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eBay Buyer Wants a Large Transaction Suspicious?

Discussion in 'Ebay' started by Inukai, Dec 27, 2011.

  1. Inukai

    Inukai Newbie

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    Hi, I just started dropshipping and ran into my first customer. They want a rather large amount of product at a discount, which is no problem. I'm just wondering how suspicious this is and is this a tactic that could be used to get my acct banned? Also how should I go about making this transaction without going through LamePal? Any thoughts or ideas? Thanks.

    EDIT: I should probably mention that the buyer has been on eBay for two months and has 1 feedback. I might just be paranoid but this is my first sale.
     
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  2. eBayMafia

    eBayMafia BANNED BANNED

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    The most important questions are how much is the individual item and how many are they wanting to purchase?
     
  3. Inukai

    Inukai Newbie

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    The items are going for 275, they want 64 at a bulk discount which I'm willing to give. So it's enough that might show up as suspicious
     
  4. marusia

    marusia Senior Member

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    Tell them you are only willing to do that transaction via bank wire. A transaction that large could freeze your account, and they can't reverse a bank wire (legally)...I'm assuming you are in the USA?
     
  5. Inukai

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    Yes I am in the US, and I never considered that as an option. Would there be any reason the seller wouldn't want to do it that way?
     
  6. marusia

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    The seller? No. The buyer may not want to...but tell him no thanks if they say anything. Don't say anything inside of ebay. "If you'd like to discuss this further, my email is s e l l e r (at) y a h o o (dot) com". Space it out, otherwise ebay will block your contact info. They can't ban you on ebay for discussing that stuff outside if they don't have it in the ebay message system.
     
  7. ssean759

    ssean759 Newbie

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    honestly sounds like he's trying to scam you. like he might be trying to pay with a bogus credit card or something. ya it you can get a bank wire if not walk away
     
  8. boom1

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    so it is in the region of a $15k sale, bank wire or walk

    your paypal would be suspended almost straight away at that amount and likely held for 180 days anyway

    so 100% bank wire or walk away from the deal
     
  9. AGENT 00FAKE

    AGENT 00FAKE Newbie

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    Also you should contact the person by phone and make sure you get a valid address for a transaction like that, whether or not they pay by bank wire. If they fraudulently wire the money to you, they could freeze your ba and you will lose everything.
     
  10. VyMarx

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    I'm using google checkout as a merchant of my ebay sales :) works great!
     
  11. The-Truth

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    Honestly this has scam written all over it. I get these all the time. Insist they call you and bank wire. I can't tell you how many times I got excited but had to walk away cuz it was a scam lol.
     
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  12. Techxan

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    And do NOT take a money order or certified check, only deal with them by bank wire.

    If they are legit, they will have absolutely no problem with it. If they balk, they are trying to scam you.
     
  13. Leonne

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    Sounds like it could very well be a scam. I don't normally buy from new people or sell to new people, as I'm afraid they con me out, so I'm paranoid when it comes to ebay. I think everyone should be that way though.
     
  14. adamv99

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    Sounds real shaky. I would walk away to many other opportunities to get burned on one.
     
  15. innovativetech

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    I can tell you from past experience I had someone inquire about my auction and at the time I was parting out DSS systems when the DirecTV cards could be hacked. This guy wants a bulk amount and 2 days later send me a cashier check-assumingly trusted me..or would kill me i suppose. I developed a great trade with him, and leaving open options on my auctions to communicate if they were looking for more.

    Regarding the funds-I would say NO to any foreigner, and make sure you take cash-either through bank wire or in hand. Even things like money orders & Cards/PayPal can be reversed. Or get his name & address and Ill verify him as legitimate in about 5 minutes. Message me if you need
     
  16. Translator

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    This is important:

    If you are starting as a dropshipper, start veeeeeery slow, cause Ebay watches this kind of sellers closely, cause they don't have an actual item to sell, don't raise any flags cause you can and eventually you'll lose.

    Ignore and block this buyer, cause it only takes a chargeback from him and you are done with Paypal and Ebay.

    Ebay and Paypal expert, and translator!