… because I kept getting, what I thought to be, phishing scams about e bay. So hence I closed my account.
A little over month ago I decided to give it ago again, as I was going to sell an Item on E bay.
Boy was that a mistake! No sooner had I enrolled in Pay Pal, again, than I suddenly started getting phishing, spam, scams. I just kept deleting them as I just wanted to get my item sold.
I now must say, please, have the Congress investigate them.
But, of course folks, the Congress is the very one that needs to be investigated, right?
Well, I was advised that Pay Pal was the best way to seell something and well my item did sell.
Then, I went to my pay pal account, the money was not there in my account. The payment finally arrived three days after the purchase. Well, at that time, I believed that I could get my money now.
Again I was wrong, the E Bay notice: E Bay can hold money for up to 21 days unless proof of delivery could be confirmed, or buyer gave good review or three days after delivery was confirmed, pay pal wants you to use their delivery service ( no thanks) so I mailed it via UPS and got a tracking #.
I then called Pay Pal and talked to a woman who could not speak English, their call center is somewhere in the Philippines, so the person I spoke to, needless to say, did not speak easily comprehendable English.
Then, I gave her my tracking # and she then said she would record it, I was then disconnected.
I called back and this time I got a man on the phone, he said the item tracking # was not in system.
So, he said he would put it in, and he said delivery was to be on 24th and three days after the confirmation of the delivery, I would get my money released.
Ok right? That all sounds good so far, well the buyer did not pick up the purchased item until the next day the 25th, of that month.
So I figured that my money would be ready on the 28th of that month, finally it was not released on the 28th day. I called the, Pay Pal Philippines operation, AGAIN and she – the unintelligable Pay Pal agent told me, I think, that my money would be released on the 29th automatically.
Well, i believe that you guessed it. My money was not released on the 29th as promised previously.
So of course, here I go calling the Philippines AGAIN.
This time 'she' asked me for my tracking #.
I told her that they had tracking # for almost a week.
'She' repeated that they did not have any tracking #.
Well, needless to say, I was really Hot, fuming is more like it.
I then gave 'her' the tracking # AGAIN.
Then 'she' told me to look at my PayPal account again. Well, lo and behold the payment to me was released but it would take three to four days to send it to my bank electronically. How come banks can take YOUR funds the same day?
Needless to say now, I cancelled, my PAY PAL account once AGAIN and this time FOREVER. If you are going to use E bay for first time, I would not use Pay Pal, that is if you want to keep your sanity.
Footnote: I would like to think that I made them transfer my money to my account the next day, but who knows?