• Pay Pal / Ebay

    From HusTler@VERT/HAVENS to All on Mon Oct 19 22:21:37 2020
    I just got screwed yet again on Ebay/Paypal. Ebay employees the bad sellers and paypal takes your money for them. I don't have a facebook or twitter account with thousands of followers but I'm going to try and reach out to the few people I know in BBS Land. Watch who you buy from on Ebay. Ebay and Paypal do not monitor bad sellers until it's too late.. Especially if you buy something for under 100 bucks. As a person living on a fixed income in an adult home 100 bucks is a fortune to me. But Ebay/PayPal only want the big players. So watch yourself. If you can buy used stuff at your local Salvation Army please do that. Don't give your money to the likes of Ebay/Paypal. That's all for now.

    HusTler

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  • From Arelor@VERT/PALANT to HusTler on Tue Oct 20 09:43:02 2020
    Re: Pay Pal / Ebay
    By: HusTler to All on Mon Oct 19 2020 10:21 pm

    I just got screwed yet again on Ebay/Paypal. Ebay employees the bad sellers and paypal takes your money for them. I don't have a facebook or twitter account with
    thousands of followers but I'm going to try and reach out to the few people I know in BBS Land. Watch who you buy from on Ebay. Ebay and Paypal do not monitor bad
    sellers until it's too late.. Especially if you buy something for under 100 bucks. As a person living on a fixed income in an adult home 100 bucks is a fortune to me.
    But Ebay/PayPal only want the big players. So watch yourself. If you can buy used stuff at your local Salvation Army please do that. Don't give your money to the like
    of Ebay/Paypal. That's all for now.

    HusTler


    What happened?

    PayPal has always been a bitch to work with as merchant so I don't really like it much.

    Ebay used to be about small sellers, but nowadays you can only make a profit there if you are a big seller with a big turnover of items, which is sort of sad.

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  • From MRO@VERT/BBSESINF to HusTler on Tue Oct 20 16:54:28 2020
    Re: Pay Pal / Ebay
    By: HusTler to All on Mon Oct 19 2020 10:21 pm

    Especially if you buy something for under 100 bucks. As a person living on a fixed income in an adult home 100 bucks is a fortune to me. But Ebay/PayPal only want the big players. So watch yourself. If you can buy used stuff at your local Salvation Army please do that. Don't give your money to the likes of Ebay/Paypal. That's all for now.


    usually ebay will back you up and refund you.

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  • From HusTler@VERT/HAVENS to Arelor on Tue Oct 20 20:02:55 2020
    Re: Pay Pal / Ebay
    By: Arelor to HusTler on Tue Oct 20 2020 09:43 am

    I just got screwed yet again on Ebay/Paypal. Ebay employees the bad
    What happened?

    PayPal has always been a bitch to work with as merchant so I don't really li it much.

    I bought a used laptop that didn't fit the description. I can still use it but the seller wasn't honest about it. Ebay needs to check on their sellers in my opinion but I know that's hard to do. It bugs me that ebay and paypal are the same. I'd feel better if they were two seperate entities but that's a pipe dream too. :-(

    HusTler

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  • From Warpslide@VERT/NRBBS to HusTler on Wed Oct 21 08:09:00 2020
    On 20 Oct 2020, HusTler said the following...

    It bugs me that and paypal are the same. I'd feel better if they were two Hu> seperate entitie that's a pipe dream too. :-(HusTler

    eBay & PayPal split back in 2015:

    https://www.geekwire.com/2015/everything-you-need-to-know-about-ebay-and-paypal s-split-and-how-it-impacts-amazon/


    Jay

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  • From HusTler@VERT/HAVENS to MRO on Wed Oct 21 07:58:47 2020
    Re: Pay Pal / Ebay
    By: MRO to HusTler on Tue Oct 20 2020 04:54 pm

    Especially if you buy something for under 100 bucks. As a person living

    usually ebay will back you up and refund you.


    Yea.. I opened a case so I'll see what happens. This is my first one. The case is with paypal. Paypal is who I have a problem with. The entire internet requires paypal. I got the darn thing working so that's good. The memory chip was bad. I just happened to have another one and it works fine. Installed Lubuntu and I'm good to go. The seller should have stated it had a bad memory chip and only boot to bios. It worked out for me but it should have been listed as "Not Working for parts only". Bitch Bitch Bitch LOL



    HusTler

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  • From HusTler@VERT/HAVENS to Warpslide on Wed Oct 21 11:05:40 2020
    Re: Re: Pay Pal / Ebay
    By: Warpslide to HusTler on Wed Oct 21 2020 08:09 am

    It bugs me that and paypal are the same. I'd feel better if they were

    eBay & PayPal split back in 2015:

    https://www.geekwire.com/2015/everything-you-need-to-know-about-ebay-and-pay s-split-and-how-it-impacts-amazon/

    Split what? Stocks? BTW I the link is NG. I read up on the two on wikipedia. It's hard to tell who's who with all the aquisitions. I don't trust ebay. That's the bottom line. I've gotten ripped off too many times over the years.

    HusTler

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  • From HusTler@VERT/HAVENS to Warpslide on Wed Oct 21 11:06:18 2020
    Re: Re: Pay Pal / Ebay
    By: Warpslide to HusTler on Wed Oct 21 2020 08:09 am

    It bugs me that and paypal are the same. I'd feel better if they were

    eBay & PayPal split back in 2015:

    https://www.geekwire.com/2015/everything-you-need-to-know-about-ebay-and-pay s-split-and-how-it-impacts-amazon/

    Split what? Stocks? BTW the link is NG. I read up on the two on wikipedia. It's hard to tell who's who with all the aquisitions. I don't trust ebay. That's the bottom line. I've gotten ripped off too many times over the years.

    HusTler


    HusTler

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  • From poindexter FORTRAN@VERT/REALITY to Warpslide on Wed Oct 21 15:41:35 2020
    Re: Re: Pay Pal / Ebay
    By: Warpslide to HusTler on Wed Oct 21 2020 08:09 am

    eBay & PayPal split back in 2015:

    I was there. Good times. We stood up a whole logical network, split 120+ business apps between two entities, and pulled close to 25K desktops all over the world off of one domain and onto a new domain, in about the same time we'd take to merge a small company's files, telco, email and clients onto the corporate network.

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  • From poindexter FORTRAN@VERT/REALITY to HusTler on Wed Oct 21 15:42:43 2020
    Re: Re: Pay Pal / Ebay
    By: HusTler to Warpslide on Wed Oct 21 2020 11:05 am

    Split what? Stocks?

    eBay spun PayPal off into a separate company.

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  • From Warpslide@VERT/NRBBS to poindexter FORTRAN on Wed Oct 21 19:34:00 2020
    On 21 Oct 2020, poindexter FORTRAN said the following...

    eBay & PayPal split back in 2015:

    I was there. Good times.

    That's actually really cool!

    We stood up a whole logical network, split 120+ business apps between two pF> entities, and pulled close to 25K desktops all over the world off of one pF> domain and onto a new domain, in about the same time we'd take

    That's certainly a big job! How many people were on that team? Did you have an automated tool to do domain pull/re-join or was it a manual one-by-one?


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  • From Arelor@VERT/PALANT to HusTler on Wed Oct 21 17:44:21 2020
    Re: Pay Pal / Ebay
    By: HusTler to Arelor on Tue Oct 20 2020 08:02 pm

    Re: Pay Pal / Ebay
    By: Arelor to HusTler on Tue Oct 20 2020 09:43 am

    I just got screwed yet again on Ebay/Paypal. Ebay employees the bad
    What happened?

    PayPal has always been a bitch to work with as merchant so I don't really li it much.

    I bought a used laptop that didn't fit the description. I can still use it but the seller wasn't honest about it. Ebay need
    to check on their sellers in my opinion but I know that's hard to do. It bugs me that ebay and paypal are the same. I'd feel
    better if they were two seperate entities but that's a pipe dream too. :-(

    HusTler


    Aw man, too bad.

    I buy my used hardware from professional dealers nowadays. They have warranty periods and such which is quite convenient, and
    if need be, you can show up at their shop and yell at them. Most of the time, there are no problems, though. Last time they
    sold me a server that didn't work, they replaced it for me, no questions asked.

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  • From HusTler@VERT/HAVENS to Arelor on Wed Oct 21 23:52:03 2020
    Re: Pay Pal / Ebay
    By: Arelor to HusTler on Wed Oct 21 2020 05:44 pm

    I buy my used hardware from professional dealers nowadays. They have warrant periods and such which is quite convenient, and if need be, you can show up their shop and yell at them. Most of the time, there are no problems, though Last time they sold me a server that didn't work, they replaced it for me, n questions asked.

    I enjoy putting together old machines. I can't justify dealer prices. I'd probably screw up a new machine. Can't teach an old dog new tricks. I've heard it's a bitch to hack operating systems on new machines. Windows builds their licences into the hardware? What's a UEIU or whatever? No more BIOS anymore?

    ... I either want less corruption, or more chance to participate in it.

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  • From Arelor@VERT/PALANT to HusTler on Thu Oct 22 03:50:07 2020
    Re: Pay Pal / Ebay
    By: HusTler to Arelor on Wed Oct 21 2020 11:52 pm

    Re: Pay Pal / Ebay
    By: Arelor to HusTler on Wed Oct 21 2020 05:44 pm

    I buy my used hardware from professional dealers nowadays. They have warrant periods and such which is quite convenient,
    if need be, you can show up their shop and yell at them. Most of the time, there are no problems, though Last time they
    sold me a server that didn't work, they replaced it for me, n questions asked.

    I enjoy putting together old machines. I can't justify dealer prices. I'd probably screw up a new machine. Can't teach an o
    dog new tricks. I've heard it's a bitch to hack operating systems on new machines. Windows builds their licences into the
    hardware? What's a UEIU or whatever? No more BIOS anymore?

    ... I either want less corruption, or more chance to participate in it.


    Oh, I mean dealers of USED hardware.

    Mostly, they buy computers and gear from bankrupt firms at a tiny fraction of their worth. Then they sell them to you at a tiny
    x 2 fraction of the cost. End result is you end up buying capable machines for dirty cheap - we are talking less than 100 usd.

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  • From poindexter FORTRAN@VERT/REALITY to Warpslide on Thu Oct 22 06:15:00 2020
    Warpslide wrote to poindexter FORTRAN <=-

    That's certainly a big job! How many people were on that team?

    I had 35 full-time people in the US, and another 25-30 temp workers
    helping out.

    Did you have an automated tool to do domain pull/re-join
    or was it a manual one-by-one?

    Automatic, there was quite a bit of manual work - all of our
    management tools, apps, etc. needed to be re-pointed to new servers
    or replaced with different tools, etc.




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  • From Phigan@VERT/FLUXCAP to HusTler on Fri Oct 23 05:57:50 2020
    Re: Pay Pal / Ebay
    By: HusTler to All on Mon Oct 19 2020 10:21 pm

    From my experience, if you file a dispute through PayPal, and you jump through their hoops, you will get your money back.

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  • From Phigan@VERT/FLUXCAP to HusTler on Fri Oct 23 05:59:57 2020
    Re: Pay Pal / Ebay
    By: HusTler to Arelor on Tue Oct 20 2020 08:02 pm

    opinion but I know that's hard to do. It bugs me that ebay and paypal are th same. I'd feel better if they were two seperate entities but that's a pipe

    They have been separate for 6 years now.

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  • From Phigan@VERT/FLUXCAP to HusTler on Fri Oct 23 06:02:10 2020
    Re: Pay Pal / Ebay
    By: HusTler to MRO on Wed Oct 21 2020 07:58 am

    Lubuntu and I'm good to go. The seller should have stated it had a bad memor chip and only boot to bios. It worked out for me but it should have been lis

    Did you contact the seller through eBay? I recently bought some RAM from random seller.. it was bad.. I contacted them and let them know, they apologized and refunded my money. No dispute necessary.

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  • From MRO@VERT/BBSESINF to Phigan on Fri Oct 23 16:12:54 2020
    Re: Pay Pal / Ebay
    By: Phigan to HusTler on Fri Oct 23 2020 05:59 am

    Re: Pay Pal / Ebay
    By: HusTler to Arelor on Tue Oct 20 2020 08:02 pm

    opinion but I know that's hard to do. It bugs me that ebay and paypal
    are th same. I'd feel better if they were two seperate entities but
    that's a pipe

    They have been separate for 6 years now.


    they are still both shitty companies
    still the same user experience.

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  • From Gate Keeper@VERT/THEGATEB to HusTler on Wed Oct 28 09:53:54 2020
    Re: Pay Pal / Ebay
    By: HusTler to All on Mon Oct 19 2020 10:21 pm

    I just got screwed yet again on Ebay/Paypal. Ebay employees the bad sellers and paypal takes your money for them. I don't have a facebook or twitter account with thousands of followers but I'm going to try and reach out to the few people I know in BBS Land. Watch who you buy from on Ebay. Ebay and Paypal do not monitor bad sellers until it's too late.. Especially if you buy something for under 100 bucks. As a person living on a fixed income in an adult home 100 bucks is a fortune to me. But Ebay/PayPal only want the big players. So watch yourself. If you can buy used stuff at your local Salvation Army please do that. Don't give your money to the likes of Ebay/Paypal. That's all for now.

    HusTler


    I've been buying and selling on eBay and using PayPal for years, in fact pretty much from day one when each was launched and only had 1 bad experience that I can remember. Its a rule to check the feedback ratings of the users you buy from before you buy. And, PayPal is great with their fraud prevention and always good on getting your money back. I use PayPal and Square in my computer/IT business daily, no issues every.

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  • From Vlk-451@VERT/HAVENS to Gate Keeper on Wed Oct 28 14:22:17 2020
    Re: Pay Pal / Ebay
    By: Gate Keeper to HusTler on Wed Oct 28 2020 09:53 am

    I use PayPal and Square in my computer/IT business daily, no issues every.

    When I use to do Online Gamers Escoritng, the platform took 10%, and paypal took 1% if you wanted the cash sent to debit. When my returns were only over 20 or so bucks, that was rough.
    Crystal Palace, Orbitsville
  • From HusTler@VERT/HAVENS to Vlk-451 on Wed Oct 28 17:58:23 2020
    Re: Pay Pal / Ebay
    By: Vlk-451 to Gate Keeper on Wed Oct 28 2020 02:22 pm

    When I use to do Online Gamers Escoritng, the platform took 10%, and paypal took 1% if you wanted the cash sent to debit. When my returns were only over or so bucks, that was rough.

    I've had chats with a few sellers on ebay. Sounds like it's tough to sell on ebay. I've never sold on ebay so I wouldn't know. If everyone is so unhappy why are we using it? Ebay has no competetion?
  • From Vlk-451@VERT/HAVENS to HusTler on Wed Oct 28 19:21:26 2020
    Re: Pay Pal / Ebay
    By: HusTler to Vlk-451 on Wed Oct 28 2020 05:58 pm

    If everyone is so unhappy why are we using it? Ebay has no competetion?

    Well, there's Etsy and Craigslist and some other similar services, but not many of them are frequent for tech or auto.
    Crystal Palace, Orbitsville
  • From HusTler@VERT/HAVENS to Vlk-451 on Wed Oct 28 20:40:29 2020
    Re: Pay Pal / Ebay
    By: Vlk-451 to HusTler on Wed Oct 28 2020 07:21 pm

    If everyone is so unhappy why are we using it? Ebay has no competetion?

    Well, there's Etsy and Craigslist and some other similar services, but not m of them are frequent for tech or auto.

    I've had a quick look at Etsy. I wasn't happy with the signup process. Craigslist is mostly pickup and very little shipping options. In my old neighborhood there were tons of yard sales back in the day. Do they still have those? I'd imagine people are uptight about strangers checking out their stuff.It's hard to find second hand shit these days. I've picked up some great guitars really cheap at yard sales. People had no idea what they were selling. I'd hear "My Son moved out and left his guitar so I'm selling it" They had no idea what a Fender Strat was. :-) I got a netbook on ebay today. It's not at my house yet but it's on it's way. I like seeing that. Your order is ON ITS WAY! lol
  • From Digital Man@VERT to Vlk-451 on Wed Oct 28 20:46:42 2020
    Re: Pay Pal / Ebay
    By: Vlk-451 to HusTler on Wed Oct 28 2020 07:21 pm

    Re: Pay Pal / Ebay
    By: HusTler to Vlk-451 on Wed Oct 28 2020 05:58 pm

    If everyone is so unhappy why are we using it? Ebay has no competetion?

    Well, there's Etsy and Craigslist and some other similar services, but not many of them are frequent for tech or auto.
    Crystal Palace, Orbitsville

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  • From Digital Man@VERT to HusTler on Wed Oct 28 20:47:00 2020
    Re: Pay Pal / Ebay
    By: HusTler to Vlk-451 on Wed Oct 28 2020 08:40 pm

    Re: Pay Pal / Ebay
    By: Vlk-451 to HusTler on Wed Oct 28 2020 07:21 pm

    If everyone is so unhappy why are we using it? Ebay has no competetion?

    Well, there's Etsy and Craigslist and some other similar services, but not m of them are frequent for tech or auto.

    I've had a quick look at Etsy. I wasn't happy with the signup process. Craigslist is mostly pickup and very little shipping options. In my old neighborhood there were tons of yard sales back in the day. Do they still have those? I'd imagine people are uptight about strangers checking out their stuff.It's hard to find second hand shit these days. I've picked up some great guitars really cheap at yard sales. People had no idea what they were selling. I'd hear "My Son moved out and left his guitar so I'm selling it" They had no idea what a Fender Strat was. :-) I got a netbook on ebay today. It's not at my house yet but it's on it's way. I like seeing that. Your order is ON ITS WAY! lol

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  • From Arelor@VERT/PALANT to HusTler on Thu Oct 29 03:48:19 2020
    Re: Pay Pal / Ebay
    By: HusTler to Vlk-451 on Wed Oct 28 2020 05:58 pm

    Re: Pay Pal / Ebay
    By: Vlk-451 to Gate Keeper on Wed Oct 28 2020 02:22 pm

    When I use to do Online Gamers Escoritng, the platform took 10%, and payp took 1% if you wanted the cash sent to debit. When my returns were only o or so bucks, that was rough.

    I've had chats with a few sellers on ebay. Sounds like it's tough to sell ebay. I've never sold on ebay so I wouldn't know. If everyone is so unhappy are we using it? Ebay has no competetion?

    Ebay is engineered in such a way that it is only profitable to sell there if you have a HIGH turnover of articles. If you do, you can make decent money.

    If you want to make a casual sale, you are screwed.

    Ebay has no real competition at this point. Every other auction site I have checked is a wasteland compared to Ebay.

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  • From Arelor@VERT/PALANT to HusTler on Thu Oct 29 03:49:30 2020
    Re: Pay Pal / Ebay
    By: HusTler to Vlk-451 on Wed Oct 28 2020 05:58 pm

    Re: Pay Pal / Ebay
    By: Vlk-451 to Gate Keeper on Wed Oct 28 2020 02:22 pm

    When I use to do Online Gamers Escoritng, the platform took 10%, and payp took 1% if you wanted the cash sent to debit. When my returns were only o or so bucks, that was rough.

    I've had chats with a few sellers on ebay. Sounds like it's tough to sell ebay. I've never sold on ebay so I wouldn't know. If everyone is so unhappy are we using it? Ebay has no competetion?

    Well there are specialist sites which you could consider "ebay for houses" or "ebay for guns" that may be worth a look (at least here) but they are not really an Ebay replacement.

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  • From Gate Keeper@VERT/THEGATEB to HusTler on Sat Oct 31 13:41:38 2020
    Re: Pay Pal / Ebay
    By: HusTler to Vlk-451 on Wed Oct 28 2020 05:58 pm

    I've had chats with a few sellers on ebay. Sounds like it's tough to sell on ebay. I've never sold on ebay so I wouldn't know. If everyone is so unhappy why are we using it? Ebay has no competetion?


    I've been selling on ebay everyday for years. It's very simple. In fact, since midnight today I've completed 15 sales, all paid.

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  • From HusTler@VERT/HAVENS to Gate Keeper on Sat Oct 31 14:50:43 2020
    Re: Pay Pal / Ebay
    By: Gate Keeper to HusTler on Sat Oct 31 2020 01:41 pm

    I've been selling on ebay everyday for years. It's very simple. In fact, sin midnight today I've completed 15 sales, all paid.

    Do you happen to sell older laptops?
  • From Gate Keeper@VERT/THEGATEB to HusTler on Sat Oct 31 22:38:31 2020
    Re: Pay Pal / Ebay
    By: HusTler to Gate Keeper on Sat Oct 31 2020 02:50 pm

    Do you happen to sell older laptops?

    Yes sir, laptops, desktops, parts, service, etc. I own a computer and IT business.

    www.orbitpc.net

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