Classifieds best way to get paid and ship

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gloomyandy
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Classifieds best way to get paid and ship

Postby gloomyandy » Sun Jan 20, 2013 20:11 pm

Hi Folks,
what's the best way to get paid for and to ship an item like a set of bars sold via the classifieds?

Thanks

Andy

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smidsy
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Re: Classifieds best way to get paid and ship

Postby smidsy » Sun Jan 20, 2013 20:12 pm

Bank Transfer or Paypal seem to be the norm.

To ship simply wrap and post. Up to you if you go cheapest method or pay for signed proof etc.
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Re: Classifieds best way to get paid and ship

Postby gloomyandy » Sun Jan 20, 2013 20:19 pm

Thanks,
is there any downside to bank transfer (for either buyer or seller)?

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Re: Classifieds best way to get paid and ship

Postby smidsy » Sun Jan 20, 2013 20:27 pm

Well if there is an issue you only have the bank to rely on.

Paypal in theory has a disputes process but I have never tested it.

I have bought and sold using both methods and to date have not had issue with either.
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Re: Classifieds best way to get paid and ship

Postby gloomyandy » Mon Jan 21, 2013 09:00 am

One more question (I'm really not very good at this), if using paypal to sell something. Is the best way to do this via a payment request from seller to buyer, or is there some other way that people normally use?

Thanks again for your help!

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Re: Classifieds best way to get paid and ship

Postby tim wand » Mon Jan 21, 2013 09:17 am

With pay pal you can raise an Invoice, or simply get the buyer/sellers e mail address linked to the pay pal account and send funds.

Remember though if sending money as a "gift" to avoid fees then you have no protection, I therefore tend to add about 10% to the agreed purchase price and pay straight pay pal, thus covering the vendors fees and giving me full protection.

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Re: Classifieds best way to get paid and ship

Postby thegreatdivide » Mon Jan 21, 2013 09:58 am

tim wand wrote:With pay pal you can raise an Invoice, or simply get the buyer/sellers e mail address linked to the pay pal account and send funds.

Remember though if sending money as a "gift" to avoid fees then you have no protection, I therefore tend to add about 10% to the agreed purchase price and pay straight pay pal, thus covering the vendors fees and giving me full protection.


I didn't know about this until recently. I just thought it was a good way to avoid the fees.
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Re: Classifieds best way to get paid and ship

Postby gloomyandy » Mon Jan 21, 2013 11:18 am

Thanks everyone!

Andy


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