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    Any eBay selling experts?

    So I'm selling my Galaxy Note 2 on ebay. There's about 15 hours left of the auction and the highest bidder has zero feedback and is from Tajikistan. I really don't want to get scammed. Any thoughts?



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    Re: Any eBay selling experts?

    Don't accept paypal and make sure the $ in is your financial institution's accounts before you ship anything




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    Re: Any eBay selling experts?

    Well, it's too late now (I think), but when you set up the auction you can specify that you'll only ship to certain countries.

    Otherwise, I believe you can just pull the auction from ebay. Someone did this to me on an item I was bidding on. They decided not to sell I guess?



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    Re: Any eBay selling experts?

    Quote Originally Posted by CLONECONES View Post
    Don't accept paypal and make sure the $ in is your financial institution's accounts before you ship anything
    ebay basically only accepts paypal at this point. If he wins though I will make sure to withdraw the money from paypal to my bank before I send it. I've just heard horror stories of buyers saying they received an empty box, or "returning the item" which was actually their old broken one. I might just have to stick with craigslist.



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    Re: Any eBay selling experts?

    I would pull the item and re-list. When you re-list it put down only ships to US or North America.



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    Re: Any eBay selling experts?

    Quote Originally Posted by JWIL4CY View Post
    ebay basically only accepts paypal at this point. If he wins though I will make sure to withdraw the money from paypal to my bank before I send it. I've just heard horror stories of buyers saying they received an empty box, or "returning the item" which was actually their old broken one. I might just have to stick with craigslist.
    Paypal sides with buyers a lot more than the sellers from what I've seen in disputes. If I were you, I'd pray another bidder comes in the mix, preferably from the US




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    Re: Any eBay selling experts?

    Like clonecones said I wouldnt ship until the buyer has paid.

    I had this happen to me over the Christmas holiday when I sold my broken iPhone. I specifically stated in my listing that I wont sell to outside the country. Sure enough I started getting messages in broken english asking where the package was at. The shipping address was Long Island New York, but the guy buying and sending me the messages was from Yemen. Very bizarre. Luckily he did send the money. It was just a pain dealing with the language barrier and him not being familiar with how to use the USPS tracking system.

    eBay can be tricky sometimes.



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    Re: Any eBay selling experts?

    I usually stick to US sales only, & adding no returns can save any hassle associated with that.



    I'm no expert, but I did stay at a Holiday Inn Express last night...



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    Re: Any eBay selling experts?

    ebay sucks. they will look for anyway to screw you.



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    Re: Any eBay selling experts?

    Quote Originally Posted by CLONECONES View Post
    Don't accept paypal and make sure the $ in is your financial institution's accounts before you ship anything
    Why not accept PayPal? I've never had a problem with PayPal, not even once, and I've sold over 300 items on ebay.
    Quote Originally Posted by VTXCyRyD View Post
    I would pull the item and re-list. When you re-list it put down only ships to US or North America.
    I agree with this. End the auction and relist specifying US buyers only.



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    Re: Any eBay selling experts?

    Why all the Tajikistan hate? I've loved Tajikistan ever since I learned of it being an actual place about 5 minutes ago when I opened this thread.



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    Re: Any eBay selling experts?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tailg8er View Post
    I usually stick to US sales only, & adding no returns can save any hassle associated with that.



    I'm no expert, but I did stay at a Holiday Inn Express last night...
    I call shenanigans. Please scan us a copy of your receipt from Holiday Inn Express.



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    Re: Any eBay selling experts?

    Quote Originally Posted by ruxCYtable View Post
    Why not accept PayPal? I've never had a problem with PayPal, not even once, and I've sold over 300 items on ebay.
    This is what I was wondering too..



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    Re: Any eBay selling experts?

    Quote Originally Posted by CycloneGB View Post
    This is what I was wondering too..
    Ever sold anything to a person from Tajikistan? That's why I wouldn't accept paypal. Guy could easily open a dispute, get the item, and the cash and you're **** outta luck




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    Re: Any eBay selling experts?

    Quote Originally Posted by CLONECONES View Post
    Ever sold anything to a person from Tajikistan? That's why I wouldn't accept paypal. Guy could easily open a dispute, get the item, and the cash and you're **** outta luck
    If the item is as described and you have proof that you shipped it, how can he win a dispute?



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