Old  December 22nd, 2017, 6:35pm     #1
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eBay Selling Question - Customer wanting to pick up
Ok, so I am still pretty new to eBay having been an Amazon seller forever. Sadly, Amazon makes it miserable to sell now if you are not a volume seller. I moved over to eBay and have been doing ok.

I have an item for sale and I get a message asking me if they can meet me to pick it up. Now, I was offering free shipping so there is no change in price. But...I have never met someone for them to pick something up.

My questions:

Have you done this? Was it ok?
What do you do about showing proof that you delivered it (ie: I usually have the tracking number). I don't want him to say he never got it from me.
Is this a way to scam people?

What would you do? He says he is like 5 miles from my city (that is posted on eBay). I get that if he wants to give it as a gift it won't get shipped in time.

Not sure what I should do..

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  Old  December 22nd, 2017, 11:54pm     #2
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Ok so the direction I have been given is you have to have them give feedback right then saying they got it. That way they can't say they didn't receive it. That makes sense.

Knowing how many scammers there are on Amazon makes me leery. This seller does live in my area and has good reviews. So it may be ok.

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  Old  December 27th, 2017, 12:14am     #3
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I hope it all worked out OK.

I did this years ago when I was active on ebay. Actually I was the buyer and I won 2 auctions by the same seller who lived in a town nearby mine. I asked her if I could just come pick up the items to save postage and she let me. It was a positive experience.

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  Old  December 27th, 2017, 8:21pm     #4
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I hope it all worked out OK.

I did this years ago when I was active on ebay. Actually I was the buyer and I won 2 auctions by the same seller who lived in a town nearby mine. I asked her if I could just come pick up the items to save postage and she let me. It was a positive experience.
Thanks for your feedback. I took a chance and met him. He was a nice older man. We met in a Publix parking lot and chatted a bit. He thanked me as he wanted to give it as a Christmas gift so it wouldn't have shipped in enough time. He didn't give me feedback on the spot, but did leave me positive feedback. So all is good.


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  Old  December 27th, 2017, 9:30pm     #5
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Glad it worked out..

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Glad it worked out..
Me too. I was a tad nervous about it.

Thanks.

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