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12-15-2011 05:04 PM  5 years agoPost 21
JasonJ

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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.
Exactly. Yes, it's a Jedi mind trick but people feel better about it. When I see "+ paypal fees" I move on to the next add. Just pull out a frickin' calculator, calculate the fee and add it to your asking price. Then sit back and marvel how much more quickly your item sells.

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12-15-2011 05:06 PM  5 years agoPost 22
GyroFreak

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I always include shipping and paypal fees in my price when selling. The exception is when it is a large item requiring hefty shipping fees that vary due to distance.

I think about the hereafter. I go somewhere to get something, then wonder what I'm here after ?

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12-15-2011 06:54 PM  5 years agoPost 23
KC

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the paypal fee is 3%....thats only 30 bucks for every grand

most guys without Paypal use money orders or checks. Like it has been said, just wait until it clears.

I don't like eBay, eBay owns Paypal, I use Paypal when a buyer wants to, but I know a lot of us who rather not use it, does an alternative to Paypal exist?

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12-15-2011 09:10 PM  5 years agoPost 24
KingJoeMack

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I never ask for fees when I get my asking price.
When People ask for a reduced price on a item, I give them the options:
-My bottom line price with shipping included as well as std. PP fees
-A further discounted price with no fees to me.
If they are comfortable with the "gift" thing, they save a little more, or get closer to their offer.

Fly with scheduled ground contact !

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12-15-2011 09:21 PM  5 years agoPost 25
heli*xion

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mercy.....

Had no idea this topic would get so many responces...ha.. All i needed to hear was a one time " hell no dont do it " ha ha ...But never again will I send as "gift" unless I know And trust the person " Thanks for all the input fellas.

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12-15-2011 09:34 PM  5 years agoPost 26
KingJoeMack

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Also fee's or no fee's, check seller feedback.
I have close to 6 pages, some people have ethics, and some are scammers, fees or no fees.

Fly with scheduled ground contact !

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12-15-2011 11:35 PM  5 years agoPost 27
VinceY

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PP will go after you as a seller even if you accept payment as a gift. One of my buddies sold an item that way and the buyer claimed he didn't receive it. PP asked for proof of shipment. When he couldn't provide proof, they took the money back and refunded it to the buyer. The buyer admitted in a phone call that he received it. Definitely a scumbag!

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12-16-2011 12:07 AM  5 years agoPost 28
Linkdead

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After using paypal for many years my best advice is always be prepared to get screwed. Even if you follow all the rules as either buyer or seller, things can and will go wrong. Usually it all comes down to the whim of a customer service rep. The scammers know how to work the system, and how to get around all the checks put in place to protect buyer or sellers.

Luckily we belong to a great and dedicated community. All the major RC sites that support classified sections have a feedback system. Check up on who you are doing deals with, no matter if your the buyer or the seller. This simple step will go a long way to avoid potential scams. The biggest red flags to me are users with new accounts, and users with low post counts. I usually scrutinize those sellers/buyers a bit more in depth.

Finally if you are unfortunate and are scammed in some way POST ABOUT IT! You contribution to the community can potentially save other users the hardships of getting scammed. It also amazes me to see the lengths some forum users go too in tracking down those scumbags.

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12-16-2011 02:25 AM  5 years agoPost 29
TheRickster

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Concerning PP as a gift.. True you have no recourse, but you have no recouse if you use a MO or Cash either.. Best thing to do is research the individual you are dealing with and make a sound educated judgement call whether to proceed or not..

Rick

If in doubt lean it out . We don't do this to save money, we save money to do this

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12-16-2011 03:56 AM  5 years agoPost 30
KC

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Linkdead, youre right about all that! been using ebay and paypal since their beginnings, bound to run into problems along the way.

Paypal's fee is the least problem with them, now they will dig right into your account and reward scammers months after they purchased from you....forget that!

My favorite is buyers pulling feedback extortion now that you can't post negative feedback as a seller without being put through an eBay intervention: a total buyers market at 12% to E-pal, 100% protection for buyers and whims for sellers

As a buyer, never had a problem with them

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12-16-2011 03:59 AM  5 years agoPost 31
Eco8gator

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Rules to Pay Pal

I just dealt with these clowns and based on the 1.5 week cluster f i dealt with this is what I will do from now on.

1) First off NEVER EVER keep funds in your PP account.

2) Always pay using your credit card! Remember you want all your funds transferred first to you bank account, always have a balance of 0 in your PP account

3) Never pay as a gift!

If you have an issue the ONLY way your getting your money back in any reasonable time is for you to dispute the charge with your bank. The only way for all the funds to be credit back to you is if all the funds were supplied by your credit card. From there you just need to prove to the bank that you did everything possible to resolve this issue but returning an item because something was defective was the only thing left to do(provide tracking for the package).

Carlo

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12-16-2011 04:02 AM  5 years agoPost 32
KC

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10-4 to all that but theyre still a pain in the ass!

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12-16-2011 06:28 AM  5 years agoPost 33
jadams

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I never leave money in my account either. Also the savings account linked to pay pal is close to zero. I try to pay with credit card for the same reasons Carlos states. I always price my items so as to include shipping and fees BUT if the buyer wants to pay by gift to save a few bucks that's fine too. I always offer both payment methods and have asked the buyer to cover fees in some cases. There is risk whether you pay the fee or not, pay pal does not care if you get screwed. Bottom line is know who you are dealing with do your research. If you want low to no risk buy new from a trusted retailer.

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