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PayPal disputes on Flippa

Discussion in 'Site Flipping' started by locknload007, Feb 12, 2011.

  1. locknload007

    locknload007 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    What are the chances of an account with a +2 rating, because they verifed a phone, of them winning an auction, then after a few weeks putting in a dispute with PayPal that they never got what they purchased? Once they have the domain, hard to get it back and PayPal will be on their side.

    Should a seller ship a copy and have them sign for it? Maybe delay transfer of the domain for 45 days?

    Or is there really no problems with this on Flippa?

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  2. littlewebdragon

    littlewebdragon Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Hello,

    from what you've written I assume you were the seller and then someone payed and now they asked for refund? Dispute and PayPal refund is not the same. :)

    Anyway, if you delivered what you agreed over with them and what was stated on your auction, you will win. Why would PayPal be on their side if you've delivered what you needed to deliver by what you've stated on your auction page? :)
     
  3. bryanon

    bryanon Executive VIP Premium Member

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    First of all, PayPal disputes have nothing what so ever to do with the history of your Flippa account. PayPal will make the decision whether to side with the buyer or the seller based on a) evidence; b) their gut feeling - they will not bother to review any Flippa accounts.

    Secondly, littlewebdragon is completely wrong. In case of an "item not received" dispute it's pretty much a coin flip whether PayPal will side with the buyer or the seller. Your best bet is to provide as much evidence as possible that you've indeed transferred the site/domain and keep your fingers crossed.

    It's also a good idea to always send something "physical" along with every sale of digital item. Something like a CD containing a copy of the website files will do very nicely, as in this case you can give PayPal the tracking number and you've gotyourself an almost guaranteed win. An even better idea, of course, is to use safer payment methods than PayPal.
     
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  4. ASAFH12

    ASAFH12 Newbie

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    MAYBE GIVE A LITTLE DISCOUNT IF THE BUYER PAY BY western union.
    BECAUSE LIKE BRYANON SAY PAYPAL IS NOT SURE THING IN CASE LIKE THIS ​
     
  5. Robert

    Robert Newbie

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    They can dispute all they want but it falls under Paypal TOS of digital goods. With Flippa you have your auction listing, listing invoice, proof of sale, Flippa invoice for successful sale, a record of emails from Flippa's sale completion area, your domain transfer receipt etc. etc.

    Paypal will not be on their side by any means.

    However, there has been some Paypal echeck scammers on Flippa lately. They pay by echeck and hope the seller will transfer the domain and files then cancel the echeck. That's why when using Paypal you do nothing until you've got your money period.

    It's also wise to sweep your Paypal account daily. And use Escrow for larger sales to CYA.
     
  6. alecaim

    alecaim Newbie

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    Are disputes common on flippa?

    Are there better places to sell?
     
  7. AndrewAU

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    The disputes on Flippa are primarily to ensure problem buyers or sellers are efficiently removed from the Flippa community and that the aggrieved party does not incur fees on a failed transaction. Thankfully this is not a common occurrence on Flippa.

    Are there better places to sell? I'm biased but say there is no place better to sell if you have a quality site to sell. You can sell elsewhere for cheaper but risk getting a lower price for your asset.
     
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  8. Duality99

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    too bad they don't allow selling sites with adult content such image hostings
     
  9. hgear

    hgear Power Member

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    PayPal is always on the buyers side but what's worse is if the paid with a credit card.
    The transaction can be reversed through credit card company and even if PayPal wanted to (which don't ) they couldn't get your money back.

    I have had it happen so I am not stating my .02 cents this is fact!