I have been fixing a friend's marin and he needed a new left hand shifter, after finding one on Bike Radar for sale I went ahead and purchased from the user and paid with paypal. After a few weeks nothing arrived and as it was xmas the user blamed in on the xmas backlog at the post office. After xmas and still nothing has arrived and now the user is not answering emails or PM messages.
While it was only a small amount of money that was sent I'm posting this to highlight the fact that the money was not protected by papayl as the money was sent using paypal as a gift. I was not aware of this (yes, prob should have read the terms and conditions first).
I have tried to use the dispute resolution feature of paypal but as I sent funds with paypal using the new feature 'Paypal as a Gift' they will not let me continue for the following reason.
We're sorry, but this transaction cannot be disputed because it is not a purchase of goods or services. Please contact the recipient directly.
As scammers are becoming more prevalent on web forums it seems that this type of scam could become more common so I though it was worth warning people of this problem. I hope that no-one else falls for type of scam as i'm sure we all assume our money if safe when using paypal and users with a paypal account are generally trustworthy.
I'd be interested to hear if anyone else has suffered the same thing
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