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Apr 20, 2012 06:49 |  #1

What is the normal way you guys pay sellers for higher dollar item lenses?

Check worries me because anyone can get it, but Paypal gift option is no better if you want to avoid the fees.


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Apr 20, 2012 06:52 |  #2

Paypal option for purchasing goods actually protects the buyer more than the seller, especially if you fund the transaction through your credit card. If the 3% Paypal fee isn't worth it to you for some protection then you need to be OK with rolling the dice a bit on the transaction. Seller can send you a box of rocks and you have no recourse.


  
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Apr 20, 2012 06:55 |  #3

Use regular PayPal and have it pulled from your credit card. If PayPal does not back you in a case of a scam your credit card company will.

Never send gift payment unless it is for small dollars or you know the person. If the seller only accepts gift payment, move along.


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Apr 20, 2012 07:29 |  #4

Paypal from the credit card works best....... just eat the 3% or buy new. I was shocked coming from a golf forum where nobody thinks about gifting to the world of camera trading with high dollar gift requests....

I'm also surprised that paypal does nothing to stop all of these people getting gifts all the time. There must be some sort of court judgement or loophole that hurts Paypal's ability to do so.


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Apr 20, 2012 07:31 |  #5

Paypal is how I send payments.


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Apr 20, 2012 08:01 |  #6

Paypal with credit card.
I agree about the gift option, it has no real help for the purchaser. You are basically
saying "I know this guy and I am sending him some money."


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Apr 20, 2012 08:03 |  #7

always pay with a credit card through paypal. It's your best protection. Like someone else said, if a seller will only take paypal gift, move on.


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Apr 20, 2012 08:12 |  #8

Also check out this sticky

https://photography-on-the.net …/showthread.php​?t=1074819


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Apr 20, 2012 09:15 |  #9

Thats what I was thinking, but that 3% is a big chunk for big money equipment.


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Apr 20, 2012 11:13 |  #10

Paypal through a Credit Card, without the Gift option unless it's for a relatively small amount.
In case something goes wrong, I can call my Credit Card provider.


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Apr 20, 2012 11:19 |  #11
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J.Litton wrote in post #14298021 (external link)
Thats what I was thinking, but that 3% is a big chunk for big money equipment.

It is, but it's practically insurance for your money. If the recipient decides to never send you the item and you paid by gift, then there's nothing Paypal can do since you willingly "gave" him money.

I always pay the 3% and steer clear of anyone who wants gift only. I even try to steer away from sellers who put "$500 + 3%". Just build it into your price and tell me the total.


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Apr 20, 2012 11:21 |  #12

J.Litton wrote in post #14298021 (external link)
Thats what I was thinking, but that 3% is a big chunk for big money equipment.

There are way too many folks out there that are getting scammed, pay for the insurance or negotiate the price to include it.


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Apr 20, 2012 12:13 |  #13

J.Litton wrote in post #14298021 (external link)
Thats what I was thinking, but that 3% is a big chunk for big money equipment.

I sold my 500mm f4 IS through bank transfer. It was like $5000 plus item. The buyer trusted me. I sent him the lens after funds cleared. It took a while. And I thank the buyer for being very patient. Would have preferred to go through paypal.


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Apr 20, 2012 12:18 |  #14

J.Litton wrote in post #14298021 (external link)
Thats what I was thinking, but that 3% is a big chunk for big money equipment.

Seriously? If you are buying a multi-thousand dollar lens and are choking on $30 per $1000 to insure the purchase then you probably should not be spending that cash in the first place.


  
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Apr 20, 2012 12:23 |  #15

mpix345 wrote in post #14298942 (external link)
Seriously? If you are buying a multi-thousand dollar lens and are choking on $30 per $1000 to insure the purchase then you probably should not be spending that cash in the first place.

Wow quite snobby comment there buddy.


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