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I know what people are going to say...google the answer. To tell you the truth I don't have that much trust on other forums as I do with OCN. OCN is the best forum in the world. Anyways, could anyone give me a definitive answer to whether or paypal is safe especially when you are using Ebay?


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ive had no problems, just be safe and ONLY login through the paypal homepage.
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I've been using Paypal for years ever since i started using ebay, its i guess the safest way, but i havent had any problems anyway to test their service up to now. Its an eBay owned company so its probably your safest bet to go with eBay auctions.
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Paypal is probably one of the safest ways of paying online. You can read up on their site about their coverage and policys.
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relatively speaking, yes. but its only as safe as the person you are buying from or selling to. just check the comments and feed back on anyone before doing business with them.
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I've never had a problem with PayPal. But then again, I've only been using it for a few years.
 
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I have been using PayPal since they became a company, and I think they are safe except one thing - if you ever DO have a problem, they are slow to respond and may never fix your problem. I sold some Pro Tools equipment once to a guy for like $1000, and after I shipped it and told him, he complained to PayPal that I did not ship and I saw my PayPal account said "-$1000." This was YEARS ago - so long ago that I just opened a new PayPal account and never heard anything ever again, nor anything on my credit. I hope they have better seller protection now.
    
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Paypal is probably one of the safest ways of paying online. You can read up on their site about their coverage and policys.
well I read somewhere that paypal were knocked by consumers for their crummy security system. I know nothing is ever foolproof. But really I can get things so much cheaper from ebay.
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PayPal is probably as safe as e-commerce can get today.
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well I read somewhere that paypal were knocked by consumers for their crummy security system. I know nothing is ever foolproof. But really I can get things so much cheaper from ebay.
Your making it sound like paypal is selling something.... you can use paypal for ebay? as well as private transactions lol.
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