File Paypal Claim, need help

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  1. getoninja

    getoninja 1# Porno Moderentor

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    (well not sure where to post this, move the thread if needed)

    I need some help from you guys who have been through this (which sucks).

    Well Im going to have to file a Paypal Claim but Paypal wants $25.00 for the processing fee. What if I win the Claim and the seller has no/some Funds, does paypal still charge me the $25.00 processing fee, or how does it work? I mean what if the seller has no money, does that mean I still have to pay Paypal $25.00 for the processing fee?

    this sucks, I didnt even know paypal charged for this service. A multimillion dollar company should have some sort of back-up insurance for thier company for loses.
    Its a item I bought from the UK (1st time too) for $55.00 shipd on July 12th and the seller has only replied once. The seller was new and had about 10 positive feedbacks, no negatives. but now his feedback stands at 12 with 2 negatives from 2 other buyers.

    I got till the 24th of this month (this thursday)
    so if u guys can help me, I would greatly appreaciate it.
     
  2. Covain

    Covain Original G1 Fan

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    I have filed a couple of claims but I have never had to pay any fees. Might be due to paypal not having UK payments covered like they do for the US and Canada. With the exception of no fees being charged, I have had no problems with any of my claims. I have won them all and barely heard a peep from paypal until the dispute had been resolved. It takes a while but they do most of the leg work. Try and forward as much info as you can is my best advice.
     
  3. Vector Sigma

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    Hmm, i've filed several claims and never been charged. Is this a new policy of theirs?...
     
  4. ambushbug74

    ambushbug74 Stroke me, Stroke me! TFW2005 Supporter

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    Are the 2 negative feedbacks fairly new? Cause maybe something happened to the guy and couldn't follow through. I've never heard of the $25 processing fee, I had a claim against someone in Hong Kong and there was no fee. Maybe it is just a new thing to cover themselves. And stupid question, when you went to Paypal did you follow the link in one of those disguised emails, or did you put it in regular? I get those fishing emails al the time and the site it directs you to is never PayPal. Also, try to contact the other 2 negative feedback buyers and see if the situations are the same as yours.
     
  5. Sy-Rein

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    Ya I just had a claim with paypal about a month ago and never had to pay any fee and it's a dam good thing because they couldnt' 'recover' any funds the the arsehole seller that jipped me. I would email them and inquire about this fee. $25 is pretty stupid for a small claim.
     
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    Me neither - can your credit card company be of any help? Or is your account linked straight to a bank account?
     
  7. getoninja

    getoninja 1# Porno Moderentor

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    hehe, nah it wasnt those fake paypal emails. I went directly through Paypal's website to process the claim. The negatives are pretty current. I also contact both of the Negs but Im still waiting for a reponce. heres the auction I won
    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=190006086299&rd=1&sspagename=STRK%3AMEAFB%3AIT&rd=1

    I payed by exsisting funds I had in my Paypal account, I didint use a credit card or my bank acount.
    Maybe there wasnt a $25.00 Processing fee, cause since then I looked over Paypals Claim User Agreements/Privacy Policys and I couldnt find any type of charge fee.

    Well the Claim ends on the 30th, I will keep this place posted to helpther people out too. And sorry for the late reply, you geeks are overloading the damn servers
     
  8. getoninja

    getoninja 1# Porno Moderentor

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    well after all this crap I was only refunded $29.99. I guess Paypal did charge me the $25.00, processing fee and they said they will return the fee if they are able to get more funds from the buyer. I guess this fee is new
    what pisses me off more that this money belongs to my little brother who workd his butt off to save and get these shoes.
    Got damn seller, hope he gets cancer in the cunt.
     
  9. Sonscreen

    Sonscreen Casual TF collector<br><b><font color=#FF0000>aksm TFW2005 Supporter

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    That sucks dude. Frigging Paypal/ Ebay and these !@#$ nickel and dime fees. It sucks how even buyers are now getting stuck with annoying fees. It's probably better to just dispute a charge through your credit card. Bastard deadbeat sellers and Paypal/Ebay.
     
  10. Kranix2k

    Kranix2k Spare me this mockery!! TFW2005 Supporter

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    Another good reason, along with not being "verified", for not having the PayPal option for the bidders on my auctions. They've went so far now to "protect the buyer" that they're feeding the sellers to the lions.
     
  11. Sy-Rein

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    Except that the buyers arent even protected. It works fine for the most part if both seller and buyer are honest. But if one or the other decide to screw over the other, Paypal doesnt do much to help out.

    Since the guy that decided to take my money and never bother to send my item, as long as he doesnt have any money in the account associated with Paypal, there's nothing Paypal will do to get the money from him.
     

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