Would you buy something previously listed on eBay, from the user, via Pay-pal?

Discussion in 'General' started by LonelyPlanetBoy, Sep 26, 2009.

  1. This guy had two Stooges LP's listed, I sent him a message asking if he'd send to me because he's international, he took them down to re-list, then sent me a message saying if I wanted he could just sell them to me via Pay-Pal, as it would lower costs both ways and we'd get it done faster. What would you say? He has all positive feedback but I don't wanna be out $80.00 because of some scam, if you know what I mean.

    Thanks for any help, guys and gals.

    -Lonely Planet Boy
  2. It's a risk my friend.

    80$ is quite a bit so I wouldn't but thats just me.
  3. I not to sure, how high is his feedback, and how long ago did he join? I personally don't buy anything from international sellers on ebay.
  4. #4 Sir Elliot, Sep 26, 2009
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    I look at this situation, with info given, and say to myself: 50% chance of a scam.

    If the money you save is equal to or greater than 50% of the value of the items in question, buy.

    If the money you saved is less than 50% of the value of the items in question, do not buy.

    P.S. Ironically, if anyone is offering you a 50% discount if you do direct over paypal you can be 100% sure it's a scam. Therefore you can never justify this imho.
  5. I have had great experiences with international sellers on ebay. Just make sure you really check the feedback.

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