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on 07-18-2012 05:53 PM
ok so now that I sold the item and he is coming in a few days to pick it up. I was wondering how paypal works because of the dire mesage sent when paypal received the payment, that I have to wait up to 7 days (others here said more) to actually get the payment. Now I read in here that just getting them to sign a receipt of purchase at pick up wont be acceptable to paypal or ebay.
I still have time to correct this. Please advise details of any other info I need to protect myself in this sale. I can tell him cash at time of purchase. Which he can now refuse since I sold it as paypal payment? Do I refund the money when he gets here or before? How long does it take Paypal to reverse his payment?
yes I am nieve' but dont want to be sccammed.
on 07-18-2012 07:36 PM
Yes, you can refund them without cancelling the sale. But make sure to let them know what you're doing, so they don't mistake it as you cancelling the sale.
on 07-18-2012 06:31 PM
You can refund the buyer's money & ask that he pay cash at pick up. Let him know asap in case he needs to transfer the money from Paypal to his bank.
But don't refund until you talk to them in case they want to leave it as is. Since the item is only a couple hundred dollars & not thousands, you may want to leave as is. I don't think you'll have a problem, but you never know. Your buyer's FB is 113, so he's not a newby just coming on here to scam someone. Read some of his FB comments & you can get an idea if he seems responsible or not.
Since buyers cannot get negative FB, some of the other posters will say FB doesn't mean anything, but I disagree. If a buyer has over 100 glowing FB's, that should say something.
on 07-18-2012 06:34 PM
I thought it was pretty well explained in the last thread.
With local pickup, you ask for cash.
What the others meant by cash is this:
Certified cashiers check from a bank or credit union.
Money order, preferably a USPS money order from the post office.
An approved credit application from a financial institution, for instance if you are financing a vehicle.
A personal check (highly not recommended.)
No PayPal, unless it's only for the deposit.
PayPal requires on line proof of delivery. Besides that, they charge a fee. And, the transaction limit is $10,000.
on 07-18-2012 05:57 PM
Unless the item was listed as PickUp only
You will have no seller protection against the Buyer opening an INR claim , since you will have no DC showing the item was delivered
You could mail them a receipt with DC
The easiest thing is just take Ca$H at the time they pick the item up
on 07-18-2012 06:04 PM
When your item is for pick up not mailing, you must set that way. So that buyer knows it's for a local pick up sale (cash pick up) then Paypal will not involve of payment of any kind.
on 07-19-2012 08:44 AM
Cash means cash, not cashier's checks or money orders.
PayPal will not accept a signed receipt for proof of delivery. They require online viewable proof from a shipper.
Even if notarized buyer signature on a piece of paper is worthless.
Vehicles and other large items being picked up should never be paid with PayPal.
on 07-19-2012 09:09 PM
Sellers DO have a choice. They can leave NO FB. Why on earth would I leave a positive "glowing" FB, when the buyer didn't pay or was a pain in the neck? I can't leave a neg. so I leave nothing.
100 people saying good things is not because they had no choice. Words like good transaction, fast payment, great customer, etc. etc. is not put their because the seller had no other choice.
And even though it's a violation, we see it all the time, when sellers leave false positives. You can also check their FB left for others, which can give you insight to what type of buyer they are.
on 07-19-2012 08:45 AM
Buyer feedback is completely meaningless.
Sellers have no choice but to leave glowing buyer feedback.
on 07-18-2012 07:23 PM
Thank you all for your replies! :-D
I had it listed as paypal and local pick up. I sent an email requesting COD instead. Awaiting reply. I want to be sure I am clear we can cancel the paypal portion of the offer without canceling the ebay sale correct?
I specified no return, inspection at time of sale. I just don't want any problems for either of us.