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Any risk involved here ?

Discussion in 'Making Money' started by Cdman, Sep 2, 2011.

  1. Cdman

    Cdman Power Member

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    I've started to do articles for someone and have got a large enough order ($100 worth). They don't want to pay as a paypal gift, instead they want to pay normally through paypal.

    I don't know if they just want to safe themself some money or are they going to try get a refund some way.

    Not sure if I should ask for $92 or whatever as a gift instead ?

    Thanks.
     
  2. Kickflip

    Kickflip BANNED BANNED

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    Ask for $92.00, if they refuse, ask them WHY they want to pay via regular paypal and not as gift. Make sure they are communicating with you through the MAIN paypal email that they will pay with. Ask them to do half as gift, and half regular. Good luck!
     
  3. elitemarketer

    elitemarketer Junior Member

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    You are selling a service / intangible goods, so if they try to do a dispute with you, you will automatically win. So, I don't think there is any risk involved on your end.
     
  4. Kickflip

    Kickflip BANNED BANNED

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    Not true. That is dangerous advice to give. I have disputed against people before for not delivering the service properly and I won. Paypal decides in favor of both sides of the argument based on lots of different factors that probably none of us know about.

    Things like how much money you make paypal, how long you have had your account, how many other disputes filed against you, what you post in the dispute versus what the other person posts in the dispute.

    It is just like any other company, a human CSR (customer service rep) looks at the dispute, and decides in favor of a certain party at THEIR OWN discretion.
     
  5. umairsheikh2002

    umairsheikh2002 BANNED BANNED

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    Always involved risk where is money!!
     
  6. Cdman

    Cdman Power Member

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    Thanks for the replies.

    I'm going to find out how much less it would be as a gift and ask for that.

    I dont know what way to ask though lol,.
     
  7. judson

    judson Power Member

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    I would be worried about someone asking for payment as a gift, especially if I was paying in advance.

    Online transactions like this are based on trust. No trust, no commerce.

    How long have you been writing for this person? Do they pay on time? Do they always pay?

    An alternative might be to split the payments in multiple payments for each submission. That way, both parties can easily terminate the relationship with minimal loss exposure.
     
  8. maineyak

    maineyak Power Member

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    I do believe that you can't dispute on digital goods, I've even won a dispute for that reason, and been on the other end and lost for that reason, as the buyer.
     
  9. GreatThing

    GreatThing Newbie

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    I wouldn't be too worried about accepting Paypal. But as suggested, if this is a new client you've never dealt with before, try breaking it up into smaller transactions. Deliver a few articles at a time & have the buyer break up the payments. Minimize your risk.
     
  10. Cdman

    Cdman Power Member

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    They've actually already paid now and it's not a gift.

    I kinda trust them, just hope I didn't waste hours of article writing for nothing :(

    Thanks
     
  11. zero-day

    zero-day Regular Member

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    Best of luck with it. One time, make sure you have logs of EVERYTHING in case he disputes.