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Offline frosty

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Payment and buyer protection.
« on: Mon, 05 November 2018, 22:14:31 »
Hi GH, I'm buying a kustom off of mechmarket and this is the first time I'm dropping upwards of a grand on a keyboard. Seller wants to invoice me on paypal for payment. My question is that in the event that he disappears without sending my board, will I be able to get my money back?

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Re: Payment and buyer protection.
« Reply #1 on: Mon, 05 November 2018, 22:40:09 »
Hi GH, I'm buying a kustom off of mechmarket and this is the first time I'm dropping upwards of a grand on a keyboard. Seller wants to invoice me on paypal for payment. My question is that in the event that he disappears without sending my board, will I be able to get my money back?

Yes,  if it's through paypal you can file a claim and get your money back provided there is good evidence that he somehow stiffed you and did not send the board..

Have him take some pictures of the whole process..  and keep all paperwork.

Make sure to spell out clearly what the transaction is for on the invoice and payment..


ALSO  ASK AROUND Geekhack..  about the person you intend to buy from,  make sure he's got a good reputation around here. 

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Re: Payment and buyer protection.
« Reply #2 on: Mon, 05 November 2018, 23:33:26 »
Hi GH, I'm buying a kustom off of mechmarket and this is the first time I'm dropping upwards of a grand on a keyboard. Seller wants to invoice me on paypal for payment. My question is that in the event that he disappears without sending my board, will I be able to get my money back?

Yes,  if it's through paypal you can file a claim and get your money back provided there is good evidence that he somehow stiffed you and did not send the board..

Have him take some pictures of the whole process..  and keep all paperwork.

Make sure to spell out clearly what the transaction is for on the invoice and payment..


ALSO  ASK AROUND Geekhack..  about the person you intend to buy from,  make sure he's got a good reputation around here. 


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Offline HotRoderX

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Re: Payment and buyer protection.
« Reply #3 on: Mon, 05 November 2018, 23:39:33 »
Honestly take paypal buyer protection with a grain of salt, its a mixed bag at best. Once you open a claim it has 30days before its closed then your SOL cause your buyer protection is just gone. I also seen some pretty mixed reviews about people having issues with paypal are being given the run around etc etc. Remember that you open a claim then its up to paypal if you get your money back. There is a chance they won't refund you dime if things go south. There equal chance they might refund you everything thought. I guess just depends but I know there buyer protection seems to look best on paper and flimsy when needed off.

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Re: Payment and buyer protection.
« Reply #4 on: Tue, 06 November 2018, 00:12:01 »
paypal is usually legit i wouldn't worry about it, i've seen people getting burned by the paypal protection system but paypal is really what most people end up using and there's a very very small chance you'll end up in a situation like that
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Re: Payment and buyer protection.
« Reply #5 on: Tue, 06 November 2018, 07:02:06 »
I trust Paypal. My experience has been that they side with the buyer more often than with the seller, and no system is perfect.

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Re: Payment and buyer protection.
« Reply #6 on: Thu, 18 February 2021, 08:08:39 »
For sure people are safe as they protect you as a buyer most of the time. However, imagine being in the situation where you sell things online and you have to deal with clients that are just taking advantage of such an option. There are countless examples of why PayPal is a useless service for e-commerce entrepreneurs that want to make a living out of this. I'm not even going to mention the awful fees that they put in there and the  long times specially when you sell on eBay. All I want to mention is that they are much better chargeback prevention services that can help you have peace of mind first, as well as maintain a profitable monthly margin.
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