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Old 23 May 2020, 03:29 AM   #1
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International $10k + Purchase with Paypal?

I found someone with no references selling a nice vintage piece at a decent price. He only accepts paypal. NO REFERENCES. He's located in Mexico and I'm in the US.

Would I be covered if I sent $10k+ for a watch and he sends me a rock? I know I'd be good in the US, but what about international? How long could money be held up if this didn't pan out? Any chance I wouldn't get my money back?
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Old 23 May 2020, 06:29 AM   #2
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Depends if you have the time to spare to go through the hassle of processing the refund. Whatever you do pay with a credit card through PP. Have it shipped to a mail center and open package in presence off employee while filming. You'll be good if you get that rock.
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Old 23 May 2020, 06:32 AM   #3
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Depends if you have the time to spare to go through the hassle of processing the refund. Whatever you do pay with a credit card through PP. Have it shipped to a mail center and open package in presence off employee while filming. You'll be good if you get that rock.
That's good advice. I'm debating. He's already gone a bit quiet on me. Doesn't feel great.
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Old 23 May 2020, 06:50 AM   #4
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Trust your senses. Always buy the seller and this one your already questioning. It would be a pass for me.
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Old 23 May 2020, 06:50 AM   #5
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Please be VERY very careful.
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Old 23 May 2020, 06:55 AM   #6
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Please be VERY very careful.
Thanks. I'm asking for more detailed shots and the seller has gone quiet. I'm not getting emotional or sucked into this. Keeping my cool for now. If I get a lot of info and good pics I may proceed with the credit card and PayPal route. Otherwise, I'll be passing.
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Old 23 May 2020, 09:45 AM   #7
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I found someone with no references selling a nice vintage piece at a decent price. He only accepts paypal. NO REFERENCES. He's located in Mexico and I'm in the US.

Would I be covered if I sent $10k+ for a watch and he sends me a rock? I know I'd be good in the US, but what about international? How long could money be held up if this didn't pan out? Any chance I wouldn't get my money back?
Why not contact PAYPAL to check out the seller (long standing v new)

Have you googled the name?
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Old 23 May 2020, 02:26 PM   #8
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I wouldn’t do it. Plenty of watches for sale within the lower 48
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Old 23 May 2020, 02:48 PM   #9
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This is a hilarious discussion I say do it! Lemme grab the popcorn.


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Old 23 May 2020, 03:01 PM   #10
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Wow, sounds like a recipe for disaster. I'd walk and not turn my head back.
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Old 23 May 2020, 09:16 PM   #11
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The” doesn’t feel great”, is an answer to your question, hell even 10$ is a lot when it doesnt feel great, let a lone 10k ...why risk it?
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Old 23 May 2020, 09:32 PM   #12
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Really? I recipe for disaster and loss of time and possibly money. Walk away, run away and don't waste any more time.
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Old 24 May 2020, 12:42 AM   #13
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I would be more apprehensive if he DIDN'T accept paypal and wanted a wire.
Have you researched your seller ? Did you get the memo about the new TPS reports ?
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