As of July 1, 2017 No More Ads Requesting PayPal Gift in the TGP Emporiums

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  1. Scott Peterson

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    As of July 1, 2017 we will no longer allow any ads that request payment via PayPal Gift in the TGP Emporiums. After July 1, 2017, we will delete any ads asking for PayPal Gift payment and we will issue the member a warning. If there is a second instance of asking for Gift by that member, the account will be suspended.

    We are taking this action because using PayPal Gift removes the normal protection for buyers. Please also be aware that we will suspend the user account of any seller who is shown to have asked for PayPal Gift once contacted by a buyer.
     
  2. Jason Calieri

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    Were people really running into issues with PayPal gift and bringing those complaints to Gear Page admins?
     
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    Now if there were only a way to keep banned members from returning over and over.
     
  6. '59Fatburst

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    YES! It's welcome news.
     
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    Guitar Josh Resident Curmudgeon Silver Supporting Member

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    Scott what if a buyer offers PPG without being solicited or asked? Is it a warning to accept under those circumstances?
     
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    calfzilla Cynical Hack

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    @Scott Peterson so, what about ads that ask for check, money order, or local cash? Or trades? None of those offer any protection either. Not to be obstinate, just curious why only one form of "no recourse" payment is being outlawed. I fully support not using PPG, just wanted to ask about the others.
     
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    This is limited *only* to Paypal Gift. Note, we are not enforcing Paypal's rules, we are just no longer going to allow people to use that specific mode of transaction on The Gear Page. Regular Paypal is fine.
     
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    Right on. Been a while coming.
     
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    YES!! FINALLY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    These random sellers asking for something crazy like $2500 PPG was getting out of hand.
     
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    Note that if there is an issue between the members in any way, they no longer have any recourse through us. As I noted in this thread in 2012 ( https://www.thegearpage.net/board/i...not-use-the-paypal-gift-to-deal-here.1136828/ ), I have had enough of Paypal Gift and deals gone bad. They seem to go hand-in-hand; not in every case but for the deals that do go bad, it is most often (in the vast majority of cases) involved. Read my OP in that thread for my feelings on Paypal Gift. To be as upfront and blunt as possible, if you as a buyer are dumb enough to request it, you will have to deal with the repercussions of that choice. Let's stop being stupid to save a few bucks. Seriously.
     
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    Hi, is it ok to ask members to cover PayPal fees?
     
  15. Scott Peterson

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    Yes, or you can split fees, whatever. That's not our business. Note this rule will ONLY apply to Paypal Gift.
     
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    I can't understand why it's OK for sellers, under any circumstances, to ask the buyer to cover their cost of doing business. It's the cost you pay for your convenience to get your money right away and also to allow buyers without access to cash to purchase your items via credit card. Paypal essentially allowed us all access to buyers we would never normally have access to. Items sold here are often times overpriced as it is, to request "gift" payment or requesting buyers to pick up the fees is douche-baggery at it's finest.
     
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    if it means that much to ya, you can always take a check.
    might be worthwhile on a high ticket item.
     
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