|5th September 2008||#1|
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Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: the cultural wasteground
Ebay no longer safe for worldwide auctions.
I used to sell things of value on internationally on ebay, and spotted an issue with their TOS -
You now *have* to accept paypal on all auctions.
Paypal will only consider contesting "chargebacks" (when a credit card is 'bounced') from the uk / usa.
You can not decline paypal from anywhere, if you specify worldwide shipping.
The *only* way to be able to sell on ebay now, without opening yourself right up to fraud, is specify "uk/usa only" and "no pickup possible"
(pick-up only auctions have a similar flaw - no proof of shipping, so paypal wont contest any chargeback.)
Any other auction is open to uncontested chargebacks through paypal. Ie you ship, the payment is *very* easily bounced (three words - "Not As Described", theres no protection at all).
I, for one, can not open myself up to that possiblility of fraud.
(and, yes, 20 mins on the phone to ebay / paypal and theyll, eventually, confirm this)
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