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Is This Some Sort of Flippa Scam?

Discussion in 'Site Flipping' started by Taker101, Mar 21, 2014.

  1. Taker101

    Taker101 Newbie

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    I just sold my first site on Flippa and the buyer keeps saying when he tries paying to my PayPal account it says "transaction can't be processed". He wanted to use 2checkout to make the purchase, but I told him PayPal only.

    I double checked the email for the account. I created a button and bought something for .10 cents. Plus I transferred .10 cents over directly. They both went through fine.

    If he keeps saying he can't make the payment through PayPal what should I do? Can I cancel the auction and resell it again or something? Any advice from some Flippa experts would be nice. Not sure what I'm doing since this is my first sell.

    He just sent me this message:

    Sounds like BS since he's already spent 2k on Flippa.
     
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  2. cameltoe

    cameltoe Registered Member

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    Sounds like BS to me. Find another buyer, don't take chances.
     
  3. KnightRider

    KnightRider Regular Member

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    Have you tried sending him an invoice? I had the same situation when a buyer wasn't able to send me so I sent an invoice and it all worked out.
     
  4. Spock187

    Spock187 Newbie

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    My guess is that you have already taken action on your challenge over a week ago. Please update us and tell us what you did and how it all worked out.

    On another note, here would have been my advice: Give the guy the benefit of the doubt. Get full, specific clear details from him on what exactly the challenge with PP was. Then, contact PP and share the problem with their support.

    I know, people cringe when I suggest contacting PP. But, I have done it 100 times. I pick up the phone, I speak with a live human being, I get answers. It works.

    With PP, there are 100's of weird possibilities that could have caused this problem thru no fault of your own. Or possibly, the guy is a trouble-maker. But, never just cut your fishing line in the hopes of getting the same or better offer from another person, because that possibly might not play out well for you.

    Always give the benefit of the doubt, just in case.

    Again, let us know on this great forum how it turned out.
     
  5. yuuzokun

    yuuzokun Power Member

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    why don't you use escrow ?
     
  6. Mnet17

    Mnet17 Junior Member

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    Don't use 2Checkout since it will go through his debit card/credit card and after making payment, he can call the bank to do a chargeback on the account. You will lose money at the end no matter what because website is an intangible product and you can't simply prove anything if he says to the bank that it's poor quality etc
     
  7. borris101

    borris101 Registered Member

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    I would always use the Escrow service for selling or buying a website. If I recall right, Paypal is not very nice to the seller if the dispute is for intangible/digital product. So, why take the risk? Use Escrow.