Please vote "Yes" for this guide below to help others from getting scammed and making the Ebay and Paypal community even better!
THERES A REASON EBAY URGES YOU TO USE PAYPAL....................................
NOT FOR YOUR PROTECTION, NOT FOR YOUR SAFETY...................................
ITS SIMPLY BECAUSE THEY OWN IT, AND IT GENERATES MORE THAN 21% REVENUE FOR THEM.
eBay tries to get you to pay for your items using paypal for one simple reason...... Profit.
as if they didnt charge enough fee's already!!!! what with.......
insertion fees, listing fees, subtitle fees, picture fees, seller fees, final value fees, V.A.T, they then want you to use their own payment method run by people who have an iq less than a cockroach.
And guess what, they charge you, buyers fees, sellers fees, transaction fees, reversal fees, fraud fees, withdrawal fees plus fees for the right to breathe.
after i purchased several items, i got a message saying my accounts been limited due to unusual activity! is it unusual to buy things then? i would compare them to monkeys but a monkey has a higher intelligence level.
I dont know where they hire these people? They freeze an account and demand invoices for items you sell, you tell them that you dont have invoices as the items are what you have collected over the years and decided to have a clear out, you pay for the privelage to send them faxes etc, and they still dont seem to understand you dont have it.
I sent 6 lots of information to them costing me nearly 6 pounds a time. and 6 times they say:
we need more information on this dispute, please send us the information outlined below. WHAT INFORMATION? THERE WASNT ANY.
after all of this, they tell me im no longer welcome as a customer, basically because im Thai they immplied im into fake copies etc. Thats bad!
Everything i have ever bought has come from decent malls, not made in my bedroom!
They say: our helpfull and friendly staff will help you to the best possible standards fast and effectively.
They mean: Our fully qualified staff, fresh from the zoo, will be rude and arrogant to you, completely blame you for everything, wont answer your call for 20 minutes, when they do you will be put on hold for a further 20 minutes, before we transfer you and cut the line, Then charge you for the privalage of it.
They say: We Offer seller protection and Anti-Fraud schemes.
They mean: We wont protect you as a seller, infact we want you to have your account frozen so we can claim your money, and after you have sent the items. not before! Do not expect to be able to contact us, and if you dare email us our system will just send you an email. If you wish to be covered by our anti fraud schemes you will have to pay extortionate amounts to make a claim, because we dont think our insurance already covers that.
Also why is it that PayPal can take money from your bank instantly, but to withdraw to your bank takes up to 7 working days? is this so they can freeze and return your money after you have sent items.
9/10 times they will not take to the sellers side, someone hacks your password and steals your money its YOUR FAULT for not having a hard enough password. Oh, and then they will charge you fraud expenses.
Paypal is on the Downfall, people have had enough!!!! YOU DONT NEED PAYPAL AT ALL, NOT WITH THINGS LIKE NoCHEX IN THE UK, WHERE YOU CAN ACCEPT PAYMENTS THE SAME AS PAYPAL, BUT MINUS ALL THE FEE'S, AND SELLERS HAVE BETTER RIGHTS THAN PAYPAL GIVES.
THEN THERES BANK TRANSFERS: eBay SAYS NOT SO SAFE AS PAYPAL, BUT WITH AN ACCOUNT NUMBER AND SORT CODE YOU CANT WITHDRAW SOMEONES MONEY.
BANK ACCOUNTS WANT I.D AND PASSWORDS, INTERNET SITES NEED 3 DIGIT VERIFICATION NUMBERS, CARD NUMBER, AND EXPIRY DATE ETC. ITS SAFER THAN PAYPAL AS FAR AS IM CONCERNED. PLUS IF THE SAME BANK ITS SAME DAY, OTHER BANKS 3 DAYS MAX. AND NO FEES AT ALL!!!!
POST/MONEY ORDERS: FAST, SAFE AND SECURE. BETTER THAN PAYPAL.
CHEQUES ARE GOOD BUT CAN BOUNCE AND GIVE ADDED FEES.
EBAY AND PAYPAL DONT CARE ABOUT THEIR CUSTOMERS, ALL THEY CARE ABOUT IS LINING THEIR GREEDY FAT POCKETS.
IF YOU INSIST ON USING PAYPAL, OR MOST LIKELY BECAUSE YOUR LED TO BELIEVE ITS THE ONLY SAFE OPTION, BE CAREFULL, PEOPLE ARE STARTING TO USE OTHER METHODS NOW.
I HAVE LEARNT THIS MYSELF, AND I RECCOMEND IF YOU WILL SELL USING PAYPAL, DONT SEND ANY ITEMS UNTILL THE PAYPAL PAYMENT CLEARS INTO YOUR BANK.
THIS IS YOUR OWN PERSONAL METHOD OF SELLER SAFETY.
PS: IF YOUR A PAYPAL LOVER, THEN GOODLUCK TO YOU, ONCE IT HAPPENS TO YOU YOULL CHANGE YOUR MIND RATHER FAST, ABOUT 900 PEOPLE A DAY ARE.