- Buying a bike – Paying by Paypal Gift?
Man walks into shop, picks up packet of crisps that cost 50p, goes to pay shop keeper then asks him to pay 57p to cover the cost or reaching over and taking the money…
crap analogy, price on packet is “offer to sell” or some such not a contract ie if they price it up for 20p by mistake he doesn’t have to honour it. Plus this is distance selling entirely different, man checks local shop webcam sees crisps for sale at 50p, emails shop owner to send to other side of country, shop owner figures there’s plenty can go wrong so charges 57p for the transaction.Posted 5 years ago
I used Paypal Gift last month to buy a bike……
I was stood next to the seller with my hands on the bars when I transfered it though (by phone).
that seems weird presumably a large sum, would have done cash myself PP just seems over complicated for face to face selling. Tho maybe would have taken aPosted 5 years ago
diminutive martial arts expertbig intimidating looking bloke with me to carry the cash tho 🙂themoodsterMember
as a rule I don’t use PPG, it’s too easy to work out the cost of the fees and how much you need to send to cover them: http://www.rememberingrolbe.com/paypal.htm for example.
I’ve had a couple of things not turn up from forum based transactions and always got my money back through facilities that are not available to PPG users.Posted 5 years ago
Sorry both wrong. The price is an invitation to treat, recieve an offer for the goods.
Under UK law, the price tag on an item displayed in a shop window (or advertised over public media) is an invitation-to-treat and not an offer of sale (the acceptance of which constitutes a contract).
Once you have agreed a price you have made a contract even if its verbal. Hence ticking the Terms and Conditions box constitutes agreement of a contract between both parties.
So to answer the question even if the seller says it includes other services such as paypal protection its all conditional upon an agreement between both parties. Thus there is no right or wrong on who pays what.Posted 5 years agotomhowardSubscriber
IMO the buyer should pay the fees, on top of an advertised price, as its a service that exclusivly benefits the buyer.
To those that say sellers should factor it in, why couldn’t a buyer do this? Like in real life auctions. Seller pays any applicable fees to have an item in an auction (or in any place to sell the item, like the classifieds), buyer pays the auction house commission on top of the final sale price.
treat paypal gift as cash, nothing more.Posted 5 years ago
as an aside I had a contractor give me a verbal ‘its fully inclusive price’. Are you sure? Does it include x and x? Oh yes fully inclusive! Ok its agreed at that price. Job done. Then invocie came in plus £10K of what was agreed. He was reminded of the conversation that we had over the phone and making a contract. I did not pay 😉Posted 5 years agobigyinnMember
I.e Bike up for £600, travel costs =£50 so he offers £550 for bike and explains this to seller, if they don’t like it he moves on to the next one.
Seriously? You have to travel and you expect a reduction from the seller? REALLY?Posted 5 years ago
Do you ask a for reduction from Tescos to cover petrol costs when you drive there to do the weekly shop?
If I was the seller I’d be politely suggesting that you are expecting a little too much there.
that seems weird presumably a large sum, would have done cash myself PP just seems over complicated for face to face selling. Tho maybe would have taken a diminutive martial arts expert big intimidating looking bloke with me to carry the cash tho
You cover the reason why in your second sentence. PP gift is effectively the same as cash (a point which still seems lost on some) both from a security and a cost POV, so what’s the downside of doing it that way? The upside is having no security worries about withdrawing and carrying around the cash. My largest ever cash purchase was £3000 for a car – would quite happily not do that again.
I paid PP gift for a unicycle – a bit less than most here are paying for a bike, but a lot more than the average man in the street would. That was to somebody I’d never met, though I’d met people who’d met him and also nearly bought the uni when he bought it from the previous seller, so knew the history. I also had my mate collecting it from his house.Posted 5 years ago
You cover the reason why in your second sentence.
I was joking, have carried a fair bit of cash before and not really been worried, but
PP gift is effectively the same as cash
good point, they can’t claim back or anything, I stand corrected and may consider it in future
<edit>oh yeah and you can pay for it via CC something cash in hand wouldn’t let you doPosted 5 years ago
3.4% I don’t use cash machines which charge.
All a bit silly though, as it’s easy to link a PP account to your bank account and so not pay fees on PP gift, at which point it’s just like getting cash out of your account from a machine which doesn’t charge. As discussed above, there’s no obvious advantage to using a CC with PP gift.Posted 5 years ago
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