The risk of using PayPal
Just to confirm what we already know, PayPal does suck. I’m shocked to find out by googling ‘PayPal problems’ how many hits I get.
Been selling on Ebay for months now, and in 80% of the cases all is well.
One BIG problem: if the buyer want to get you, he will. I sell coins, and especially in Italy and eastern Europe it’s always a problem. Believe it or not, Italy is pure horror. 0 of my 8 packages arrived and I lost my money and coins. So no more Italy shipping. I’m not the only one though, many other seller put in their ads ‘NO SHIPPING ITALY’
So what happens when a customer puts a PayPal refund claim on a supposed non-received item? You can have track and trace, photo’s of the package, it just doesn’t matter. You lose! The buyer is God and will win the case in almost all cases. This opens the door to bad ‘customers’.
So what now? Give up on PayPal? No, I have decided not to, I know it is a risk that may end up costing me in the end. Most transactions go well, and although PayPal is run with the parameters of a ‘Matrix’ computer (human common sense is gone), it does protect Ebay customers extremely well. Have they gone into overdrive in protection? Sure.
Posted: November 20, 2015 at 9:17 pm