[access-uk] Re: Any thoughts on Ebay?/how to purchase

Hi list.  I am gratified at the response to my question about 
Ebay earlier today.  A lot of sound advice.

A bit disturbed by what some have said regarding Paypall.  I am 
not signed up with them at the moment.  Think I shall use a good 
deal of caution in my first dealings.  Will let you know how I 
get on.
Ray

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----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Robert Stokes" <restokes@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Thursday, October 07, 2004 3:29 PM
Subject: [access-uk] Re: Any thoughts on Ebay?/how to purchase


Hi Justin,

Very sound advice.

I made my first purchase on ebay a couple of weeks ago, a 
Plantronics DSP
Headset. The cheapest price I had seen listed before going to 
ebay was £39
plus postage. I paid the asking price of £32 at ebay and the 
dealer sent it
free of charge by second class mail. I'm very pleased with the 
purchase.

Best.

Robert.
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Justin R" <mypc128@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Thursday, October 07, 2004 12:32 PM
Subject: [access-uk] Re: Any thoughts on Ebay?/how to purchase


Hi Carol,

well, if you see something you like then if it's an auction item 
you can
place whatever bid you're prepared to offer.  if it is a "buy 
only" offer
and, there are plenty of them about.  You have a look at that 
item, make
sure you're satisfied with the feedback, feedback rating and the 
postage
cost.  Postage isn't always extortionate.  all depends on who 
you're dealing
with and many will tell you the postal rates before 
bidding/buying anyway.

you need to click the buy now button.  you'll go to the log in 
page.  enter
username and password.  then you go to the next page that tells 
you what you
have brought, it'll list all the costs that you know of with the 
item.
it'll give you a choice (if there is one) of accepted forms of 
payment.

choose paypal by selecting the radio button, if not already 
selected.  then,
oh, I forget the name of the buttom now.  it's something like Pay 
or
continue even lol.  after entering, next page will be the paypal 
website.
Yep, you've gone onto another website and, the best part is that 
the item
and costs are put in already with some blurb on, you're about to 
make a
purchase.  you log in to your paypal account.  next page is more 
of a
confirmation page, you can choose what credit card to use, or 
either credit
or debit card.  this choice depends on whether you've registered 
more than
one card on your paypal account.  you can write a message to the 
buyer too,
at the bottom of the page where there is a text box.  when you've 
done all
that, click "pay" and you've got a webpage with a thank you 
recept.

I'd say to anyone and even I, experienced in this is, to take 
your time over
it.  don't rush any stage of the buying process.  Make sure 
you're satisfied
with all the information on each page and that everything is 
going according
to how it should do.

hope this is of some help.

Justin
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Carol Pearson" <carol.pearson@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Thursday, October 07, 2004 11:04 AM
Subject: [access-uk] Re: Any thoughts on Ebay?


> Yes, Justin, that was useful, especially the bit about PayPal 
> and all
> relative details being transferred.
>
> Please could you take me through the process, then, from start 
> to
> finish, of buying an item.  (Assume I've signed up in the usual 
> way with
> Username and Passsword . . ..)
>
>
> --
> Carol
> carol.pearson@xxxxxxxxxxxx=20
>
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] 
> On Behalf
> Of Justin R
> Sent: 07 October 2004 08:04 AM
> To: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: [access-uk] Re: Any thoughts on Ebay?
>
>
> hi Ray and Peter,
>
> I'm an ebay user myself.  despite that you can get all things 
> somewhat=20
> cheaper than you'd get in the shops and, that not all goods are 
> second
> hand.=20
> Oh no, I've bought some brand new stuff on there before now.  I 
> got
> several=20
> fascias for my n-gage (mobile phone) as, the one that came with 
> the
> phone=20
> was very loose and kept coming off!  it only cost me what.... 
> =A39 for =
> the
> two=20
> fascias with postage.  so, that's just one example of many.
>
> payment is easy and secure as well.  WEll, if i pay online I 
> use paypal.
>
> when you go through the paying process at the ebay website and, 
> want to
> pay=20
> via paypal, you don't have to take down the details of who you 
> are
> paying=20
> and take yourself too paypal.co.uk.  The ebay website, when 
> you've
> selected=20
> paypal as your method of paying, will take you straight to 
> paypal.   All
> the=20
> details you need to pay someone are automatically transfer to 
> the paypal
>
> website.  so, you just sign into your account, check the 
> details again
> and=20
> confirm payment.  that's it then! you can just sit back. 
> Actually, i
> bought=20
> a genuine WinXP sp2 CD off ebay.  it cost me =A31,97 in total 
> (yep, with =
>
> postage) and paid via paypal.  So, I've got sp2 for when i get 
> my hard
> drive=20
> sorted out and start again <smile>.
>
> As for looking for pit falls.  Just be weary of anyone with 
> zero
> feedback in=20
> regards to costly, heavy items.  I wouldn't buy any software 
> from a zero
>
> feedback user.  Plus, I'd look at their positive feedback 
> percentage
> rate.=20
> if it's lower than 95% then, I'll shy away from doing business 
> with
> them.
>
> hope this info is of some use.
>
> Justin
> ----- Original Message -----=20
> From: "Ray's Home" <rays-home@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> To: <access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> Sent: Thursday, October 07, 2004 12:39 AM
> Subject: [access-uk] Any thoughts on Ebay?
>
>
>> Hi.  I'm thinking of registering with Ebay.  (Sometimes, I 
>> feel as if=20
>> I might be the only person on the planet who hasn't bought 
>> anything=20
>> there,smile.)
>>
>> Anyway, wondered if those of you who have done business this 
>> way would
>
>> care to share any thoughts about payment methods, how one is 
>> more or=20
>> less certain of getting the goods you pay for, etc.
>>
>> Ray
>>
>> Personal emails:  Email me at
>> mailto:ray-48@xxxxxxxx
>>
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