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Old 08-06-2019, 11:50 AM
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We are not about to legislate what method of payment buyers & sellers use to transact a sale in the classifieds. At the same time, buyers need to be aware that if they use the Friends & Family method of payment with PayPal, they have kissed off any recourse of getting their money back!

Trying to save the commission costs is a steep price to pay if the seller never ships and disappears from the forum. So, as the Romans used to say: Caveat Emptor (let the buyer beware).

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Old 08-06-2019, 12:20 PM
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Recourse from regular paypal can be limited to the amount the seller has in their account. The safest way to pay is with USPS money orders.

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Old 08-06-2019, 06:24 PM
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Paypal has got to be the biggest racket going on these days. If your the seller and the buyer wants to stick it to you... get the lube out.. because its coming.

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Old 08-06-2019, 09:44 PM
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Originally Posted by MuddyMo View post
Recourse from regular paypal can be limited to the amount the seller has in their account. The safest way to pay is with USPS money orders.
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Paypal has got to be the biggest racket going on these days. If your the seller and the buyer wants to stick it to you... get the lube out.. because its coming.
Like I said, we are not trying to legislate what method you use.

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Old 08-09-2019, 01:53 PM
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I've been using PayPal for 19 years, over 4,000 transactions. Only once did Paypal screw up or cause a problem, so.............!



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Old 08-10-2019, 05:21 AM
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I've been using PayPal for 19 years, over 4,000 transactions. Only once did Paypal screw up or cause a problem, so.............!



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Their policies are a complete joke. The buyer is always right no matter what. I had 1 buyer complain after 5.99 months. He didn't return the item as it was sent. In fact, in the end he didn't return it at all.
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Old 08-10-2019, 07:48 PM
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Over 700 PayPal transactions. Never had a problem.

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I got a notice from Paypal, they said they are raising Good & Svcs to 3.75 and all other transactions will be charged 3 per cent. If I read that right, no more F&F. If Thats the case I will use another service. Mark

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Old 08-13-2019, 08:22 PM
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I got a notice from Paypal, they said they are raising Good & Svcs to 3.75 and all other transactions will be charged 3 per cent. If I read that right, no more F&F. If Thats the case I will use another service. Mark
International F&F was gone a couple of years ago. They upped it to a little over 5%.

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Old 08-22-2019, 05:23 PM
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If they charge fees I pass them on to the buyer. Name a financial institution that works better and people belong to.

Ask for pics.
Never sell to new members.
Ask for references from previous deals.
If you get shafted make the forum aware.

Heck some of my transactions with known members here I have mailed it before I got the money. The power of the forum is real.
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