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eBay question.

Post by DuffMan » Wed Dec 05, 2007 6:01 pm

I just sold an item on eBay. The person who won the item has paid, but wants me to send it to a different address then what is on her eBay account. I know its policy to only send packages to approved address's, but she says it is a gift for her sister's kids. What should I do? I'm probably going to tell her I will only send to the verified address eBay gives, so there can be no conflict. Has this happened to anyone else?
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Re: eBay question.

Post by bloodite » Wed Dec 05, 2007 6:24 pm

If they already paid, and its been verified, like for example via a verified PayPal account, Whats the difference? if the PayPal or paid accounts verified, theres no more risk than with the accepted address. Just make sure its a form of shipping that requires signing, tracking or other verification of delivery and it should be safe.

I think there can be a conflict no matter the outcome, Ive had a guy that refused to ship an item to me recently because he didnt block me from bidding on it, said he was losing money because of the higher dollar here at the time, But I didnt break any rules, still didnt get my item from him and it wasnt worth enough to get any results out of it. My only sin was I was the only bidder and I got it for 99 cents.

I think sometimes you have to take a leap of faith with these things, bit if they've got good credentials I personally see no problem.
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Re: eBay question.

Post by MulletMan13 » Wed Dec 05, 2007 6:34 pm

Yeah its like having sex with a woman that looks like a whore... sure you may not know if you're going to get burned, but you will find out in a little bit of time.

By sending to an unverified address, you essentially give them control over the situation. If they file a report saying the item never arrived, and you give PayPal a delivery confirmation number (that has it going to another address) you are held liable.

If the person has good feedback I see no problem in doing it. I've done it many times and never had a problem with it.
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Re: eBay question.

Post by DuffMan » Wed Dec 05, 2007 7:21 pm

Alright, sounds good. Thanks
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Re: eBay question.

Post by Veggita2099 » Wed Dec 05, 2007 10:25 pm

With the way Paypal buyer protection works you could get screwed big time if you don't send it to the one listed with paypal. They could say they didn't get it or something and you would be at fault for not sending to the verified address.
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Re: eBay question.

Post by DuffMan » Wed Dec 05, 2007 10:34 pm

Ya, thats the thing I am worried about. But the person has a lot of positive feed back, and the message was sent through eBay, so it couldn't have been forged.
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Re: eBay question.

Post by Smiley » Thu Dec 06, 2007 10:18 am

I've done this before on several of auctions one. Simply because I forgot my paypal adress.
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Re: eBay question.

Post by nogginthenog » Thu Dec 06, 2007 2:02 pm

I sometimes get stuff sent to my work address if it's a large item. Otherwise I have to go to the post office to pick it up.
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