Andrew Warren email (remove spam text)
PicDude <mit.edu> wrote: piclist
> I am about to purchase an item on Ebay, but have a reason to distrust
> the seller. I intend to pay with Paypal, but not sure that I have any
> easy protection in case of probelms. I would like to know if there are
> any safe 3rd party brokerage services that I can use for a small fee to
> protect me if the item isn't as described.
The easiest advice, of course, is: If you don't trust the seller,
don't buy from him.
If you have no choice, though, what you're looking for is an escrow
-- either a commercial escrow service like escrow.com, or a
knowledgeable friend geographically near the seller.
If you go with a commercial service, use escrow.com; they're
recommended by Ebay. DON'T use another escrow service unless you
have some way to know FOR CERTAIN that they're legitimate. Details
of the escrow process are available at:
I've used escrow.com a couple of times; it's pretty painless. You
may even be able to convince your seller to split the escrow fee
=== Andrew Warren - ix.netcom.comfastfwd
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