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Apparently Paypal Likes It Tough!

Discussion in 'Making Money' started by mkstromin, Oct 22, 2012.

  1. mkstromin

    mkstromin Power Member

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    So i sold a $47 WSO...money got to paypal instantly..and i always take almost everything out of paypal as soon as it comes in!
    So i took $30 out... and then the noob buyer filed a "Unauthorized Transaction Claim" - which basically means the buyer says that someone took over his account and purchased the WSO without his permission.

    Paypal did that reversed transaction thingy and my account got into the red zone (neg balance - it is like you owe Paypal money).

    Now there is Seller protection but it only works for physical products. So i contacted paypal with a rather flaming email DEMANDING to reverse the the transaction and look into the buyer as i suspect the buyers was full of BS.
    I told them how the hell can i protect myself against the NOOB buyers if their protection works for physical products only. I am an affiliate and i have no control over buyers account! And them putting my account into the red zone really kills my online marketing life and is very inconsiderate of them to protect the buyers only and not give a rat's ass about sellers!

    So in about 8 hours - the claim was resolved - account got back to the positive zone - and an email from paypal support where they apologized for the whole mess!

    I've read many posts where PP screws people in some manner and they dont raise hell...I thought i got nothing to lose so i tried being more aggressive...i guess that helped!
     
  2. Seadragon

    Seadragon Regular Member

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    In the case of working with paypal, it's all about talking to someone with a brain, passing the monkeys on the first contact basis, most are simple working on a script and don't know there hand from there arse!
     
  3. mkstromin

    mkstromin Power Member

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    I guess...as soon as they see there is alive person behind a PC...they get more humane or something! I also could have been just lucky...dunno!
     
  4. therage

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    You were lucky, Paypal screws people over every second of the day to maximize their earnings.
     
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    Junkfood00 Elite Member

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    Being tough and aggressive has its benefits.. Many people reported the same as you.
     
  6. Absynth

    Absynth Registered Member

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    Same happened to me selling habbo thrones ahaha
     
  7. pla123

    pla123 Registered Member

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    Yes, thats the way you have to deal with paypal.. They can fuk you completely..
     
  8. imprint

    imprint Junior Member Premium Member

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    Let's think of that statement for a minute, if PayPal wants to maximize their earnings then they would always side with the seller since they only make money ( from fees ) when a transaction occurs. If they reverse the transaction they lose their fees, therefore hurting their earnings...

    Most likely OP you got half lucky and whoever you were dealing with saw that there wasn't any discrepancy in the account and the transaction.
     
  9. mkstromin

    mkstromin Power Member

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    I guess so...if i did not have other PP accounts, i probably would have kept my mouth shut not to upset them :)...