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  1. jonjackson

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    Hi,
    If you are selling a website via ebay, how do you guarantee to get paid once the passwords have been given to the buyer?

    I mean what's to stop them escalating a dispute saying they haven't received the correct goods and PayPal decides in their favour. All details have already been given out and they control the website and domain.

    Thanks

    Jon
     
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    it's no different really to selling a product, once they have the product they could file a dispute saying never got it etc.
     
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    ian Well-Known Member Acorn Supporter

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    No different than anything sold on eBay and too easy for a dispute to be raised. Best thing to do would offer payment via bank transfer only. If they are genuine, they should understand!
     
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    I got scammed once trying to buy domains from eBay.

    Was a few years back.
    Seller had good few hundred positive rep.
    I paid £350 for two good 3 char ones, but never transferred, no replies to messages, etc.

    Made a very clear case to eBay that showed the sellers listing, me as a buyer, my Paypal statement showing my payment to seller, the whois showing the buyer still owned them, etc.
    eBuyer said to go to the police/take it to court.

    Unfortunately seller was in US and I UK, so overseas complications arose etc.
    Needless to say I got royally messed over.

    It was about 4-5 years ago tho, and I believe they've had to change their buyer protection rules and approach now.

    Just be careful buying or selling anything on eBay.
    Always a chance someone doesn't send the goods or pay you.

    Although, as a seller, even of domain names, don't you wait for payment before transfer? So surely the risk is all on the buyer at this point?

    Cheers
     
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    It's been a while, but I think you can set some feedback requirements on the types of users you will deal with (such as no negative feedback, X number of positives, etc.).

    For an international sale, you may want to consider an escrow service. You can set that as a purchase requirement for international buyers, at their expense too if you want. It's your sale; so implement as many controls as you can that eBay will allow.
     
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