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In a Paypal dispute - return first or refund first? Help, Don't know what to do

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Philpot Tue 23-Sep-08 11:00:52

I bought some boots that were smaller than described and worn when told brand new never worn. Seller de-registered as soon as the sale was complete and wouldn't respond to emails so I opened a paypal dispute for a refund. She has responded to that but says won't refund until she gets the boots. I am worried that if I do she won't refund me - has anyone gone through all this and knows what to do? I can't find anything clear on the paypal website.

MrsMagooo Tue 23-Sep-08 11:40:40

Hhhmmm she is within her right to ask for the item back before issuing you a refund, however she sounds a little dodgy as she as de-registered.

If you do send them back then you need to send them via recorded delivery so that you have online tracking information should you need it.

sixlostmonkeys Tue 23-Sep-08 12:40:35

paypal will require you to return them using a tracked method before a refund can be issued

Philpot Tue 23-Sep-08 13:28:29

Thank you both so much, very helpful advice.

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