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Old 02-22-2005, 07:40 PM   #11
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Personally PAYPAL = FUBAR -EXTREMELY. They always rule in favor of the bad guy (even if they claim to be in your favor -refer ^^^). My brother always withdraws payments from his paypal account asap.
Awhile back he sent out a radio which got damaged in shipping. The package was insured, and my brother got the money from UPS, and as soon as he refunded the buyer the buyer then placed a claim with Paypal. Paypal immediately took the $215 from my brothers account, which gave his account a negative $215 balance even before my brother could prove the refund. Once he sent them all the papers showing he had already refunded the guy they then 'ruled' in my brothers favor, but it was too late. Paypal claimed the buyer didn't have anything in his account at the moment so they couldn't do anything. So my brother kept sending payment requests and never got anything. Not to mention the buyers Phone # was a bogus #, and nobody lived at the address the radio had been sent to.
Paypal is useless, so he now mainly requires Money orders or Credit Card payments.
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I had a claim filed against me on paypal...only because shipping was taking too long for the guy. I wasn't even trying to scam the guy, I just didn't ship the item out right away. Once I did, I refunded his money, on TOP of sending him the item...but it took forever for him to tell paypal he was refunded and to clear up the claim.

But I never knew paypal could take money out of your account without telling you. I thought YOU had to be the one to authorize the money be taken out to fix the claim. That'* screwed up.

One good thing about paypal, for the person FILING the claim, is that the person you are complaining about cannot use their account until the situation is fixed...at least that'* what happened to me. I couldn't use my Paypal account until I resolved the issue. It'* like having your ebay account suspended.

I always transfer the money from Paypal to my bank account as soon as I receive it.
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Old 02-22-2005, 08:07 PM   #13
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I've been burned many-a-time on e-bay and it sucks everytime. I'd like to suck it up, but I would just go to a parts store and just spend more money as opposed to wasting hours upon hours searching e-bay categories and reading feedback and everything, plus all the shipping costs (to pay) to get a deal. I've been burned on everything from PS2 remotes to video games, headlights to subs, and other things in between. Once I bought a $400 and some odd dollar system. Subs were suppose to be in a 12" box, but they send me a 10" box that wouldnt even hold my balls were i to drape them down :P It would have cost me another almost 200 dollars to send back the wrong item and i'm sure more shipping to send the right thing back, and if i were to receive it, probably months later, who knows if it would have been the right thing. Nothing was ever done about any of them, negative feedback probably doesn't make these scam artists go to bed crying at night, and obviously e-bay fraud protection doesn't either. Other sellers have "lost money orders" and one guy said his was lost in the hurricane last year. Then you have to pay 3-5 dollars to have them search whatever the he-doublehockeysticks they search. It'* just never ending. Personally, I'd say don't use e-bay unless it'* absolutely necessary.



Just my 2 cents.
Or 12 dollars, whatever that was worth :P

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I guess I'll put in a good word for EBay... dunno about PayPal, I've never had any problem with PayPal, but hesitate to defend something I've used so little.

However, EBay... for what it is... is great. It is the world'* biggest flea market. I've sold a bunch on it and have bought a bunch. I'm careful about who I deal with, won't bid on anything where the seller doesn't have a super feedback rating and I'm very careful about shipping anything to someone without a super rating.

The neat thing about EBay is the ability to find something that you could spend years looking for otherwise.
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Yeah, that'* true I guess, but that'* what I did too and still got jipped. Oh well I guess.


Just out of curiosity, what PS2 game were you wanting to buy exactly?
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Go Kick His *** !!!! lol we all got ur back
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