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Old 11-18-2014, 11:09 AM   #41
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Using paypal doesn't stop you from using a credit card. You do have to change your funding option every time since paypal defaults to your bank (no credit card as the default). This allows you to keep the credit card protection in this case.
I have often wondered if this strategy would actually work as you suggest.

My concern is that it could be strictly interpreted that your card was used in a financial transaction between you and PayPal. If PayPal performed according to their terms then the credit card transaction might not be disputable.

I have never tested this or researched it thoroughly but you comment reminded me that this is an open question from where I am sitting.


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Old 11-18-2014, 01:00 PM   #42
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...It does seem like this seller was more of a dufus/newbie than a scammer. .........
The first time I sold something on eBay was a CRT monitor that I was no longer using. I'm in the northeast and some guy from CA bought it for $25 plus shipping. When I was getting prepared to ship it I found out it would cost $45 to ship it to him. I corresponded with him that I had no idea that the shipping would be that much and that if he wanted out of the deal I would understand. he took me up on my offer and we both learned a lesson to pay attention to shipping.

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Old 11-18-2014, 01:59 PM   #43
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Originally Posted by pb4uski View Post
we both learned a lesson to pay attention to shipping.
I've found that offering free shipping when selling on eBay is a huge help. So I calculate the shipping cost to the farthest point in the country and build that into my starting price. So far this strategy has worked very well.
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Old 11-18-2014, 07:54 PM   #44
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Being in Canada, I've seen $5 items with $50 estimated shipping.

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