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  1. stokpro

    stokpro F1 Rookie
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  2. Dave330gtc

    Dave330gtc Formula Junior

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    I have used paypal on many transactions and have had no problems. There is a commission for sellers that some people don't like but the convenience is worth it to me.
     
  3. Jay GT4

    Jay GT4 F1 Rookie

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    I've done over 200 transactions on ebay, mostly selling but buying as well. I always use International Money orders or cash. I've never used Paypal.
     
  4. rmani

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    if I'm selling something that's worth a good amount I just accept money orders. I honestly don't think someone who's interested would be deterred by your not taking paypal.
     
  5. thecarreaper

    thecarreaper F1 World Champ
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    my .02 if i want it i will buy it..... but i WILL NOT USE PAYPAL . i would either try to come to an agreement of payment method, such as, western union.... wire transfer.... bank cashiers check... blah blah. i think there is too much risk of exposure to financial liability giving paypal all that info. unless the consumer has an account with a small amout of money and thier day to day bills dont go in and out. i would not give them my current acccount numbers and risk any of the crap others have posted. if we go to a pay site i am sure Rob will be able to take cash. cashiers checks or whatever. otherwise i am repectfully out. i will have a ferrari in the garage soon ( another muscle car left friday night to a new home!!!!!!!) just my opinion
     
  6. MarkPDX

    MarkPDX F1 World Champ
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    I have recieved payment through BidPay a few times. You don't need to have an account with them to recieve $$$, they will mail you a Western Union money order.
     
  7. stokpro

    stokpro F1 Rookie
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    how about tying a separate checking account to PayPal and keeping your normal checking account(s) completely separate from PP? worst case scenario PP can only freeze the checking account you have registered with them right? and since it's not your normal checking account, it doesn't really matter, right?
     
  8. JamesH

    JamesH Formula Junior

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    My feeling is there are more crooks on Ebay than to worry about paypal. If you send a check, western union, cashiers check, what recourse do you have against the seller. At least with paypal, you can try to stop the payment to the seller. I have used paypal to get sellers to live up to their ads. Just my opinion.
     
  9. Stickanddice

    Stickanddice Formula 3

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    Errr...Stupid question...

    What's wrong with PayPal? Did I miss something?

    Cheers
     
  10. F328 BobD

    F328 BobD Formula 3

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    Stick, check the link on the original post above.

    Stokpro, I've always had luck with personal checks, MO's and cashiers checks on eBay. Just state in your description that a personal check is held for 10 days until it clears.
     
  11. Stickanddice

    Stickanddice Formula 3

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    Duh, thanks for pointing out the obvious...I feel pretty stupid...Should've clicked on the link.

    Wow. My experience with PayPal has always been good. I know three people who work for the company too. They are avid users and have great experience. Always good to see the ugly side too.

    Cheers
     
  12. stokpro

    stokpro F1 Rookie
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    Thanks for all the feedback and suggestions.

    I've done over a hundred transactions on eBay and majority of them via PayPal without any problems (besides the ridiculous fees as a premier member), but the original thread about PP "freezing" your account(s) and reversing the charge back to you PLUS the fees has got me all paranoid. I guess my problem is... I like the convenience of paying via PayPal for my auctions, but don't want to risk the incoming credit card payments. Guess I should revert to having a basic PayPal account, that way I can still pay via PP but not incur fees for accepting money and no credit cards accepted. But is it a hassle for someone to pay me via money order, cashier's check?
     

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