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Bank Transfers-Safe?

post #1 of 24
Thread Starter 
Someone (not on here) from Austria wants to pay for an ebay auction via a Bank Transfer and not PayPal.

How safe is that? What information would they need?
post #2 of 24
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Originally Posted by SoCal2NYC View Post
Someone (not on here) from Austria wants to pay for an ebay auction via a Bank Transfer and not PayPal.

How safe is that? What information would they need?

I use bank transfers all the time, I have never had a problem, but I can't honestly tell you that they are safe, I can only say that I haven't had a problem, I don't know what the overall security implications are.

he wil need your account number, your bank number, and the banks swift number
post #3 of 24
Once the money is in ur account, it can't be reversed is what I've been told / read about...however, the information required for the bank transfer i think can easily be enough information for an ACH debit (routing number / account number). in other words, if they require ur routing number / account number then they could easily buy stuff directly thru ur account
post #4 of 24
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^See that is what I'm worried about.

I am telling him that he can sign up for PayPal since I said in my auction International bidders muts pay with PayPal.
post #5 of 24
prolly not a good to give your bank account # to anyone else.
post #6 of 24
I second that advice. A current scam is for fraudsters to get your bank account details, and then print checks with them that they use to scam other people. The money is likely to be deducted from your account, forcing you to go through endless hassle until you sort it out.
post #7 of 24
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Originally Posted by SoCal2NYC View Post
^See that is what I'm worried about.

I am telling him that he can sign up for PayPal since I said in my auction International bidders muts pay with PayPal.

I've had an incredible problem lately with international bidders not complying with auction terms. In an auction last week, I noted that I would not ship to Italy because the item could be seized by customs. Where's the winning bidder? Italy.

There ought to be some procedure for voiding auctions won by those who weren't supposed to bid in the first place.
post #8 of 24
i had a friend who accepted a bank transfer through an Ebay auction.

it didn't end pretty. he ended up having to change bank accounts which would be a motherf*cker, with direct deposits from work, paying credit card bills online, etc.

not worth it in my opinion, but to each his own
post #9 of 24
You might as well give your credit card number, it's the same as giving your bank account number to some stranger online.
post #10 of 24
My bank (and I assume many others) allow for bank transfers using only your email address and a special password you give out for this purpose.
post #11 of 24
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Originally Posted by DocHolliday View Post
I've had an incredible problem lately with international bidders not complying with auction terms. In an auction last week, I noted that I would not ship to Italy because the item could be seized by customs. Where's the winning bidder? Italy.

There ought to be some procedure for voiding auctions won by those who weren't supposed to bid in the first place.

As a seller can't you void an auction after completion for something like that?

Let's say you have an auction going and at the last moment someone in China with 0 feedback is the winning bidder. Can't you cancel an auction like that?

Vman, or A Harris (our Ebay selling pros), what do you do in cases like that?
post #12 of 24
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Originally Posted by rnoldh View Post
As a seller can't you void an auction after completion for something like that?

Let's say you have an auction going and at the last moment someone in China with 0 feedback is the winning bidder. Can't you cancel an auction like that?

Vman, or A Harris (our Ebay selling pros), what do you do in cases like that?

I don't think you can. You just have to make it very clear in your description (ie. big bold font) that you only ship to CONUS and hope that people aren't morons who can't read.
post #13 of 24
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Originally Posted by EdenResident View Post
I don't think you can. You just have to make it very clear in your description (ie. big bold font) that you only ship to CONUS and hope that people aren't morons who can't read.

And say "bidders with zero feedback cannot bid or must contact me first."
post #14 of 24
You know what I would do? Maybe set up one of those online accounts. Citibank and HSBC even have them and give you 50 bucks or something for free to start and 5% interest on top of that. You can link your paypal to it also. That way if you put money into it, it'll be a couple hundred...not your savings. And then you can also use it for wire transfers.
post #15 of 24
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Originally Posted by DocHolliday View Post
I've had an incredible problem lately with international bidders not complying with auction terms. In an auction last week, I noted that I would not ship to Italy because the item could be seized by customs. Where's the winning bidder? Italy.

There ought to be some procedure for voiding auctions won by those who weren't supposed to bid in the first place.

You can block buyers from countries that you do not ship to. I'll only ship to US and state so in my auctions.
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