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powerplus

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hi all

as the subject line says

i live in a village called cheapside on the edge of ascot race course

i find that i am more and more ordering small items through ebay as the nearest town is around 8 miles away and with multi story carparks being a pain to park in

it is mostly small items that i order from ebay but recently ordered a dyson from currys through ebay

i was reading the other day that you have to watch out as even things like car sparkplugs are now faked  

i do order from china but realize that items can be a little dodgy but take this into account

but i allways look at the sellers selling score and have been court on some items but no problem with a refund

its a pity that things are going this way as i like to get my hands on things locally before i part with cash but the internet has opened a big wide world

and i would not have been able to restore my 1920 indian if it was not for the internet and ebay


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I  don't think I'd buy anything expensive off ebay, but it's good for small stuff. I haven't sold anything there for a few years as the charges went up a lot.
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To be honest Barry, I find Ebay to be a brilliant place to buy or sell these days, much better than it was only a couple of years ago, the seller is very well protected, I have not had to pay to send anything back for a long time, and very often I am told to keep the item any way, I bought a Samsung S5 about 4 months ago, told the seller, he said open a dispute, I did, Paypal refunded me, and I still have the phone, it still has the same fault, but otherwise it still works fine.

Paypal is also my go to for paying for anything anywhere as I get protection, I know some hate it, but I don't get why.

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hi kev

re paying for things with paypal

if a person sends you a paypal invoice what protection do you get

in my case i also take the paypal payment from my credit card

is that a good idea

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I buy and sell a lot on eBay, but am very careful to determine what I'm buying and where it's coming from before parting with my hard earned. If I order something from anywhere other than UK it's almost always very low value and a large saving, a bargain, but at the back of my mind it's "can I afford to lose the money?" If it goes wrong. I never fail to be amazed what crap some people are prepared to buy that I list on the offchance before throwing it all out.
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I don't buy from ebay, nor do I sell. But then I'm a Luddite. As for using your credit card through Paypal, I understand that S 75 Consumer Credit Act 1974 does not protect you unless you pay the seller directly (and then only for purchases of single items between £100 - £30K, unless the multiple items are necessary for the 'single item' to work properly). Apparently there are court cases to substantiate this but I can't be asterisked to find them.
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hi kev

re paying for things with paypal

if a person sends you a paypal invoice what protection do you get

in my case i also take the paypal payment from my credit card

is that a good idea

barry


If you pay for anything on Paypal (I pay for this forum by Paypal) I get a level of cover I would only get with a credit card, but I don't give them my details when using Paypal. Refunds usually happen within a couple of hours/days, longer if you have to return stuff, and I always insist that the seller pays for the return postage, not me, my point being you sold me crap and it is costing me even more money to send it back.

I would never link a credit card to ANY payment Barry.

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