Is My Gumtree Sale Safe? Accepting Payment via PayPal and Posting
Last edited 20/01/2019 - 23:45
I’m currently selling my old laptop via Gumtree and after a lot of time wasters who never end up showing I’ve had an offer for $1,300. $100 below my listing price.
I’m happy with the offer but after I told them my suburb they’ve requested for me to post it and offered $50 (bringing the total payment to $1350) to cover postage to Sydney (from Brisbane).
In reality it’ll cost me like $10 but I agreed, specifically requesting PayPal Goods & Services as the only payment method.
I’ve sent them close up pictures from every angle to show the condition of the laptop to cover my ass for the item “not being as described”, and all communication has been via my Gumtree messages and PayPal email address.
When sending the payment request I specified in the request description the item, linked to the Gumtree add and mentioned the avenues of communication.
As long as the payment is sent as Goods & Services and I ship the item via courier (Sendle) with tracking. What do I have to lose?