PoorCyclist wrote:I am sorry to hear about this!
I do see a trend here to ask for Paypal gift and is usually not on other forums.
Although there is supposed to be no fee. If you use a credit card the buyer still have to pay the fee.
You really have very little recourse when things go wrong, as soon as you use the gift option you opted out from the normal paypal protection. A seller don't have to send your stuff and there is not much you can do.
So just say no to Paypal Gift, find a Paypal fee calculator, offer to pay the fee, or sellers should factor in the cost of Paypal in asking price. Keeps everyone honest.
Many forums have a trader score or separate section to vouch for good/bad users.
Yeah, I think if seller not willing to absorb the paypal cost, ask the buyer to pay the difference via gift, and the purchase amount via proper purchase payment. At least when you got scammed/cheated, you just loose the small portion of the paypal fees, but you still can claim the full purchase amount. Just my 2 cents.
Well i think it is wise for admin to just start a trader score for buyer/seller to vouch each other so user either seller or buyer have something to refer on. Although it may not be accurate, but at least it is a start.