ebay question

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  1. Skyrocket

    Skyrocket Well-Known Member Silver Stacker

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    The same goes for buying PMs there too. Too many fakes.
     
  2. dragafem

    dragafem Well-Known Member Silver Stacker

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    is it only me or it is really strange that buyer wants to use direct deposit over paypal?

    and of course the buyer from Russia is back again for my set with a "cannot turn down"proposal ...
     
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    tongkat Active Member Silver Stacker

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    There are still some old school folk out there.

    Most don’t know you haven’t had to set up an account to pay via PP for years.

    I still get the occasional money order and odd envelope of cash now and again.
     
  4. dragafem

    dragafem Well-Known Member Silver Stacker

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    buyer is a new member with 2 feedbacks and said does not want to use paypal...
     
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    tongkat Active Member Silver Stacker

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    I can’t think of any scam involving direct deposit once it’s verified in your account
     
  6. prospect

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    For the past 18 months or so I have been doing well-selling silver and gold coins on eBay for their flat rate $1 weekends listing offer.
    As of last weekend, this offer is no longer available to me, I was just wondering if this offer has been discontinued sitewide or is just
    some sellers like me that have been excluded?
     
  7. Silverbandit007

    Silverbandit007 Well-Known Member Silver Stacker

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    Yes I noticed the offer is gone also
     
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    Thanks for the confirmation Silverbandit, if anyone else still had the offer last week please let us know, otherwise will have to assume it is sitewide.
    It is a pity, because selling 1 oz gold coins for $2k, and only paying a buck was a damn good deal.
    There is no way I will sell on there with their usual fees.
    Will have to wait and see if they offer free unlimited listing offer again, they only free 3 listings per month to me at the moment,
    or might try and sell some stuff on here.
     
  9. Silverbandit007

    Silverbandit007 Well-Known Member Silver Stacker

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    From what I can see I think they are going to start doing a $3 weekend for selected people. I only list items if I get free selling offer or on the $1 weekends otherwise it isn't worth it.
     
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    Yes, have to agree with you there, Ebays standard commission rates are a rip off big time.
    The $3 weekend might still be Ok for the higher priced gold items, but not the 1 Oz silver stuff.
     
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    STC Well-Known Member Silver Stacker

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    I sold some 1/4oz Lunar, 2 buyers(same month, 1 AU & 1 US) on eBay claim parcel was empty.. eBay refunded them.. my loss. Stopped selling on eBay. About 3yrs ago.
     
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    spannermonkey Well-Known Member Silver Stacker

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    Somebody should blow up ebay
     
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    Sorry to hear about your loss STC, that really sucks to have it happen to you like that.

    Spannermonkey, I think your views are a bit extreme.

    My overall experience with eBay over the past 2 years of selling has been a positive one.
    I have sold about 40k worth of precious metals with only one transaction issue.
    That was early on when I sent a 1/10 oz platinum coin to a collector in Albany WA.
    The padded envelope arrived empty!
    Australia Post did an investigation and determined that the envelope was squashed by the rollers
    on their conveyor belt resulting in the envelope popping open and the contents falling out.
    The contents could not be found so they offered the buyer a $100 compensation.
    The buyer was still about $100 out off pocket which he kindly offered to split 50/50 with me.
    I think 99% of the buyers on eBay are good decent people,
    pity about the other 1%.

    I learned a valuable lesson there and have since coved the padded envelopes ends with heavy-duty sticky tape
    to prevent a similar occurrence from happening again.
     
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    dragafem Well-Known Member Silver Stacker

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    I have an item on ebay(not metal) and got an offer for it from new member(no feedback yet). His/her username is funny(or not much thought put into it).Anyway what could be the risks if I take the offer? The offer is somehow too good...
     
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    Can you afford to give that item away? If yes, then take that offer.
     
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    dragafem Well-Known Member Silver Stacker

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    Its not the item Im worried about.Its the personal info buyer can get thru paypal or whatever...
     
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    Russia is very strange when it comes to sending money out of country, apparently only the mafia is allowed t send funds off shore without restraint.

    A lot of very high end watches are for sale out of Russia but they cannot ship them out of country, you need to go and collect them. Not for me. Beautiful country though that I wish to visit one day.
     
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    This is a risk reward scenario. I used to trade a lot on eBay but those days are gone for me. Personally I find anything out of the ordinary is too risky. You are in it for the long game. Margins are not so great that problems can be ignored. So I would say drop it. I used to have a rule set saying no sales to people with less than 5 feedback. It’s a marginal difference but it does make a difference.
     
  20. bubblebobble2

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    What info can they get? I thought eBay had closed all info on sellers/buyers now, apart from postal details?
     

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