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LottieJenkins Wed 19-Oct-11 08:02:57

I am worried about paying for an item on Ebay advice please!!
This was the first message i got:-
hi cannot take payment due to link problem try to pay via paypal site using ************** if no luck will try to resolve by end tomorrow really sorry feel free to cancel if wish.
I replied that i wanted to buy it as it is for my ds.
Second message was this:-
hi if you pay via paypal site not ebay site using****************its working that way as just received couple of payments
Does this sound dodgy or ok?
His feedback is good.

fergoose Wed 19-Oct-11 09:29:45

no you must only pay to the email address linked with the auction - if you pay to another email address which isn't linked you won't have buyer protection.

so yes - potentially very dodgy.

LottieJenkins Wed 19-Oct-11 09:39:58

I think i will tell him im not interested! It does sound dodgy. Should i report him??

fergoose Wed 19-Oct-11 09:51:09

yes you could - if you go to live help they will advise

LottieJenkins Wed 19-Oct-11 15:00:19

I asked him what was i supposed to do, he wanted me to log into Paypal not via Ebay and put an email address and the amount in and send it that way.
I replied that i thought i would leave it and if he relisted it and i could pay through ebay then i would rebid!

Sossiges Wed 19-Oct-11 15:03:33

You did the right thing to refuse, I've been caught that way once before - never again.

LottieJenkins Wed 19-Oct-11 15:32:32

Sossiges glad i made the right decision!!

dizzyday07 Wed 19-Oct-11 16:01:12

I think that one of the options when paying for something just via Paypal is to say if it for an Ebay item as they ask you for the ID. Well I know that that used to be the case

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