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  1. #1
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    Help needed with PayPal!!!!!!!!!!

    I had 1GB of Corsair XMS3500, which is BH-5, for sale on eBay. A guy from the Philippines contacted me and ended up buying them for $330 + shipping. He paid via PayPal and the transaction went to "complete" status. This was on November 25. I shipped the package via Global Express Mail. I just logged into my PayPal account tonight and found that my account was in the negative and that the payment was on "temporary hold by PayPal". After 45 minutes on hold with PayPal I have found out that it looks like he paid with someone else's account. I should know within 3-4 days if I will be getting the money back or not. I'm not holding my breath. Since I did not ship to a verified address, I'm not eligible for the seller protection plan. PayPal is passing the buck off on me. What kind of a deal is this? It's there service that screwed up and they find a way to pass the loss off onto their customers. What options do I have at this point? Any help as appreciated.
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    Re: Help needed with PayPal!!!!!!!!!!

    You messed up by not shipping to a verified address. There is a reason they have the policy in place -- this very circumstance. How is this paypal's fault?

    Most companies won't ship to a different address than on the billing address for a credit card, for the very same reason -- fraud.

    And actually, it might not have made a difference having a verified address, if you were shipping to certain international locations. Never done it, but I recall some restrictions there too.

    Really sucks though - I feel bad for you. Pretty expensive lesson.

    I just plain won't ship internationally, except maybe Canada. Too many hassles.

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    Re: Help needed with PayPal!!!!!!!!!!

    You're screwed is how it works. From what I've heard from other people, your account will also be flagged or something like that.

    http://www.paypalsucks.com/

    Read here a bit. I doubt much of that is embelished.

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    Re: Help needed with PayPal!!!!!!!!!!

    ure done for it.filipine and east oriental scammers have been going on for a little ride for a little while now...sorry m8..join teh club

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    Re: Help needed with PayPal!!!!!!!!!!

    no easy way to say this...your screwed...surprised you weren't aware of Asian country scammers....
    had someone contact me while i was selling my car...said he would pay dbl the amt I was asking...and I was like yea with someone else's account??? He never replied back
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    Re: Help needed with PayPal!!!!!!!!!!

    Yup - your money is gone.

    I will only ship to international buyers if they pay upfront via Western Union or if they have excellent references AND a verified paypal address for this very reason.


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    Re: Help needed with PayPal!!!!!!!!!!

    it would be nice of u to pop the paypal info in here,delete the auction link(s) but leave teh rest.prolly its fake anyway...

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    Re: Help needed with PayPal!!!!!!!!!!

    Hosed...........Gay-pal and E-gay.........................Yes it is Pay-pals fault. Loose requirements to open an acount (if they were that strict then alot of this could be avoided). Obviously easy to steals someone else account. But the biggest bull is that they care only for themselves and no one else. I almost lost $230.00 to a seller on e-gay. The seller never shipped and pay-pal sent the automated electronic finger to me indicating I was screwed so I reciprocated the finger with my C.C. denial of payment.......................Whoa then I got a real e-mail from a person asking why I did not request help from them. Copy paste is so great. So I replied to him/her with there automated response and mine back. Never heard from them again..............Used postal M.O on other e-gay trans then basically quite the E-gay thing.
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    Re: Help needed with PayPal!!!!!!!!!!

    i sense a lot of anger there
    after a while u get to know how things work,and something that smells fishy better be sought out or ull get burned...that or im too paranoic :P

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    Re: Help needed with PayPal!!!!!!!!!!

    i almost got burned on one of em email frauds. They claimed to be ebay and asked for my personal info. I was typing it all in, fortunately I didnt have my mom's CC. So I didnt do it, and that night i saw the news talking about that stuff. Boy was that a close one!

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    Re: Help needed with PayPal!!!!!!!!!!

    its more of a love-hate relationship between me and paypal/egay. Havnt been burned yet, luckily...

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    Re: Help needed with PayPal!!!!!!!!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by blsnelling
    I just logged into my PayPal account tonight and found that my account was in the negative and that the payment was on "temporary hold by PayPal". After 45 minutes on hold with PayPal I have found out that it looks like he paid with someone else's account. I should know within 3-4 days if I will be getting the money back or not. I'm not holding my breath. Since I did not ship to a verified address, I'm not eligible for the seller protection plan. PayPal is passing the buck off on me. What kind of a deal is this? It's there service that screwed up and they find a way to pass the loss off onto their customers. What options do I have at this point? Any help as appreciated.

    That really sucks man.... I've been in your shoes a couple times, once with a$700 digital camera, and the other with a $135camera. Basically, you will not be covered since you sent the item to an address other than the one registered with teh paypal acct he sent you the money. The true account holder will have 30days to go through a process to get his money back, and if they fail to do so withing the 30day period, you will get the $330 back. Hope it works out man.... I hate Paypal for this reason alone... I've seen my buddy get robbed $800+ on a laptop. Those dam people overseas are tricky... Anymore if i get any emails of interest in my auctions i'm pretty strict. Well anyway's, sorry to hear this man....

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