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How to make sure I'm not getting screwed over when selling something on eBay?

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July 28, 2014 5:26:14 PM

I'm selling something for more than $500 and I want to make sure that I'm not getting screwed over in that they retract the purchase while it's shipping so that they basically get it for free. How can I prevent this stuff from happening?

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July 28, 2014 5:28:49 PM

Ebay won't let that happen w/o you agreeing to it first.
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July 28, 2014 5:30:47 PM

clutchc said:
Ebay won't let that happen w/o you agreeing to it first.

Agreeing to what?
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July 28, 2014 5:33:12 PM

thatfancypenn said:
clutchc said:
Ebay won't let that happen w/o you agreeing to it first.

Agreeing to what?


The cancellation of the sale. Do your shipping thru ebay.
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July 28, 2014 5:40:11 PM

clutchc said:
thatfancypenn said:
clutchc said:
Ebay won't let that happen w/o you agreeing to it first.

Agreeing to what?


The cancellation of the sale. Do your shipping thru ebay.

So you can only cancel purchasing something through eBay? You can't like call PayPal or the bank or something to cancel it?
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July 28, 2014 5:55:10 PM

Paypal is owned by ebay. You don't want to ship until Paypal sends you a notice saying funds have been received and are in your account. Paypal will send you an email say it is safe to ship. The buyer has no way of getting his money back after that w/o going thru ebay's process of buyer-seller agreement. That's why you always want to ship using ebay's shipping rates and service and paying via paypal.

I have a 100% feedback rating with 105 sales/buys and no issues with a seller that lost me any money.
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July 28, 2014 6:08:54 PM

clutchc said:
Paypal is owned by ebay. You don't want to ship until Paypal sends you a notice saying funds have been received and are in your account. Paypal will send you an email say it is safe to ship. The buyer has no way of getting his money back after that w/o going thru ebay's process of buyer-seller agreement. That's why you always want to ship using ebay's shipping rates and service and paying via paypal.

I have a 100% feedback rating with 105 sales/buys and no issues with a seller that lost me any money.

Is this that email?


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July 28, 2014 6:22:57 PM

Yes.
I see you are a new seller/buyer. That's why they hold the funds for 21 days. So you can't cheat the buyer either. After you've established a reputation of honesty with Paypal, that won't happen anymore.
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July 28, 2014 6:32:07 PM

clutchc said:
Yes.
I see you are a new seller/buyer. That's why they hold the funds for 21 days. So you can't cheat the buyer either. After you've established a reputation of honesty with Paypal, that won't happen anymore.

Thank you. Will probably get this shipped out tomorrow :) 
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July 30, 2014 3:43:29 AM

thatfancypenn said:
I'm selling something for more than $500 and I want to make sure that I'm not getting screwed over in that they retract the purchase while it's shipping so that they basically get it for free. How can I prevent this stuff from happening?



eBay has buyer and seller protection methods to ensure this type of thing doesn't happen.

First off, ensure that the funds have transferred from paypal into YOUR actual bank account before you post.
If the customer wants to cancel the sale mid post, they must first send a request to the seller (via ebays control center) asking to cancel. If the seller does not agree to the request because the item is already in the mail, your response will be 'no' to the request because item is already posted. Then contact eBay and let them know what is happening just to cover your ass.
If the customer receives the parcel and wants to return for a refund first make sure the postage package is recieved by
You before returning the funds.

Don't worry though, eBay won't allow this to happen.
Buyers can't cancel a transaction once the item is posted. Buyers can only ask for a refund upon return of the item.

Number 1 rule: make sure the money from paypal (or whatever method) is actually in your bank account before posting.
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July 30, 2014 12:58:19 PM

Leebran said:
thatfancypenn said:
I'm selling something for more than $500 and I want to make sure that I'm not getting screwed over in that they retract the purchase while it's shipping so that they basically get it for free. How can I prevent this stuff from happening?



eBay has buyer and seller protection methods to ensure this type of thing doesn't happen.

First off, ensure that the funds have transferred from paypal into YOUR actual bank account before you post.
If the customer wants to cancel the sale mid post, they must first send a request to the seller (via ebays control center) asking to cancel. If the seller does not agree to the request because the item is already in the mail, your response will be 'no' to the request because item is already posted. Then contact eBay and let them know what is happening just to cover your ass.
If the customer receives the parcel and wants to return for a refund first make sure the postage package is recieved by
You before returning the funds.

Don't worry though, eBay won't allow this to happen.
Buyers can't cancel a transaction once the item is posted. Buyers can only ask for a refund upon return of the item.

Number 1 rule: make sure the money from paypal (or whatever method) is actually in your bank account before posting.

I can't move the money into my bank account though because since I'm a new seller, PayPal is withholding the money so that they know that I'm not scamming anyone. Will this be a problem?
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July 30, 2014 6:07:25 PM

You can leave your payment in Paypal. No body can take it out w/o your permission once you've shipped the item. If you transfer it to your checking account, you will have to deal with transfering it back if the buyer requests a refund (assuming you offered a return option). Then there will be another long delay before it is back in your Paypal account to issue a refund. Besides, Paypal will be more likely to eliminate that withholding problem if they see you keep a balance in your Paypal account.
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