Buyer wants to complete transaction outside of eBay?

Jan 19, 2008
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I've learned from all the helpful people here never to complete a transaction outside of eBay as a buyer.

But what if the buyer wants to complete outside of eBay, but through Paypal? Is this dangerous for the seller?
 

Mimster

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I don't think so. The buyer can't file SNAD on purchases outside of ebay. Sellers are pretty much safe from very picky buyers.
 

kett

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There really isn't any danger to the seller except getting reported to eBay and having action taken on their account. But I would question why a buyer would want to go outside of eBay since it is of no benefit to them and actually has some risk.
 
Jan 19, 2008
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Hey kett, thanks for replying! I just wondered like in the case of wanting to end the auction early, that type of thing...
 

fashion_mom1

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I have completed aiction out of ebay and it worked fine for me (as a seller) I wouldn't do it as a buyer. I am suprised that a buyer wants to do that, but there isn't really a danger for you. Plus you save on fees.
 

kett

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Hey kett, thanks for replying! I just wondered like in the case of wanting to end the auction early, that type of thing...
FYI - It is actually ok to end an item early to sell it to someone that didn't get in touch with you through eBay. It only becomes a problem if you end early to sell to someone that did reach you through eBay (because you are essentially using eBay advertising to find a person and then not paying for that service).
 
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There is one problem though. My understanding is if the buyer files a charge back through their credit card company and the transaction is done outside of eBay, it is not covered.
 
Jan 19, 2008
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Are chargebacks covered when the item is bought on eBay?

Yes Kett, that is more the situation I was thinking of - having something listed and then doing a private sale.
 
Apr 4, 2007
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You are covered by Paypal seller protection if you ship to the address listed on the buyers Paypal account within 7 days from the date of payment when they make a purchase on eBay.

I am trying to search Paypal right now for their policy if something is sold off of eBay. But, I remember reading about it somewhere on here. I will keep searching to see what I can find.
 
Jan 19, 2008
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Thanks p-Wa.

And thank you justbuynpurses for looking for me! I gave Paypal a ring but the dept. is closed here in the UK so I will have to try again tomorrow :smile:
 

ms-whitney

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if the buyer wants to, have them send it as a gift

there are no charge backs for gift--i think..someone correct me if i'm wrong.