Western Union... Wire Transfer etc...

helenNZ

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Jan 8, 2006
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hey everyone :biggrin:

i'm just quite curious on how you feel about paying via Western Union etc...

just let me know if you've felt safe using other methods of payment besides paypal......

thanks for your help!

Cheers
Helen :amuse:
 

bethany

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Dec 29, 2005
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no way, any crook can run off with your money and you'll be screwed forever. If its $20 I wouldn't sweat it, but I'd never buy anything remotely expensive and pay through Western Union.
 

angelica

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Feb 13, 2006
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I noticed a lot of counterfeit sellers on Ebay only take WU. Seems like that would be the best choice of a crook, because Paypal offers buyer protection. I personally will ONLY use paypal. Escrow, like keepall boy said, is another choice. I heard they are good for expensive purchases. Haven't used them though.
 

vicky

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Mar 1, 2006
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I prefer paypal but would consider bank wire transfer to a person I trusted. But as a rule, I never bid on ebay auctions if paypal is not accepted. Have never tried Western union.
 

helenNZ

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Jan 8, 2006
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hmmm, ok.... what happens if the person is a powerseller and they only take western union, wire transfer etc...??? does this change your decision?? or would you stick with PayPal???
 

IntlSet

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Jan 29, 2006
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helenNZ said:
hmmm, ok.... what happens if the person is a powerseller and they only take western union, wire transfer etc...??? does this change your decision?? or would you stick with PayPal???
I would stick to Paypal. I mean, I figure another similiar item will up come in another auction that allows Paypal, so I can wait.
 

Serenity Now

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Feb 6, 2006
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The problem with those of us non-US residents is that many eBay sellers, including the "trusted" ones such as most MPRS', personal shoppers, etc. only take Paypal from a confirmed address. I think apart from US and maybe Canada or some UK??, the rest of the world don't have confirmed addresses and can't get confirmed status. I'm in Australia and this has frustrated me no end coz I ring Paypal, email them from time to time (we even have our own PP - PP Australia) and they keep saying they can't confirm our addresses due to privacy laws here in Aus and around the world which are different to those in the US.

So, if we wanna buy something from one of these sellers, we have no choice but to pay via wire-transfers.