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Paying by PayPal for a collection item

(5 Posts)
whoopwhoopbib Mon 11-Feb-13 20:11:55

I was watching an item in my home town and asked the seller before the auction ended if I could collect it instead of having it posted.

Seller agreed and I won the item and have messaged them about collection times but they have asked that I pay by PayPal first.

Now I am happy to do this as long as they don't expect me to still pay the postage charges but I didn't think this was 'safe' for them.

I don't quite know what to do.

RedPencils Mon 11-Feb-13 20:16:09

It's risky for them, you could say that the item didn't arrive and eBay would automatically refund them because they've no proof of purchase. They mustnt be a very experienced seller.

Otoh it's safe for you.

RedPencils Mon 11-Feb-13 20:16:51

Oh and don't pay for postage either.

whoopwhoopbib Mon 11-Feb-13 20:21:45

Thanks thats what I thought about the ability to claim a refund, not that I ever would.

I've just checked it and it was them who requested collection only, I was getting confused with another item, so there isn't any postage showing.

Another thing, what happens if when I pay on collection the seller doesn't mark the item as paid? I have several items that I have already collected, paid for and given feedback but they still keep flagging up for payment.

fergoose Mon 11-Feb-13 21:22:52

you just mark it as paid yourself and then delete it from your won items

And the seller is v stupid refusing cash and wanting paypal

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