You can not win a chargeback as a seller when using PayPal

I sold some things on eBay and the buyer came to visually inspect the items. After he examined each product he asked if he could pay me through paypal when he got home. I said no. He reluctantly paid me and I figured this guy would be trouble.
Unfortunately, I was right. He emailed me a week later saying that a big part of what he bought was damaged and filed a claim against me. I called PayPal and they told me to escalate it to a dispute and submit all the evidence I discussed over the phone. I won the dispute and got my money back.
The buyer threatened me over email and said he was going to do a chargeback. Again I called PayPal frantic because I’ve been an amateur seller since 2003 and never had any problems for 12 years. They said to re submit my evidence and they would fight for me against the chargeback. Next thing I know I lost the chargeback.
My account had been negative for months because of this


Sellers have no chance against scamming buyers with PayPal and eBay

I am running a small business selling 2nd hand electronics in working condition and not working condition for parts. I also sell replacement parts and mobile phone accessories. I have been scammed where customers have replaced expensive working parts of phones/ipods with non working parts and then claiming it was faulty. Each time both Ebay and Paypal decide to refund the scammers. And the worse part is for the duration of the customer reporting anything, my funds get blocked. Being a small business, this causes a huge problem to my limited cashflow. In any retail business, the customer would have to return the merchandise in the same condition as bought. And they only get a refund if they fulfill these conditions. Paypal holds my money for weeks, limiting my stock buying capacity and therefore further limiting my sales. I have learnt many lessons in this game. DO NOT RELY ON PAYPAL AND EBAY ALONE TO KEEP YOUR BUSINESS ALIVE!!! I have


Paypal account AND Paypal credit charged for same purchase.

I made a purchase ($377.11) about a month ago and my paypal account was charged. The next day my paypal mastercard was charged for the same amount. When talking to paypal, they refer you to their mastercard section and then the mastercard section says ‘cant help you’ and refers you back. I made a complaint to the cfpb who does nothing but parrot the response of paypal, which was more or less, we didn’t double charge you, we gave you a credit which appears nowhere on my credit card bill or paypal account statement. Needless to say, I have cancelled my paypal credit card and me and my wife will never use paypal again.


Does Paypal block account only to get credit card information?

This is my story. A while ago I received an e-mail from PayPal stating that my account is blocked. The initial reason for that was stated as one of the following reasons:
- You provided information that we believe was false, inaccurate, or misleading; or
- You sent or received money that was potentially related to fraudulent activity; or
- You have more than one account with a negative balance; or
- You are in violation of the User Agreement, the Commercial Entity Agreement, the Acceptable Use Policy, or another agreement you have with PayPal.

I went point by point explaining that the information is correct, I didn’t use the account for a long while simply keeping it just in case, so, there is literally no activity for at least a year, the balance is positive and as far as I know I didn’t violate any agreements.

They replied me with instructions how to update my account. I went ahead and


How I lost my Money with PayPal


I am writing because I am so angry with how badly paypal deal with their customers and how they refuse to help anyone. I run an online business, teaching people and selling products. I launched a product last month, and received large sums of money, I have launched several products in the past and had no problems at all. But this, this was a different level of f*ckery on their part.

I was out celebrating my launch with my girlfriend, when I checked my phone to see I had made over $1,000 in 1 hour, I was amazed…but I didn’t log into paypal to withdraw because I was out and thought i’d just do it later…I wish I had of withdrawn that instant. Why might you ask? Because the next day, paypal froze my account.

I have a registered business account with them, and had done nothing out of the ordinary for them to freeze it. A “friend” of mine, well…not much of a friend at all,


Per PayPal accounts get hacked all the time!

PayPal truly lacks good security for your personnel information. My PayPal was hacked, the people who hacked my account were able to change my name, language to Chinese and we’re able to transfer 1k out of my personnel checking account. I cannot believe PayPal does not have a way to alert you that these changes are taking place!! After three days my account was credited. The person I spoke to at Pay Pal was very nice, but informed me that it happens all the time? REALLY!!! well PayPal is should NOT!! 1k may be a small amount to the CEO of PayPal, but it was all my monies for the month!! I am so mad that it is treated as ” oh well, we will make it right, it happens more then you think” attitude. I will never do business with PP again!!!!


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