Selling through PayPal
Last edited 22/11/2018 - 09:41
Someone is wanting to buy a phone off of me on Gumtree using PayPal. I'm concerned that they will claim that I haven't sent the phone and file a dispute. What protection do I have against a false dispute claim?
Is there a safer payment method for both involved? Here is the message they sent;
"Thanks for the reply, Actually i am buying it for my cousin as a surprise graduation gift and i will be responsible for the shipping charges via AUSPOST EMS to her address so that would not be a problem atall which means i will pay $50 AUD for the delivery charges. Let me know your final asking price of it and we can go from there and more importantly,I will like to pay you with paypal because its very easy, fast and secure to transfer money.. and if you don't have an account with PayPal you can easily set up an one by visiting www.paypal.com.au make any error on the Payment and to make everything okay with the both parties.
EDIT: Felt like it's a scam but hadn't used PayPal to sell so was unsure of how it can be abused. Thanks for the insight guys!