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Old 10th April 2008, 09:12 AM
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Default Ebay #@$^&*&% - PayPal only from 16 June.

Ok, apart from eBay screwing with the time so that because of daylight savings my auctions finished 2 hours early when people were still working or commuting home from work, they have just announced that you will only be able to pay by Paypal or COD so they can squeeze more money from sellers.

EBAY SOB's Steal More Money!
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Old 10th April 2008, 09:20 AM
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Darn there goes one of my friends.... im not comfortable with paypal - you pay a bit more since the seller tends to charge the buyer for the paypal fees.
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Old 10th April 2008, 09:42 AM
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Paypal customer service is crap as all hell but I see it as a necessary evil since we live in a barren desert when it comes to cool stuff.
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Old 10th April 2008, 10:03 AM
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that is the worst news ever guess i wont be using ebay to sell stuff anymore
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Old 10th April 2008, 10:09 AM
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Actually I have bought more things since I have got Paypal, life is so much easier than getting a Western Union Money order ,then posting it by registered mail so you made sure your payment got there, then waiting for the item to be posted. It has both saved me time and money so if I pay a little extra on the item for fees I'm not worried as I'm saving a lot more not having to get the WU money order or the registered post to send. People you are better off, I started on ebay in 1997, it was painful to organise items, appreciate what you have been given to make your life easier.
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Old 10th April 2008, 10:28 AM
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I thought 95%+ of Demonbay people dealt with Paypal already.

I've only used Western Union once (for G1 Shockwave - The Seller wanted to use it for a behind-the-scenes deal) & that worked out perfectly so either form of paying-receiving dollars doesn't really bother me.
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Old 10th April 2008, 11:05 AM
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Actually I have bought more things since I have got Paypal, life is so much easier than getting a Western Union Money order ,then posting it by registered mail so you made sure your payment got there, then waiting for the item to be posted. It has both saved me time and money so if I pay a little extra on the item for fees I'm not worried as I'm saving a lot more not having to get the WU money order or the registered post to send. People you are better off, I started on ebay in 1997, it was painful to organise items, appreciate what you have been given to make your life easier.
As a seller it makes things more expensive as now we can't accept direct deposits as payment we have to not only pay the percentage to Paypal in the first place but pay more to pretty much register every item sent as any buyer can put in a claim that it was lost in the mail and get the item and their money refunded.
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Old 10th April 2008, 11:24 AM
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I can understand why they are doing it (with a large number of transaction disputes apparently relating to payments outside of paypal), but I wouldn't be too keen to use ebay if I can't get payment direct into my account. When you get money by paypal, you lose about 5%, then lose more when you transfer any money into your bank account from your paypal account (through fees and fudged exchange rates).
I do use paypal a lot for purchases (sorta need to for all the foreign purchases I make), but I prefer people use direct deposit when buying stuff from me.
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Old 10th April 2008, 11:31 AM
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Well my usage of ebay will drop dramatically now. I prefer direct deposit when buying, its quicker for the cash transfer etc.

I hate having a symbol saying payment is pending on ebay for a week.
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Old 10th April 2008, 12:21 PM
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It really is a bad move and will stop the casual seller (like myself) from selling on e-bay.

Personally i'll even be reluctant to buy things now as well. Before even if the seller had Paypal as an option I chose the direct deposit option instead to save them a few fees.

But if E-Bay is going to shove Paypal down our throats then it's time they REALLY start to conform with banking industry practices.
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