Message 1 of 26 (4,633 Views) Reply. Gumtree. In perfect condition pick up deception bay or can post for $10 extra PayPal fees is also to be included in payment $170 if your interested feel free to pm me or comment thank you! 32 posts; Page 1 of 3; 1, 2, 3; Next; 32 posts; Gumtree … Gumtree Paypal Scam; Topic description; Board index ; Specific scams Various financial scams You are here; Welcome, Bing [Bot] Profile; Messages 0; Account settings; Logout; It is currently Tue Oct 13, 2020 2:29 am; Last visit was: Tue Oct 13, 2020 2:29 am; Gumtree Paypal Scam. These minor fees are much cheaper than if a cash buyer turned up and only wanted pay $250 which is normal for Gumtree. Always mark any transaction as personal or as a gift if you want to waive any PayPal fee. I went looking on Gumtree for mention of the fees and it was pretty difficult to find. If you don't want the fees, don't accept PayPal. If you think that's bad, wait until the buyer does a chargeback and you lose the $291.90 as well. Find paypal price ads in our Bicycles category. Let them unfold in Saudi. Dont blame Gumtee or us or anyone else for your ignorance. I've been using Gumtree for a while and have never experienced this before but having searched the archives I can see that this has been going on for a long time. I prefer to make a sale on Gumtree, eBay takes 10% and the PayPal fee too. citygal on 10/09/2017 - 10:31 +17 votes. phones, laptops) via Paypal - particularly via delivery. Knightsa3 Rank. I'm not saying not to use it, but I do feel that the 'security and safety' feeling of PayPal is being capitalized for $$$ as some people expect that purchasing through PayPal has that service, which is wrong. Registered Member Posts. drl. 39 minutes ago. Sadly i won't be able to come for the inspection and pick up due to my disabilities,i lost my hearing and being on a wheelchair but I have a courier agent that will help me to pick it up at your preferred location do the delivery .Regarding the payment, i can only pay via PayPal at the moment and I will be responsible for all the PayPal fee/charges on this transaction. Comments. Sometimes you might want to pay a fee to give your ad a boost. After a couple months PayPal came back and said the issue hadn’t been resolved in his favour - and then the debt collectors began calling. Posts: 3,288. I doubt the seller would agree as they would have to pay a large fee to accept that paypal payment. Gumtree. Thats where the disclosure is. This is because the credit card company will simply reverse the transaction based on the buyer’s claim, and PayPal will be out of pocket,” added another. Re: GUMTREE - PAYPAL SCAM. Is this supposed to be constructive somehow or are you just trying to offend me? This is why you should NEVER accept payment as a 'gift' through paypal,” one person said. Once your buyer has reviewed and confirmed the transaction, the money will appear in your PayPal account. Englishaussie Rank. Real Estate. ), there are some fees involved. Judging by PayPal forums online, Jamie isn’t the only one to get caught out by this underhanded trick. Jamie is now locked out of his PayPal account, hampering his ability to buy and sell items online. A seller claims that there are brokerage fees, import duties, or other fees required to get an item into the country. For Sale. No doubt the companies involved that you paid by paypal would pay much less in fees than small gumtree / ebay sellers. Asking questions is fine. Let’s crunch the numbers please consider it sold as i am willing to pay your full asking price because i need to buy it for my cousin asap, i have read through the advert and i'm totally satisfied with it,sadly i would not be able to come personally to collect due to my hearing loss and I'm just recovering from heart surgery so I'm home-bound. An Australian man whose sister tragically died just months ago is now in a fight for his own life. User #55691 5975 posts. The fee is $0.30 transaction fee + 2.6% of the sale value. There are too many ways to get screwed over. Hello, I am selling an item on Gumtree and the buyer I was emailing it turns out doesn't live local.He has now said he wants to pay via Paypal and have the item shipped to him. isn't gumtree owned by ebay, and ebay and paypal part of the same organisation? He immediately called the person he sold the laptop to, but the number had been disconnected. A Sydney mayor says councils shouldn't blame Covid for the cancellation of Australia Day celebrations. In the form of PayPal fees. Gumtree is the first site for free classifieds ads in the UK. Let's break down all the reasons why you might choose to get rid of something with Gumtree instead of eBay: 1. There’s a lot you can do for free on Gumtree. To use PayPal to pay for your purchases on Gumtree: Link your PayPal account to your Gumtree account. Gumtree suggested it in the message thread and it's owned by the same company right? Oculus Quest 2 Elite Strap with Battery - Where to Buy? Fees and Services. For example people "assume" PayPal is more safe and will provide them with security if someone does something dodgy, in reality PayPal provides like zero help for Gumtree purchases. And you paid them to rip you off too. $170. It is important to remember that Gumtree is more than just a place to buy and sell goods, and was founded on the principles of serving and connecting a community. Not really relevant, you chose that method of payment, and it's NOT Gumtree charging the fees, even if it shares a company owner. Always meet in person and check the items first. Thanks for your input but it wasn't more convenient for me. Im curious to know why ebay is still very popular for everyday seller considering that they charge 10% fees plus paypal fees on top of that. You can ask Paypal why they didn't tell you they charge fees for receiving money, but they do, you just didn't check/look hard enough. In the form of PayPal fees. I would not under any circumstances accept paypal though as all the protection is for the buyer- there is no advantage at all to a seller in accepting paypal. Regular forum reading isn't to my knowledge a mandatory requirement for Ozbargainers either. They may not be a lot, but no one wants money skimmed off their earnings at all. Find out more. Hard to say, personally I always kind of felt that PayPal was a bit shifty on Gumtree, like they take advantage of peoples assumptions (yeah I know the old saying). I have been contacted by 3 different "buyers" on Gumtree in 24 hours all offering a variety of scams via PayPal. This fee is charged by PayPal, not Gumtree. You paid money for the convenience of receiving money via Paypal. Buy and sell almost anything on Gumtree classifieds. by troystedman Tue Feb 12, 2013 4:36 am I just … Using Gumtree is generally free, but we sometimes charge a fee for certain services. Check Scams, Debt Collection scams and other financial scams. If you think that's bad, wait until the buyer does a chargeback and you lose the $291.90 as well. #WelcometoArabia. Gumtree and PayPal was never designed for this. This community is full of incredibly negative people. citygal on 10/09/2017 - 10:31 +17 votes. I feel like that service was of no added value to me and I paid that money for nothing! menu Whirlpool Go to navigation. Do you have a story tip? Implying Paypal is being dodgy when it's OP's own fault is why he's being "attacked", which he isn't, he's just being called out for making basically being wrong. General Discussion. Are you all here just to be bitchy and act superior? Re: Selling Fees and PayPal Fees. Jamie also filed a proper police report and says he will go to the ombudsman or an independent small claims tribunal to avoid paying the debt. Most Gumtree sales are done locally with payment made cash-in-hand – though PayPal is still an option. I expected to find it in the Gumtree message thread where the invitation to pay with PayPal was, but no. belfastlive . I eventually figured out that I had to have accepted an invitation to link the two services at some point. But thanks anyway. Check Scams, Debt Collection scams and other financial scams. Hope it doesn't happen to you. Property to Rent. He's asked a simple question about something he didn't really know about and you're all implying he's an idiot. I feel people are unfairly attacking OP in this thread. poor OP Jamie took the money out of his PayPal account and deposited into his Commbank account. Deception Bay, QLD . Paypal now offers transfer protection of up to $150,000.00 AUD on any transaction through us. So after few messages in gumtree, buyer agrees with the postage and paid it via paypal. Gumtree in australia have pretty much the same reach as ebay and a lot of people do use it but ebay is still surprisingly popular for average user. I'm aware of recent Paypal scams on Gumtree and just want to sanity check this one. PS5 and XSX/S owners - what are you playing? I don't get why and how people keep getting "seller" and "buyer" confused…. Armed with multiple messages from the other Gumtree user - which have been seen by Yahoo News Australia - that seemingly proved the authenticity of the sale, he hoped it would get worked out. I un-linked, and re-linked to try to figure out where the fees were disclosed. Elvi. Also they would lose ALL seller protection if the item was collected or personally delivered. Previous; 32 posts; Page 2 of 3; 1, 2, 3; Next; … PayPal Fee Calculator: If a buyer sends: £ PayPal will charge: £ You would receive: £ Use the flags above to choose your currency and its rate. Receiving money – Purchase payments (Goods and Services): When you use PayPal to receive money for goods or services (such as from selling an item on eBay, Gumtree, your own website, etc. Shauna Corr. And here in Australia, that’s a killer. Keeping our … Gumtree Paypal Scam; Topic description; Board index ; Specific scams Various financial scams You are here; Welcome, Bing [Bot] Profile; Messages 0; Account settings; Logout; It is currently Thu Jan 07, 2021 6:59 pm; Last visit was: Thu Jan 07, 2021 6:59 pm ; Gumtree Paypal Scam. please consider it sold as i am willing to pay your full asking price because i need to buy it for my cousin asap, i have read through the advert and i'm totally satisfied with it,sadly i would not be able to come personally to collect due to my hearing loss and I'm just recovering from heart surgery so I'm home-bound. Buy from millions of online stores without sharing your financial information. Thu Feb 07, 2013 8:32 pm Advertisement. Registered: 11-13-2011. All without putting your hand in your pocket. The buyer told Jamie he was purchasing it for his son and later arranged for a young man to visit Jamie’s place to collect the laptop. 1 Joined. I know this isn't the case but the lesson from each post is to transact with cash only and in person. I have a pick up agent that will come for the pick up after payment has been sorted, l will be waiting for your They may not be a lot, but no one wants money skimmed off their earnings at all. The other options other than cash aren't really free, their costs are just rolled into the usual fees the banks charge you. If you are using websites like Gumtree, cash is best. Find gumtree listing fees ads. Find out more I have a pick up agent that will come for the pick up after payment has been sorted, l will be waiting for your Other buyers on gumtree beware of this guy! Receiving money – Purchase payments (Goods and Services): When you use PayPal to receive money for goods or services (such as from selling an item on eBay, Gumtree, your own website, etc. Calculated based on our standard domestic transaction fee of 2.6% + $0.30. Report Inappropriate Content. If you are accepting PayPal at the buyers request you can ask the buyer to cover the PayPal fees on top of the item cost. WOW unbelievable……………..paypal on gumtree hmmmm what else are you selling I want to know I will pay with paypal and give you extra to cover the fees…..LOL. Business For Sale; Land For Sale; Office Space & Commercial; Other Real Estate; Parking & Storage; Property For Sale; Property for Rent; Roomshare; Flatshare & Houseshare ; Short Term; Compare Mortgages. If the potential buyer suggests paying you via PayPal or online banking, be mindful. Chat with your seller in the Gumtree app about the listing that you are interested in. That's when you get a receipt in person upon goods received and in good condition or signature upon delivery via postal/courier. Search. need is your paypal email address to make the payment, and if you dont have a paypal account yet, you can set one it cant take you less than 3mins to do that, i will be expecting your paypal email so l can pay and your phone number. Jobs. He's asked a simple question about something. Cash in hand, bank deposit or post money order are much, much Safer. If the service you use incurs a fee, you'll be able to review and accept terms that will be clearly disclosed at the time you post your ad. Archive View Return to standard view. I sold something on Gumtree and surprisingly someone in europe contacted me, appears like a genuine buyer with name, address, email, contact number. You should be happy the buyer hasn't filed a "not received" or "not as described" claim with PayPal yet. If you’re a car dealer wanting to list vehicles or a business wanting to post job ads on Gumtree, paid subscription packages are available. The fee is $0.30 transaction fee + 2.6% of the sale value. One rule is that on Gumtree or off, never use PayPal to receive funds if selling. To use PayPal to pay for your purchases on Gumtree: Link your PayPal account to your Gumtree account. I was tired when I sold the item and definitely didn't give the payment method due consideration. That's rule 1. No Fees. They probably earned a similar $ amount in one go from you being ripped off with their help. I'm sure none of you have ever been wrong once in your life. I just sold an item for $300 on Gumtree and the seller on the spot requested to pay with PayPal. The city's residents including those from surrounding regions will be forced to undergo one notable restriction for a further 10 days. "Friends and family" don't have fees, but there is still a risk with chargebacks. Received a message inquiring whether the item is still available and if possible to post it. Report Inappropriate Content. The thing is sometimes the buyer is just like 60km away and driving back and forth isn't very practical either. 1 Kudo clarry100 View Listings. I'm selling on Gumtree, and offer to pay via Paypal. Cars & Vehicles . However POS with cash is always gold. The company said the buyer made the payment outside of Gumtree’s online payment portal, which allowed him to later dispute the charge successfully. “For added peace of mind when buying or selling any item, we recommend you meet in a public place and take a friend of family member with you.”. Shauna Corr. If the potential buyer suggests paying you via PayPal or online banking, be mindful. “If a seller accepts payment outside of the Gumtree platform, for example via a PayPal Friends and Family money transfer, the transaction will not be eligible for the same protections,” a PayPal spokesperson told Yahoo News. All without putting your hand in your pocket. That turned out to be a crucial mistake. BitGid What I don’t like about eBay is the fees. Community Member . A transaction fee will be taken from the amount you receive. Buy and sell almost anything on Gumtree classifieds. What individual members of Ozbargain take from those sorts of posts is really up to them. More Categories. Sites like Gumtree are a great place to sell your items (my client successfully sold a Trailer and Tyres), but do keep in mind that there are many scams circulating! Gumtree Jobs app for iOS and Android. Many people go on about tracked postage and yes this probably will protect you if there is a claim it wasn't delivered – you need a receipt showing postage to the buyers postcode as a minimum though.