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post #2941 of 15839
I was trying to set up my paypal account but its asking for a picture of my ID and a picture of my social security card along with a untility bill in my name, but I'm a minor so I don't pay utilities. And is this all normal information for them to request?
post #2942 of 15839
That screams very, very wrong to me.
post #2943 of 15839
That's what I'm thinking too but it's through the pay pal website and the pay pal app on the iPhone?
post #2944 of 15839
Give them a call. I've always had good luck with their customer service on the phone.
post #2945 of 15839
Ok will do. Thanks for the help.
post #2946 of 15839
Had to cancel someone's bid because they contacted me saying it was a mistake.

That "mistake" comes with you manually inserting your price and confirming it.
post #2947 of 15839
Lady now offers partial refund of the original shipping instead of full on and gave me the 'I'm human and make mistakes' bit along with 'I shouldn't have listed it as perfect, mint'.
Yes, that was my point from the beginning. It is your mistake, why should I be the only one to pay for it? I am still going to pay something for doing nothing wrong. Another fair minded, equitable individual with a good sense of empathy.
I think I am declining on principle. Cannot accept her making a few dollars for sending a bunch of effed up merchandise while I have wasted all this time just to get what is somewhat fair.

Did they bid 10 million dollars? I make the mistake of confirming that bid after the second prompt all the time.
post #2948 of 15839
Aglose, what information did you provide to set up the account?
Just a bank account, ss#?
There are other forms of information besides a utility bill that will be acceptable but I don't know which
you have already given them so it is difficult to say whether they are being unreasonable.
Also, calling as already suggested should clear up the matter if not resolved it.
post #2949 of 15839

Somewhat off-topic but not entirely: I have an item listed as a classified ad on eBay (local sale of a vehicle).  Interested party contacted me asking if I would accept PayPal, as they do not have the cash but do have a card to put it on via PayPal.  I did sell a car years ago and accepted PayPal as payment, back when I was less leery of how one might be able to get ripped off by buyers as well as sellers.  These days, trying to think of how this person might be able to get the vehicle from me then cancel / reverse the payment somehow.  

  • Would I have anything to worry about, accepting PayPal (as "payment owed" so as not to incur any PayPal fees) and signing over the vehicle on the spot?  
  • Should I at least wait until the $ is transferred from PayPal to my bank before letting the buyer take it away?

 

Thank you for any insight.  They'll probably flake out and never show up to begin with, like a couple others already have, but figured I'd at least reply whether I'd accept PayPal or not and see what happens.

post #2950 of 15839
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Hmm, that is strange. I've never gotten that one. Of course I don't ship a lot via Express International either...mostly Priority. Perhaps that is the catch.

 

I have a package to send to Russia today and I am getting this same error.  Ebay shipping is only showing up first class international, which I am not interested in and USPS website is telling me I have to go into the PO to ship to this address.  Sucks.

post #2951 of 15839
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I have a package to send to Russia today and I am getting this same error.  Ebay shipping is only showing up first class international, which I am not interested in and USPS website is telling me I have to go into the PO to ship to this address.  Sucks.

Yep, Russia for sure is like that now....but never go it for the other.

post #2952 of 15839
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Originally Posted by ATLnoob View Post

Somewhat off-topic but not entirely: I have an item listed as a classified ad on eBay (local sale of a vehicle).  Interested party contacted me asking if I would accept PayPal, as they do not have the cash but do have a card to put it on via PayPal.  I did sell a car years ago and accepted PayPal as payment, back when I was less leery of how one might be able to get ripped off by buyers as well as sellers.  These days, trying to think of how this person might be able to get the vehicle from me then cancel / reverse the payment somehow.  

  • Would I have anything to worry about, accepting PayPal (as "payment owed" so as not to incur any PayPal fees) and signing over the vehicle on the spot?  
  • Should I at least wait until the $ is transferred from PayPal to my bank before letting the buyer take it away?

 

Thank you for any insight.  They'll probably flake out and never show up to begin with, like a couple others already have, but figured I'd at least reply whether I'd accept PayPal or not and see what happens.

I would not but thats just me. We can't be talking more then a few grand if they want to put it on a card. Cars are cash and drive imo...

post #2953 of 15839
+1 on cash and drive.

Those cards have to be loaded with cash, I think. Anyone who says they have a card but can't pay cash is up to something.

I listed a car on kijiji last year and I got a few of these stories.
post #2954 of 15839
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I don't even know if I'm looking for advice on this one, but I need to share. I suppose any advice appreciated confused.gif

I sold a jacket at the end of March for next to nothing. Sent it, never heard from the guy, assumed all was okay until a case was opened and he sent a message that said:

He bid on article number XXXX (NOT my item)

I then wrote him on 23 March and told him his bid was withdrawn and "diverted" it to auction number YYYY (my item)

He then received a fake jacket in the mail.

He would like me to send him a new jacket, one that is real.

He would also like me to send him the shipping slip to return the one he has to me.

Obviously we never exchanged messages before/after the transaction, I couldn't possibly "divert" a bid from one auction to another (let alone from someone else's auction), the jacket I sent is, in fact, real, and I have no other jackets for him in order to replace his.

I think this person might be crazy or at least have no idea how ebay works. I'm trying to wrap my head around the situation and find a rational way he is actually thinking about this. Maybe he bid on several things at once and is confusing them?

Anyway, I suppose I'm going to call ebay and have them read it and let them have a laugh for the day. I'll just offer to send a refund and he can keep the jacket for all I care, as long as it doesn't end in negative feedback.
post #2955 of 15839
Apologies if the following has been covered in this thread before—I searched but couldn't find an analogous situation.

I mostly sell clothing on eBay, but the other day I sold a nice piece of pro audio gear. Buyer paid promptly, I shipped it out the next day (Priority with sig. conf.). A few hours after I dropped the package, buyer messages me to say he hopes I haven't shipped the package out yet, he accidentally had his old address on the account, and gave me a new address across the country. Meanwhile his account says he's registered in yet another (third) state.

What's the deal here? A scam? an honest mistake? too early to tell?

Thanks.
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