Ian wrote:Paypal sucks. You need to file within 30 days (which I did) and even then they don't guarantee you'll get your money.. that is unless you pay extra for insurance. Essentially his Paypal account was tapped out so Paypal told me to go sit and spin.
Happened to me once...well sorta. A seller on eBay was selling some computer equipment, so my partner bought most of it and I bought some of it. My partner used his credit card and paid for it through PayPal; I used my existing balance in PayPal. The merchandise never reached my partner, but merchandise did reach me, however it was not the merchandise described on the auction page. After filing a complaint with both eBay and PayPal, I got, what I thought, was a better response from PayPal. eBay said they couldn't help me because the seller did actually send something, apparently they weren't too interested in helping me despite the fact that I received the wrong merchandise. After a little while, PayPal proved not to be very helpful either. They gave me the same excuse they gave you, something about the seller's PayPal account being empty, therefore no funds could be recovered.
My partner was more irate than me since he received nothing at all. So, since he used his credit card, he went directly to the bank and was able to recover money that way. I don't recall if he recovered the full amount, but I know he salvaged the bulk of it.
Despite all of this, I still like eBay and PayPal. There hasn't been a real rival of PayPal, therefore I have to stick with them. Citibank's c2it service was a rival, but they shut down last year. And eBay, IMO, is still a great community to buy and sell. Am I more careful about who I do business with on eBay now? Sure. Of all the auctions sites, eBay is tops.
No, I like women.