Bald_Bull_jr Posted May 21, 2014 Share Posted May 21, 2014 Out of interest - doesn't PayPal protect buyers - irrespective of whether they purchase an item through ebay or a private dealing? A few years ago I bought an item from Asia initially from correspondence in an online forum and then the deal struck through emails. The item never arrived and the seller couldn't provide a tracking number. I opened a dispute with PayPal and it was awarded in my favour and I received a full refund. It was $80 plus postage. So, in this respect, if you are going to buy something from a newbie - isn't it safe enough if you just make sure to pay with PayPal ? (And make sure not to pay through the 'gift' method) Well of course - I never pay with anything online without going through PayPal. Also, in a swap situation, its imperative that both parties get tracking numbers, keeps everyone honest. Sending a check/money order/goods/etc. to a 'stranger', blindly = Turning your back on a pack of rabid dogs. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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