Any protection if pay via money order?

swetiecino

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Nov 13, 2007
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Hi,

Just curious to know from some experienced ebay sellers. If I pay for an item using a money order, am I protected in anyway? I'm an international buyer and the seller refuses to accept payment via paypal becuase they lose their protection as I dont have a US paypal confirmed address.

What is the protection for buyers using money order?

Thanks!
 

swetiecino

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Nov 13, 2007
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I also asked the seller why they did not accept paypal, and she claimed the reason was becuase the seller gets no protection if the paypal account doesnt have a confirmed address. Is this true or is the seller just making up the reason???
 

forenfinal

My 'lil honeybun!
Mar 9, 2007
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Only addresses in US, UK, and Canada can be confirmed, so unless you are in one of those countries, the seller does not have any paypal protection.

You know I sold a bag on Friday to a gal in Austrailia and accepted her payment via Paypal and it showed her address CONFIRMED ?!!? Is that something new?? I insured and sent USPS Express Internation (so signature is required - anyway) for my protection - but was surprised when the address showed confirmed...:shrugs:
 

jojonana

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Jul 13, 2007
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Go to paypal and log on.. it is reflected in your account.

I'm from Singapore and my account is just verified and not confirmed. BTW, it is not easy to do a charge back to CC in Singapore... I tried (when I received a fake Gucci purse from a seller) and the CC bank required a lot of paper work..
 

swetiecino

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Nov 13, 2007
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Go to paypal and log on.. it is reflected in your account.

I'm from Singapore and my account is just verified and not confirmed. BTW, it is not easy to do a charge back to CC in Singapore... I tried (when I received a fake Gucci purse from a seller) and the CC bank required a lot of paper work..


I must be blind because I cant see anything that says confirmed or unconfirmed! I guess the thing that worries me most is buyer protection, if I dont receive the item. The seller had not had any bad feedback in the past 12 months, but have had a few mutually withdrawn/negative feedback about sending out used products which was a couple of years ago.
 
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