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#1 optionstraderbc

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Posted 26 January 2013 - 07:17 AM

I had no idea Amazon had a safe service. No fee to receive and only cost $.25 to send!

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Posted 26 January 2013 - 08:17 AM

That Amazon option looks like a good deal.  Paypal fees are killer!!!

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Posted 27 January 2013 - 08:56 AM

nice to know...setting up ebay at mo....wonder would people trust it though!!!??

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Posted 27 January 2013 - 10:09 PM

I used the Amazon pay program to purchase a camera a couple years ago, the seller turned out to be a scammer, first and only time I've been scammed on a purchase, I'll never do business with Amazon and definately never use their "pay program". I wish I saved the emails from Amazon explaining how they are "just a Pay service", and although they are sorry I got scammed, there is nothing they can do as the seller has already collected the money. In addition, my credit card company couldn't do anything in this situation as I paid Amazon, and they took the $ and paid someone else, but didn't do anything wrong as I wasn't buying from Amazon, it was a bad situation.
Take it as a warning, I spent alot of time with phone calls and emails trying to get my $ back with no luck, as much as we complain about PP, they've taken care of  2 smaller issues I've had w/out any hesitation, PP offers buyer protection, Amazon DOES NOT!!!

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Posted 28 January 2013 - 08:52 AM

View Postdaco81se, on 27 January 2013 - 10:09 PM, said:

I used the Amazon pay program to purchase a camera a couple years ago, the seller turned out to be a scammer, first and only time I've been scammed on a purchase, I'll never do business with Amazon and definately never use their "pay program". I wish I saved the emails from Amazon explaining how they are "just a Pay service", and although they are sorry I got scammed, there is nothing they can do as the seller has already collected the money. In addition, my credit card company couldn't do anything in this situation as I paid Amazon, and they took the $ and paid someone else, but didn't do anything wrong as I wasn't buying from Amazon, it was a bad situation.
Take it as a warning, I spent alot of time with phone calls and emails trying to get my $ back with no luck, as much as we complain about PP, they've taken care of  2 smaller issues I've had w/out any hesitation, PP offers buyer protection, Amazon DOES NOT!!!

Thanks for that info. exactly why I made this post to get some feedback. Guess paypal knows this and why they charge what they do.


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Posted 28 January 2013 - 02:45 PM

I've also had a nightmare issue with Amazon's pay service.  As much as I HATE paypal, they really are the only game in town.
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Posted 03 February 2013 - 05:31 PM

Paypal is anti gun, so i am anti paypal

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Posted 03 February 2013 - 08:51 PM

View PostAnchor44, on 03 February 2013 - 05:31 PM, said:

Paypal is anti gun, so i am anti paypal

Anti Ebay aswell?
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Posted 04 February 2013 - 04:09 AM

PayPal is very anti gun. I bought some magazines for an AR and they locked my account. I had to call and be like look,  8 years,  $60k spend. With god knows bow many fees,  and you are going to shut me down... Ended up getting it unlocked,  but sadly they really are the only game in town.

I have amazon,  but not nearly as smooth. And maybe 1 out of 20 have it. Or are willing to try.

And yes. Screw ebay.

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Posted 05 February 2013 - 12:29 AM

Wow.  I had no idea about the anti gun stuff.  That seems a bit ridiculous.  Too bad PayPal is truly the only game in town...

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Posted 06 February 2013 - 09:07 AM

This is great info guys.  Wouldn't you think Amazon would be a good option to use just with golfwrx BST stuff?  Seems like it would be easy to get scammed buying a used book or something through Amazon, but I think we have a better crowd around here.  What would your advice be on that?  

PP fees are brutal!  When selling through ebay I get charged by ebay AND paypal.  it sucks

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Posted 07 February 2013 - 04:08 PM

Speaking of ebay........there have been way too many knockoff clubs sold on there. I would never buy anything from them.

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Posted 07 February 2013 - 07:56 PM

View PostCollege Golfer 2, on 06 February 2013 - 09:07 AM, said:

This is great info guys.  Wouldn't you think Amazon would be a good option to use just with golfwrx BST stuff?  Seems like it would be easy to get scammed buying a used book or something through Amazon, but I think we have a better crowd around here.  What would your advice be on that?  

PP fees are brutal!  When selling through ebay I get charged by ebay AND paypal.  it sucks

I do not think it would be a good option on the BST here, as good as the BST is here (I've had over 20 great transactions), I've read about several (as rare as they are) deals on the Deal or no Deal that have went south, and in most cases the members atleast got their $ back with PP, the latest one had to do with a good amount of $ ($450 or so).With Amazon, unless they have changed their terms since I lost $220 a few yrs back they wouldn't have.  
I know PP has issues as well, I've heard they are more buyer oriented and some sellers have gotten the bad end of the deal, but even then, it's more of a hassle and shipping costs for the seller instead of losing out on there entire deal as PP does require the item to be shipped back before credits are given, in most cases.
I've had only 2 issues in 10 yrs with my 200+ deals on Ebay (none here), and PP took care of each without alot of hassle which included return shipping costs.




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