I've just sold my Mountain Buggy Double on ebay, a PP only auction.
I thought I'd blocked bids from less than 10 feedback, but the winner is a zero feedback ebayer.
Now he says he has no PP account, can he pay by credit card, can we talk on the phone, he's new to all this etc.
Sigh. What to do? It's £346.00, I don't want to get in to cash on collection etc. Can I insist he get a PP account (how long does it take). Or can I not go through with it and give a 2nd chance offer to the 2nd highest bidder.
Oh, more messages. I 'think' I should just pull out, and go with the 2nd chance offer. If he messes me around with getting a cheque to me etc then I stand to lose the 2nd chance person to another buggy. Plus I have it clean and ready to go and it's taking up space in my living room!
i am really concerned as my friend had her paypal account cleared out through a scam, not only that but it went through to her bacnk account (luckly only ebay funds in it) and cleared that too.
And gues what, paypal didnt want to know because he hadnt reported it quickly enough. As she only looked at paypal and that bacnk account when buying or selling something and not for weeks in bwtween. £500 quid gone, and she wont touch ebay with a barge pole.
don't worry. These things are rare, but worth knowing about. You have x amount of days to report if money goes missing and paypal insures you up to so much.
This happened to my friend because she only used the account for her ebay bits every now and then, collecting up a little holiday fund . Once she noticed it missing it had gone passed the amount of days.
I am getting more and more fed up with ebay, what with the feedback no longer able to leave a neg, and then I learned that the buyer can get their money back again once they have paid through paypal, awful.