« on: June 16, 2010, 02:10:10 pm »Message ID: 192588
Ebay/paypal both suck. I just got scammed on paypal. I sold a $10 itunes gift card. The $10 went into my paypal account and it said completed. They buyer emailed me and requested that I just email him the code for the card rather than mail it. So I did. 2 days after I emailed the code the status of the payment changed from completed to held. I called paypal and they said they couldn't verify if the payment is legit. Its been 2 weeks and my payment is still being held. The best part of it all is they told me if the buyer doesn't respond to the claim then he gets his money back. I messaged a couple other sellers that this guy has bought from and they all said the same thing happened to them. I don't understand how I was suppose to know I was being scammed. The transaction was "completed" so I had the $10. Once I sent the buyer the codes then paypal decides to put a hold on the funds. I also paid about $3 in ebat/paypal fees. Which is 30% of the total amount I recieved. Overall ebay/paypal suck, the fees are outrageous and they are NOT secure, I would highly recommend not using them.