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Ebay/Paypal [message #16332] Wed, 23 March 2022 18:35 Go to next message
timeliz
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Is Paypal still an option on ebay? I read something on ebay that seemed to indicate not.
I'm confused. Haven't bought or sold over past 3 years. Confused
Re: Ebay/Paypal [message #16333 is a reply to message #16332] Wed, 23 March 2022 19:44 Go to previous messageGo to next message
GaryM is currently offline  GaryM
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I bought recently and use PayPal, the help sections also mentioned it.

The following payment methods, which are offered at eBay checkout, are allowed:

PayPal
PayPal Credit
Credit card or debit card
Apple Pay
Google Pay
Payment upon pickup
Payment upon pickup must offer one of the approved electronic payment methods. Listings may include the statement: "Contact me for payment methods to pay on pickup."
Re: Ebay/Paypal [message #16335 is a reply to message #16333] Wed, 23 March 2022 20:25 Go to previous messageGo to next message
timeliz
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Good to know. Thanks Gary

"Some days are diamonds, some days are stones..." -John Denver
Re: Ebay/Paypal [message #16336 is a reply to message #16335] Thu, 24 March 2022 15:51 Go to previous messageGo to next message
afire is currently offline  afire
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I was delighted when eBay started taking credit cards directly. I never really liked PayPal.
Re: Ebay/Paypal [message #16532 is a reply to message #16336] Thu, 28 April 2022 09:02 Go to previous messageGo to next message
timeliz
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I haven't been on ebay for quite a while, but this past evening I began browsing and became aware that ebay is now inserting other sellers' items smack dab in the middle of another's sales post. I think this is outrageous! I don't understand why sellers aren't up in arms over this, or maybe sellers were and I missed it all?
I will now look for a more seller friendly option.


"Some days are diamonds, some days are stones..." -John Denver
Re: Ebay/Paypal [message #16533 is a reply to message #16532] Thu, 28 April 2022 10:09 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Jenneke is currently offline  Jenneke
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Ah, the sponsored items. For buyers kinda nice. Although you need to scroll more.

It is only visible if you use your browser though. I normally use the ebay app.


You can only waste time if you forget to enjoy it - Loesje
Re: Ebay/Paypal [message #16537 is a reply to message #16533] Thu, 28 April 2022 10:25 Go to previous messageGo to next message
timeliz
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I only use my phone to talk, text and take pics.

"Some days are diamonds, some days are stones..." -John Denver
Re: Ebay/Paypal [message #16540 is a reply to message #16537] Thu, 28 April 2022 19:08 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Jenneke is currently offline  Jenneke
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Yup, bet there is something in between called ipad/tablet. That is what I use.


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Re: Ebay/Paypal [message #16604 is a reply to message #16540] Tue, 17 May 2022 01:30 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Speaking of eBay, boy do i gotta doozy.
Unfortunately, I purchased a Gruen that qualified for so called "eBay authentication" or whatever tf it's called. Well, when I pay for an overpriced watch, I want it asap, so I messaged the seller that as his customer, I would really like him to send it directly to me, that there's no one more qualified than me to "authenticate" it, absolutely 100% real I told him. True. Money clears my account- gone. He ships.
Well, he messages me in a panic saying eBay will not release his funds until it clears the "authenticator" first, that i must send it back to him so he can send it to be authenticated..,
Imagine how that convo went. No way I told him. I'm satisfied, its real, I paid for it, not letting some "watchmaker", somewhere, who knows where damage my watch, Blah blah blah...I just dunno, guys freaking out.


Matthias
Re: Ebay/Paypal [message #16607 is a reply to message #16604] Tue, 17 May 2022 14:36 Go to previous messageGo to next message
afire is currently offline  afire
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Well, the guy needs to be paid. Maybe figure out a way to treat it as an incomplete transaction and get a refund and pay him directly outside of eBay?
Re: Ebay/Paypal [message #16609 is a reply to message #16607] Tue, 17 May 2022 17:03 Go to previous messageGo to next message
thesnark17 is currently offline  thesnark17
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I'm curious - what Gruen on Ebay costs more than $1500 and is worth that price?

Only a very few and they would be quite special... any chance we can see it?

I agree that the guy needs to be paid. It's not his fault that Ebay is causing trouble.
Re: Ebay/Paypal [message #16610 is a reply to message #16609] Tue, 17 May 2022 17:16 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Ephemerald
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Oh, absolutely. We can all agree on that. Guy gotta get paid. And he will be. Did not mean to come off callous or unempathetic. I totally am. Was trying to highlight all the many things wrong with this eBay policy. My original comment was after I got an all caps message & just need to vent here. Calmed him down, we're working on it.

Snark, not many! Yup, they're special to me. Different people put different value on different things. I have watches I share. I have watches I don't share. But if ya didn't see it doesn't mean it wasn't there.👍
But I've never needed anyone to tell me what's cool, unique or irresistible in a Gruen. I already know. That said, there is a chance.🤷‍♀️😉🙂😂🤣🙏




Matthias

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Re: Ebay/Paypal [message #16613 is a reply to message #16610] Tue, 17 May 2022 21:06 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Jenneke is currently offline  Jenneke
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The guy panicked, I get it. Hope you can figure it out.

Some other stupid thing is the Ebay global shipping program. The advantage is the swift shipping time (mostly). But the costs… the seller ships the item to Pitney Bowes (postage cost 1), they open the package, check it, repack it (Worse) and ships it to me (postage cost 2, handling cost).


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Re: Ebay/Paypal [message #16619 is a reply to message #16610] Wed, 18 May 2022 19:03 Go to previous messageGo to next message
afire is currently offline  afire
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Ephemerald wrote on Tue, 17 May 2022 12:16
Different people put different value on different things. I have watches I share. I have watches I don't share. But if ya didn't see it doesn't mean it wasn't there.
I'm pretty sure I saw it. And it is very cool.
Re: Ebay/Paypal [message #16620 is a reply to message #16619] Wed, 18 May 2022 19:53 Go to previous messageGo to next message
thesnark17 is currently offline  thesnark17
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Man, I guess I should go back and look through the sold lists....
Re: Ebay/Paypal [message #16622 is a reply to message #16619] Wed, 18 May 2022 22:07 Go to previous messageGo to next message
C. Hurt is currently offline  C. Hurt
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I saw it, and bid on it. Not enough obviously. But I do wonder who they will have to authenticate it. Other than a few people on this board, and a couple of old-timers who aren’t online at all, I don’t know of anyone with the knowledge or resources to “authenticate” a watch like that.

Re: Ebay/Paypal [message #16625 is a reply to message #16622] Thu, 19 May 2022 01:36 Go to previous messageGo to next message
timeliz
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Yep. I doubt this full-of-baloney authentication money grab will pass the test of time. we'll see....


"Some days are diamonds, some days are stones..." -John Denver
Re: Ebay/Paypal [message #16626 is a reply to message #16625] Thu, 19 May 2022 04:35 Go to previous message
JackW is currently offline  JackW
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timeliz wrote on Wed, 18 May 2022 19:36
Yep. I doubt this full-of-baloney authentication money grab will pass the test of time. we'll see....
One can only hope. I've yet to hear anything good about it.


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