Rules for classifieds

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  • Quoting @PhilDAS

    *Can we have a rule if it doesn't already exist somewhere, that sellers must not demand paypal fees be payed by the buyer. the cost of using paypal should remain with the seller as paypal intends and buyers shouldn't be forced to pay extra just to ensure they're not getting ripped off. I thought this was in the rules already but can't spot it now

    Where are on this one again? If the seller wants to sell via PayPal, then the seller takes the hit on the fees or the seller adjusts the price includes the fees?

    I think it's rude if someone asks to pay fees, which forces you down the PayPal gift path.

    At the the end of the day it's bobbins, principals need to be kept.

  • Well, what if the seller wasn’t intending to post it, and listed a price for a nice easy collection? A keen buyer will prob be happy to pay postage and any PayPal fees. It stings a bit but it’s the price for not collecting them. I don’t really have an issue with it anyway

  • Yeah, as a non-Londoner and therefore mostly a remote buyer/seller, that’s where I find the issue with a blanket goods and services only rule lies. If I buy something from someone in that London, they’re going to end up with less than if someone local buys it for cash. As a buyer I tend to assume that I’m to add fees as well as postage.

  • I don't think it's fair for the seller to have to cover the fees if they are listing an item locally and someone wants it posted. It takes time and effort to package etc. which is why they prob have it listed on here in the first place as its a London (originally) based forum, for someone in London to collect. They would ultimately end up getting less that what they were asking.

    I generally pay via goods and cover the fees so the seller isn't out of pocket unless they offered to cover the fees. This is more for my peace of mind. Unless they are someone who only used the forum to sell a lot and isn't in London.

    I wouldn't send via paypal gift unless it was someone who I know or see using the forum very often eg. someone with a lot of threads, comments, clearly knows other people irl and the item isn't worth hundres etc. Imo anyone who pays via paypal gift does so at their own risk.

  • As a buyer I tend to assume that I’m to add fees as well as postage.

    Agreed. And as a seller (not that I am much on here) I would assume payment by paypal G&S and that the buyer will cover this cost in addition to postage, as both of these are for their benefit. Not mine.

  • I wouldn't send via paypal gift unless it was someone who I know or see using the forum very often

    Yes this is my rule of thumb too. If it’s someone I’ve seen posting a lot or I’ve interacted with them a few times etc - happy to do friends and family generally. I kind of assume the same from people buying - A glance at my profile shows someone reasonably invested in the forum and unlikely to try and stitch someone up for a few quid.

    I think this is all a little hard to translate into a hard and fast rule, though

  • I think it's rude if someone asks to pay fees, which forces you down the PayPal gift path.

    Not half as rude as posting this in open forum instead of telling the seller directly though. Suffice to say we will not be doing business.

  • Not half as rude as posting this in open forum

    They're entitled to their opinion though and they didn't exactly call you out on it.

  • Regardless of trust or forum presence, using PP gift is never a wise move: the seller could get run-down by the proverbial bus on the way to the PO etc etc and you'd be out of pocket, just the same as if they'd deliberately screwed you over.

  • Please can someone nuke my thread for a bike for sale, that I'm moving over to eBay after no interest here.

    https://www.lfgss.com/conversations/3622­34/#comment15947584

    Cheers!

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