Strange Ebay Sales

Discussion in 'General Shaving Talk' started by DaltonGang, Aug 6, 2018.

  1. DaltonGang

    DaltonGang Ol' Itchy Whiskers

    Just needing to pick your brains.
    I had just won a razor on Ebay, and went to pay for it through my PayPal link. I tried several times throughout the day, without success. The transfer wasn't being accepted. I received a message from the seller to pay via a direct account with PayPal, thus bypassing Ebay. This all doesn't sound Kosher to me. I am not doing it this way, until I find out if it's legit. It sounds as if they are trying to avoid the Ebay fees. Anyone experience this or have advise??
     
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  2. wristwatchb

    wristwatchb wristwatch "danger" b

    Sounds fishy to me. I'd steer clear.
     
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  3. pisces_0

    pisces_0 Well-Known Member

    Oddly enough, I just ran into this exact scenario with a Rolls I won a few weeks back.

    The seller was very cagey about going thru the Pay Pal link on eBay and even sent a direct link to his account. I paid thru the traditional eBay/Pay Pal link and payment sat unaccepted for two weeks with radio silence from the seller. I cancelled the payment thru Pay Pal and all was refunded.

    Never had that happen before, and its apparently not out of the ordinary.
     
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  4. Straight razor dandy

    Straight razor dandy Stuck cleaning the house himself PERMANENTLY

    Ive seen it multiple times. They are trying to saves fees, but you have no buyer protection.

    You need to cancel it.
     
  5. brit

    brit Well-Known Member

    so far so good. had a razor not show up ,but was refunded.still....
     
  6. PLANofMAN

    PLANofMAN Paperboy

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    You would still be covered through PayPal's policies, if not eBay's, wouldn't you?
     
  7. mrchick

    mrchick Odd, Terrible Avatar

    Not if they are trying to get you to use Friends and Family to avoid fees. Then you have no protection in a purchase.
     
  8. Enrico

    Enrico Well-Known Member

    When sellers want to play games, I walk away. :scared007:Just my thoughts.
     
  9. PLANofMAN

    PLANofMAN Paperboy

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    Then they can just **** off. I'll do friends and family money tranfer for forum members I trust and that's it.
     
  10. mrchick

    mrchick Odd, Terrible Avatar

    I will only do it for Friends and Family, not for people trying to put the sellers fees on the buyer. They should raise the selling price 3-4% and allow the buyer some protection. I would never try to sell something to one of you and put the fees on you. That’s just me.
     
  11. Heljestrand23

    Heljestrand23 Well-Known Member

    Run away, sounds scammy to me...


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  12. Paul76

    Paul76 Well-Known Member

    Never has it happen yet, but I’d avoid it just because it seems very shady.
     
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  13. DaltonGang

    DaltonGang Ol' Itchy Whiskers

    Well, it was only $12, and i paid it through the link. I did let Ebay know what was going on, but they have yet to reply. They are usually fast with answers. She marked it as paid and sent a tracking number. I should know by the end of the week, or early next week.
     
  14. Paul76

    Paul76 Well-Known Member

    Hope it shows up right.
     
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  15. Sara-s

    Sara-s This Pun for Hire

    Please let us know what happens.
     
  16. 178-bplatoon

    178-bplatoon Well-Known Member

    Please let us know what happens @DaltonGang.
    Ebay needs to protect it buyers from shady sellers. Remember another thing Dalton, it's not just "$12" its YOUR $12 and that is why "win or lose" you must make the good fight. It's not about the money it's about the principle! I learned that from someone who lived through the depression, world war 2 and raising his 3 boys alone after his wife died, he was a very generous person and good friend, but if anyone ever tried to get over on him there was hell to pay. Good luck :happy088:
     
  17. DaltonGang

    DaltonGang Ol' Itchy Whiskers

    I have faith. Thanks Guys and Gals.
     
  18. BigMark83

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    Anyone who would try to take advantage of someone like deserves every bit of that hell.
     
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  19. Straight razor dandy

    Straight razor dandy Stuck cleaning the house himself PERMANENTLY

  20. DaltonGang

    DaltonGang Ol' Itchy Whiskers

    Sorry, I forgot the update. It arrived safe and sound.

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