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Ebay dropshipper wants to be paid with giftcard?

Discussion in 'Ebay' started by anatho, Jun 29, 2013.

  1. anatho

    anatho Elite Member

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    Somebody contacted me because he is looking for a person selling his items on eBay.
    The items look legit. Only thing is, he does not want to receive his share by paypal, but I should buy Walmart gift cards with his share and have the gc sent to him.
    Could this lead to any trouble for me? Of course first thing is, if I do not send a pp payment but buy a gc and send to him, I do not have pp protection.
    Anything else that could happen? Or is this any known scam method?
     
  2. Faded

    Faded Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    possible scam. gift card is same as cash. if he screws you, nothing you can do.
     
  3. unclemike

    unclemike BANNED BANNED

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    Yes, gift cards are a one way payment method with no chargeback potential. Not to mention the fact it sounds like
    the items he is selling are stolen. Some guys who steal and want others to sell want to be paid my gift cards.

    So proceed with caution :)
     
  4. foghorn

    foghorn Registered Member

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    to avoid taxes? What do you mean Charity?
     
  5. cjmixers

    cjmixers Junior Member

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    Just run as far as you can.
    Hes trying to cash out his paypal account probably.

    You have no recourse when they run.

    And walmart gift cards over 250 at one time must be verified and activated in store or is online, before its purchased.

    They might just tell you to purchase multiple 249 gift cards or whatever.
    But this is most defiantly a scam.
     
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  6. unclemike

    unclemike BANNED BANNED

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    Good Advice. He is trying to cash out his PayPal and turn down anything involved with wal-mart gift cards.

    Cheers,
    Mike
     
  7. TheWhiteGroup

    TheWhiteGroup Newbie

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    Definitely a scam. There's a list of dropshippers in the dropshipper section that are reliable. Use them instead. :)
     
  8. kvmcable

    kvmcable Supreme Member

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    Classic scam that happens all the time. DS won't ship item until he's paid. Seller sends DS payment and DS sends a tracking number. A week later nothing is received, tracking doesn't show activity, DS doesn't respond, eBay buyer files dispute, PP takes the money out of your account and probably limits it, DS is long gone and you're left holding the bag. You make no money, lose your eBay / PP account and lose the money you sent to the DS. We've seen this scam dozens of times here. Still hard to believe someone would JV like this, selling fakes.
     
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  9. succesisnow

    succesisnow Newbie

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    yes i would avoid gift card,