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Offline Bob Crane

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« on: April 10, 2005, 09:47 AM »
Theres a chap from Asia whos put some toys for sale at another site I frequent. Hes got a couple of nice little items I want to purchase my hesitation lies in that hes a fairly new member, and not having dealt with him before Im paranoid about sending him paypal. My question is: should I just use paypal credit, or should I use my credit card through paypal? Which is the better way to go in case the goods dont materialize and Im left wanting a refund? I hope one of you fine gents can guide me on the wise choice, thanks!
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Re: A question about Paypal & Visa
« Reply #1 on: April 10, 2005, 12:06 PM »
Paypal is pretty safe to use, and from what I've heard, very good at getting refunds if you end up dealing with a bad seller.

So whichever you decide to use, I'm sure you're covered.
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Re: A question about Paypal & Visa
« Reply #2 on: April 12, 2005, 02:41 AM »
I may be a little late for this answer, but my thinking would be to go with a credit card through PayPal.  That way, if things go sour and PayPal gives you any grief, you can go directly to your credit card company and cancel the authorization.

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Re: A question about Paypal & Visa
« Reply #3 on: April 12, 2005, 02:49 AM »
Who's the member, Bob?  Some of us may actually know him here and could give you some further insight on the guy.  A lot of us buy stuff out of Asia...

But yeah, I'll reiterate what Matt and Jesse said, just use your credit card through Paypal.  That way you're covered twice.  If Paypal won't refund it, your credit card company probably will.  Only problem with Asian stuff is that occasionally it can take a while to make it's way over here, and you only have 30 days to file a Paypal complaint.

I've gotten a nice Paypal refund before, but I know others who haven't been quite as fortunate.  I guess it can go either way.  So using the CC is a good back up plan.  Good luck!

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Re: A question about Paypal & Visa
« Reply #4 on: April 12, 2005, 01:14 PM »
You only have 30 days from the time of purchase to request a paypal refund.  Fairly important that can be. ;)
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Re: A question about Paypal & Visa
« Reply #5 on: April 16, 2005, 11:43 AM »

 Thanks for your help. Unfortunately the deal didnt materialize, it was for a 70s chogokin, the initial pictures made it look as if it was in tip-top condition, after requesting closer shots and a better descriptions it turned out to be not such a hot deal probably fair but Id rather overspend on a nice item than settle for something Id want to upgrade later. Ill heed your advice and use the c.c. should this scenario repeat itself, thanks again.
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Re: A question about Paypal & Visa
« Reply #6 on: April 16, 2005, 12:01 PM »
Sorry to hear about that Bob.  I've found that patience is definitely a virtue when it comes to collecting.

But I do want that Red Guard NOW!   ;D
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« Reply #7 on: March 5, 2006, 09:15 PM »
Hello everyone,


 I have a question for anyone who might know. I just signed up with paypal, to purchase an item off of ebay, I was wondering since i used my bank account for the transaction i shouldnt get screwed should i? This is my first time using this and would like some feedback on this subject.


                                                                  Much appreciated,

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Re: PayPal
« Reply #8 on: March 6, 2006, 02:20 PM »
IMO, there's no such thing as 100% guaranteed protection.

I'm sure their security is tight, but I 've heard stories of people having their account info stolen - in fact, I believe a member of the boards had that happen...

Just remember to log out after you've completed a transaction and change your password periodically - as well, be wary of emails you get from paypal asking you for your user name and password.  It's not very often ebay and paypal will send you an email unless it's an invoice or receipt.

Fake ones have been sent to me, and they are well done - difficult to tell if they are real or not.


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Re: PayPal
« Reply #9 on: March 6, 2006, 06:50 PM »
Fake ones have been sent to me, and they are well done - difficult to tell if they are real or not.

Just remember to never, under ANY circumstances, enter your password or any other info into an e-mail you receive. In fact, never click a link in an e-mail whether it actually came from PayPal or not. Just open a new browser and type https://www.paypal.com and go from there.

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« Reply #10 on: March 6, 2006, 11:20 PM »
Thanks for the info, and yes i have already changed a few things like you suggested.



Once again, thanks for the info guys, it is much appreciated.




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Re: PayPal
« Reply #11 on: March 7, 2006, 03:50 PM »
Fake ones have been sent to me, and they are well done - difficult to tell if they are real or not.

Just remember to never, under ANY circumstances, enter your password or any other info into an e-mail you receive. In fact, never click a link in an e-mail whether it actually came from PayPal or not. Just open a new browser and type https://www.paypal.com and go from there.

If Paypal or Ebay emails you, they will always use your username in the salutation (Dear Llamalover as opposed to Dear Paypal User:)

You can also check by running your mouse over the link, it will usually provide the actual URL that it links to.  If it doesnt say Paypal as the server, it aint the real deal.   

But Ook's advice is the most solid.  Just don't link from ANY email about your paypal or ebay account.  If there's a message sent, go to a new browser and log in from the direct address on a secure screen.
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« Reply #12 on: June 16, 2009, 03:14 AM »
Does anyone know if I send funds from my CDN PayPal account to a US PayPal account via a straight transfer (ie. NOT a credit or debit card), will the receiver be charged a conversion fee?  I've tried searching through PayPal's "help" section but can't quite find what I'm looking for.

Any help is greatly appreciated!

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Re: PayPal Question
« Reply #13 on: June 16, 2009, 08:54 AM »
I can't say for certain, but what do you think the chances are they'd let you do that for free?
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Re: PayPal
« Reply #14 on: June 16, 2009, 10:51 AM »
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