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12-15-2011 02:04 AM  5 years agoPost 1
heli*xion

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Help me out here fellas...I am considering buying a heli. the seller is asking for $525 only he wants it as pay pal "gift only"....Lets just say I send the money this way as a gift and he never sends heli...Wont I be screwed becouse I sent the money as a "gift" ???

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12-15-2011 02:07 AM  5 years agoPost 2
iHover

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Let the seller know your not comfortable sending the money as gift but would be willing to cover the PP fees

You had me at Hover

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12-15-2011 02:08 AM  5 years agoPost 3
Tag1260

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Yep!!!

You'll be screwed.

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12-15-2011 02:10 AM  5 years agoPost 4
bustedmp

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Shamokin, PA

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Probly want the gift only so he doesn't get charged the 3% fee. With all of the scams going on this time of year, I would do everything to cover my butt. Talk with the seller about it, if he is as concerned about loosing $17 in paypal fees as you are of getting scammed, maybe the 2 of you could reach some kind of middle ground. I know I wouldn't send it as a gift, then you are out of your money if he stiffs you.

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12-15-2011 02:16 AM  5 years agoPost 5
heli*xion

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Thats what I thought.

Thanks guys. Its all what i was kinda thinking. But did not know for fact.

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12-15-2011 02:20 AM  5 years agoPost 6
Wingman77

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also sending as a gift is pointless now anyway as they still charge the fees.

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12-15-2011 02:47 AM  5 years agoPost 7
tasmanian devil

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DeSoto,Tx.

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NEVER send Paypal payments as gift.NO recourse if you get boned.

I do'nt crash,I just rearrange parts.

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12-15-2011 03:10 AM  5 years agoPost 8
lazor 22

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Wendell, NC

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+1 They charge fees now for "gifts" I belive though if paying from a paypal balance there are still no fees and there is a selection for you or the receiver to pay the fees when sending as anything under the "Personal" menu.

Oh and gift doesn't send your adress to the seller so if you send as gift and he doesn't ask for your adress but claims the item was shipped then I would be worried.

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12-15-2011 03:24 AM  5 years agoPost 9
mr dan

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Anyone who sells a high dollar item such as a heli , and request that the buyer pays as "gift" thru paypal is a red flag in my book. Should you send money as gift, you then are not protected from a scam should the seller decide not to send the item. The money was sent as a "gift"
Dont do it! ask the buyer what the paypal fees are and come to an agreement on the price, should he/she baulk at this, then chalk it up to you not becoming a fraud victim.

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12-15-2011 03:29 AM  5 years agoPost 10
whiskey

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Richmond,Va. USA

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If it's from balance or checking account they​don't charge me for gifts

But I also spend over $5000 through my paypal account a year which entitles you to some perks.

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12-15-2011 04:08 AM  5 years agoPost 11
Dood

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Asking the buyer to pay fees is BS. Also against PP policy.

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12-15-2011 09:55 AM  5 years agoPost 12
Mike0251

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Hills of the Blue​Ridge VA

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If your that interested in the bird make an offer with the $15.75 added on for fees (or whatever number you want) and payment via the normal paypal way. If this does not suit the person, walk away. Anytime I come across an item and the seller wants to go this route I follow that logic. Here is my offer, paypal the correct way, or see ya later.

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12-15-2011 09:59 AM  5 years agoPost 13
craig1980

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lafayette, indiana​usa

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Offer to pay the fee and then its a deal. There is no reason then the seller would not accept and if they do forget about it because somethings not right.

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12-15-2011 10:47 AM  5 years agoPost 14
kiksko

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San Lorenzo, CA

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Dont ever send money as a gift.

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12-15-2011 11:16 AM  5 years agoPost 15
McKrackin

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Lucasville,Ohio

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I used to ask that they send payment as a gift simply to avoid fees.
That was early when I wasn't aware of the many scammers out there.

I no longer ask that and actually don't deal with people who do.

Sometimes,it may be the same as I was and they just don't understand how it works yet and sometimes it will be a scam.
Unfortunately,there's no way to tell the difference until you get scammed.

Don't do it.

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12-15-2011 12:12 PM  5 years agoPost 16
Ronald Thomas

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Gainesville, Fl, USA

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The only time I ask for the money as a gift is when someone asks me to ship to a different address other than the one provided by Paypal. Since PP will not cover me if I do that I figure we both should be "trusting" right? That usually results in a non sale which is what I wanted in the first place

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12-15-2011 02:43 PM  5 years agoPost 17
frgy28

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Santa Clarita, Ca.

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Hello peeps...

Just want to say thanks for the eye opener... I would normally ask for paypal as Gift when selling an item under $5... Due to shipping taking most of it .
I knew some of you did not like dealing with Adds the asked for PP as Gift, just didn't know 99% of you felt like that.... Though, it is Understandable due to all the Scams...

So I just went and Edited my Clasifieds....hehe

On a side note.... and Not to High Jack the OPs Thread, how about when the buyer doesn't have PP ?

I've Sold items To a few RR peeps on Trust and so Far most have been Loyal to Their Word and send payment thru Snail Mail.

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12-15-2011 02:47 PM  5 years agoPost 18
McKrackin

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Lucasville,Ohio

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Payment through any means is fine.
Just don't ship anything until you have the money(cash)in your hands.

If they send a check or money order...it has to clear before you ship anything.

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12-15-2011 04:44 PM  5 years agoPost 19
tracknoob

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Miami Florida

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Surprised it hasn't been mentioned yet, but asking the buyer to pay fees (i.e. calling a 'gift' when it's really a purchase) is a violation of PayPal Terms of Service, in addition to being just a bad idea, as fully covered above.

Do not purchase from people who try this, plain and simple.

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12-15-2011 04:51 PM  5 years agoPost 20
jgunpilot

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Pollock, LA

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Here's a novel idea: in your asking price for an item, factor in shipping and PayPal fees. So if you want to sell a gyro for $45 you know PP will take $1.57 and the Post Office will want $5 to ship to the lower 48 states.

I think buyers appreciate this type of transaction.

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