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    • l.c.elliott
    • By l.c.elliott 14th Jan 20, 8:54 PM
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    Using PayPal to buy something on facebook marketplace
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    • 14th Jan 20, 8:54 PM
    Using PayPal to buy something on facebook marketplace 14th Jan 20 at 8:54 PM
    I've seen an item I'd like to buy on Facebook marketplace but the item is the other side of the country so I would need to use PayPal to pay and then they would post it to me. How do I make sure I am protected in case something happens and I dont receive the item? Do i need the seller to use a specific service on paypal e.g. does it matter if I use family and friends or just normal? Thanks
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    • soolin
    • By soolin 14th Jan 20, 9:10 PM
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    • 14th Jan 20, 9:10 PM
    I've seen an item I'd like to buy on Facebook marketplace but the item is the other side of the country so I would need to use PayPal to pay and then they would post it to me. How do I make sure I am protected in case something happens and I dont receive the item? Do i need the seller to use a specific service on paypal e.g. does it matter if I use family and friends or just normal? Thanks
    Originally posted by l.c.elliott
    DON'T USE friends and family - just ask yourself are these people your friends and family, if not why would you use it? You need to pay using a full PayPal payment and for named goods.
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    • l.c.elliott
    • By l.c.elliott 14th Jan 20, 9:19 PM
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    So the 'good and services' option?
    • Spoonie Turtle
    • By Spoonie Turtle 14th Jan 20, 10:29 PM
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    • 14th Jan 20, 10:29 PM
    So the 'good and services' option?
    Originally posted by l.c.elliott
    Yes, then you have full protection if it doesn't turn up. One tip I saw soolin post is to specify exactly what the item is (there will be a box for a message at some point in the process, type it there).
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