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    Default Do not use "gift" when sending payment by paypal

    You lose all rights when you do this. If someone is requesting this it gets them out of the paypal fees, but it also means they are probably trying to scam you.

    If a seller asks for payment by gift please report it to a commerce mod or admin.
    Last edited by Darklord Dave; 05-01-2013 at 06:00 PM.

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    As a buyers, i will never send money as gift.

    Thanks for the heads up Dave.

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    Great policy Dave, thanks for enforcing it

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    I disagree they are trying to scam you if they ask for payment as gift (though some might yes), it is just a way to get around fees, but it can lead to problems if your not careful. l have bought at least 100 1/6 parts and paid as a gift and never got screwed, though those were mostly people l knew would not scam me and cheap items. It has been a long time since l have paid as a gift though. Paypal is getting worse so l make sure l am covered in everyway when it comes to me using paypal, even for cheap items these days. Paying for expensive things as a gift, yeah that is dumb, because then you can't report a problem with the transaction and can loose lots of money.
    Last edited by jonny88; 09-13-2011 at 11:18 PM.

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    So anyone who asks for "gift" payment is a thief?

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    FYI, I accept gift payments even when im not selling anything.

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    I don't think that's a very fair or balanced view Dave. I have brought and sold on here a fair few times and have almost always paid and been paid by gift. I've never scammed or been scammed. What you need is common sense here. If a trusted board member is selling an item and asks for gift payment then I'd say, fair enough, go for it. But if someone new and unproven is asking then think twice. Bit of an alarmist statement really. Have you just been scammed?!

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    Quote Originally Posted by captainjamesbrooke View Post
    Have you just been scammed?!
    What he said isn't quite accurate and he sounds pissed about something.

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    i thought there will be a problem only for buyer.

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    I'll accept gift payments but won't send them. Much rather pay the extra 3% to be safe than sorry later.


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