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Ok, so I signed up for an account about a week ago. I'm skimming thru some things and see something that catches my eye. I want to buy it, but I'm scared of using my credit card online.

 

-How does this work? Are you supposed to make the bid before choosing your payment method, or wait until the end of the bid to choose your method of pay?

 

-Is ebay as safe as amazon whe entering your card number?

 

The answer to these questions and any additional information would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.

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-How does this work? Are you supposed to make the bid before choosing your payment method, or wait until the end of the bid to choose your method of pay?

You choose a method of payment and pay after you've won the auction. The seller indicates on the item page what methods of payment he/she accepts, so look at that before you bid.

 

-Is ebay as safe as amazon whe entering your card number?

There should be a paypal link on ebay. If you don't see it, just go to www.paypal.com. It's safe, but be aware that there are paypal scams going around, so be careful any time you get an email that requires you to click on an unusual-looking link to "login" to paypal. As far as being happy with your goods, like Nugget said, make sure the seller you're buying from looks reputable.

 

If I were you, I'd make a paypal account and maybe even put a few bucks in there from my bank account before I went around bidding on things.

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Paypal is not safe and they're not FDIC insured. Paypal "took" well over $5,000 from me a few years ago and it was a major ordeal and numerous letters threatening litigation from my attorney to get it back.

 

I highly recommend viewing such as websites as www.paypalsucks.com

 

You'll read some of those horror stories about people losing thousands of dollars and say that'll never happen to you... well it happened to me. Paypal goes around randomly freezing accounts with lot's of money in the balance for months on end to collect interest on it, they do this citing "fraudulent activity" even though there was no evidence whatsoever.

 

They've gotten better since eBay bought them, but Paypal is not to be trusted under any circumstance and all of their fraud protection policies and whatnot that they advertise are a COMPLETE JOKE.

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Paypal is not safe and they're not FDIC insured. Paypal "took" well over $5,000 from me a few years ago and it was a major ordeal and numerous letters threatening litigation from my attorney to get it back.

 

I highly recommend viewing such as websites as www.paypalsucks.com

 

You'll read some of those horror stories about people losing thousands of dollars and say that'll never happen to you... well it happened to me. Paypal goes around randomly freezing accounts with lot's of money in the balance for months on end to collect interest on it, they do this citing "fraudulent activity" even though there was no evidence whatsoever.

 

They've gotten better since eBay bought them, but Paypal is not to be trusted under any circumstance and all of their fraud protection policies and whatnot that they advertise are a COMPLETE JOKE.

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Did you steal my 'Bush' sig? bastard...

 

Anyway, what form of payment do you suggest?

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Paypal is not safe and they're not FDIC insured. Paypal "took" well over $5,000 from me a few years ago and it was a major ordeal and numerous letters threatening litigation from my attorney to get it back.

 

I highly recommend viewing such as websites as www.paypalsucks.com

 

You'll read some of those horror stories about people losing thousands of dollars and say that'll never happen to you... well it happened to me. Paypal goes around randomly freezing accounts with lot's of money in the balance for months on end to collect interest on it, they do this citing "fraudulent activity" even though there was no evidence whatsoever.

 

They've gotten better since eBay bought them, but Paypal is not to be trusted under any circumstance and all of their fraud protection policies and whatnot that they advertise are a COMPLETE JOKE.

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This is why I don't trust anything on the internet. Sorry to hear that.

Was this money taken from your paypal account, or bank account? :confused

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Paypal is not safe and they're not FDIC insured. Paypal "took" well over $5,000 from me a few years ago and it was a major ordeal and numerous letters threatening litigation from my attorney to get it back.

 

I highly recommend viewing such as websites as www.paypalsucks.com

 

You'll read some of those horror stories about people losing thousands of dollars and say that'll never happen to you... well it happened to me. Paypal goes around randomly freezing accounts with lot's of money in the balance for months on end to collect interest on it, they do this citing "fraudulent activity" even though there was no evidence whatsoever.

 

They've gotten better since eBay bought them, but Paypal is not to be trusted under any circumstance and all of their fraud protection policies and whatnot that they advertise are a COMPLETE JOKE.

954421[/snapback]

Did you steal my 'Bush' sig? bastard...

 

Anyway, what form of payment do you suggest?

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Uh, i've had this sig for like 2 or 3 weeks now.

 

Paypal is fine as long as you're only buying things and only using your credit card.

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Paypal is not safe and they're not FDIC insured.? Paypal "took" well over $5,000 from me a few years ago and it was a major ordeal and numerous letters threatening litigation from my attorney to get it back.?

 

I highly recommend viewing such as websites as www.paypalsucks.com

 

You'll read some of those horror stories about people losing thousands of dollars and say that'll never happen to you... well it happened to me.? Paypal goes around randomly freezing accounts with lot's of money in the balance for months on end to collect interest on it, they do this citing "fraudulent activity" even though there was no evidence whatsoever.?

 

They've gotten better since eBay bought them, but Paypal is not to be trusted under any circumstance and all of their fraud protection policies and whatnot that they advertise are a COMPLETE JOKE.

954421[/snapback]

Did you steal my 'Bush' sig? bastard...

 

Anyway, what form of payment do you suggest?

954431[/snapback]

 

Uh, i've had this sig for like 2 or 3 weeks now.

 

Paypal is fine as long as you're only buying things and only using your credit card.

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Not the flag...the George Bush comment

 

Anyway, I've noticed that you have sold a lot of things on eBay. Is this a hobby, or do you do it on a normal basis as a sort of side job?

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Paypal is not safe and they're not FDIC insured. Paypal "took" well over $5,000 from me a few years ago and it was a major ordeal and numerous letters threatening litigation from my attorney to get it back.

 

I highly recommend viewing such as websites as www.paypalsucks.com

 

You'll read some of those horror stories about people losing thousands of dollars and say that'll never happen to you... well it happened to me. Paypal goes around randomly freezing accounts with lot's of money in the balance for months on end to collect interest on it, they do this citing "fraudulent activity" even though there was no evidence whatsoever.

 

They've gotten better since eBay bought them, but Paypal is not to be trusted under any circumstance and all of their fraud protection policies and whatnot that they advertise are a COMPLETE JOKE.

954421[/snapback]

Did you steal my 'Bush' sig? bastard...

 

Anyway, what form of payment do you suggest?

954431[/snapback]

 

Uh, i've had this sig for like 2 or 3 weeks now.

 

Paypal is fine as long as you're only buying things and only using your credit card.

954568[/snapback]

Not the flag...the George Bush comment

 

Anyway, I've noticed that you have sold a lot of things on eBay. Is this a hobby, or do you do it on a normal basis as a sort of side job?

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I'm talking about the W comment too :thumbup . I've had this for at least a few weeks, originally it was "George Bush hates AJ Burnett" but after the ugly loss to the Phillies I changed it from AJ to the Marlins, but i've had this in my sig for many many weeks now.

 

I just sell stuff when I feel like making some quick cash or I lose interest in a hobby, such as what i'm doing right now. I'm going to be gradually selling off pretty much my entire sports memorabilia collection except for the items which actually mean something to me like my Marlins stuff, Ted Williams ball, Muhammad Ali gloves, and a few other things... but the rest is being sold. All that 150+ feedback you see in my eBay account is spanning back like 3 or 4 years, so it's not like it all came at once, just accumulated slowly over time and even then it's not that much and about half of it is from buying things.

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How much am I charged for the Expanded Use fee?

 

The amount of the Expanded Use fee charged to your card will depend on the type of your card, the currency of your card bill and whether we can determine the currency of your card bill.

 

 

MasterCard and Visa will be charged in the currency of your card bill as follows:

$1.95 USD

$2.45 CAD

?1.00 GBP

?1.50 EUR

?200 JPY

$2.00 AUD

American Express and Discover will be charged$1.95 USD, regardless of the currency of the card bill

If we are unable to determine the currency of your card bill or if PayPal does not support the currency of the card bill, the card will be charged $1.95 USD

 

 

Once you complete Expanded Use enrollment, the Expanded Use fee will be credited to your PayPal account as a bonus. The bonus, in the amount and currency of the Expanded Use fee, will be credited to your PayPal account within 24 hours of sending a payment from your PayPal account.

 

What's Expanded use?

And how do I add money to my pay pal account, without being charged?

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How much am I charged for the Expanded Use fee?

 

The amount of the Expanded Use fee charged to your card will depend on the type of your card, the currency of your card bill and whether we can determine the currency of your card bill.

 

 

MasterCard and Visa will be charged in the currency of your card bill as follows:

$1.95 USD

$2.45 CAD

?1.00 GBP

?1.50 EUR

?200 JPY

$2.00 AUD

American Express and Discover will be charged$1.95 USD, regardless of the currency of the card bill

If we are unable to determine the currency of your card bill or if PayPal does not support the currency of the card bill, the card will be charged $1.95 USD

 

 

Once you complete Expanded Use enrollment, the Expanded Use fee will be credited to your PayPal account as a bonus. The bonus, in the amount and currency of the Expanded Use fee, will be credited to your PayPal account within 24 hours of sending a payment from your PayPal account.

 

What's Expanded use?

And how do I add money to my pay pal account, without being charged?

I believe expanded use is a fee you have to pay in order to add credit cards to your account. do it if you plan on using eBay bc in the end youll come out even

 

cant halp you on that second question

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How much am I charged for the Expanded Use fee?

 

The amount of the Expanded Use fee charged to your card will depend on the type of your card, the currency of your card bill and whether we can determine the currency of your card bill.

 

 

MasterCard and Visa will be charged in the currency of your card bill as follows:

$1.95 USD

$2.45 CAD

?1.00 GBP

?1.50 EUR

?200 JPY

$2.00 AUD

American Express and Discover will be charged$1.95 USD, regardless of the currency of the card bill

If we are unable to determine the currency of your card bill or if PayPal does not support the currency of the card bill, the card will be charged $1.95 USD

 

 

Once you complete Expanded Use enrollment, the Expanded Use fee will be credited to your PayPal account as a bonus. The bonus, in the amount and currency of the Expanded Use fee, will be credited to your PayPal account within 24 hours of sending a payment from your PayPal account.

 

What's Expanded use?

And how do I add money to my pay pal account, without being charged?

I believe expanded use is a fee you have to pay in order to add credit cards to your account. do it if you plan on using eBay bc in the end youll come out even

 

cant halp you on that second question

 

I thought paypal was free. Should have known that was complete BS.

 

And yeah, I plan on using eBay.. how will it come out even?

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