- 7 years ago
- Wedding: June 2011
I’ve noticed several post regarding bee’s that have been burned with purchases on etsy or classified listings. I think that it would be great if we had a post on how people can protect themselves when buying online with small vendors.
1) Know the deadline to file claims with ebay, paypal, or etsy. If the deadline is approaching and you have not received your purchase I would open a claim and let the seller know you’re filing a claim. Don’t let the seller drag their feet and promise to ship later. Once the deadline passes, most websites like ebay will not refund the purchase, any refund would have come through the sellers own initiative.
2) If you use paypal, consider paying paypal purchase through a credit card. If paypal refuses to refund purchases, you have option of going to your credit card provider.
3) When buying from classified listings, offer to pay a portion upfront and remaining amount after you have received the items. Ask if the seller is insuring the items, specially if you are purchasing fragile items.
Thats all I can think of now. Others comments much appreciated.