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Not really ebay but I need buyer collect/paypal advise please?

(5 Posts)
KatyMac Wed 05-Oct-11 18:13:46

I'm selling DD's sailing dinghy

I've had an email enquiry saying they will pay by paypal & collect the dinghy

I thought that somehow, that was a bad idea & that could leave me vulnerable; but I wasn't really sure how/why. Does anyone know?

Or am I being silly

MoaningMinnieWhingesAgain Wed 05-Oct-11 18:16:06

Yes is bad idea. They could claim it was not received. Cash on collection or paypal and you post/courier it.

thisisyesterday Wed 05-Oct-11 18:17:11

hmmm i am not sure how it works outside of ebay

i know on ebay if you accept paypal and the person picks it up they could then say they hadn't received it, open a dispute and claim their money back.
but if you aren't selling via ebay i am not sure that would be an issue.

i would probably prefer cash on collection though just to be on the safe side

KatyMac Wed 05-Oct-11 18:24:09

Just had an email from freeads saying they have banned this person for fraud


Lucky escape

sleepevader Wed 05-Oct-11 18:24:48

Cash on collection or paypal and send it by trackable method.

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