I'm only a purchaser when it comes to Ebay, Reverb and PayPal. If I want to sell some gear, I have good relationship with GC and will get roughly CL prices without any of the CL delay, hastle or risk.
Agreed, two transactions = two charges.I’m going to be the only fly in your ointment I’m afraid. I don’t like paying fees any more than the next person. But I see the fee as a transaction administration fee. So when you look at it as a transaction admin fee, it is understandable that you should also pay to have the payment refunded - since that is an additional transaction, requiring additional admin.
Sorry. I still don’t like paying, but I think that charge is understandable.
That would be you, and your money.A few years ago I sold an item to a guy in France for around $140. I shipped it via USPS First Class International which has very limited tracking info once the package leaves the US. About three weeks later the buyer email me to say that he hadn't received the item yet. As expected, tracking didn't show any useful information, so I asked him to give it a couple more weeks.
After another week or two the customer wrote back to say that it still hadn't arrived. I wrote him back to apologize for the slow delivery and I also noted the ship-to address in my correspondence to make sure that there wasn't a typo error. He wrote back to say, "I haven't lived at that address in over three years. I forgot to update the address in my PayPal account". He then proceeded to file a dispute with PayPal saying that he never received the item he paid for. PayPal ruled in his favor and pulled the funds from my account to reimburse him.
I appealed the refund and sent PayPal a copy of all of our email correspondence highlighting where he admitted that he gave me the incorrect address, however they denied my appeal because I could not prove the the package was delivered as it addressed (because USPS First Class shipping does not show a confirmation of delivery for international packages).
I would love to say "Screw you PayPal", however I take in about $100K/yr through them, so its not an option. Sometimes you're just screwed.
Yeah , unbelievable they can get away with refunding after 6 months - you're not Costco.I'll keep my PP account for the convenience of certain retail purchases, but I'm done using it as a seller of used gear. The returns after 6 months thing was enough to discourage me from using it anymore than necessary anyway.