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Is it wierd that when selling a big item that has to be cllected seller insisting on paypal payment?

(10 Posts)
MeeMeeMee Fri 21-Aug-09 20:01:51

Why on earth would they not accept cash on collection?

forkhandles Fri 21-Aug-09 20:04:10

I've never come across that before, you'd think they would like to save on the charges. But at least you'll be protected through paypal

southeastastra Fri 21-Aug-09 20:06:07

could be lots of things, perhaps they want to buy something with paypal

JeMeSouviens Fri 21-Aug-09 20:10:57

Probably if you've paid for it already you're more likely to pick it up, than someone who will pay on collection.

CloudDragon Fri 21-Aug-09 20:12:40

not that weird, alot of people try and haggle on the doorstep, also there have been a couple of incidents of people doing runners with stuff.

we considered it when we sold our van.

5inthebed Fri 21-Aug-09 20:12:53

Some people prefer cash in their paypal for future purchases they might make. No harm in you paying by paypal, you're covered for it anyway.

FuriousofTunbridgeWells Fri 21-Aug-09 20:15:27

It is naive of them since they will have no proof of collection - I'd warn them against it tbh.

woodenchair Fri 21-Aug-09 20:15:38

When my db recently sold his car on ebay he insisted on paypal or bankers draft as he eas worried about getting a load of fake £50s

slartibartfast Fri 21-Aug-09 20:33:11

If it's BIG and needs collecting, seller may like some money for it - but also wants the space the thing will leave behind. So a purchaser who says they will collect it, then just fails to turn up, is rather less luse than the proverbial chocolate fireguard. Nor is the 'this is a contract to buy' stuff on the site much use: if they don't turn up, there's no comeback.

Ponders Fri 21-Aug-09 20:39:29

...leading to those "re-advertised due to timewasters" items.

If someone never turns up, the seller can't even give them neg feedback any more, can they? With paypal at least you've got the money.

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