Recent Topics
Need advice on Filter choices
by GMguy84. 12/10/18 12:41 AM
Chevron Supreme synthetic oil? What happened?
by Onetor. 12/09/18 11:50 PM
235 50 15
by WiskyBadger. 12/09/18 11:21 PM
QUICKJACK 5000 ---COSTCO
by Deere John. 12/09/18 10:26 PM
Diesel Fuel Oil Dilution - 5w-30 Castrol Edge Pro. C1
by BladerunnerBoats. 12/09/18 10:24 PM
Home Remodeling Question
by FirstNissan. 12/09/18 10:22 PM
It Snowed Last Night.
by gfh77665. 12/09/18 10:13 PM
Are you Naughty or Nice?
by MolaKule. 12/09/18 09:49 PM
Made me Laugh
by mbacfp. 12/09/18 09:25 PM
Ford WSS-M2C195-A, Mercon LV, confusion!
by BadMonkey. 12/09/18 09:23 PM
Motorcraft filters, new boxes same problems?
by 2strokeNorthstar. 12/09/18 07:47 PM
Twisted Sister - Oh come all ye faithful
by StevieC. 12/09/18 07:20 PM
Wife and I don't agree about paint colors
by Chris142. 12/09/18 06:57 PM
What filter ? Mazda 6 2007, 2.3.
by Popsy. 12/09/18 06:38 PM
Ford spec WSS-M2C953-A1
by bfleeman. 12/09/18 06:18 PM
Tesla 3 - Jason from E.E. purchased one
by StevieC. 12/09/18 06:03 PM
1 filter, 1 OCI vs 1 filter, 2 OCU
by RyanY. 12/09/18 05:41 PM
K&N PS-7022 Cartridge 4,554 Miles
by 69Torino. 12/09/18 05:41 PM
Uh oh - No Castrol Edge 0w40 at WalMart
by double vanos. 12/09/18 05:19 PM
Newest Members
BadMonkey, rbtharris, Horizons, jch1270, Canucks
66636 Registered Users
Who's Online Now
25 registered members (Bailes1992, Char Baby, CleverUserName, daves87rs, BretK, 3 invisible), 811 guests, and 41 spiders.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Forum Statistics
Forums67
Topics294,859
Posts4,923,139
Members66,636
Most Online2,553
Oct 27th, 2018
Donate to BITOG
Previous Thread
Next Thread
Print Thread
Hop To
Using PayPal on-line - advice #4444129
06/28/17 04:12 PM
06/28/17 04:12 PM
Joined: Feb 2010
Posts: 4,838
Central Texas
sleddriver Offline OP
sleddriver  Offline OP
Joined: Feb 2010
Posts: 4,838
Central Texas
For those of you who use PP on a regular basis. Do you buy? Sell? Resell? Both?

I've been cleaning out stuff, putting it on local CL so all xnsactns are local & cash only. They look, say OK & pay. No worries.

However, I have someone on the East coast who's interested in something and he wants me to use PP. I've never used it. A bit of research confirmed my skepticism. One, PP wants access to my checking account ( shocked2). That's just nuts. Two, they favor the buyer it seems. Three, if the buyer regrets the purchase, PP can w/d the money even from my checking acct. if the PP account is 'empty'.

So I can lose the product AND the $$$$??

How do I protect myself? The amount is about $150.

I'm seeking advise from some experienced users, rather than dive in head first into murky waters.....

TIA

Last edited by wwillson; 06/29/17 10:10 AM. Reason: subject clarification
Re: Using PayPal on-line - advice [Re: sleddriver] #4444139
06/28/17 04:40 PM
06/28/17 04:40 PM
Joined: Jan 2011
Posts: 1,066
Columbus Nebraska
old1 Offline
old1  Offline
Joined: Jan 2011
Posts: 1,066
Columbus Nebraska
I have a pay pal account to pay for things, and use now and then, but not the account that is linked to my checking account, I just pay with my credit card. It has always worked fine with no problems as a buyer. I firmly believe that cash in person is the way to go, and if the buyer can't do that, well the worst that can happen is you lose the sale. One time I did take a personal check, and held the product for 2 weeks till I was sure it was good. And it was! It seems it must not take long to see if the checks are good these days, as just this last winter I bought a classic car from a dealer, and he said he would send the title when the check cleared. Well I had the car shipped, and I got the title in the mail after just a few days, long before I got the car.

Last edited by old1; 06/28/17 04:47 PM.

2017 Nissan Frontier 4.0 5w30
1965 Mustang 200 c/4 10w30 QS defy
1964 Ford Ranchero 302 c/4 15/40 Delo
1929 ford model A No filters, and 15/40 oil
Re: Using PayPal on-line - advice [Re: sleddriver] #4444172
06/28/17 05:24 PM
06/28/17 05:24 PM
Joined: Mar 2012
Posts: 1,360
San Antonio, TX
E150GT Offline
E150GT  Offline
Joined: Mar 2012
Posts: 1,360
San Antonio, TX
I kept seeing PP and thinking pennzoil platinum. I need a break on this forum.


1984 Mercedes-Benz 300SD - 100k
1995 F150 XL 4.9 reg cab 5MT - 251k 5w30
2016 Mazda6 Touring 6MT - 57k 10w30
2006 Buick Lucerne CXL 3.8 31k 5w30
Re: Using PayPal on-line - advice [Re: E150GT] #4444185
06/28/17 05:36 PM
06/28/17 05:36 PM
Joined: Jul 2005
Posts: 30,952
NY
demarpaint Offline
demarpaint  Offline
Joined: Jul 2005
Posts: 30,952
NY
Originally Posted By: E150GT
I kept seeing PP and thinking pennzoil platinum. I need a break on this forum.


Don't feel bad I was thinking Pennzoil Platinum too.


God Bless Our Troops

Re: Using PayPal on-line - advice [Re: old1] #4444217
06/28/17 06:11 PM
06/28/17 06:11 PM
Joined: Feb 2010
Posts: 4,838
Central Texas
sleddriver Offline OP
sleddriver  Offline OP
Joined: Feb 2010
Posts: 4,838
Central Texas
Originally Posted By: old1
I have a pay pal account to pay for things, and use now and then, but not the account that is linked to my checking account, I just pay with my credit card.
So you don't have to have a PP acount linked to your checking account? Interesting. How would he pay me with a credit card?


1998 Volvo V70 T5 228,880 mi. Original Owner.
M1 10W-30 HM
"It's never a mistake to buy tools, defined broadly. They're not a cost, they're an investment." - J.B. Peterson
Re: Using PayPal on-line - advice [Re: sleddriver] #4444236
06/28/17 06:39 PM
06/28/17 06:39 PM
Joined: Dec 2006
Posts: 19,104
Dallas,Tx USA
aquariuscsm Offline
aquariuscsm  Offline
Joined: Dec 2006
Posts: 19,104
Dallas,Tx USA
*For those of you who use PP on a regular basis. Do you buy? Sell? Resell? Both?*

Haha I thought he had some Pennzoil Platinum to sell laugh


1996 Nissan 300ZX 5-speed,Arctic Pearl(#175 of 300)
Quaker State Ultimate Durability 10W30
2012 Honda Accord Coupe EX-L 2.4,auto,San Marino Red
Pennzoil Platinum 5W20

Re: Using PayPal on-line - advice [Re: sleddriver] #4444237
06/28/17 06:42 PM
06/28/17 06:42 PM
Joined: Jun 2003
Posts: 33,551
ME
eljefino Offline
eljefino  Offline
Joined: Jun 2003
Posts: 33,551
ME
So this guy is nuts and looking for a [specialty item] all across craigslist and found yours.

He's gonna be patient.

Tell Mr. Patient that it's a Postal or Walmart Money order only, delivered to your address via US mail. Eat the fees yourself if you're willing.

Then you'll see if he's willing to put up with a little inconvenience or just another scammer.

I sold a rototiller to someone from Worcester, MA who had been renting one for *one day* for what he paid for mine. I had him paypal a deposit, drove to a Park N Ride halfway there, and he paid the balance in cash. It all worked out. What you think is too far to drive for something on CL may not be for someone else.

Re: Using PayPal on-line - advice [Re: sleddriver] #4444394
06/28/17 09:16 PM
06/28/17 09:16 PM
Joined: Dec 2015
Posts: 420
Kentucky
Fsharp Offline
Fsharp  Offline
Joined: Dec 2015
Posts: 420
Kentucky
PayPal is pretty good, but they take a percentage if you are a seller unless the guy sends you a money as a transfer and then he loses his buyer protection.

If he's not happy with the item and wants his money back, it goes into some sort of arbitration if you don't agree to a return. The whole thing is pretty legitimate.

Re: Using PayPal on-line - advice [Re: sleddriver] #4444761
06/29/17 08:58 AM
06/29/17 08:58 AM
Joined: Aug 2003
Posts: 11,007
Buffalo, NY
JTK Offline
JTK  Offline
Joined: Aug 2003
Posts: 11,007
Buffalo, NY
I've transacted thousands of dollars over PayPal over the years. Both buying and selling. Never had an issue.


2017 Ram 1500 4x4, 3.6L. 2016 Nissan Quest SV (Babe magnet IV)
Re: Using PP on-line [Re: JTK] #4444837
06/29/17 10:24 AM
06/29/17 10:24 AM
Joined: Apr 2007
Posts: 736
Connecticut, USA
bmwpowere36m3 Offline
bmwpowere36m3  Offline
Joined: Apr 2007
Posts: 736
Connecticut, USA
Originally Posted By: JTK
I've transacted thousands of dollars over PayPal over the years. Both buying and selling. Never had an issue.


+1

Paypal offers protection at a 3% fee on transitions. You can either keep the money in the PP account and use it where PP is accepted OR have PP deposit it into an account (IIRC has stipulations on amount per month)

Re: Using PayPal on-line - advice [Re: sleddriver] #4444843
06/29/17 10:29 AM
06/29/17 10:29 AM
Joined: Apr 2010
Posts: 4,545
Storrs, Connecticut
jeepman3071 Offline
jeepman3071  Offline
Joined: Apr 2010
Posts: 4,545
Storrs, Connecticut
I use Paypal to buy things, and it is linked to my credit card, not my checking directly. I'm also skeptical about doing things like that.


2000 Jeep Cherokee 4.0L (181k) - Pennzoil 10w30, Napa Gold 1516, Magnefine trans filter
2009 BMW 328i (35k) - Castrol Edge Euro 0w40, MANN HU816X
Re: Using PayPal on-line - advice [Re: sleddriver] #4444850
06/29/17 10:34 AM
06/29/17 10:34 AM
Joined: Dec 2006
Posts: 766
The IL
SevenBizzos Offline
SevenBizzos  Offline
Joined: Dec 2006
Posts: 766
The IL
I've used PayPal for years and never had any problems. I sell things and then use that money to buy things. It's a good way of budgeting for me and it doesn't have any affect on my accounts that I use for bills and stuff. You can pay for just about anything with PP (and the accompanying debit card).

If I was selling to a stranger, I'd use the regular transaction. The 3% fee is worth it. He may be asking because there are a ton of people that do a lot of person to person transactions and it's the most popular way of doing so.

Re: Using PayPal on-line - advice [Re: sleddriver] #4444974
06/29/17 12:22 PM
06/29/17 12:22 PM
Joined: Apr 2004
Posts: 5,242
Texas
JustinH Offline
JustinH  Offline
Joined: Apr 2004
Posts: 5,242
Texas
yep I actually prefer to pay for items using paypal, because I don't expose any of my CC information to the merchant.


'11 Hyundai Sonata GLS
'11 Scion XB

BOB IS THE OIL GUY® Powered by UBB.threads™