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PROBLEMS WITH PAYPAL

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YOU NEED TO CONSIDER CAREFULLY WHETHER OR NOT YOU WANT TO USE THE PAYPAL SERVICE. WHILE ON THE SURFACE IT IS VERY CONVENIENT TO HAVE YOUR PAYMENTS HANDLED QUICKLY AND AUTOMATICALLY, AS A SELLER THERE ARE SOME SERIOUS RISKS INVOLVED.  I DISCOVERED THIS DUE TO A COUPLE OF SCAMMERS WHO DECIDED TO FILE FALSE AND UNFOUNDED COMPLAINTS.  THIS IS ALL IN ADDITION TO THE AMOUNT OF FEES PAYPAL CHARGES, SO THAT WHEN YOU THINK YOU HAVE SOLD AN ITEM FOR PERHAPS $50.00, YOU MAY WIND UP WITH BETWEEN $40.00  AND $45.00, DEPENDING ON HOW YOU LISTED THE ITEMS YOU SOLD.  BUT WORSE IS THE SITUATION WHEN A COMPLAINT IS FILED, NO MATTER HOW OBVIOUSLY FALSE AND ABSURD IT IS.  ONE BUYER WANTED TO TRY TO FORCE ME TO GIVE HIM A DISCOUNT ON AN ITEM HE BOUGHT.  APPARENTLY HE HAD BUYER'S REMORSE, AND WHEN I WOULD NOT GIVE HIM A DISCOUNT, HE MADE SEVERAL FALSE CLAIMS IN SEQUENCE, EACH ONE DIFFERENT, ONE OF WHICH WAS THAT THE ITEM WAS NOT NEW BECAUSE IT HAD DUST ON IT, A SECOND WAS THAT IT COULD NOT BE NEW IF IT HAD A FINGERPRINT ON IT.  WHEN A COMPLAINT SUCH AS THIS IS MADE, PAYPAL THEN TAKES ACTION BY TYING UP THE FUNDS IN YOUR ACCOUNT IN THE AMOUNT OF THE TRANSACTION.  THIS CAN BE FOR A PERIOD OF WELL OVER A MONTH.  THEN IF THEY DECIDE THAT THE ABSURD CLAIM IS VALID, THEY JUST TAKE THE MONEY FROM YOUR ACCOUNT AND GIVE IT BACK TO THE SCAMMER, INCLUDING HIS SHIPPING COST, AND YOU AS THE WRONGED SELLER HAVE ABSOLUTELY NO RECOURSE, OTHER
THAN POSSIBLY TO TAKE THE SCAMMING BUYER AND PAYPAL TO COURT.  A SECOND BUYER DID NOT READ THE AD FULLY EVIDENTLY, BECAUSE ALTHOUGH MY AD SAID CLEARLY THAT THE ITEM NEEDED A REPAIR AND EVEN LISTED WHAT IT WAS, HOW MUCH IT WAS ESTIMATED FOR AND BY WHO, THIS IGNORANT BUYER FILED A CLAIM IN THE BASIS OF THE ITEM NOT WORKING PROPERLY, TYING UP $180.00 FOR A COUPLE MONTHS.

SO WHEN YOU SEE ALL THAT GLOSSY HYPE AND LOGO FOR PAYPAL, AND THE EASE WITH WHICH IT MOVES THE TRANSACTIONS, REMEMBER THAT IT IS IN REALITY MERELY A CASH COW FOR EBAY, AND THAT IT JUST MAY COME BACK TO BITE YOU IF YOU USE IT, EVEN IF YOU DO ABSOLUTELY NOTHING WRONG.  I MADE THE GROSS MISTAKE OF USING PAYPAL, AND THESE 2 TRANSACTIONS HAVE CONVINCED ME NEVER TO FALL INTO THAT TRAP AGAIN. I WILL NEVER AGAIN USE PAYPAL FOR ANY OF MY TRANSACTIONS.  IF I WANT TO BUY AN AN ITEM, AND THE SELLER ONLY TAKES PAYPAL, I WILL BOYCOTT THAT SELLER AND SPEND MY MONEY WITH SOMEONE ELSE.  AND WHENEVER I GET AROUND TO SELLING SOMETHING AGAIN, I WILL NOT ACCEPT PAYPAL- ONLY  PERSONAL OR BANK CHECKS AND MONEY ORDERS.  I WILL NOT AGAIN ALLOW WHOEVER AT PAYPAL IS IN A POSITION TO MAKE DECISIONS ABOUT MY MONEY THE OPPPORTUNITY TO WRONGFULLY DEPRIVE ME OF WHAT IS MINE WITHOUT RECOURSE.  WHO APPOINTED THOSE PEOPLE AS JUDGE, AND WHAT QUALIFICATIONS DO THEY HAVE TO MAKE THAT TYPE OF DETERMINATION? IT LOOKS PRETTY ARBITRARY TO ME.  I THINK I WILL MAKE A COMPLAINT TO THE FEDERAL TRADE COMMISION ABOUT PAYPAL, AND TRY TO FIND OUT WHAT OTHER GOVERNMENT AGENCIES MAY HAVE JURISDICTIONAL POWER OVER THEM.  PERHAPS IF OTHERS ALSO TAKE THIS TYPE OF ACTION, THE RENEGADE THEFT OF OUR MONEY WILL BE SLOWED OR HALTED. THIS IS A REALLY SAD SITUATION, BECAUSE BUYING STUFF ON EBAY USED TO BE FUN, BUT NOW I FIND THERE ARE A LOT OF HIDDEN TRAPS AND STRINGS ATTACHED.  I THINK I'LL DO A LOT OF MY SHOPPING ELSEWHERE, BECAUSE EBAY OWNS PAYPAL.

DON'T USE PAYPAL!  YOU'LL REGRET IT IN THE LONG RUN IF YOU DO! 

 
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