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Sounds like an ebay scam ?

Discussion in 'The Lounge - Off Topic' started by morph, May 1, 2010.

  1. morph

    morph Byte Poster

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    Or is it me being over paranoid - i sold a laptop that was worth 1600 when bought and thought i'd be cheeky and put a by it now on there of 1400 - i know - but i just thought i'd see what happened, within an hour it gets bought by someone whose set up their ebay account today. No history - they then send me an email saying my paypal isnt working, can i send them a request for money ?
    So i've not responded and reported them to ebay - it might be me being overly paranoid but the fact their new, no history and there over paying for somthing ...humm
     
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  2. UKDarkstar
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    UKDarkstar Terabyte Poster

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    Perhaps you should have said no Ebayers with less than 10 feedback or similar ?
     
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  3. SimonD

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    Tell them to try again because if there is a problem with Paypal then it has to be an issue with Ebay and Paypal and because they are the same company they will fix it soon, as long as you don't do the transaction outside of ebay you're protected, once you take it outside of Ebay then they can say they paid you and all of a sudden you're the one in breach.

    The worst that can happen is that they don't send you the money and therefore they are in breach of contract.
     
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  4. morph

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    yeah fairpoint - might have been sensible to say only peeps with history...
     
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  5. Boycie
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    Boycie Senior Beer Tester

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    if it sounds too good it usually is - especially where ebay is concerned!
     
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  6. SimonD

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    Yes and no, people always had to start with no history but I do agree that people with no history do pose an extra risk.
     
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  7. UKDarkstar
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    I won't buy from them or sell to them :p
     
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  8. Boycie
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    ebay is far from what it once was and certainly no longer somewhere I use if i can help it. there is too much litter for my liking.

    I once sold an item whereby the buyer (who had perfectly good feedback and a member for some time) wanted it delivered to another location. I said no chance and then he said he would contact ebay/paypal to get re-verified - fair play.
    I contacted paypal who advised to wait 3 months before sending the item incase the account had been hijacked, or the payment was being made with a stolen credit card. So, if this buyer was geniune (never completed) he is supposed to wait 3 months when using ebay's own bank?!

    Another time, i started the live chat and asked how straightforward and long it would take them to add a category. it was almost an hour of my time wasted. they simply did not understand what i was asking and then locked my account out to get rid of me!
     
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