Making Bag deals without ebay, but only paypal

Oct 17, 2006
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hello,
i'm tring to make a deal on a purse with somone online. i'm just afraid, but would LOVE to get the bag. if i use paypal.com to pay for it, do u have any suggestions on how i can protect myself? i was thinking to offer to pay for it in half and once i get it, then i'll pay the rest, what do u guys think? have any suggestions on how to protect myself? thx
 

Swanky

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Jan 12, 2006
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no, Paypal won't really back you up for a transaction off-eBay.
If you get a counterfeit or anything and the Seller doesn't cooperate, most credit card companies will credit you back and not pay the retailer/seller.
 

merrydish

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I've found that Amex is best in case a transaction goes bad.
I totally agree that Amex offers the best protection of any of the credit card companies and that's why I've always used it. Have had a few bad sellers but, fortunately, they have been few and far between. Better to take all the precautions and protect yourself upfront to prevent tears and frustration later.
 

SNG

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If you conduct a transaction via Paypal, not going through Ebay you still have buyer protection. The seller will still have seller protection - as long as they meet the shipping criteria. Paypal conducts business through many avenues - not just Ebay. Just use a credit card to double your security efforts.
 
Oct 17, 2006
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guess what? i offered to pay for the bag in half and she agreed. hm..interesting. she said she will mail me the purse once she receives the first payment and then when i check for authentication, i'll make the 2nd payment. sounds good to me..what u think ladies?
 
May 31, 2006
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guess what? i offered to pay for the bag in half and she agreed. hm..interesting. she said she will mail me the purse once she receives the first payment and then when i check for authentication, i'll make the 2nd payment. sounds good to me..what u think ladies?


WHAT? Wow, that would be a big red flag to me! Why in the world would anyone send a bag without it being paid in full? :confused1:

I would step away from the screen on this one!
Keep us posted.
 
Oct 17, 2006
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yes,i will.... i was thinking i would take this risk, we'll see...i figured i will pay with my credit card and if anything goes wrong, i can contact my credit card company and file a claim, correct? have this happen to anyone before?? thx
 
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