how long should i wait till i file a paypal dispute?

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  1. edwin23

    edwin23 New Member

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    Hey, thought I'd post this here since i'm sure a lot of you have done transactions with paypal.

    Short story:

    Bought sams of this guy off sufu.. 220 shipped.. he only had 1 post but showed me his ebay feedback.. looked legit. This was thursday. After i sent him payment he hasn't pm'd me back since. I sent him a PM friday night, and asked if they were shipped and for the tracking #. With no reply, i msg'd him one more time last night. He was online earlier today, but didn't reply to any of my PM's.

    So shoudl i be panicking or am I just being paranoid?

    Oh and has anyone filed a Paypal dispute before? If it has to come to that, what are the chances of me winning? I'm verified and from 2006.. I think his is unverified and relatively new.
     
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    if he can come up with a receipt or confirmation of shipping that shows that he shipped it to your address, you're fucked. I've always wondered what happens if they just ship out a box of nothingness to your address, that always worried me when I scammed people in WOW :mamoru:

    otherwise give it til tomorrow, today is only the first business day since you paid him.

    but yes you should be worried :o
     
  3. dibalicious

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    PM him one more time simply saying "If I don't receive a reply to this PM regarding our transaction, I'm opening a paypal dispute" or something along those lines. paypal almost always sides with the buyer from what I've heard.
     
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    yeah almost always.
     
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    I dont think this is true. You need actual tracking and delivery confirmation or something from what I've heard, which is why I think the threadstarer has nothing to worry about. He can just do a chargeback if need be.
     
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    unless their account is empty.
     
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    then they run a negative balance on his paypal. dunno what happens then but it's usually not a good thing.
     
  8. loWerd

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    nothing actually.
    you are unable to use your account but you can create a new one.
    buyer never gets his money this way.
     
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    advice:
    if you think he is trying to scam you, assuming he is by not answering your pm's.
    start a paypal dispute and imminently escalate to a paypal claim.
    this way the money will be frozen (unless it's gone...) and you have a great chance to get your money back.
     
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    yikes :noes:

    nevermind. ^^^ what he said.
     
  11. edwin23

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    I filed a dispute.. can't escalated until the 20th though. It says the transaction is arleady completed, so I don't know what that means :(

    Hopefully I don't get scammed.. or I get my moneyb ack :(
     
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    transaction complete means everything involving actual money is done and said, which leaves you with 2 months to open a dispute, so you're not screwed yet
     
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    from now on, do your disputes directly through paypal. that way, there is a record of you trying to get ahold of him. if you reconcile through that process, then they won't have to do anything. if it doesn't get worked out, then they have something to go off of, because they have to review it first before they refund you.
     
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    Update: A little bit after the dispute he immediately replied and shipped them lol.. due here wednesday :)
     
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    good stuff haha

    hope you get the item in decent condition :o
     
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    i've not replied to my buyers for one biz day due to work/etc, so i think giving them one day slack is ok...but yeah good thing he shipped out your stuff.
     
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    Yeah.. I feel kind of bad now. He asked when I would close the dispute because he needs the money so he can pay some bills. However, Paypal doesn't allow you to re-open cases, so if anything else were to happen I would be screwed. So I told him to wait till Wednesday when the item arrives :o
     

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