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Paypal Beware

Discussion in 'Get it off your chest' started by Chandelier man, Aug 31, 2019.

  1. Chandelier man

    Chandelier man Keyboard Hero

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    When you make a PayPal payment make sure you get the address you are sending it to 100% correct! if you send money and get the address wrong but it is active you won't get it back :facepalm: I sent some money yesterday (only £30) and got the address wrong and sods law it was active :( so someone got a free £30 ...I have spent 2hrs pi ssing about via email and phone trying to recoup it ... after being kept on hold for another 45mins while they put me through to the claims dept I just hung up
     
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    A good point my friend, it is so easily done and thanks for the reminder.

    Regards.
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    Everyone would be better off getting the seller to send a paypal request
     
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    Redcap 114 Donator (Les)

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    Definitely.
     
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    For any payment over what you can't afford to lose, it's always best to do a test payment first of just £1.00 (whether it's PayPal or Bank Transfer).

    If it goes through OK, you can follow it up with the rest. :thumb:
     
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    Live and learn :oops: I wont make the same mistake again ..... on this occasion PAYPAL are absolutely useless
     
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    I certainly can't argue with you on this one. :frusty:
     
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    I have had a few dealings with them over the years and only lost 1 case (not including this one) but even losing the one case was not my fault but once they rule their favour then as far as they are concerned that is the end of it ...I have just emailed them AGAIN trying to resolve it ....I think the best idea is to leave no money the Paypal account and link the account to a credit card then if it goes tits up put a claim in with the credit card people and let them sort it out
     
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    That's exactly what I do with them. :thumb:
     
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    Done that before and didn't get it back either, only £9 so not to bad.
     
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    Patton Jack Reacher's big brother

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    PayPal isn't all bad. Yesterday someone sent me an unexpected thirty quid that I've spent on pellets!
     
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    Your not on your own mate. Done it myself it's so very easy to do. I messaged the recipient for return but never got a reply and PayPal and your bank wont give a sh#t if its f&f.
     
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    I’m not fussed and I’ve got loads left so it won’t bankrupt me :p ...the £30 was for a Pard cover and 2 gauge covers for my Impact .... I made the Pard cover myself this morning and I will make the gauge covers on Monday..... it is not the first time I have put the wrong Paypal address down but luckily all the other times the other accounts didn’t exist so I was able to just cancel it
     
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    Had that with a scope I've recently sold. The geezer hadn't updated his address, I bought a mail ticket from PayPal and was told if I'd have sent it I would have lost. PayPal reimbursed me and getting the correct address sent by Royal Mail at a post office.
     
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    I like Sky’s tip of a £1.00 test payment :thumb:
     
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    Paypal problems can be a beggar at times and their customer back up can often be useless.
    What gets my goat is the way sellers use paypal for sales of airguns on the forums and other sites.

    Will only take paypal as a gift? WTF, they don't get my business because I'm not risking my paypal account by making false declarations
    Will take paypal + 4% or more No chance, they should factor in the fees when they decide on a price for the item, again, not paying extra for them to receive money
    Paypal No problem
    Bank Transfer No Problem, as risky for me as the other methods but no fees involved

    Many people believe that by asking for F&F payments on paypal, they avoid the risk of chargebacks, rubbish, all it does is shift the fees onto the Buyer.
    Normal paypal carries the same risks as F&F does as Paypal specifically exclude all firearms from their buyer protection program, same as they do for vehicles

    Sorry if I seem to have hijacked this thread, seemed a good place to get it off my chest...........
     
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    Got to admit I find it a bit cheeky asking for friends and family payments in what is essentially a business transaction

    Friends and family are exactly that

    Friends and family
     
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    It's not cheeky, it's a con trick, advertising something at a set price and telling the buyer they will have to pay more to get it ( but they don't tell you that directly)
     
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    I can't see how it's cheeky or a con trick? It's just a way to avoid PP charges. :shrug:
     
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    Yup, done some research, you are right and I was wrong. Edited this post to take out the bad statements. will leave the rest.
     
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