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    • rufuschucklebutty
    • By rufuschucklebutty 14th Sep 19, 3:50 PM
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    Gumtree ?
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    • 14th Sep 19, 3:50 PM
    Gumtree ? 14th Sep 19 at 3:50 PM
    I have been asked to post an item I'm selling on Gumtree, (a vintage bike frame worth 20, ) I have PayPal , is this secure or can it be scammed ?

    I think I read somewhere that the payment could be cancelled by the payer after the item was received ?

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    • theonlywayisup
    • By theonlywayisup 14th Sep 19, 5:39 PM
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    Gumtree is designed for face to face (cash) payments.

    If you don't mind posting the item and packing so well that it cannot be damaged, or you don't mind a false claim of damage/not as described and don't fear the payment being reversed for 180 days (6 months) then go for it.
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    • 14th Sep 19, 6:01 PM
    I have been asked to post an item I'm selling on Gumtree, (a vintage bike frame worth 20, ) I have PayPal , is this secure or can it be scammed ?

    I think I read somewhere that the payment could be cancelled by the payer after the item was received ?

    Originally posted by rufuschucklebutty
    Have a read of this thread

    https://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showthread.php?t=3146680

    The PayPal requirements are the same whether you sell on eBay or elsewhere
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    • Yugen Bonsai
    • By Yugen Bonsai 14th Sep 19, 10:29 PM
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    I would highly recommend pursuing the PayPal option unless you agreed that cash would be fine. It's a much safer transaction with protection.
    • theonlywayisup
    • By theonlywayisup 15th Sep 19, 6:32 AM
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    • 15th Sep 19, 6:32 AM
    I would highly recommend pursuing the PayPal option unless you agreed that cash would be fine. It's a much safer transaction with protection.
    Originally posted by Yugen Bonsai
    Perhaps you misunderstood the question in the OP.

    Paypal is the worst case situation for a Gumtree seller.

    Edit - actually 10 posts in less than an hour - seems like a spam post counter to me.
    • rufuschucklebutty
    • By rufuschucklebutty 15th Sep 19, 11:25 PM
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    • 15th Sep 19, 11:25 PM
    Gumtree is designed for face to face (cash) payments.

    If you don't mind posting the item and packing so well that it cannot be damaged, or you don't mind a false claim of damage/not as described and don't fear the payment being reversed for 180 days (6 months) then go for it.
    Originally posted by theonlywayisup

    That's what I'd heard about the payments being reversed, thanks for confirming it.

    How about bank transfer ?
    • theonlywayisup
    • By theonlywayisup 16th Sep 19, 6:58 AM
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    • 16th Sep 19, 6:58 AM
    How about bank transfer ?
    Originally posted by rufuschucklebutty
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