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Old 07-15-2012, 02:53 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Guy wants to PayPal money for my cards in storage...opinions....

So guy drives out an hour to see my base/inserts in storage and forgets his debit card...or even the cash to buy $800. Says he can PayPal...how secure is that transaction? I know how fishy this sounds...just seeing what others thought.
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Old 07-15-2012, 02:55 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Ask him to paypal gift and that takes care of any issues.
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Old 07-15-2012, 02:55 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Have him gift it and you should be fine.
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i wouls tell him to turn around, go get the $800 and come back with the cash.
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Old 07-15-2012, 02:55 PM   #5 (permalink)
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So guy drives out an hour to see my base/inserts in storage and forgets his debit card...or even the cash to buy $800. Says he can PayPal...how secure is that transaction? I know how fishy this sounds...just seeing what others thought.
I'd make sure he pays gift only. He cant retract a gift payment, he can retract all other forms I believe. Unless you have proof of delivery.
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Old 07-15-2012, 02:55 PM   #6 (permalink)
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make him paypal you the money while he is standing in front of you
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Old 07-15-2012, 02:56 PM   #7 (permalink)
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It may be hard to prove delivery. I think it would be fine if you get something signed from him proving that he took delivery of the lot.
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Old 07-15-2012, 02:57 PM   #8 (permalink)
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You can also have him put in notes that he picked up personally. I have done this multiple times with no issues.
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Old 07-15-2012, 03:03 PM   #9 (permalink)
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I cover my ass,locally,the same way
I purchased a used cell phone and the guy assured me it had no issues.
By paying him with paypal,had there been issues, I wouldn't be the one getting his backside bruised.
If he wants to pay with paypal I would consider the options
A. He may file a claim
B. He may be using a stolen account
C. Since there will be no actual shipping he may claim unauthorized transaction
He can still do this with a gift claim simply by using his computer in a location that pops a new IP for the transaction
It's not safe to take papypal from strangers locally
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Old 07-15-2012, 03:10 PM   #10 (permalink)
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make him paypal you the money while he is standing in front of you
He's going to a gas station to get an advance in his credit card...I've never heard of that. I'd rather it be in cash so we'll see...
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Yep, either PP gift and written bill of sale stating that he picked up locally and was satisfied, or tell him to go get cash.
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Something's fishy......how do you "forget cash" when driving an hour?
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Something's fishy......how do you "forget cash" when driving an hour?
I agree. If the whole purpose of my trip was to drive an hour to buy something, I'm not going to leave my money at home.

I'd make him pay cash or no deal. That way he can't file a claim with PP or through his CC. Worst case you still have your cards. Better than losing a claim and having no money and no cards.
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He's going to a gas station to get an advance in his credit card...I've never heard of that. I'd rather it be in cash so we'll see...
Its a 25% fee for cash advance
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Old 07-15-2012, 04:14 PM   #15 (permalink)
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He forgot his debit card right? You cant tell me that's never happend to you? Fishy? Nah
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Despite what everybody here is telling you, do not let him pay with PayPal. Even if he pays with a gift payment, the account could be compromised and he could be using a bad credit card. If that is the case, you're screwed.

If PayPal is your only option, and you are absolutely dead set on selling him the stuff. Take a picture of his drivers license, and make him sign a piece of paper saying that he purchased the cards via PayPal and he's hereby agrees that delivery has already been made. Also, make sure the name on his drivers license matches the one on the PayPal. No "it's my wifes account/it's my husband's account/it's my dad's account/it's my cousin twice removed from my father's side account".

All things considered, I would highly advise you not selling but PayPal. If it means you have to wait another week for cash, that's better than getting ripped off.
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Despite what everybody here is telling you, do not let him pay with PayPal. Even if he pays with a gift payment, the account could be compromised and he could be using a bad credit card. If that is the case, you're screwed.

If PayPal is your only option, and you are absolutely dead set on selling him the stuff. Take a picture of his drivers license, and make him sign a piece of paper saying that he purchased the cards via PayPal and he's hereby agrees that delivery has already been made. Also, make sure the name on his drivers license matches the one on the PayPal. No "it's my wifes account/it's my husband's account/it's my dad's account/it's my cousin twice removed from my father's side account".

All things considered, I would highly advise you not selling but PayPal. If it means you have to wait another week for cash, that's better than getting ripped off.
He already said the guy was going to get a cash advance
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I wonder if the guy is going to come back.
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So guy drives out an hour to see my base/inserts in storage and forgets his debit card...or even the cash to buy $800. Says he can PayPal...how secure is that transaction? I know how fishy this sounds...just seeing what others thought.

I gotta ask what kind of base/inserts can be sold for $800, does it fill a (not small) complete storage locker?
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I would not accept any other form of payment than cash or money order on a deal like this. I would give him the benefit of the doubt though, I know I have ran off and forgot my wallet a few times.
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I gotta ask what kind of base/inserts can be sold for $800, does it fill a (not small) complete storage locker?
It was a 10 x 10 half full, 4 ft high monster boxes (65+)...to include several sealed boxes of older baseball/football (90 topps/score) and several other complete sets from topps (89,90,91,92 baseball) (6) sets of 2006 topps football, and several boxes of hockey as well....

Cash in hand...storage locker empty....thank goodness....
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Congratulations on completing the transaction and for passing on the "Fruitcake" of card collecting.

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It was a 10 x 10 half full, 4 ft high monster boxes (65+)...to include several sealed boxes of older baseball/football (90 topps/score) and several other complete sets from topps (89,90,91,92 baseball) (6) sets of 2006 topps football, and several boxes of hockey as well....

Cash in hand...storage locker empty....thank goodness....
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No offense but he paid 800 for that stuff? You sir did quite well on that lol
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No offense but he paid 800 for that stuff? You sir did quite well on that lol
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i went to a baseball convention this weekend in DC and i was very surprised at the amount of people who did not take plastic, whether it be debit card or credit card. Its so simple now with phones. all you do is set up a square account (free) and they send you a swiper (free) and you can take credit cards from anyone for a charge of 2.75% that i add into the price of the product. you can email a receipt for the product right there and you attatch a picture of the product with the buyer into the email as proof. When i sell off of craigslist i make sure to let people know i have this option as someone might not have $400 cash but they can for sure put that on their credit card. Or they can split it half cash half card etc.

So my advice for the future. get yourself one of these. you can open up your buyers percentage by plenty.
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