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Old 05-03-05, 09:30 AM
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Safest method to sell higher priced item on Ebay?

What's the best way to take payment on an item worth over 1000$ on Ebay? Is there something that is secure enough or should I just not even bother? I've never had problems, but damn me, I don't trust 90% of people who bid on high priced items.
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Old 05-03-05, 09:36 AM
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Originally Posted by Feneant
What's the best way to take payment on an item worth over 1000$ on Ebay? Is there something that is secure enough or should I just not even bother? I've never had problems, but damn me, I don't trust 90% of people who bid on high priced items from Canada.

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I would only accept Paypal from US based people. Only ship to their confirmed paypal address no matter how much they beg. For something that expensive send it via registered mail fully insured and signature required.

if someone wants something different tell them to send a check or MO both of which you will wait 7-10 days to clear.
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Haha, I just started a thread on this yesterday, I'll bump it for you.
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Old 05-03-05, 11:25 AM
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Either Paypal from a bank account or a MO. This way, they can't try to do a charge back after using a credit card.
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I would only accept a USPS money order or cashier check.
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Old 05-03-05, 12:24 PM
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It would take more than one money order, but I would rather have that than one cashier's check (which could be counterfeit). Only take a US Postal Money order and cash it at the post office before shipping anything.
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Originally Posted by Feneant
What's the best way to take payment on an item worth over 1000$ on Ebay? Is there something that is secure enough or should I just not even bother? I've never had problems, but damn me, I don't trust 90% of people who bid on high priced items.
Someone, bought all that guys stuff in Washington. Didn't we?
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just realize the more limitations you put (only money order, only from the US, etc) the less bids you will get
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Old 05-03-05, 03:21 PM
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It depends. I've sold stuff for few grand and was paid with PayPal. You just have to talk with the buyer and know what you're doing. After a few years, you pretty much know who's a scammer and who is not. If you get people who want to pay with PayPal and yet don't mind paying $100 for overnighting the product to their unverified address, then it's more than likely a scam.
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