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Please stop paying as gifts and stop asking to "pay as gift"

Please stop paying as gifts and stop asking to "pay as gift"

Old 11-15-2011, 07:15 PM
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Default Please stop paying as gifts and stop asking to "pay as gift"

I wish people would stop "paying as gifts." This I believe, enables scammers. Not all people who pay as a gift get ripped off. when they do, they feel the need to post in the trader feedback. "this guy ripped me off... beware ....he's a scammer!!!""""

People it's only 3% !!!!!

HOLY CRAP!!! it's .03 cents on the dollar worth of protection. we would have less scammers on here if you just stop "paying a gifts." if they asked for it as a "gift" tell them you'll pay the extra......see if they continue the deal. if they stop communication, they are probably a scammer.

Stop asking people to "pay as gifts" just add it to the total.

SIMPLE!!!

look, paying as gifts enables scammers to continue...it is like giving drugs to lindsay lohan...
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I refuse to send payment as a gift. I've had a couple of legit people in the past request it, and I have simply said "no". One person asked me to add the 3%, so I did.

The way I see it, the fee protects both sides of the transaction, so no one should object to it.
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Old 11-15-2011, 08:27 PM
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i think when you post a price it should be the out the door price,if you want more than that then ask for it upfront. i personally would never pay as a gift or ask someone to pay as a gift. JUST SAY NO .
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Default this pretty much sums this thread up

there is other threads like this, why not just bump one for a reminder? or just read rules...............

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I think the next guy that comes on here crying they got scammed after sending gift payment should be banned for not following rules!! Done deal!
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some clown on traxxas forums wanted to pay as gift the other day. i said no becuase its aginst PayPal policy. he got mad and told me to paypal fee's, i told him no again your violating the policy. i told hm th seller pays his own paypal fee's. he told me to go blank my self. if i wanted his item **GIFT PAYMENT** or PayPal Fee's. i told him bye bye, i had his paypal so i reported him.
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Yeah, I'm gonna pay your selling price plus 3%. That makes sense. How about you pay your own business fees. Thank you.
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Forum rules clearly state you can not ask for payment as a gift.

sellers~ simply add the fees to your asking price and be done with it, it's not that hard.

If a thread asks for payment as a gift, report it.

FYI, I never have and never will ask for payment as a gift. I won't even offer to buy from those who do. I will report them though! IIRC it's also against PayPal rules to ask for extra money to cover fees

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I had a person recently ask if I wanted him to pay as a gift since my price ws really good. I told him that would be great for me lol, but I don't ask people to do that, nor do I recommend anyone ever do that. He asked if I wanted him to cover fees, again said no it was already factored in. He sent me a few extra dollars to cover the fees! Great guy and everyone was happy.

Paypal offers a service, and yeah, the fees suck sometimes lol. But, there are other ways to pay, but if you prefer paypal, pay the fees.
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Old 11-16-2011, 11:18 AM
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Originally Posted by racer1812 View Post
Forum rules clearly state you can not ask for payment as a gift.

sellers~ simply add the fees to your asking price and be done with it, it's not that hard.

If a thread asks for payment as a gift, report it.

FYI, I never have and never will ask for payment as a gift. I won't even offer to buy from those who do. I will report them though! IIRC it's also against the rules to ask for extra money to cover fees...
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the only time I ask for money as a gift, is if I am giving something away and am looking for money to cover shipping.
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Originally Posted by roadrashracing View Post
the only time I ask for money as a gift, is if I am giving something away and am looking for money to cover shipping.
Then move your "give it away" price up 3%. If you have your item priced right, the "willing buyer, willing seller" rules of economics will always kick in.

No need to break the rules (or ask someone else to do it) over 3%.
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Originally Posted by inferno13 View Post

I think the next guy that comes on here crying they got scammed after sending gift payment should be banned for not following rules!! Done deal!
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I wish people would stop "paying as gifts."
If you will PayPal me $5 as a gift I will.
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