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Buyer wants to pay on collection- anything to worry about?

(13 Posts)
krisskross Mon 25-Apr-16 10:22:54

Auction ended last night and she has just emailed to say shes having trouble with paypal and wants to pay on collection.

I've never had this before as i rarely use ebay. Is there anything for me to be wary of? And how long is a reasonable time to wait for collection?

The item is less than £20. Thanks all.

HeyMacWey Mon 25-Apr-16 10:25:07

If she's paying cash I wouldn't see a problem.
Wouldn't it save you PayPal fees?

krisskross Mon 25-Apr-16 10:34:28

Thanks Hey- just double checking as I am new to this smile

AppleSetsSail Mon 25-Apr-16 10:35:32

You must accept only cash for a collection item - you have no recourse without proof of postage if they raise a claim.

drspouse Mon 25-Apr-16 10:36:21

Agree with Apple, never ever use paypal for an item that is being collected.

krisskross Thu 28-Apr-16 21:39:37

Thanks all.

kippersyllabub Thu 28-Apr-16 21:45:53

Look for fake notes

novemberchild Sat 30-Apr-16 01:33:14

The only problem I have had with this is people try to haggle when they arrive.

VimFuego101 Sat 30-Apr-16 01:39:45

If she's collecting then you should only take cash anyway. If she pays via PayPal then claims she never got it, you have no proof of delivery.

krisskross Sun 01-May-16 18:22:47

She never turned up anyway. Twice! Such a PITA. I'm relisting it. Thanks anyway.

VulcanWoman Sun 01-May-16 18:27:23

Honestly, why the heck do some people do this, I just don't get it. Hope you have better luck next time.

summerwinterton Sun 01-May-16 19:31:07

you need to cancel to get your fees back and block them too

krisskross Sun 01-May-16 19:39:33

Thanks vulcanised and summer will do this tonight and relisting. Pah!

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