are you sure bank transfer is OK??? hmm

fergoose Thu 02-Jun-11 13:47:17

great minds indeed smile

yes of course a transfer is safe

you are only giving out details which are on your cheque book - the buyer will not have any access to your account with those details alone. They can only use them to pay money into your accout.

BlueCat2010 Thu 02-Jun-11 13:57:20

If you are worried then contact your bank, who will confirm what we have said.

MadamDeathstare Thu 02-Jun-11 14:01:02

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

LynetteScavo Thu 02-Jun-11 19:06:14

It's OK, they paid by Paypal.

Thanks for the advice, I will remember it in future.

MotherPanda Thu 02-Jun-11 19:08:37

hmmm... I like the insurance you get through paypal. Also, why would they bid on an auction that says paypal only?

Who doesn't use paypal? I always think it's suspicious.

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