Quick FAQ for eBay ML Sellers?

Toby G Levy tobylevy at juno.com
Sun May 22 01:11:35 EDT 2005


Sharon,

Why don't you use paypal?  I bet you lose bids by not having paypal as an
option!

Toby

On Sat, 21 May 2005 19:15:43 -0400 (EDT) Sharon Biederman
<sbiederm at nova.umuc.edu> writes:
> Scot,
>      
>     I've known a number of people who experienced serious problems 
> with
> Paypal as well as with credit cards, checks, etc.  Nothing works
> perfectly. When selling, I don't use Paypal, but I do offer the 
> option of
> returning the item for any reason--or no reason.  In more than 
> 3,000
> transactions I've had only one return and I'm sure my experience is 
> not
> unique. The best way to diminish risk is to buy from people you 
> trust. If
> I were buying an ML from Amy Comeau for instance, the payment method 
> would
> be irrelevant because the book will always match the description.  
> On the
> other hand, if I buy from a "good for it's age" (sic) seller, I can 
> almost
> guarantee an unpleasant surprise.  
> 
>                              Sharon
> 
> On Sat, 21 May 2005, Scot Kamins wrote:
> 
> > 
> > On May 21, 2005, at 11:13 AM, Henry T. wrote:
> > 
> > >> However, the secret of being able to return a book if you don't 
>  
> > >> like it is to
> > >> pay via credit card or Paypal. You can always canc/el a credit  
> 
> > >> card payment
> > >> and there is a resolution center on Paypal. DON'T PAY BY CHECK 
> OR  
> > >> MONEY ORDER.
> > 
> > This is certainly great advice. Also if you have a PayPal account, 
>  
> > always use the credit card option to pay.
> > 
> >   If you have any money in your PayPal cash account, sweep it out 
> of  
> > PayPal and into your checking account ASAP. Don't use your cash  
> > account to pay for anything. I learned the hard way that using 
> your  
> > cash account affords no protection if you don't get your item, no  
> 
> > matter what PayPal says.
> > 
> > (Now we're generating some GREAT info for the FAQ!)
> > 
> > 
> > - Scot Kamins
> > 
> > 
> > 
> 
> 
> 



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