There will be alternatives for buyers, including using paypal.
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What are the realistic alternatives to ebay for occasional sellers of test equipment?
Craigslist is moribund here; maybe that will change.
On 05/08/20 18:10, Michael W. Lynch via groups.io wrote:
On Wed, Aug 5, 2020 at 11:53 AM, Tom Gardner wrote:
My replies interleaved
I hope I'm mistaken, but it looks worse for private sellers....True! It is always worse for the sellers, even with today's rules.
- you might need to dispatch goods before receiving payment; I've had a coupleNot going to happen! No Pay, No Parts.
of non-payers recently
- you have to give ebay your checking account details; fraud opportunityAgain, they are not getting that financial information from me, either as a buyer or a seller. Thus PAYPAL.
- if a buyer claims a refund, that can be automatically sucked from yourMore BS and reason NOT to comply or participate.
- which might force you into an overdraft or prevent your normal standing
orders/direct debit payments from going through, which might.......
E-bay is quickly becoming "Alibaba West"
I search quite often for unique or interesting test equipment. In the past year, I have noticed that almost everything has skyrocketed in cost and for shipping. Perhaps this is a sign that I have enough test gear and projects?
No PAYPAL and I am gone from E-Bay.