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post #16 of 24
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Well if Wire Transfers are shady (according to the feedback here) why are they prefered so much on like Timezone? I know they will typically say like Wire Transfer $X and PayPal $X + 3%.

I got him to sign up for PayPal and he has paid.
Dude has at 25 positive feedback and registered since 2002.
post #17 of 24
I find it somewhat odd (and I'm guilty myself) that we have a problem with handing those numbers (routing etc.) over when we've readily handed them for years, every time we write a check.
post #18 of 24
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Originally Posted by obiwan View Post
You can block buyers from countries that you do not ship to. I'll only ship to US and state so in my auctions.

The problem is, I'm happy to ship worldwide with the exception of a few countries, such as Italy, where there exists the possibility for problems. EBay, as always, is all about absolutes: I either ship to Europe or I don't. I don't want to block all of Europe, I just want bidders to act like they have some sense.
post #19 of 24
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Originally Posted by bdeuce22 View Post
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

You always need at least 2 accounts. Ebay transactions should never be in the same banking account with your direct deposits
post #20 of 24
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Originally Posted by tonylumpkin View Post
I find it somewhat odd (and I'm guilty myself) that we have a problem with handing those numbers (routing etc.) over when we've readily handed them for years, every time we write a check.

I'm actually a huge Timezone guy myself, and for almost a year, I gladly gave my account and routing numbers out to save $175 per watch on the ridiculous paypal fees.
Then one day my brother asked me - "aren't you afraid they'll take your bank info and open a paypal account with it and steal all your money?"
I really never thought about it until then - it's really true - but then again, why are checks any different?
can't they just take your info from them and open a linked paypal account?
after that, I freak out anytime anybody ever asks to use a wire transfer - now I'm more than happy to share the money with paypal, however greedy they may be...
post #21 of 24
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Originally Posted by mr monty View Post
You always need at least 2 accounts. Ebay transactions should never be in the same banking account with your direct deposits

I understand the scamming you by actually getting the merch and following up saying they never got it and trying to find a loophole to get the money BACK; but, is there a way for them to actually get MORE $?
post #22 of 24
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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?

You can cancel an auction at any time for any reason. And if it had already ended, I would just sell to the second bidder or relist. Sure, they could neg me, but who cares??

Re. bank transfers, rationally I know that giving the information required is no different than writing a check, but they still make me a little nervous.
post #23 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.
Second chance offer to someone else is the closest option you have. Risk of negative feedback from the Italian winner beats risk of Italian customs seizure and another lost package.
post #24 of 24
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Originally Posted by Arethusa View Post
Second chance offer to someone else is the closest option you have. Risk of negative feedback from the Italian winner beats risk of Italian customs seizure and another lost package.

I think that incident has made me all the more cautious. You got the replacement, right?
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