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Kevin Cray
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I'm taking a risk, I'm making a purchase on a game from a user who just joined in September. He has no posts on the site, no market feedback and when I sent the payment via PayPal it says Unclaimed, as if he doesn't have a paypal account yet.

It's only $26 bucks but I feel like I'm about to get screwed here. I should be eligible for buyers protection via PayPal right?

I'm fairly new myself so if this is the wrong place to post this let me know.
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I'm pretty sure that as long as it is unclaimed you can just ask paypal to give you the money back. Then you can ask him why he didn't pick it up.
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I think I'm going to see where this goes and see if the money gets claimed in the morning. Is it weird that his other marketplace items show up in a google search but when I click his name on the marketplace they don't show up under his profile?
 
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Just make sure you get Dibs* insurance.





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I can't for the life of me figure out why you would do this.
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His communication has been very good, and I'm just hoping to give this guy a chance. Maybe just maybe he isn't an evil person.
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kcray wrote:
His communication has been very good, and I'm just hoping to give this guy a chance. Maybe just maybe he isn't an evil person.


I doubt he is evil, but...........

And best of luck.
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I once had dealings with a new user... I was upfront with them and because of their new user detail, they needed to ship the item first with tracking.

I then told them after it was delivered, I would pay.

They understood and shipped. I paid after delivery.

-DK
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DKahnt wrote:
I once had dealings with a new user... I was upfront with them and because of their new user detail, they needed to ship the item first with tracking.

I then told them after it was delivered, I would pay.

They understood and shipped. I paid after delivery.

-DK


That's a good way to do it. I never thought about that. I don't have the years of service on the site like you or the supporter badges to make me a very trusting person either though. I'm late to the game but doing anything I can to be a positive addition to the community.
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The answer to "Scam or not?" is almost always: Scam.

Then again, trust your gut. If it says to give a little trust, the fail scenario here isn't catastrophic.
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My rule of thumb on this sort of thing is if you aren't sure you should do it then don't. There will always be another one of whatever it is down the road.
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DKahnt wrote:
I paid after delivery.


Which is an option with Paypal.
 
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Wait...is he the Prince of Nigeria by chance?
 
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demondude777 wrote:
Wait...is he the Prince of Nigeria by chance?


No, this is his assistant. He said the Prince was too busy playing Pandemic Legacy with his friends and he was tasked with listing these items.
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kcray wrote:
demondude777 wrote:
Wait...is he the Prince of Nigeria by chance?


No, this is his assistant. He said the Prince was too busy playing Pandemic Legacy with his friends and he was tasked with listing these items.


Oh well..if it not the prince then I won't trust anyone else. Scam.
 
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