People on Ebay when paying for a £3 CD

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  1. goatywoaty

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    Hi everyone, just a little rant I have here :D

    Basically ive had to pay for a few cds by cheque as my paypal account is maxed out on the £500 limit and I havent become verified yet (looks complicated setting up a DD etc?), anyway, everyone seems to have the need to wait for my cheque to clear before sending...

    Now correct me if im wrong, but would it not be a bit stupid if I wrote rubber cheques for a 3 quid CD? I would get fined by my bank £25 over trying to do this so would that not be totally pointless?

    I could understand if its for something a bit more expensive, but £3, it clearly would not be in my interest to have a cheque bounce, plus I have 100% feedback from both buyers and sellers...If I somehow printed off some cheque with a fake name and stuff then why would I go to so much effort plus destroy my feedback just over something with such little value :mad:

    I just think you would have to be a bit over-cautious to do this to say the least, and it bugs me.


    Anyone else find the same?
     
  2. goatywoaty

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    You make some fair points, but I dont think cheques are dead...

    but why would you be suspicious? How would I be able to defraud you over that? and slightly lesser to the point, but why would I try to over a £3 cd? considering it would cost me £25!!! (confused here)

    Thanks for your reply :)
     
  3. Johnny Thunder

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    Lots of ebay accounts get hijacked by spoof emails. Once an account has
    been taken over, they just send you a stolen cheque. Simple.
    I would wait for it to clear too.
     
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    I would not accept the trouble of having to pay in a cheque for £3.
     
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    Have you tried offering £3 of unused postage stamps as an alternative?

    Most ebayers are serial sellers and will most likely take up your offer than traipse down the bank with a £3 cheque!
     
  6. dannius

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    Example of a dodgy ebayer:

    My sister recently sold her copy of Condemned for 360 on ebay to fund DOA4. After the buyer had received it he sent an email saying that it didn't work and the disc was damaged, so he returned it and my sister issued a refund.

    When she got the game back the disc inside was cracked, in fact it was a totally different copy of Condemned. The guy had obviosuly knackered his, bought my sisters and then returned his knackered one to her. So she's now £30 out of pocket. :mad:

    You can understand people not trusting other ebay users, even for £3.......
     
  7. goatywoaty

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    I didnt know this, so this means that people could technically send messages to other ebayers through my account?

    If they cant be bothered by hassle of a cheque then they shouldnt offer it as a payment option for that product then, either that or state it in the description that paypal is preferred....

    the stamps idea is good, just i wouldnt want to go and buy a shed load of stamps to find out no one will take them! :) I will ask next time I buy something to see if most people would take them! :)
     
  8. goatywoaty

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    Ah thats not very nice, I hate people who spoil things for the rest of us :mad:

    Shouldnt your sister have asked for the copy back before she refunded?

    Was that not a higher value item though?

    I still dont get why people would 'hack?' peoples account for something hardly worth anything. Plus you would find out their address?
     
  9. Johnny Thunder

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    I think its called Phishing.
    Many people on here will have received an email supposedly from ebay.
    It askd you to click the link and update your details.
    You type in your name and password, and your account is now going
    to be hijacked. This was what my point was about, but they would not
    buy a £3 item, more likely hundreds. It was just an example.
     
  10. GBDG1

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    Personally I would probably send it off and then forget about the cheque, I am useless with this sort of thing. I lost out on £88 because i couldn't be bothered sending off the cashback forms for my phone. :(
     
  11. goatywoaty

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    I get what you are saying, but one of my main points was that why would someone do it over 3 quid, you would have to be a bit over suspicious and ridiculous if you geniunely thought someone hacked someones account to do such an 'elaborate scam' :rolleyes:

    Oh yeah I hope no one has actually fallen for that! I think that would be a pretty dumb thing if you did fall for it though, I would go into ebay first and check that to see if it really did need updating....
     
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    Part of the reason I don't accept anything other than PayPal. It's just one less delay and thing to worry about. Cheques should be dead and buried by now.
     
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    Surely anyone who is selling a £3 cd is abit silly anyway, if they put it on amazon market place they wouldn't have to faff around with any of this stuff. :thumbsup:
     
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    I've found that sending a postal order for small value items is much better, but only do it if they don't accept paypal.(UK only)
     
  15. goatywoaty

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    Well they do, and thats where my gripe lies as they are being a bit ridiculous about it.

    If you sold a few hundred cds at £3 thats not too bad either :)

    As for postal orders, its a bit more hassle as id have to go buy them then post them instead of writing out a cheque for the exact amount and slinging it in the post :)
     
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    I just remebered about the time I bought someone's entire stamp collection off ebay for 30p + 50p postage, I don't know if they cashed the cheque. I still have the stamp collection in a draw somewhere, although the bugger didn't leave me any feedback! pfft.
     

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