I listed an iPad Pro on eBay last week - via Gumtree (no fee listing) thought why not!
A buyer has won the auction, I stupidly allowed for local pickup and the buyer has paid via PayPal.
The buyers eBay account was created on the same day they won the auction, they have zero feedback on eBay.
When they won and paid they send me a message asking them to text them on a phone number to organise pickup.
The above has raised major red flags. What are my options? I’m afraid of letting the item be picked up and they will just claim not as described, etc. Does buyer protection apply to pickup items?
The other bummer is that if I cancel the order I’ll be slogged with a $40 PayPal fee.
Buyer refused to sign any document (reciept) on pickup when I suggested this via eBay messages.
I cancelled the order/refunded. Have not heard from buyer since.