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Post Options Post Options   Quote nmg+ Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 28 February 2011 at 00:52
Thanks for the reply pdeley.

So turns out, that the original buyer for my A300 + 50mm was the typical 'hope you send me the item' before I pay scam. Not too sure why anybody would send something before being paid....

I sold a VG to someone with 315 feedback 100%. I have received an email from paypal and I have also checked my paypal account itself. It says payment is completed but under hold in case of a reversal. Is this legit? Or do I wait until the money is released?

Sorry this is my first time selling electronics online and after the first scam attempt I'm a little cautious.

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Post Options Post Options   Quote kathyk Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 28 February 2011 at 02:35
I am not familiar with that warning from PayPal. On the orders detail page, does it say "ok to ship" or something like that? If so, they are probably just holding the funds until buyer has product, but if not, then I would contact paypal and tell them you are not sure how to proceed.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote nmg+ Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 28 February 2011 at 02:40
Yes it does say ok to ship. But the funds are being held until I guess they have the product...is this normal? I guess this can't be faked.
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That is correct. The person did the paypal payment, and its with paypal, but you will not get the funds until, 1. the person leaves feedback ,and or the tracking shows the person got the item. It is very important to send the item with tracking and go to your paypal account and when you view his transaction in the detail section, it will give you the option to attach tracking info to this transaction. Put the tracking number, and the way it was shipped in the tabs given, for proof if you need it in the future. Once you verify he has the item, if he has not left feedback, call paypal and they will release the funds to you.

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The funds hold happened to me as well when I started selling camera items on ebay. After the 5th or so camera item I sold, this no longer happened. I was told it was in place until you establish yourself as a legit seller of electronic merchandise. The only issue I had was with buyers not leaving feedback causing me to have to contact paypal to get my funds more than once.
 



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Post Options Post Options   Quote Pirate Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 16 August 2011 at 10:52
Best and cheapest selling method. List as BIN and Make An Offer. Put your BIN price in and under the Make An Offer your lowest price in the top box. In the bottom box 'Reject All Offers Under . . . .' leave this blank. Any offers UNDER you lowest acceptable price will be forwarded to you and you can then send a note and a counter-offer back to the bidder. Usually you can negotiate a price, amend it and get the interested party to re-submit their bid at the revised BIN or minimum price and bingo, you get the sale.

In the UK, the cost is 40p, and you get to put in whatever price you like, unlike a single sale price where you'll be charged more for listing at the same price.

Smart or what? Also, for nil listing auction fees, list at 0.99p.

Lastly, eBay is listed on TopcashBack, so when buying (free to sign up for an account), click through TCB and then buy off eBay. You'll be surprised how much in rebates you'll amass over time, especially if you buy high value items.

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Post Options Post Options   Quote tefoonez Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 17 August 2011 at 07:31
Originally posted by Cav Cav wrote:

The funds hold happened to me as well when I started selling camera items on ebay. After the 5th or so camera item I sold, this no longer happened. I was told it was in place until you establish yourself as a legit seller of electronic merchandise. The only issue I had was with buyers not leaving feedback causing me to have to contact paypal to get my funds more than once.


That sounds odd to me, I am not sure how/why PayPal would decide you might not be a worthy seller. I sold a road bike recently for L400 and despite having 300+ positive feedback PayPal still said the payment was under review. More likely a random fraud check.

Then again it could be operated differently in other countries.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Tubal Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 17 August 2011 at 07:58
Originally posted by tefoonez tefoonez wrote:

Originally posted by Cav Cav wrote:

The funds hold happened to me as well when I started selling camera items on ebay. After the 5th or so camera item I sold, this no longer happened. I was told it was in place until you establish yourself as a legit seller of electronic merchandise. The only issue I had was with buyers not leaving feedback causing me to have to contact paypal to get my funds more than once.


That sounds odd to me, I am not sure how/why PayPal would decide you might not be a worthy seller. I sold a road bike recently for L400 and despite having 300+ positive feedback PayPal still said the payment was under review. More likely a random fraud check.

Then again it could be operated differently in other countries.


I think it's random. I have nearly 2700 positive feedbacks mostly from selling, 99.8% positive, top rated seller, power seller.

A couple months ago I got a notice from paypal that said i was on probation and all of my received funds would be subject to a 21 day hold for security purposes.

Needless to say I quit selling. No reason for them to collect interest off my money.

After 30 days, they did another review and I'm no longer subject to the hold.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote EarthQuake Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 08 October 2011 at 21:08
nmg+: The money hold thing happens to all new sellers, its not random and its not just you. Its just basic ebay/paypal policy. For new sellers, you have to wait 30 days or for your buyer to leave positive feedback before you get your money.

This is a safety measure to prevent people from creating new accounts, selling fake goods and making off with the cash.

Tubal: That sounds strange indeed, did you have any negative feedback that would have prompted such action?
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Post Options Post Options   Quote EarthQuake Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 08 October 2011 at 21:17
Originally posted by romke romke wrote:

thanks for mentioning Auction Sniper and JBidWatcher. i have been outbid for only a few euro's a couple of times just because i handed in my bid about a minute before closing time and this looks like it could avoid that in some cases.

will give it a try.


One thing to remember, bid sniping will never keep you from losing the auction by one dollar. A lot of people get this idea that if only they had sniped it they wouldn't have lost, or if they would have noticed and bid again they could have won. Truth be told, the other Bidder's max bid could have been $100 higher than yours. You just never know.

You'll lose by a dollar, or whatever the bid increment simply because you were the 2nd highest bidder, not because the other buyer was willing to spend $1 more. So always simply bid what you're really willing to pay for an item, and just be patient, if you lose by a dollar, rinse+repeat.

Not only that, but most other bidders are sniping too, so its really just a matter of who bids highest. Sniping for me is mostly a matter of; I would probably forget or not be home when the auction ends.

Auction sniper does have a nice new feature that will rebid if you're under the bid increment, up to a certain amount of bids, which is really nice. Simply increasing your max bid price a little bit has the same effect though.
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EBAY ALERT

Sellers are now being warned that, come May, ebay will change its rules regarding return policy and that they "may" have to alter their policy.

As it is, to get that silly "Top Rated Seller" label, your return policy must be more generous than mine (3 days).

There may well be a rush to dump junk before May - be especially careful of sellers who have been inactive for a long period suddenly listing a bunch of stuff "No Returns" while they still can

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Post Options Post Options   Quote dclements Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 23 March 2012 at 08:39
In case anyone is still reading this:

If you are as annoyed as I by the use of "Beercan" to sell a lens that is not a beercan:

When bored, I go to Lenses section and search (title only) for "beercan" (record: Nikon; most clueless: Maxxum 28-135).
Bring up the item and find the "Report Item" link (directly below the data box under the seller's name)
Mis-use of "Beercan" falls under:
Listing Practices
Search and Browse Manipulation
Keyword Spamming

There were 67 hits on the word "beercan" 37 of them were actual beercans or (god help me, I'm letting it pass) "mini beercans" as applied to first gen f4 35-70.

[/In case anybody's still reading]
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Post Options Post Options   Quote skyg Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 08 November 2012 at 02:48
On this pyapal business,if you want a quick response, your account has to be properly set up.

My paypal account is directly linked to my checking account. So payments are basically in the form of cash. However,if you have a problem with the goods you purchased, paypal can easily take over a month to resolve.   And you stuck waiting and at the mercy of the people at paypal and if they believe the stories the seller is pitching them

As an alternative, I also use paypal linked to my credit card, especially when the amount is large. That way, the first wiff of a problem, and a deafly response from the seller, I call the credit card company to reverse the charge. Then its between the credit card company (or paypal) and the seller, your money is frozen, but still under your control- a very good place to be in.
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