The item is pick up only and I put cash on collection in my listing (I know ebay rules state you have to accept paypal).
They have 100% feedback and have bought and sold a fair bit so chances are they are genuine but obviously I will have no proof of sending the item. If I get them to sign the paypal invoice to confirm they have collected will this be adequate proof in event of any problems?
Or can I ask to refund the paypal amount and bring cash??
She wants to keep it as a paypal payment. I have said ok but tbh I'm not sure now. Is there anything I can do without ending up with a neg feedback and being reported to ebay for breaking their dumb payment rules?
Dont do it, especially of its an expensive item. It can be a scam. How much is the sale? What happens is that they pay via paypal, collect and then do "an item not received" claim, you dont have a trackable proof of postage, paypal refund and you are left with no item and no money. Paypal dont care and you lose out. Im sure there was a thread a while ago about someone who sold a laptop or tv or something and did the same and was totally ripped off. Whats worse a neg or losing your money AND your item.?
you will have to tell her that you will need to post it -if it at all expensive - you need the tracking - there was something on the radio the other day about someone who got done this way - lost 700 pounds - and the person from paypal said either get cash on collection or post
Is your feedback worth £25? What's the worst that can happen.... they put in a non performing seller strike on you and you get a neg. I think its a con artists dream but ebay / paypal dont care and small scale sellers get ripped off. Thankfully its never happened to me but I always post recorded, even though its hideously expensive these days.
tell her if she wants to pay via paypal she has to pay for a courier or other trackable postage fees - she cant argue on this as its in ebay's terms and conditions that paypal sales have to be via a trackable method. This might give you an out on a possible strike too.