Have you had good or bad experiences with PayPal and Ebay?

What will the future hold for PayPal and Ebay type services?

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Have you had good or bad experiences with PayPal and Ebay?

Posted 10 September 2010 - 10:49 AM

I am making an honest effort to learn from my Lounge thread mistakes. Please help me foster quality discussions on this topic. My goal is to encourage users to actively participate in quality discussions and have fun. And, yes, you have my permission to tell me to “stop making threads” and to attack me as a person.

In regards to this thread, my most recent online business involved selling items on eBay. I received payment for the items I sold via PayPal. It seemed to work alright at the time. However, I could not help but wonder what the future might hold for PayPal and eBbay type services. I would think that for the internet to continue to grow the methods used to buy and sell items and services should evolve into seamless safe transactions.

What are your thoughts regarding the future of PayPal and eBbay type services. What do you expect to see the future hold regarding buying and selling items and services on the internet?

Also, what type of good or bad experiences have you had with the existing PayPal and eBbay services?

For example, some people become addicted to eBay. Below is an eBay parody music video which says it all regarding eBay addiction. Have you ever been addicted to eBay, or do you know someone who is addicted to eBay. Please share your experiences with us.



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Posted 10 September 2010 - 11:06 AM

Four years ago I had been using PayPal to save up to buy an engagement ring for my wife (fiance then, of course). When I tried to withdraw the money it gave me problems because it was more than they usually let people take out at one time. I had to call PayPal and explain that yes, it really was me trying to take out the money, and yes, it was for an expensive thing so it had to be done all at once, and yes could they please hurry because I planned on proposing soon! So I don't know if this is a good experience or a bad one - it's nice to know that if someone is trying to drain your account they have a whole lot of hoops to jump through - but it'll freak you out when you're getting ready to propose and you get an email saying your payment for the ring is denied/delayed (whatever it said).
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Posted 10 September 2010 - 11:29 AM

I think eBay has gone to the dogs since it was sold. It's obviously now ran as a business rather than as a market. The costs & percentages keep going up, & I really don't care to sell on there much anymore.

As for PayPal, I really enjoy their services. I've gotten quite a few jobs for the PayPal API on RentACoder, & it's an easy API to follow & work with.

Throughout my time on eBay I've had both good & bad experiences as a seller, & I will say that eBay does their best to side fairly in a dispute.
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Posted 10 September 2010 - 07:47 PM

Didn't you just have an ebay topic closed? What is your obsession with ebay? How does it make you feel? Have you considered professional help with your problem?
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Posted 10 September 2010 - 11:32 PM

Stop making threads.
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Posted 11 September 2010 - 03:33 AM

At this point I think you should just be removed from the the competition and suspended for a week.
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Posted 11 September 2010 - 05:32 AM

I was not fast enough to post the last time this topic appeared in the Lounge. I hope I get to say my two cents this time.

I love eBay. I think eBay is the future of the internet.

And yes, I am addicted to eBay!

My favorite was biding on things to drive up the bid. I never really planned on winning any bids, I just wanted to drive up the bids.

Oh, first let me explain. I live in a very small apartment. And I mean really small apartment. I do not have a living room, the room that is supposed to be a living room is my computer room/library.

Now with that said, you understand why the moose head I purchased on eBay hangs in my kitchen!

Oh, well, I was high bidder and I did not have the heart not to buy it.
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Posted 11 September 2010 - 05:52 AM

Maybe you should find a useful hobby... something less asinine and slightly productive. Just sayin'.
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Posted 11 September 2010 - 09:40 PM

You can buy an Amish dress on eBay

--There is no God--
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Posted 11 September 2010 - 10:37 PM

Unfortunately PayPal doesn't support Egypt yet
even though we have signed a lot of petitions
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Posted 11 September 2010 - 11:57 PM

I actually LOVE paypal and ebay. I can buy things for just a few cents.
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Posted 12 September 2010 - 12:33 AM

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Unfortunately PayPal doesn't support Egypt yet
even though we have signed a lot of petitions


Ebay doesn't accept camels as currency yet. har har har.
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Posted 12 September 2010 - 08:27 AM

You missed the chance to make a joke about them paying in pyramids for this joke?
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Posted 12 September 2010 - 09:58 AM

I am dissappoint.
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Posted 12 September 2010 - 10:49 AM

i stand by my joke. haters.
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