Exactly, If its a huge sum of money I understand for the Paypal "protection" but if its a low amount and the person you are dealing with is a reputable member, I don't really see the damage being done. Either way, I've always thought Paypal is trash in my opinion. I'm not a happy eBay or Paypal user, but sometimes there isn't any other better alternative to sell than that. Craigslist ends lowballing me to helll half the time so I have no other choice than to end up putting stuff on eBay sometimes.
If someone was going to scam, especially a big amount, couldn't they just close their paypal account after taking the money out from their bank or spending it even if it wasn't gifted?
Like the guy mentioned above - if they're going to do it, they're going to do it. I know you have a slightly better chance with some paypal support, but I have heard nothing but horror stories about that anyways.
Best bet in my opinion anyway, is to do simply what we've all been doing for awhile now, using instincts and the feedback system.
Not 100% fail-safe, but the best tools we can use.
Regardless, this is just 1 CAG's 2 cents. To be fair, I think a poll should be implemented, like we normally do for some decisions.
Or are all the mods and cheapy reinforcing this, so no say in it at all?
Don't want to make it a bigger issue than should be, but it doesn't hurt to see our options.
Now Paypal isn't bad when you are paying for stuff, but when it comes to selling, Paypal lacks professionalism. There are multiple horror stories as you've mentioned of people making chargebacks and ending up receiving both ends of the deal.
I had this crap happen to me with my iPhone 3G a year ago, the fucking lady only took my hard case, Invisible Shield Protectors, and the dock. Either way if she had taken the phone I swear I would have fought tooth and nail to get it back, I would go as far as heading to where they live to give them a proper 'lesson'. Anyways, after multiple arguments I still lost the case with PP and eBay and she got her money back, I ended up being called by this goddamn Paypal agent to pay up the $640 something dollars I owed them since they reimbursed the woman. I paid up, I still lost all my fees associated with the item and got back a used iPhone. Thats where I started learning how much eBay and Paypal TRULY suck. Unfortunately items I sell aren't so easily sold in other places such as Craigslist. I'll get lowball'd so up to eBay it goes and have those leeching bastards get a slice of my money.
I've heard people using Amazon for paying stuff, and I've recently registered there but since I'm not yet comfortable or know how it completely works out yet, I still use Paypal. I'll definitely have to start focusing on using Amazon Payments from now on though.