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    • Ms Chocaholic
    • By Ms Chocaholic 2nd Oct 17, 4:47 PM
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    Refund Buyer (Cash on Collection)
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    Refund Buyer (Cash on Collection) 2nd Oct 17 at 4:47 PM
    Hi

    I sold a large item on Ebay last week and buyer agreed cash on collection. Got a notification today, buyer paid - he said he forgot. He's happy to pay cash on collection.

    How do I refund him without getting a defect. Think I read on here recently that if I select problem with buyer's address I'll not get one, is that right. I assume I do that through Paypal.

    Would anyone be kind enough to talk me through it.

    Thank you.

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    • 2nd Oct 17, 4:52 PM
    Hi

    I sold a large item on Ebay last week and buyer agreed cash on collection. Got a notification today, buyer paid - he said he forgot. He's happy to pay cash on collection.

    How do I refund him without getting a defect. Think I read on here recently that if I select problem with buyer's address I'll not get one, is that right. I assume I do that through Paypal.

    Would anyone be kind enough to talk me through it.

    Thank you.

    Ms C x
    Originally posted by Ms Chocaholic
    All you can do is risk just refunding the paypal payment. It seems hit and miss as to whether it gives a seller a defect or not (usually not).

    The only other way to have done it, but it is even more risky , is to cancel the sale using the 'buyer address' reason . However as there is already a message between you and the buyer you will potentially get restricted or suspended for 'selling outside of ebay'. Personally I'd risk the direct paypal refund method as all you can get is a defect, which is not guaranteed.
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