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Why is it so hard to order through eBay with PayPal??

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by WhiteBoi360, Nov 10, 2014.

  1. WhiteBoi360

    WhiteBoi360 Regular Member

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    My windows messed up on my Desktop so I needed to order a USB to IDE/SATA cable so I can run my hard drive on my laptop to diagnose and fix the problem not being able to boot into windows..

    I searched Amazon and eBay and found they were much cheaper on eBay. So I tried ordering and kept getting payment declined.

    Furiously I called PayPal. They tell me it's because the seller has a few disputes so they blocked it to ''protect'' me because I probably wouldn't receive the product.

    They tell me that if I buy from anyone else on eBay it will go through. So I tried again after work. Same problem. I call them again and they tell me this time it's because the seller is in a different country and I'm at a high risk once again at not receiving the product.


    So this time I filter eBay to U.S. ONLY. I try to buy the product. Same problem! Payment declined. I call PayPal and this time she doesn't give me a reason and just tells me to manually send the payment to sellers PayPal email address and gives it to me telling me the seller will contact me about where to send it to etc etc


    My PayPal account is not blackhat and I have had it way before my IM days and my bank account and everything is legit and linked accordingly.

    So why is this happening? Why is it so difficult to order off eBay? It was only $4
     
  2. conrulez

    conrulez Power Member

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    LOL...I've NEVER seen this. Ever. Never even heard of it. Just not your day dude. Try again tomorrow. Guarantee you it will go through smoothly.

    Good luck
     
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  3. Ming the Merciless

    Ming the Merciless Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Yeah, I live in the US (Florida) and I have never had this happen. I just ordered something 2 days ago. That is just crazy! Post an update if you find out any other details as I am curious.
     
  4. WhiteBoi360

    WhiteBoi360 Regular Member

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    I doubt it lol. But my computer problem occured a few days ago.. I took a breather over the weekend and tried to order the adapter today. I did get it ordered finally tho but I had to do it manually by going to paypals site and sending payment directly to the sellers email address.. I just now got an email saying it shipped.. so only time will tell. Hope I don't get screwed over lol.

    But yea, it's definitely not been my week.
     
  5. WhiteBoi360

    WhiteBoi360 Regular Member

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    Just a small update:

    I ordered on 11/10/14 and I got an email from PayPal saying my item shipped via USPS. I have a tracking code.. but it still doesn't tell me that my package has actually shipped when I view the tracking information. It's been 2 days and it still doesn't have any tracking information what so ever. And it even says its coming first class mail. Which should only take 2 - 4 days.. so why can't I view my tracking information??

    I don't think I will ever order from eBay again. This has been one bad first experience =/
     
  6. JouvanJohnson

    JouvanJohnson Newbie

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    I thought eBay loved paypal. I had this issue with using my credit card to pay, I thought it was because they wanted me to link my paypal account to my eBay account