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post #111 of 121 Old 09-15-2012, 11:11 AM
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People can scam through Paypal too. I had a lady come into my store to ship an expensive piece of jewelry that she sold on Craigslist. The buyer paid with Paypal. She came back later the same day to pick up the package (luckily it hadn't shipped yet). PayPal contacted her and told her the transaction was fraudulent. If you sell something expensive through Paypal don't get in a hurry to ship it, wait a few days to make sure the payment clears.

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post #112 of 121 Old 09-15-2012, 11:14 AM
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It can take a while for funds to clear through PayPal just like through a bank. When I sold a saddle on payments, each payment made to me via PayPal had to be held to clear for 5 days.
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post #113 of 121 Old 09-15-2012, 11:25 AM
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Originally Posted by churumbeque View Post
Why wouldn't you accept a paypal payment? Pay Pal guarantees the funds that is why you use paypal. I would be pissed to if I was a legitimate buyer and you wouldn't take my money.

Because she had already said cash and face to face?

If she lost a a legitimate buyer, then it sucks, but you have to be careful these days.

I like paypal, it's the easiest way to do a distance transaction, but nothing in the world beats good cash and a face to face handover, preferably at one persons home.
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post #115 of 121 Old 09-15-2012, 02:07 PM
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Agreed- when I sold my utility trailer, I would only take cash, and said so right in the ad. A few people tried to get me to change my mind, but really, it's just not worth it. Now, if it was something long distance, I would consider paypal, but would stipulate that the item Would Not Ship until funds had been cleared.
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post #116 of 121 Old 09-19-2012, 12:23 PM
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I hope the horse is alright you know how some people are with things they do not wont

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post #117 of 121 Old 09-20-2012, 02:49 PM
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PayPal isn't always reliable, and I recently learned neither is Ebay costumer protection... whatever. I'm moving to Amazon, just sayin'.

Whenever I sell something, I always wait a few days before I ship it.

I've had people send fraudulent money before. Not fun, I finally got something out of them.

Another time was recently, I had sent out the item when I said I would and the day it was shipped, the buyer opened a case against me and demanded the item AND a full refund. Luckily I won that case, but there are a ton of scammers all over the place.
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post #118 of 121 Old 09-22-2012, 11:14 PM
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This is exactly the reason i dont do animal sales over the internet.
Also, when i sale a horse, i make sure 100% the pay is in full that day AS IS, and the customer has to take the horse out of the barn and load it himself.
Its the only sure way.
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post #119 of 121 Old 09-25-2012, 06:32 AM
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I just read all posts and hope that all is going well for the OP. It has made me research consumer legislation for my state and what consumer protection covers (private sales). So just wanted to say thanks now I'm more up to date on laws here when I finally buy or sell a horse.
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post #120 of 121 Old 09-25-2012, 01:05 PM
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When I bought my gelding the breeders required a bank cashier's check for payment at the time I took ownership. Good way to go.

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