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Old 01-21-2007, 04:56 PM   #1
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Has anyone been burned/scammed through paypal? I'm considering sending $400 for some supermoto parts but don't feel like getting taken for a "ride". The user is paypal verified, if that makes a difference. any thoughts, idea's, input will be appreciated. thanks for your time
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Old 01-21-2007, 05:05 PM   #2
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no, but i've mostly used it for ebay. i've read of paypal freezing people's bank accounts though, after someone reported being ripped off.
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I've used Paypal for purchasing items on and off of Ebay and have never had any issues. I recently had a return item refunded thru paypal and no issues there either. The whole purpose of Paypal is to protect those involved and make it easy. Read through the guarantee's and all that information about safety.
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I've been using paypal for a long time, both to send and recieve. For what it's worth, I've never had a bad experience, and the one time I got taken by a merchant, all it took was an email to Paypal. They investigated, and I don't know how it worked, but the money was returned to my account within the week. I think if you're using it to purchase, you're safer than going without Paypal.
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As long as they are verified and the transaction is guaranteed, you should have no problem.
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He is verified patrick, but how do i make sure the purchase is "guaranteed"? I WANT THIS WHEELSET!!!!!!!!!!!
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Ah Jet, nothing in life is guaranteed except death, taxes, and MH drama. Sorry, couldn't resist.

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i'm going to send him the money tomorrow, hope it works out. And mala, remember the PM i sent you about not dropping a lot of money into that pitbike? i wish i would have listened to my own advice. . .These wheels add another $400 to my total build cost.
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Use your credit card with paypal and you are home free. If you have problems just tell your credit card company and they will cancel payment on them or reimburst you and go after them for you, along with Paypal. Works out for you either way.
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Use your credit card with paypal and you are home free. If you have problems just tell your credit card company and they will cancel payment on them or reimburst you and go after them for you, along with Paypal. Works out for you either way.

+1 For that amount, use a CC. While paypal itself can be safe, unfortunately a lot of people are victims of phishing and you can never tell if/when an account you are sending to has been compromised.

Bottom line is to use a CC so the charge can be disputed. Paypal can do nothing if you get screwed. They have no control over the bank accounts associated witht he other persons pp account. Only the cash, if any in the pp account.


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http://www.paypalsucks.com

^full of info

they also have a forum if you want to post your question there.
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http://www.paypalsucks.com

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they also have a forum if you want to post your question there.
There are plenty of benefits as well. Peoples biggest issue is they traffic alot of money through their personal account instead of setting up a business account. Which tends to set off some automated compromised account scriots or something that freezes your account. Usualy with alot of money in it. Not to hard of a thing to fix though. Just send a certified letter on your favorite lawyers letter head and it will be re-enabled ASAP.
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Has anyone been burned/scammed through paypal? I'm considering sending $400 for some supermoto parts but don't feel like getting taken for a "ride". The user is paypal verified, if that makes a difference. any thoughts, idea's, input will be appreciated. thanks for your time
Just be careful. I had a friend who sent several thousand dollars to someone in canada for car parts only to never receive the stuff. After a few weeks of emails back and forth with the 'seller' and not getting his stuff he filed for a refund with Paypal. Paypal came back saying there was nothing much they could do as they seller had no money in his paypal account anymore.


If you use Paypal with ebay, a lot of ebay auctions qualify for 'buyer' proctection....
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There are plenty of benefits as well. Peoples biggest issue is they traffic alot of money through their personal account instead of setting up a business account. Which tends to set off some automated compromised account scriots or something that freezes your account. Usualy with alot of money in it. Not to hard of a thing to fix though. Just send a certified letter on your favorite lawyers letter head and it will be re-enabled ASAP.
I have nothing against Paypal myself, but if someone's worried and wants to research about the possible things that could go wrong, paypalsucks has plenty of them. I've made 100s of transactions through paypal and haven't had 1 problem yet.
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