It was interstate and I requested Auspost COD, also the buyer sent $50 to my Paypal account via friends and family to cover initial cost. To be fair, they have PayPal protection as a buyer and it’s not uncommon to buy used laptops on eBay. ENVE AM30 Foundation Wheelset – survives our toughest test! Classifieds Rules Once payment is confirmed, item will be shipped out within 1-2 working days (except pre-ordered items which needs about 21-30 working days). I’ve sold a used laptop on Gumtree a few months ago. I’ll have seller protection on my side for everything else but I’m unsure how it goes when I did everything well documented, confirmed, and with a strong evidence trail but the account purchasing was hacked. In saying that though, I've purchased a number of items on Gumtree, I typically pay with paypal as it seems to be the preference and I've received the goods and sent the money each time no issue. Posted 29th Jun 2015. My mate just had a guy trying to buy his computer. CASH on pickup for Gumtree transactions is the only way to go. Gumtree Lodge offers Bed & Breakfast accommodation in Durban in 12 luxuriously appointed suites, bordering the Mount Edgecombe Golf Estate. Paypal gift, postal order, bank transfer? I was worried about mentioning it was me at the time incase of being identified so I said I was posting for a friend lol. Gumtree said it will always take down a copycat website as soon as it can. I think they're bonkers, but they're the ones taking (vast majority of) the risk. Gumtree doesn’t offer any sort of buyer protection / payment programs So … We endeavour to ensure that the information on this site is current and accurate but you should confirm any information with the product or service provider and read the information they can provide. Opinions? Fingers crossed it goes well. Meh, just 'cos Gumtree says it don't make it so. Seems to good to be true. @stickyfingers: "If you are going to meet up in person, try to block the person into a corner when you show them the item so you can grab them if they try to run is my only advice I guess.". See? The sq. Call/sms/whatsapp 8860 9445 to enquire with no obligation & hidden cost!Nippon MatexHDB BTO 3-Room Flat $688/-HDB BTO 4-Room Flat $788/-HDB BTO 5-Room Flat $888/-Others (Please enquire)Nippon Vinilex 5000 / Dulux ICIHDB BTO 3-Room Flat $988/-HDB BTO 4-Room Flat $1088/-HDB BTO 5-Room Flat $1188/-Others (Please enquire) Free site inspection Free laying of protection … Collapse Tree Branch COVID-19 Guidance. @stickyfingers: Wow rough story :( How did the insurance company’s PI investigate you. Sometimes you might want to pay a fee to give your ad a boost. Wouldn't risk it with stranger. If the OP wants to buy something from another state he's entitled to do so and if he does some due diligence there should be no risk. I honestly shake every time I’ve gone to sell something since and I meet up with somebody. Note: PayPal Buyer Protection does not apply to payments made through Gumtree. confirm with the recipient (you) that it was transferred in error. My way is safe, you watch them put it into your bank account. The best way to accept payment in cash is at a bank, where staff can count the money and confirm it’s genuine ( or check yourself ). The problem is, if the purchaser buys with a stolen credit card, the purchaser gets your item free while the money gets reversed because the bank would've reversed it from Paypal? Can still be reversed if the payment was initiated from a card and the cardholder claims the card was stolen at the time that transaction was made. Police in Belfast are warning locals about scammers targeting locals through Gumtree and PayPal. Gumtree Cottage is situated approximately 15 mins from Bowmore and the main amenities of the island. chiade1234 (More ads from this seller) User since kwi 2010 93878624 Email poster Kids these days use Facebook as well but I'm too old to comment on that. @o53djz7qTPY4der: We’ve all been there, mate. Funny that, I’ve already been robbed in person selling from FB Marketplace. https://www.paypal.com/au/smarthelp/article/how-do-i-get-pai... You are protected from unauthorised transactions. Was it on the sly or were they upfront that is what they were doing? I guess I’m lucky I didn’t catch them as I found out from the police later that the thief robbed somebody earlier and stabbed them in the leg when the victim grabbed them. Dismiss, Viewing 14 posts - 1 through 14 (of 14 total), Best form of payment to not get scammed (Gumtree), Premier Partners for Singletrack issues & exclusive subscriber perks, Metcheck MTB Weather Forecasts At A Glance, Singletrack Cycle Of Good Inner Tube Belt, Singletrack Lockdown 2020 426ml Coffee Mug. So in this case they lost money and paid me. I filled out the payslip for them. $100 below my listing price. The topic ‘Best form of payment to not get scammed (Gumtree)’ is closed to new replies. I was very surprised, and put off paying this way due to it. The police caught the thief weeks later after my partner (who witnessed it from the car in the car park), and a bystander gave statements. I’d be more worried about them calling the bank and reporting an unauthorised transaction. Period. Either they pay cash in person, or they pay cash into my bank account. We had to do photo boards, give clothing as evidence (which I never got back) and more. Privacy Jonnyblock 16. Meh, just 'cos Gumtree says it don't make it so. I always use bank transfer when posting goods sold on Gumtree. @festivalmayhem: He called to arrange an interview with me. Doctors Refusing to See Particular Patients. Gumtree warns users to look out for the following signs: Messages that ask you to log in or make a payment … Yet still at the end of the day, their attitude/policy seemed to be, 'well the bank forced us to give money back, so we are going to take it back from you' . But even with that I was investigated for fraud by the insurance company’s PI when I made the claim because they honestly couldn’t believe it was real. Who the hell buys a laptop without either seeing it, or having some sort of guarantee of getting the money back if it is falsely advertised. They definitely can, and it is an extremely common practice if you do a Google search. postal order is good because you can go & cash it before sending the goods, It's costs them to buy it though so you may have to stand the cost yourself in order to get them to do it. Gumtree said it will always take down a copycat website as soon as it can. View more property details, sales history and Zestimate data on Zillow. The topic ‘Best form of payment to not get scammed (Gumtree)’ is closed to new replies. Thanks for educating! someone planning on stealing your $1100 item is unlikely to arrive WITH the money right? I have an 2006 Suzuki Bandit 1200 as deposit. They don't want to cop the loss themselves and essentially PayPal can do absolutely nothing IMO, with bank deciding to reverse payment. Please remember to respect your local community. Gumtree Help Desk . Gumtree and MFC, Nedbank’s vehicle finance division, have launched a digital process to verify cars sold online, which offer consumers additional protection when buying or … and one working on an oil rig!! When you've agreed to the sale, the seller will request the payment in the Gumtree app. That and getting scammed buying here on OzB has set me up to be pretty cautious about selling stuff. Before you pay, carefully inspect the item in person or confirm the service has been completed to your satisfaction. But yes, I did zero over it. They may be talking about being protected against "unauthorized transactions" claim within PayPal. The seller protection is not as solid as you think of. Including today. DisabledUser271064 on 24/01/2019 - 11:44 @danb: No, this was years ago, before gumtree. View Gumtree Free Online Classified Ads for ktm 1290 and more in South Africa. You can then review the payment request information in the Gumtree app and choose your preferred payment method. According to Gumtree, cash is the safest way to get paid. PayPal is a Gumtree partner – it’s easy to connect PayPal to your Gumtree account. Dodgy people everywhere unfortunately. If someone wants to buy my laptop/phone/anime collection, they pay cash. When sending the payment request I specified in the request description the item, linked to the Gumtree add and mentioned the avenues of communication. You can see our top scam warning signs here and read loads more safety advice here; retired mechanical engineer 25 years in the whisky industry The small village of caol ila is a great base to explore Islay, located just 5 mins from the ferry port of Port Askaig and 15 mins from Bowmore - … There are plenty other good deals on Gumtree. I have unlinked it and won't offer it again. Visit Australia's FREE Marketplace to buy in your local area! If an external claim of unauthorized transactions is made (eg. Service History, All Booklets, Manuals, Carpet Mats etc. Local Meet up with people in your local area and inspect your purchases before completing the … Not that desperate. The company said the buyer made the payment outside of Gumtree’s online payment portal, which allowed him to later dispute the charge successfully. View more property details, sales history and Zestimate data on Zillow. Visit Australia's FREE Marketplace to buy in your local area! PPFF - has no formal protection, however it the payment fund has been a credit or debit card can be reversed by the bank, which ultimately goes through PayPal as a chargeback. But because of the pathetic Youth Justice act all they got was a slap on the wrist and a bit of “detention”. A collection of 6 FDC Albums of Singapore from 1973-1995. Gumtree doesn’t offer any sort of buyer protection or payment programs. Gumtree say keeping it ‘in-house’ means you are protected by their filter system which blocks any spam or suspicious emails. I’ve sent them close up pictures from every angle to show the condition of the laptop to cover my ass for the item “not being as described”, and all communication has been via my Gumtree messages and PayPal email address. Should I accept PayPal as a payment method on Gumtree? Never compromise. full face helmets for sale @ podium motorcycles.they are all in perfect condition!make / size / price :- airoh / xs / sold- scorpion / large / r4 500.00 (bluetooth headset with inner sun viser)- spirit vertex mx series / medium / r1 980.00 (brand new)- shark evo line series 3 /xs / r3 500. What a very good lot of advice there is here about selling on Gumtree. Collapse Tree Branch Trading During COVID-19. Finally, if the buyer pays you via PayPal, you’ll also need to pay a fee of 15p plus 2.6% of the sale price. Selling on Gumtree is a win-win situation! F&F can still be reversed if the payment was initiated from a card and the cardholder claims the card was stolen at the time that transaction was made. WARNING Do not link Paypal to Gumtree as I have just been scammed by a buyer who opened a dispute saying the item was defective ( it was a plastic figurine and unbreakable and I had photos before and after delivery proving she is not being honest) and Payal have given her all her(my) money back. Gumtree Manor is a highly recommended property for self catering in De Rust for up to 6 guests visiting the Karoo region.. About Gumtree Manor. Gumtree warns users to look out for the following signs: Messages that ask you to log in or make a payment … Nestled in the Klein Karoo, sandwiched between the Swartberg and Kammanassie Mountains, perched 15m above the waters of the Stompdrift Dam with awe inspiring views, this three bedroom timber cabin occupies a truly special corner of our planet. I should note that I tell them I will not post until the funds have cleared, and I explain how that process works (if it's after their bank's cutoff time, it could take two business days). When buyers tell me they want to buy, and want me to post it. Basically, Gumtree doesn't have any buyer or seller protection, so doing anything other than face-to-face exchange for cash is asking to be scammed. PayPal was 100% on my side, believed my version of events (which I had evidence corroborating) . Because if get 1 number wrong in online tranfer, recipient might not return it. I found a Nexus 7 for sale locally on Gumtree, and because we live in a small close-knit community (virtually crime-free), I didn't twig when the seller spun … Always use common sense – If it looks too good to be true it probably is! You should have got them to pay via paypal through the gumtree app. If they are serious about the sale, they would accept direct deposit only however again there are many issues with fake cheques that can be spoofed here. Just been defrauded on Gumtree, ... A lifetime in Finance has convinced me that payment for internet purchases should only be made by ... but presumably they will spout data protection… When you've agreed to the sale, the seller will request the payment in the Gumtree app. The topic ‘Best form of payment to not get scammed (Gumtree)’ is closed to new replies. Make sure you are with the seller when you pay. I wish you all the best OP, but based on what I've read on these forums - this usually doesn't end well for the seller. Otherwise they can easily dispute through paypal and get funds reversed. The seller got to keep the money also with paypal stating it was their mistake to close the case early. Not a good idea. This fee is charged by PayPal, not Gumtree. But I would not be surprised if something in the fine print allows PayPal to still take the $1200 back, if the reverses and takes the $1200 from PayPal company. Maybe not the case if they paid you with a friends and family payment as that's not meant to be used for purchases and offers no protection for the seller. are you guys aware of the cost of postal orders? If you're buying, then definitely the goods and services. The insurance company called it “standard practice” but when I asked the PI he admitted it isn’t and they bought him in because it seemed fabricated/planned. Hi, the terms and conditions on Gumtree say PayPal Seller Protection is eligible for items sold on Gumtree, but not buyer protection. But the thief pepper sprayed me, grabbed the item (an iPhone) and ran. What do I have to lose? This stunning White C Class AMG Sport Plus has covered 92k miles from new. If you’re a car dealer wanting to list vehicles or a business wanting to post job ads on Gumtree, paid subscription packages are available. Gumtree.com Limited is an Appointed Representative of Compare The Market Limited who is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority. If they deposit direct into your bank account, they cannot get money back at all no matter what. Once payment is confirmed, item will be shipped out within 1-2 working days (except pre-ordered items which needs about 21-30 working days). Gumtree doesn’t offer any sort of buyer protection or payment programs. Using Gumtree for first time and received 2 texts both from people who for various reasons couldn't come to view the furniture - one disabled and blind (really?) Remember to inform your fellow Gummies you’d like contactless payment … In future, cash for pickup on Gumtree, ebay for delivery. I thought that Gumtree and Paypal offers Buyers protection because its one of the preferred option of payment and buying the item online would be safe. If they go in and directly deposit cash into your bank account (at branch, not online transfer) I don't think there is any way they can then take it back . @DisabledUser271064: Bugger, that sucks. I'm not sure the case with gumtree paypal method you suggested. Both were very happy to pay the full price but wanted to pay by PayPal and then organise a courier to pick up the goods and whisk them away to an undisclosed address. Op is completely misunderstood the whole thing… Please just stop you either continue or take our advise not to continue. VAT number: 259751759. According to ING's David Breen, "In the unlikely event that an unauthorised transaction takes place on an ING Direct account, the customer will not be liable for the unauthorised transaction, provided they have complied with the terms and conditions of … 5. $1100 for a used laptop? in paranoid moments I have made buyers meet me at the bank and paid it into my account with me looking over their shoulder. Our features help you jump to the top of the listings, speed up your sale, or reach out further to your audience. Anything to do with PayPal will be a scam. Offers that look ‘too good to be true’ often are, especially if the item needs to be shipped. PayPal is a Gumtree partner – it’s easy to connect PayPal to your Gumtree account. Even though Paypal claims there is no buyer protection for Gumtree items, there is no seller protection either, so what they do is charge back the payment to you from the … The lodge is ideally positioned for golfers, business stay-overs, holiday gateways and long term stays. Gumtree is a local classifieds website and ads aren’t reviewed before they go live on the site. If someone is insisting on remote payment before seeing the goods, my reccommendation would be to walk away and look for something else, especially if it sounds too good to be true. On Gumtree, this means being polite and observant when buying or selling. As a seller, I accept cash only. I chased them as much as I could yelling for help before my eyes closed up but didn’t catch them. post a cheque? The best way to accept payment in cash is at a bank, where staff can count the money and … I have had similar situation, PayPal even sided with me (due to my significant record of honest transactions) , but when it forced back through bank claim, I was then held accountable for PayPal's loss . Hi, About 3 weeks ago i bought an item through Gumtree but paid via Paypal (so i have some protection). Gumtree doesn’t get involved in the payment process, but it does provide a useful guide. Any inspection more than welcome + Issue 134. We recommend using contactless digital payments for Gumtree transactions where possible. Maybe not the case if they paid you with a friends and family payment as that's not meant to be used for purchases and offers no protection for the seller. I’m currently selling my old laptop via Gumtree and after a lot of time wasters who never end up showing I’ve had an offer for $1,300. Accepting Payment via PayPal and Posting. 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