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A probably obvious Paypal question...

(5 Posts)
KacieB Fri 21-Oct-16 08:35:38

If someone wants to send money via PayPal for a gumtree item, should I add postage charges and accept? Or is that potential for being ripped off? Does anyone know?

19lottie82 Fri 21-Oct-16 11:00:08

It's ok but you must make sure that it's a payment for "goods or services" NOT a gift payment (for family or friends). This ensures you get buyer protection, so you're covered if the item doesn't arrive, or if it's not as described.

So either initiate the payment at your end this way, or get the seller to send you an invoice (not a money request) which details the item they want you to pay for.

KacieB Fri 21-Oct-16 14:04:22

Great, thank you lottie! I'll work out how to invoice them now smile

19lottie82 Fri 21-Oct-16 20:00:46

Hi OP........ I meant my advice in terms of a buyers point of view.

Still send an invoice, that's what i do when I sell an item outside of eBay.

It doesn't really allow you to be "ripped off", but it does give the buyer PayPal protection against non delivery and items being misdescribed.

HeavenlyEyes Sat 22-Oct-16 00:23:28

make sure you send tracked and never take paypal for a collected item

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