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To: gitmo
EBay is not without risk.

We've bought maybe 20 things in 2 years or so and got burned by the seller on the last one and EBay's mediation or resolution service was slow to react and once discovered that this seller had burned about 15 folks in a few days, then removed all traces of the account and left everything in the hands of the resolution service.

It would have been nice to keep up with the other burned buyers to coordinate things such as at which bank....in Colorado Springs, the shyster had passed the checks.

It was only about 75 bucks.

Does PayPal guarantee the purchase?
19 posted on 10/06/2003 9:49:35 PM PDT by wardaddy (The Lizard King it was.....)
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To: wardaddy
I sell antiquarian books on eBay (100% rating, by the way).
PayPal is a VERY GOOD way to pay:
1) since you are paying by credit card, you have their protections, and can refuse payment if cheated.
2) PayPal has its own protections, also.

Paypal does charge a fee to the sellers, not buyers, but it's a great way for transactions.

Note on eBay seller ratings: NEVER BUY ANYTHING FROM A SELLER WITH A RATING BELOW ABOUT 96-98%! Why? because I believe that only about 1 in 5 people who were displeased actually leave negative feedback. thus 2% negative actually means about 10% of people were dissatisfied. A 96% rating would mean that 20% of buyers were dissatisfied.

21 posted on 10/06/2003 10:01:55 PM PDT by fqued (Arnold, in spite of a "vote for Tom McClintock being a vote for Pia Zadora.")
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To: wardaddy
If you paid via Paypal funds, you can do a chargeback for non delivery if you file with 30 days. They only return what they are able to recover from the seller's PayPal account.

If you via PayPal by charging it to a credit card, you can do a chargeback though your CC company and get a full refund for non delivery without Paypals help or approval.

If you paid via check/money order, you are screwed. This website: http://www.mindspring.com/%7Ebookdealers/ripoff.html will tell you steps you can take to file criminal complaints against non performing sellers.
24 posted on 10/06/2003 10:07:38 PM PDT by Valpal1 (Impeach the 9th! Please!!)
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