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Question about shipping charges

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Person sent funds for a car I'm selling.  Sent additional funds to pay the hauler.  Message from PayPal stated I have to send payment to hauler before the transaction is finalized in my PayPal account.   So, I have to pay out of my own money to the hauler.  This seems not right to me.


Question about shipping charges

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Personally, you are better off not using PayPal for selling vehicles - there's no Seller Protection.   I'm guessing that the message you received is "not" officially from PayPal as they don't get involved with delivery services such as this.  Sounds like a possible scam.  Your best option for selling a vehicle is to sell local for "cash".    The User Agreement explains what is and what is not covered under Seller Protection.  Note also that there's no Buyer Protection either.

Question about shipping charges

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This is a typical scam ..................

No funds or activity of the transaction shows in your Paypal account and any emails 'may' go into your junk or spam folders.

They don't quibble on cost and may also say they can't view the item as they are disabled or working abroad etc etc but they will arrange a shipping agent to collect it.

You will get/got a "fake" email that looks as though it is from isn't because they don't actually have a Paypal account and have no intention of paying you.
It will say the buyer has paid won't have been paid.
The 'fake' paypal email will tell you that the buyer has paid for the item + shipping costs but you must send those shipping costs to the courier/ shipping agent via western union, moneygram or walmart etc BEFORE the funds are released to you.
They are not interested in the item, they just want the western union etc funds and you will never see money in your paypal balance.

Paypal NEVER tell you to send an item before the payment is showing in your paypal account.
Paypal NEVER expect you to use a rival money transfer service eg Moneygram or Western Union etc.
Also their is no seller protection on paypal for any type of motor vehicle or item that is collected by the buyer.

Delete any emails and ignore the scammers.

Advice is voluntary.
Kudos / Solution appreciated.

Question about shipping charges

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Seems to be the consensus - sell for "cash".

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