Help buying from Strictly Pursonal

smo

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Aug 10, 2008
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I started a thread a little while on locating a large lilac veneta. BlueIris very kindly located one on strictly pursonal and now that I have decided to take the plunge and buy it for my birthday I have run into a problem. I am based in Australia and so SP will only accept a bank wire or bank account transfer for the payment. I am uncomfortable paying this way because I won't have any buyer protection if the transaction goes wrong (like I would through my AMEX or paypal). I have explained this to Michelle at SP but their policy is only to accept bank wire or transfers for international customers.

SP seem to have a reasonable reputation on the PF but it isn't like buying from netaporter or saks.

Does anyone have any suggestions on how to handle this? I loved this bag and really want it but am nervous about paying via bank wire or bank transfer.

Moving this thread to Bag Shopping...jburgh
 
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CClementine

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I've never dealt with strictly pursonal however I have read about her on this forum. Both good and bad. Only because of the bad opinions about Michelle (isn't she the owner) I would think twice before sending a wire transfer to her or truthfully to anyone. You have zero protection. Did she say why she won't accept paypal or credit cards? Just seems weird. I would wait. I would bet another lg lilac veneta will show up on ebay and you will have buyer protection. HTH
 

smo

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Thanks for your response CClementine, this is what Michelle said in her email to me:

Pay Pal is great and I ALWAYS use it in the States but unfortunately they dont offer seller protection when the payment is made from another country .

If it helps, I am a MY POUPETTE Reseller which means I am certified as a legitimate seller.

There really is no way to do this unless you contact pay pal and ask them if there is any way they have a program for international sales where the seller would be protected from a buyers payment, etc.

Otherwise the bank wire works best, so sorry.


I think I will do as you suggested and wait and see if one turns up on ebay, it isn't worth the risk given I won't have any recourse if the transaction goes wrong.

Thanks again
 
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