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Discussion in 'Open Discussion' started by larryabrandt, Jun 10, 2012.

  1. larryabrandt


    Jun 10, 2012
    I'm wanting to purchase an item, But wondering how i should pay? Are personal payments/gift/other Payments OK? It would seem to me that the seller should just do an invoice and send me the money request. I'm just wanting to be safe, just in case. Any suggestions?
  2. crsnydertx

    crsnydertx Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Dec 31, 2010
    Houston, TX
    PayPal is fairly universal, at least in areas where it's available. I've done numerous transactions using it with no problems.
  3. Ned

    Ned Mu-43 Legend

    Jul 18, 2010
    Alberta, Canada
    PayPal is the safest, as they are a 3rd Party Escrow Service. For instance, if you are a buyer and you pay for the item but the seller doesn't send it or sends you something not as advertised, you send a claim through PayPal and they can refund your money.

    If you're a seller you will receive money directly before you send the item. All you need is proof that the item was shipped and proper (good idea to take pictures and use tracking) to ensure that your payment is safe.
  4. larryabrandt


    Jun 10, 2012
    Oh, OK. So what if i send a Paypal gift payment and don't get the right item or don't get the item at all? Can i still get my money back? Sorry about all the noob questions.
  5. atomic

    atomic Mu-43 Veteran

    Nov 3, 2011
    Sending a "PayPal Gift" saves fees, however it also drops the buyer/seller protection that Ned was describing.
  6. larryabrandt


    Jun 10, 2012
    Thanks again, that's what i thought. So no buyer protection on Paypal gift/other. I guess i should just send the funds and pay fees as a purchase.
  7. Amin Sabet

    Amin Sabet Administrator

    Apr 10, 2009
    Boston, MA (USA)
    Yes, I would discourage the use of PayPal Gift which violates PayPal policies and affords neither the seller nor the buyer any protection (mostly problematic for the buyer).

    For other tips, read this thread: https://www.mu-43.com/f17/suggestions-regarding-describing-pricing-items-sale-26944/
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