Long story short, found a motor I wanted to buy. It was in a city I was traveling to for work, so I was only going to be in town one day. Asked the seller if he took PayPal, and he said he did. So I paid him and told him I’d be in town in 24 hours. Fast forward a couple of hours, seller said PayPal wouldn’t clear for 7-10 days, so he would no longer take PayPal.
Problem being, the money was already wired through them. So I’m out the money, he hasn’t technically received it, so I call PayPal and I’m told to file a dispute. So I do the dispute, just to have them review the dispute and claim it doesn’t conform to their standards or use.
Seems like PayPal is creating an environment ripe for fraudulant sellers.
Anyone else deal with this sort of situation before. Not sure what next steps I should take. I called the bank to try and get the debt card purchase reversed. They said they would have to work with PayPal, but they warned me it might be a losing battle because PayPal is famous for this sort of situation.
I don’t use PayPal very often, can’t say they’ve inspired much confidence in me to use them again.