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Old 01-19-2003, 10:26 PM
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Posted By: leon

Any thoughts on ways to protect myself while paying for this card?

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=31719&item=2700291985

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ps...I know I can ask him to call me and see how it goes.

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Old 01-19-2003, 10:51 PM
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Posted By: jay behrens

One possible solution is to ask the seller to set up a PayPal account. It's not that hard and you will be covered by PayPal if the deal goes bad.

The only way I buy something from a zero feedback seller is if they take PayPal.

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Old 01-19-2003, 11:01 PM
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Posted By: Nick

Leon,
I often purchase items from "high risk" sellers. I have had pretty good results. I noticed the seller will only take payment in certified funds. Being a new seller he may not know how easy it is to set a paypal account. If you pay via paypal with a credit card then you have some recourse.
If that doesn't fly then I have found that using the techniques found in bill collection to be effective(I don't like bill collectors.) Here are a few ideas:

Flood him/her with communication until you receive the item. Make sure the phone number registered is good. I think the average theif likes an easy target. If you are calling and e-mailing he may think twice.

Insist on the item being deliverd via insured overnight delivery. This may cost you a couple extra bucks but it will take "It's in the mail" out of the equation.

And lastly if you know anyone who lives in the area who can pick the card up for you in a public place that would be good.

That's my advise...

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Old 01-19-2003, 11:17 PM
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I'd simply send an email and ask for a phone number. You could mention that you want to ensure the card is properly packaged and shipped since its an expensive item. Ask for a street address so that you can send the payment via fed ex (they don't ship to PO boxes). Agree to pay for the item to be sent federal express and ask that a tracking number be sent once the package is "in the mail".

I do think asking someone to use a certain vendor is out of line. If I decided to sell a card on ebay from my collection and I'm not a full time card dealer I would not in any way entertain the thought of doing this. And if someone after the auction then said that was the only way they would pay, I'd feel as if they weren't exactly above board.

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Old 01-19-2003, 11:22 PM
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Old 01-19-2003, 11:36 PM
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Why not use an Escrow service?

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Posted By: RC_McKenzie

I remember that they had a reserve of around $600, so they must have looked in a price guide at some point. I noticed they were also selling a glass vase and 3 Roy Rogers and Dale Evans albums. Maybe they are the original owners??? I know my first ebay transaction was not selling an item from my house with a $600 reserve. I would call them and chat it up..Ask them about Roy Rogers etc. and offer to pay via paypal . Tell him to send the item in a manner that you have to sign to receive the item. Good Luck. Looks like a good card at any rate. Too bad Derek Grady didn't get to these people before they found ebay.

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..but some people get along just fine with them. Just do everything overnight express.

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what's up Julie?

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