Avoiding getting screwed by a merchant

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by Ambulance Chaser, Oct 18, 2002.

  1. Ambulance Chaser

    Ambulance Chaser Senior member

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    When buying an expensive item by mail order or over the internet from a merchant that does not accept credit cards, what is the form of payment that best avoids getting screwed if the merchant turns out to be unscrupulous?
     
  2. Connemara

    Connemara [URL='http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6jST2Sv63WQ']

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    This is one hell of a threak resurrection.
     
  3. rnoldh

    rnoldh Senior member

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    Weren't you in the 4th grade when this thread started?
     
  4. Connemara

    Connemara [URL='http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6jST2Sv63WQ']

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    :laugh: Pretty close.
     
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    Lol, why did nobody answer Ambulancesy's query?
     
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    I PM'd him at the time. (I was a different username then.)
     
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    acidboy Senior member

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    more importantly, who was this merchant?
     
  8. Ambulance Chaser

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    LOL. I'm pretty sure that payment technology has advanced sufficiently in the last 11+ years to make my original question moot. I think I started this thread after getting screwed over by an eBay merchant of soccer jerseys. Lesson learned: Never use Western Union to pay somebody you don't know.
     

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