I have written a few words on buying via ebay
Decide the subject matter you are interested in
Search the ebay site thoroughly selecting item Quality Price
Read the advert thoroughly several times
The most important subject on your shopping list " IS "
CHECK THE CONTACT DETAILS AT THE BASE OF THE ADVERTISED subject ( NO CONTACT UK DETAILS NO UK WARRANTY )
The purpose of this is to understand the item you purchase is supplied by
UK sender UK Seller UK Based
Backed up by UK support
Return to UK supplier for repair replacement refund
Satisfy yourself If In doubt Get Out
Questions to ask the vendor
1st Are you a drop shipper.
2nd Where is your paypal account held.
3rd If item was to be returned would refunds be NON Problematic because you are UK paypal registered member.
4th where are returns to be sent.
5th I have viewed the item of which I presume the photo refers to the item that I would be receiving.
WATCH OUT FOR DROP SHIPPERS
Forwards orders To Vendor & Details To Supplier
Collects Monthly Commission From Seller / Supplier
Paypal are very coy the underlying factors are ebay accept adverts what is stated within the advert the buyer assumes to be factual
Upon receipt the sending return labelling may indicate UK post returns
What the buyer does not know is that paypal expect that regardless to what the fault is that BECAUSE THE VENDOR IS PAY PAL ACCOUNT REGISTRATION IS ELSEWHERE THAT AND ONLY THAT ADDRESS IS WHERE YOU THE BUYER HAS TO RETURN THE PURCHASED ITEM IS TO THE VENDORS PAY PAL ACCOUNT REGISTRATION.
This is Illegal Consumer Credit act Item Purchased In The UK Will Be Covered by the UK paypal does not agree, We have made purchases from outside EU defective items received Purchased from UK shops power sellers under the belief that the UK consumer ACT will protect us this is not so.
According to paypal
Purchase made none EU
Regardless to using Visa Amex Diners Master Card you are not protected if buying via third party paypal payment systems
Remember for your piece of mind Check Sellers paypal account details Via vendors contact details WHILST THE IS NOT BULLET PROOF it is however as safe as we the UK buyers can BE.
No Contact Details displayed Stay Away Search elsewhere
PS the most ludicrous Paypal Statement I Have Ever Heard Is If You Buy A Washing Machine from Out Side UK Via Ebay Payment Through Paypal You Have To Return The washing Machine To The seller At Your Expense Wherever the vendors registered paypal account is based that is the place to where you have to return the purchased item for repair replacement refund.
I honestly believe paypal are defiantly reside on another Plain.
Buying From None UK Based Vendor
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7 October 2012
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