(Topic ID: 197660)

Are you safe buying a pinball using pay pal?


By rtotans

1 year ago



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    #1 1 year ago

    I thought about buying a pinball machine from out of state. I would hire a moving company. If I pay for the pinball through PayPal am I safe from fraud? Would PayPal protect me from fraud? ( Of let's say there is no real pinball machine. Your thoughts....

    #2 1 year ago

    I would use paypal as little as humanly possible myself.

    #3 1 year ago

    PayPal is quite safe for the one making the purchase. The problem might be to get a seller on Pinside to accept PayPal.

    Mike V

    #4 1 year ago

    I have used it multiple times. Never an issue

    #5 1 year ago

    I have used PayPal to buy a machine out of state. I called PayPal first, explained the deal, and made the purchase. I think you are protected more as the buyer than as the seller. Good Luck either way.

    #6 1 year ago

    Use your CREDIT CARD to fund the Paypal purchase.

    NOT a Debit Card, NOT your bank account.

    ^ read the above until it sinks in ^

    DO NOT link Paypal to your bank account, if it's somehow linked, un-link it right now.

    Your Credit Card company will go to bat for you against Paypal, your bank will not.

    -

    Most sellers won't take Paypal, because they know they will have a 100% loss from an unscrupulous **buyer**.

    If this is a machine you found on a local Craigslist listing, but turns out to be located out of state at a great price - you will get your ass ripped........badly.

    #7 1 year ago

    Never gift with PayPal even if it's a gift

    #8 1 year ago

    CASH IN PERSON OR NOTHING

    #9 1 year ago

    I have had a Paypal account for 17 years with over 12,000 transaction both buying and selling. I used buyer protection twice and both times paypal covered my purchase. I always use it when shopping online, faster checkout and my credit card info isn't entered into a website.

    #11 1 year ago

    If you pay by paypal, does the seller right you up a receipt, or since I would be the buying it, do I put buying x game for x amount of money, shipping company will pick up .... etc... Anything do I need to have in there for my protection? Thanks for everyone's feedback.

    #12 1 year ago

    I have bought and sold machines with PayPal .. no problems

    #13 1 year ago
    Quoted from rtotans:

    If you pay by paypal, does the seller right you up a receipt, or since I would be the buying it, do I put buying x game for x amount of money, shipping company will pick up .... etc... Anything do I need to have in there for my protection? Thanks for everyone's feedback.

    When you pay for it, make sure it isn't paid as "friends and family". Sellers prefer that since they do not pay a fee however you will not be covered under buyer protection. List a full description of the machine under notes when making payment. Make sure it can be shipped quickly.

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