I decided to give it a miss. I'm selling a TV on Gumtree and I just got this msg:"hello would you take 320 now via PayPal and I can collect when you have the cash, thanks"I've never been as We use cookies to improve and personalise your browsing experience, to perform analytics and research, and to provide social media features. Face to face can also be dangerous. Can I insert custom code, html, script or advertising into my listing details? This could very well be a civil matter. Post an ad, send a message, sell your item, or apply for a job. I purchased a note 8 on gumtree and that guy was supposed to send me the phone via post after Paypal payment comes through but after a while that guy never replied. lol either f them over or get f'd over? However I’m now hyper aware of scams, people hacking you etc. Free Local Classifieds Ads from all over Australia, Buy and Sell in your local area - Gumtree I am planning on paying via the goods part for sending payment through Paypal. Join Yahoo Answers and get 100 points today. Worrying since Paypal is blindly seen as the foolproof safe option nowadays, edit: huh, found out how to bold sentences by accident. I wouldn't buy anything on gumtree over $100 unless I see the goods in person. Report Inappropriate Content. It's why you should always practise a little tolerance for others mistakes, at least until you can figure out whether it was intentional or not. From the drop down menu, select Profile. Looks like you failed to adhere to the timeless rule. Ask your bank to do a charge back based on goods not received. I know quite well it's meant to be ftf, but it seems they're encouraging other methods now – while still offering no protection. Otherwise there's very little reason to use them - and I'm sure I had this perception as well. Not realising that even Paypal can be so insecure I end up transferring money. Try giving them a call? You don't get protection either way, but at least you aren't carrying money around, and you don't have to bother with a trip to the ATM. All trademarks are owned by their respective owners.OzBargain is an independent community website which has no association with nor endorsement by the respective trademark owners. Gumtree = face to face cash only. If it's too good to be true, it probably is. Did you at least ask for address and contact details before making payment? Have your mobile ready to request or send the payment in just a few taps. 1. When you link your PayPal account to your Account, you can use your PayPal account to pay or be paid for items by buyers or sellers while using Gumtree’s Services. I am not going to leave them like this and will make sure I spread the word around as much as I can and also fight against Gumtree so no one gets in to paypal using Gumtree's false impression that it is safe. Find a paypal on Gumtree, the #1 site for Stuff for Sale classifieds ads in the UK. It sounds like there was no invoice, no store, no warranty ect. How do you never read in this forums, other forums, social media, etc that you always transact in person and in cash via gumtree? 15 January 2012 at 11:45AM. posted 2011-Oct-7, 5:19 … 0. It depends on the type of transaction. When I found out that this iPhone is iCloud locked I escalated this to Paypal and Gumtree but I was told that there is no longer a Buyer protection offered by Paypal this took effect July 2017. If you could please tell me how to do it that would be great. He wouldn't even know what you had done…. …but do you expect people to buy something after reading user agreements all the time. Assuming what you're saying is complete and correct, Have you considered You should more often, rather than assuming. Linking PayPal to gumtree; cancel. 2 Post an ad or browse the listings. But that doesn't say to me that I'm smart, that says to me I took an overly cautious position with not enough risk, and should have trusted the system/people more. I think it's a pity with Gumtree that it allows anonymity. I looked in to a similar thread but with no outcome from OP Get answers by asking now. - Potential ASIC re GumTree enabling fraud. @Quantumcat: Keep in mind the seller can put a brick/stones in the box, the post office will hand the box over after you pay and you are none the wiser until you open the box. To get started, simply link your PayPal account to Gumtree. However since you won't be able to make the claim at all, 20 days is an arbitrary number in your case. It was an expensive lesson to learn. Its unfortunate but this has actually been a very common case. Hi, scammers are using Gumtree and PayPal to suggest they will buy items and pay for a couriers service at a higher cost. 17/08/2020. Buy and sell almost anything on Gumtree classifieds. Cookies help us customize the PayPal Community for you, and some are necessary to make our site work. Learn more. @macrocephalic: it is exactly what I expect, such lack of diligence and protection from gumtree with easy access is always going to attract scammers in droves, combined with a lot of gullible people. Xiaomi Dreame V9 Stick Vaccum Combo (Includes Carpet Head) for 322 a good deal? And when you delete your ad because you sold an item, they ask whether it was ftf or shipped. And now I've had an email off paypal saying: The payment for Gumtree Item has been verified and confirmed. Hippo Shower Curtain Sets with Hooks 72"X72" Free Shipping $27.99 Delivered @ Amazon AU. In the penalty box reference: whrl.pl/Rd8aOC. While I sympathise with you on your current situation, I would say that you should always read the user agreements and/or terms and conditions - of everything. Paypal on gumtree just doesn't feel right to me – interested in what others think. It means I understand the rules around how someone paying me can also challenge those payments and screw me after the transaction has completed. Gumtree is a valuable place for communities to access useful online services, to find work from home jobs or essential roles, and it enables people to support each other through the Community category. I thought that Gumtree and Paypal offers Buyers protection because its one of the preferred option of payment and buying the item online would be safe. That was at a public car park and surveillance were all bogus. You're definitely not the first to say it. You have to provide id (eg licence number) to activate it, If your going to scam on gt logic says U have no problem buying a guy afew drinks saying hey check out my awesome lisence pic what's yours like then memorising the number to register lol. The undernoted site gives guidelines as to how to link Paypal to e-Bay. posted 2014-Nov-5, 6:02 pm AEST ref: whrl.pl/Rd8aOC. 12/08/2020. WARNING Do not link Paypal to Gumtree as I have just been scammed by a buyer who opened a dispute saying the item was defective ( it was a plastic figurine and unbreakable and I had photos before and after delivery proving she is not being honest) and Payal have given her all her(my) money back. eBay have announced in a blog post that they will begin showing eBay items on Gumtree classifieds sister and other eBay owned classified businesses across the globe including Gumtree UK classifieds site and German classifieds site, Kleinanzeigen, by the end of 2016.. You can find out more and see how it’s rendered in the blog post here.. User #360665 3326 posts. Hi All, How does PayPal Seller Protection work? i just wanted to know if paypal buyer protection will work in this situation as there is an option that you can select in paypal….send money, payment for goods. It means I understand the rules around paypal, include the very real limits on buyer protection and when it does and does not apply. It is quite a bit of trouble to get a new ph number regularly if you're a scammer. But due to security reasons on both sides of the buyer and the seller the status of the payment is … They sided with a buyer who claimed item didn't arrive even when I sent them proof of posting (tracking number) and proof of delivery. This is rule 1 of gumtree. Alternative is to not take the bait to use that service for free. No cracks or fading. A colleuage of mine got hit and injured on the spot and the guy run away with unpaid iPhone. The process explained above is available as a Google Slideshow on How to create Gumtree Ads, here. Just because U didn't read doesn't make them liable. Hi, last week my elderly mother in her 70s who lives in Scotland got gumtree/paypal scammed into express mailing a video camera and accessories to a London address thinking buyer had paid on paypal and PayPal were 'holding' the money until she sent proof of postage. Reading and understanding it allows the user to make more informed decisions and take calculated risks. Still have questions? These are not onerous things to research and be forearmed with. Not realising that even Paypal can be so insecure I end up transferring money. means they sent you some other link than paypal? When I wrote direct payments, I was referring to sending money directly without an invoice or checking out. 100% correct. In the world of online transaction ignorance is NOT bliss. Your ads will show buyers that you can accept payments with PayPal. If I had a note that said 'I am worth 1 billion dollars'  and it genuinely was,  just a note,  would that make me a billionaire ? Create a listing description template or default text; How can I exchange or display listings from my website to another website? Paypal does not offer complete protection even for those transactions that have buyer protection. When you link your PayPal account to your Account, you can use your PayPal account to pay or be paid for items by buyers or sellers while using Gumtree’s Services. Download the Gumtree app and log in or sign up, then link your PayPal account. Whether you’re getting rid of some unwanted possessions or looking to open up another online selling channel for your business, Gumtree is well worth considering as a sales option. Interestingly the only time I have been screwed was an in cash transaction where I did not 100% check the full contents of the box of parts I had bought as after all it would take huge balls to scam someone face to face with the goods in view (turned out I was wrong and his balls were massive and I learnt a valuable $300 lesson about 15 years ago). https://www.ozbargain.com.au/node/342415#comment-5291956. Lost me over $100 plus the postage and packing costs. I don't have a PayPal account. PayPal Australia Pty Limited Your ads will show buyers that you can accept payments with PayPal. Is selling on Gumtree worth it? Even if you have used a debit card and the type of transaction is credit-card then you will be able to do a charge back. If you don't have a PayPal account scroll down to 'Sign up now' and follow the instructions 6) Fill out your billing information 7) Your PayPal account is now connected Make sure your PayPal account is verified so that you receive the money from your sale straight away. No active camera neither. Have you ever read a contract that most people would just tick "agree" to, where you found a clause that you were unhappy with and didn't sign up to as a result. A dodgy person can be life threatening you as per above. I personally wouldn't buy something from Gumtree using paypal but if they want to buy it from me I'll post it off after payment clears, after adding extra for postage and fees of course. To be honest I'd never buy or sell anything off gumtree that doesn't involve a face to face transaction and cash (or on the spot paypal) being used. GPO BOX 351 ? Many people go on about tracked postage and yes this probably will protect you if there is a claim it wasn't delivered – you need a receipt showing postage to the buyers postcode as a minimum though. Note: PayPal Buyer Protection does not apply to payments made through Gumtree. Source: Getty/Supplied “Gumtree specifically has a lot of these lurkers more so than other sites I use. Sometimes you might want to pay a fee to give your ad a boost. But it's at a wow thats a great price SO I HAVE TO ACT FAST e.g Gumtree market value $1k phone for $600-700. Paypal on gumtree just doesn't feel right to me – interested in what others think. Common sense man.If you got their mobile no. I value my spam-free mobile too much to sell it for an entry into a competition. and one working on an oil rig!! Have your mobile ready to request or send the payment in just a few taps.

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