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How does buying something for collection only work?

(7 Posts)
TheAlias Mon 17-Nov-14 16:49:22

So the auction finishes, presumably I get I tough with the seller to arrange collection and pay cash when I see him but how does EBay know I've paid?

OldBeanbagz Mon 17-Nov-14 16:52:10

You can still pay via PayPal if you want. Otherwise I think it's up to the seller to mark the item as paid.

FunkyBoldRibena Mon 17-Nov-14 16:53:18

Pay them cash once you have inspected the item.

PartyFops Mon 17-Nov-14 16:54:07

Ask for some kind of receipt

TheAlias Mon 17-Nov-14 16:56:16

I thought paypal for collection items was a big no no?

nauticant Mon 17-Nov-14 17:34:31

Paypal for buyers collecting is good. Paypal for sellers handing over is bad. If the seller is happy with Paypal I'd pay that way.

If you do hand over cash, the seller should mark the transaction as "paid". It's a manual operation rather than happening automatically as a result of a Paypal payment.

Chrissy41 Mon 17-Nov-14 18:18:58

paypal is not good for collecting if not as described. And a receipt is pretty pointless really.

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