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Anyone been scammed by Paypal on ebay?

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by albass111, Mar 31, 2006.

  1. albass111


    Feb 13, 2006
    Los Angeles, CA
    I sold an Ampeg SVT 4 pro on ebay today and the high bidder has zero feedback. I received verified funds from paypal, but the guy seems a little fishy as he already left his feedback, and seems to be pretty kiss ass. I've requested the deposits, but it takes three or four business days, so if I ship the item, and the credit card is fradulent, I'm SOL.

    Bottom line, zero feedback, with verified funds and address, what are my prospects? Am I being paranoid?
  2. MJ5150

    MJ5150 Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Apr 12, 2001
    Olympia, WA
    With all the resources in LA, it's a shame you had to turn to eBay. I stay away from people with no feedback. Yeah, I understand you have to start somewhere, but come on people, go out and buy a bunch of $2 beanie babies and stuff like that first. Don't make your first deal a $1000 bass amp.

    You can still get scammed if the CC is fraudulent. Return the PayPal, and ask to him send a USPS money order. You can cash it at your local post office.

  3. cheezewiz

    cheezewiz Supporting Member

    Mar 27, 2002
    Simply don't ship until the funds are cleared and in your hands. A zero feedback seller would HAVE to understand you doing that.
  4. Kelly Lee

    Kelly Lee Yeah, I'm a guy! Supporting Member

    Feb 17, 2004
    Marana, AZ, USA
    Yep, what the cheesy one said! :p
  5. whitedk57


    May 5, 2005
    Franklin, NC
    Is this what you're saying?

    • You received the money in your PayPal account
    • You then transferred the money to your bank account, and it will take a few days to land in your bank account

    If this is the case, you're fine. Your PayPal account is like a bank itself. If it has reached your PayPal account then you are in possession of the guy's money. If this is true, you can ship it.
  6. jive1

    jive1 Commercial User

    Jan 16, 2003
    Owner/Retailer: Jive Sound
    According to Paypal's policy as long as you don't charge extra for Paypal fees, and ship to a verified address you're under their protection. I don't know how easy it is to deal with a claim, but it's in their terms of service.

    Just go to Paypal and read what type of seller protection they provide.
  7. albass111


    Feb 13, 2006
    Los Angeles, CA

    I think that I will wait until the funds are in my account. This seems like the best scenario. For some reason, I do not have buyer protection on this paypal transaction.


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