I've yet to have a single issue with purchasing on this forum, but I tend to shy away from new posters. Not to say that they aren't trustful, but its pretty easy to troll for a few months and then unload something huge.
Also, as a paypal warning, always offer to eat the fee or ask if they can share it with you. Only way to ensure things in a case where something has gone wrong.
Sharing the fees is something that i usually do when i sell my car parts online to US. But not everyone feels the same.
Totally freaking sucks.
Member Chiva is an awesome seller
He sent me a PayPal invoice for a transaction, something other sellers might think of doing.
I really hope the OP is made whole again, either frame or $
Yup, i guess sending invoice is another option to help to protect both seller and buyer.. something to consider
Did you pay Paypal with your credit card? Perhaps there's some recourse there? I'm sure you've saved your correspondence with the "seller"
Anything I buy using Paypal I tend to use my credit card for the payment.. My thinking is that if Paypal lets me down maybe my credit card company will back me up...
Yeah, ive tryied going to my card company, but they said they money has been more than 2 weeks and the money has been claimed from the bank and there is not much they can do to help unless the transaction is still fresh and the money has not been released and claimed.
Sorry been lurking for a while, but hopefully can advise.
On another forum Banks and Credit Card companies try to dismiss things, keep pressing them because as long as you paid with a Card, then your limitations are 90 days.
In the meantime log it with your local police station and they can force PayPal to divulge the names and address of the seller, maybe that will help?