So buyers & sellers get protection on eBay that's a no brainer, whether you like eBay or not, whether a claim has gone your way or not.
Buyers can also get good deals on AOC, as sellers can lower their asking price due to no eBay fees etc.
Too many people don't get their items though through whatever reason.
There was a thread on ways around it recently, with no real solution as such, other than say, collect your item in person.
Which makes me wonder - wtf sort of protection do you get for sending payment via the 'goods' method as opposed to the gift method? I thought you got no protection as you can't link up to it like you can in an eBay dispute for e.g.
I sold an item on a VW Polo board recently & people didn't want to touch the ad when i was asking for payment via gift. They were happy to pay the extra 3.4% to pay as "goods", yet i was wondering what protection they got? If i simply decided not to post, would they have had any come back?
Is it worth it or is it a waste of time?
There's plenty of items i'd like in the classifieds, but they're too far for me to collect & (with the costly items) i don't KNOW any member, so i don't buy the costly items. It'd be different if there was some comeback like eBay.
So what does the goods method offer then? Or is it simply a PayPal pocket liner?