Tuesday, June 14, 2016

eBay Says Just Say No To Personal Checks or Money Orders

If your a long time ebayer like we are ( on ebay since 1999) you may not know that ebay has changed the rules on personal checks and money orders. According to the new policy at http://pages.ebay.com/help/policies/accepted-payments-policy.html#what your no longer allowed to take anything other than ....

  • PayPal
    To make checkout faster, you'll now log in to your PayPal account on the checkout page. To skip PayPal login altogether, select the checkbox that says "Remember me for faster checkout on eBay" on the PayPal login box.
  • PayPal Credit
  • Credit card or debit card processed through the seller's Internet merchant account
    Your payment is safe and secure. You can choose to save your card to your eBay account. Remove a card anytime in your My eBay account settings.
  • Payment upon pickup
    If you offer payment upon pickup, you'll also need to offer one of the approved electronic methods, and may include this statement in your listing: "Contact me for payment methods to pay on pickup."

The only exception to these rules are in ebay motors, coins and bullion and Business and Industrial categories.

I had someone ask me if I would take a check and was about to say sure why not but something told me to google the subject ( little hairs standing up on the back on my neck ) and sure enough I was led directly to the new rules.

I suppose it's really a good thing, those rules were put in place to protect both buyer and seller so yeah just a heads up, if you have done this in the past just be aware the rules have changed so it's no longer allowed.

Peace !

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