Originally Posted by eduncan911
Me too. 14 year eBay member here and perfect history...
Until last week... I've got a suspicious jerk that took 30 days to pay for an iPhone (turned him in for non-payment); he then messages me 3 weeks later saying it was stolen asking for the IMEI number - I provided it and asked if he wanted me to report it stolen to Sprint - he said no?; and, on the 30th day of the PayPal transaction, that he was 30 days late paying, the focker files a "Not as Described" dispute for WiFi not work, and for a partial
amount?!? I am dumbfounded. PayPal of course witholds the entire funds until "resolved."
I'm already preparing for that lost. PayPal and eBay doesn't care how longer you've been a member or in good standing. The buyer is always right, but I'll fight this one all the way to being destroyed. http://techcrunch.com/2012/01/04/paypal-shreds-ostensibly-rare-violin-because-it-cares/
Thank goodness I had "No returns" in my auction. Asshat. Then again, this is my first, and will be my last, cell phone I sell on eBay. Especially iPhone buyers as those guys seem very shady and exports everything.
As for video cards, I've sold several on eBay with great experiences. I find it easier, and more profitable, selling on these forums though from member to member. Like EVGA's MarketPlace where I usually list mine. You don't pay the 9% commission to eBay, though you still have to pay the 4% commission to PayPal.
Yep, that's right, you are looking at a 13% loss if you sell on eBay guys + insertion, reserved, Buy It Now fees.