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  • nillhouse
    • #2
    • 18th Sep 07, 8:24 PM
    • #2
    • 18th Sep 07, 8:24 PM
    odd, ive just got about 36,600 results for PPPay.com, hmm
    Tescos latest enemy.........
  • jonesMUFCforever
    • #3
    • 18th Sep 07, 10:20 PM
    • #3
    • 18th Sep 07, 10:20 PM
    Wondered if anyone had used PPPay.com? If so, how was the experience and is it a scam? I cannot find anything on a google search but it seems to be closely linked with ebid.net and I do not know them either!
    Many thanks.
    Originally posted by rtX
    Of course you dont :confused:
    What goes around - comes around
    give lots and you will always receive lots
  • rtX
    • #4
    • 19th Sep 07, 8:58 AM
    • #4
    • 19th Sep 07, 8:58 AM
    Wondered if anyone had used PPPay.com? If so, how was the experience and is it a scam? I cannot find anything on a google search but it seems to be closely linked with ebid.net and I do not know them either!
    Originally posted by rtX
    I am certain that the sarcasm of those who responded to my original post has its audience. For the sake of clarity, I was asking about people's experience of PPPay.com and whether they had had any problems with them. I have only used PayPal and Google Checkout previously. I wanted to know if PPPay is a scam. I could not find anything suggesting it was a scam when I did a Google search (as I said in my original post), and although I did not record how many hits there were when I searched on the name (apparently "36,600"), I did bother going to the first fifteen or so pages and many of them were to ebid.net who I had not heard of (I use ebay), or were links to "news" sites I did not know either. I searched the BBC website and got no hits at all. Whether you choose to believe me or not, is your choice and is more a reflection of your cynicism than of my integrity. However, I do know this: If I was asked on a forum about something about which I know, by someone who has clearly less knowledge, I would not immediately assume that they were either disingenuous or stupid, and would in the first instance try and help them rather than ridicule them. And incidentally, someone elsewhere did just that, and I am now more enlightened about both PPPay.com and ebid.net. I would encourage you to consider what has put you in a place where you are unable to respond helpfully to what may just be a naive posting.
  • melorac
    • #5
    • 20th Sep 07, 2:23 AM
    • #5
    • 20th Sep 07, 2:23 AM
    rtX,
    You probably answered your own question by posting OP, and your own gut reaction. Surely if you think something is a scam, it is better to err on the side of caution, and not get involved with that site.
  • rtX
    • #6
    • 20th Sep 07, 9:18 AM
    • #6
    • 20th Sep 07, 9:18 AM
    I think what you say is largely correct. However, many of the money saving tips on this very site seem too good to be true, and if I did not make the effort to enlighten myself about them, I could very easily end up spending a great deal more than necessary. The reason I was checking out PPPay.com was because I was planning to bid on a computer system on ebay (the price of which I suspected was too good to be true) - I wanted to use the escrow facility that PPPay offer because it is much cheaper than ebay's recommended service, escrow.com. However, the seller was not prepared to use any escrow service at all: I did not bid. I hope the winner does not get ripped off. Thanks for responding.
  • 1971njc
    • #7
    • 20th Nov 08, 3:45 PM
    • #7
    • 20th Nov 08, 3:45 PM
    I find myself in the same situation trying to see if pppay is legitimate or not. You state the you have been advised of details concerning pppay and I would be grateful if you would share this information. I for one would appreciate it, thanks
  • chewbaker
    • #8
    • 8th Jan 09, 12:11 AM
    • #8
    • 8th Jan 09, 12:11 AM
    i have bin using them pppay.com for about two years there not a scam but just like paypal but dont close your account on you and take you money becouse you payed for somthing that they see as somthing they dont want you to buy like paypal do, so all in all id say they are better than paypal and charge less as well there a few webiste that sell with pppay and iv not bin ripped of buy the website or pppay in two years but i wouldnt use pppay or paypal to buy somthing of just some one ells like some selling on a ebay or ebid auction as the seller can rip you off with any peyment system so i only use pppay or paypal on websites that use them to sell as they are companies that have addresses so you can sue if you did get ripped off
  • OldBlond
    • #9
    • 2nd Feb 09, 12:11 PM
    • #9
    • 2nd Feb 09, 12:11 PM
    Hi, I have used Ebid auctions for many years, they are not as well known as Ebay but it is a much friendlier site and you can get better bargains as there is not as much competition for the goods.

    In eight years of using the site I have only had one bad transaction, compared to the hassle you can get on Ebay, this is bliss.

    I opened a PPPay account as many of their sellers use this method of payment. It is just like Paypal and I have not had any problems with it.

    Hope this helps
  • csnann
    I have used PPPay for my Ebid sales for about 4 years, they are safe and reliable.
  • lucid2008
    Lot of 1 post members on this thread very dubious
  • soolin
    Lot of 1 post members on this thread very dubious
    Originally posted by lucid2008
    It's an ebid thing. Although I do question their way of getting new people to sign up, as seller (and i'm already registered on ebid) I don't think the following statement will help ebid at all and might persuade sellers who were thinking about ebid to stay away:

    and you can get better bargains as there is not as much competition for the goods.
    So basically join ebid and sell your items for less...hmm, doesn't quite have a ring to it as a sales pitch does it?
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  • val4xx
    Wondered if anyone had used PPPay.com? If so, how was the experience and is it a scam? I cannot find anything on a google search but it seems to be closely linked with ebid.net and I do not know them either!
    Many thanks.
    Originally posted by rtX
    No it's not a scam, it's a payment processer owned by ebid , one of many different payment opyions you can use there. I find pppay a little expensive and try and encourage my ebid buyers to pay using google checkout where possible
    There is no such word as "bidded". I bid, you bid, they bid, Ebid
  • val4xx
    Lot of 1 post members on this thread very dubious
    Originally posted by lucid2008
    What a strange thing to say??? I don't see why you think it's 'dubious? it's very easy to google and research both ebid and pppay and to see that both a re regulated legitimate companies.
    There is no such word as "bidded". I bid, you bid, they bid, Ebid
  • val4xx
    rtX,
    You probably answered your own question by posting OP, and your own gut reaction. Surely if you think something is a scam, it is better to err on the side of caution, and not get involved with that site.
    Originally posted by melorac
    it's always sensible to check a sellers feedback before bidding - whatever auction site you are using. However that's no reason not to use a whole site.! the whole purpose of mse.com is to help people save money. why would you recommend someone doesn't buy from a site where thousands of buyers have found great bargains and bought from sellers with excellent feedback records?

    For those that don't know ebid.net is the second largest online auction site in the UK with over half a million members, and 2 million listings on the UK site at the moment.
    There is no such word as "bidded". I bid, you bid, they bid, Ebid
  • LoneTurtle
    I am certain that the sarcasm of those who responded to my original post has its audience. For the sake of clarity, I was asking about people's experience of PPPay.com and whether they had had any problems with them. I have only used PayPal and Google Checkout previously. I wanted to know if PPPay is a scam. I could not find anything suggesting it was a scam when I did a Google search (as I said in my original post), and although I did not record how many hits there were when I searched on the name (apparently "36,600"), I did bother going to the first fifteen or so pages and many of them were to ebid.net who I had not heard of (I use ebay), or were links to "news" sites I did not know either. I searched the BBC website and got no hits at all. Whether you choose to believe me or not, is your choice and is more a reflection of your cynicism than of my integrity. However, I do know this: If I was asked on a forum about something about which I know, by someone who has clearly less knowledge, I would not immediately assume that they were either disingenuous or stupid, and would in the first instance try and help them rather than ridicule them. And incidentally, someone elsewhere did just that, and I am now more enlightened about both PPPay.com and ebid.net. I would encourage you to consider what has put you in a place where you are unable to respond helpfully to what may just be a naive posting.
    Originally posted by rtX
    An honest and adult response. I do get irritated by the puerile personal insults that get posted on most forums. Kudos to you for not sniping back but giving an intelligent response instead.
  • val4xx
    It's important to note that the quoted reply is from 2007.

    I would ask anyone with any queries about pppay NOW to ask fresh questions- either here or on ebid.net forums. pppay are owned by ebid.net
    There is no such word as "bidded". I bid, you bid, they bid, Ebid
  • Gonna
    Just to keep the record straight
    I think you will find that incorrect.

    There are only two gentlemen who own equal shares of PPPay Ltd (com) they are the only two owners. e-Bid has no connection in that direction.

    It just so happens that they are both major (the major) shareholders in e-Bid
    which has other shareholders of varying names some with personal names and some with company names.

    For a current view you are correct in pointing people to e-Bid forums - Electronic Payment Methods.


    It is also worthwhile using google with its syntax properly and searching for whatever connection to PPPay.com (Ltd) is required i.e good or bad reports.

    BTW the footer on the opening page of PPPay.com is also incorrect. That is not the registered office (check companies house), and I quote from the FSA " they have no connection/certification from the FSA at all", the number quoted is Companies house register less the leading zero.

    As you may see I have had some dealings with the firm and the above information may help people contact them as there is no teleohone contact allowed.


    Cheers
  • tinkerbell007
    Wondered if anyone had used PPPay.com? If so, how was the experience and is it a scam? I cannot find anything on a google search but it seems to be closely linked with ebid.net and I do not know them either!
    Many thanks.
    Originally posted by rtX
    hi all , as a company we listed 150 items on e bid to the value of 10.000 , opening the site took hours and hours of work , after selling the first item at just under 1000.00 , and gaining payment with pppay com , from the buyer , without any warning we where locked out of pppay.com , site closed , and pppay.com stole the money in the account we complained to e bid , and as a result our e bid site was locked down , where do u go from here , there are no phone numbers to call , and no customer services , to complain to . . . pppay.com are nothing short of scam artists and crooks . . bring in the police . . . anyone with any replys . . please . T .
    so both us and the customer loose our money , , and there is nothing we can do about it all e mails to pppay.com and e bid . . are just not responded to . . . help . . .
  • chewbaker
    hi all , as a company we listed 150 items on e bid to the value of 10.000 , opening the site took hours and hours of work , after selling the first item at just under 1000.00 , and gaining payment with pppay com , from the buyer , without any warning we where locked out of pppay.com , site closed , and pppay.com stole the money in the account we complained to e bid , and as a result our e bid site was locked down , where do u go from here , there are no phone numbers to call , and no customer services , to complain to . . . pppay.com are nothing short of scam artists and crooks . . bring in the police . . . anyone with any replys . . please . T .
    so both us and the customer loose our money , , and there is nothing we can do about it all e mails to pppay.com and e bid . . are just not responded to . . . help . . .
    Originally posted by tinkerbell007
    hi im using pppay.com and have bin doing for years, iv had no problems with them other than slow email reply and two software errors that they had trouble fixing so all seems ok but i see your very recent coment and went and checked my account its got some error on it saying Your account is currently inaccessible witch is just what paypal did when they shut down and stole my money so wanted to know when your happend how long ago was it as iv had payment a few weeks ago from them but dont like the looks of this error
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