This is a warning about Paypal as a seller and not against a buyer.kg8lb wrote:Correction: The header says :
Post subject:" Paypal is terrible. Time to start using money orders"
It is all relative. The scams perpetrated using Paypal compared to the other methods. The OP opines that money orders are "safer" . I do not agree. Read the threads regarding scams and frauds. Money orders are a favorite medium of payment. Furthermore, from all appearances there are far more scams perpetrated by sellers than by buyers. Of course the scamming seller claiming to be the "victim" is nothing new.
The OP here, NR7J has blasted Paypal in numerous threads, dug up old threads and made questionable assertions. In his opening statement for example he claims that Paypal returns funds to the buyer's account while they investigate the case. I have never seen that happen . In the case of an item return; The funds are returned AFTER the investigation and AFTER proof of return delivery .This type of comment could call his own credibility into question.
All of this and he has not identified the real cause of the problem , the claimed "scamming " buyer. That leaves us only with the seller's side of the story , warts and all.
My reply regarding sellers and buyers was a direct, specific response to your "topic specific" comment.
As you say Al, do your homework. I've done my own.
I'm going to say this again. "When you sell an item and use Paypal, the buyer can file a false claim, in that instant YOUR FUNDS will be placed in the buyer's account and held during the investigation.
The buyer can swap parts from the item then return it to you. The seller will get a broken item and the buyer will get a refund"
If you don't understand just go away, please.