Protection via Paypal when trading with EB'ers?

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Postby jvphish on Thu Jan 13, 2011 12:46 pm

Hi,

I am sure this question has been asked before, but I can't find it!

If I want to purchase a print from an EB'er, what means of protection does paypal offer me as a buyer? I understand EB is not responsible for anything (obviously), but if I send person X $100, and they send me an empty tube / damaged print / bag of poop, what can I do about it?

I've sold a handful of prints on here but haven't purchased one yet. I want to take the plunge but I am worried because the EB'er does not have any feedback or trades listed on his profile.

Help :D
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Postby rmoore on Thu Jan 13, 2011 12:58 pm

I think as as long as you don't send the money as a gift, you'll have Paypal protection.
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Postby CrustaR on Thu Jan 13, 2011 1:00 pm

Never send the money as a gift since that eliminates the buyer protection that Paypal provides.

If you want to send the actual amount that the buyer is asking for, you can use the paypal fee calculator: http://www.rolbe.com/paypal.htm . A few extra bucks is worth the insurance. Be sure to have the EB'er ship the tube insured via USPS.

Hope this helps at least a little bit.
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Postby Codeblue on Thu Jan 13, 2011 1:28 pm

The most important thing is to pay using a credit card.
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Postby jvphish on Thu Jan 13, 2011 1:42 pm

Thanks folks!
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