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(07-30-2013 09:15 PM)AlexRafco Wrote: hey guys so I bought a 125 dollar card from a seller last week and everything went smooth as silk. he actually emailed me too asking if the card met my standards because it was raw and wanted to get it graded, I told him I was very happy we talked some basketball and then asked him if he had any others he wanted to sell. we agreed on $210 sale for 2 more cards he had that he said he was going to put up next week but hell give me first shot on them.
he emailed me back today saying he really wants avoid ebay fees and that if we could just do that transaction via paypal. he has 648 feedback 100% not even a neutral in his history and my gut tells me hes cool.
that being said, what risks am I taking on by just sending him the money on paypal and not actually doing the transaction through ebay? have any of you ever done it? how did it turn out? if he sends me empty packages what recourse do I have?
ive saved every email just in case too, I haven't sent the payment yet because I told him it deposited onto paypal from my account and it should take a couple days, he said its no problem and hell hold the cards for me. he sent me scans of 10 different cards and I chose the 2 I wanted also, so ive seen the cards, and ive saved those emails too.
what do you think?
I forgot to mention he also promised me the cards will grade at least 9 bgs and if they grade less than that I can send them back and hell refund me for the price of grading + the cards. from the scans I saw the looked immaculate
(07-30-2013 09:21 PM)swjrp10 Wrote: You can do it that way, just make sure you pay him the paypal like you're paying for goods/services. That will give you some protection, but not the same amount that ebay would give you as a buyer.
(07-30-2013 11:43 PM)johanolsson Wrote: I've made one of those deals. It was for less, $40 including shipping etc. I was going back and forth until I told my self that you have to trust people in this world, they usually are good people who share the same thoughts as you - this guy risks sending stuff to you and once your reieve it you play it out as if the cards never arrived.
I'd say go for it - as the kids say it now a-days - YOLO and LOL. (One day I'll learn what that means)
(07-30-2013 09:23 PM)AlexRafco Wrote: can you be more specific? what protection do I have?