How to accept payment for my old bike

Discussion in 'Old's Cool' started by gearheadE30, Feb 11, 2014.

  1. Foot dragger

    Foot dragger singletracker

    Dec 27, 2006
    chico,just below rag dump(nor-cal)
    6 years in full time business with paypal and ebay with out a single glitch,many thousands a day sometimes come in from all over the world.
    No problems to report,sorry.
  2. davesupreme

    davesupreme grand poobah

    May 1, 2011
    palm harbor, fla
    I used to play on ebay a lot... bought a whole tool crib fulla endmills and machine stuff, used to be one of the best deals on there....

    I was just trying to sell an old Harley chopper I had... set up a free listing, renewed it a bunch of times.... all of a sudden, I had a $20 charge for the last renewal?... maybe it was in the fine print for the 7th renewal, or something, I dunno, but I never saw it, and wouldn't have renewed if I did.... I had canceled my PayPal account, but they still had the router number for my checking account, which is what was on the PayPal account.... the bastards took $20 straight outta my account!! I did not authorize the transaction at all!!... I disputed the charge, and I disputed it at the bank, and the bank refunded my $$$$, and I gotta new card number .... Ebay never communicated back, and now my account is suspended....I think they must have gotten a nastygram from the bank, and ebay/paypal refunded them, I've never really checked back. totally credit card fraud..... it was no way a legal transaction to take $$$ from my account w/out my knowledge.... it was just the principal of the thing, they went directly into my checking account and removed $$$ without my knowledge or consent.... $20 ain't much, but I will never use PayPal again....

    Maybe you have good luck, but I think Ebay sux!! it's nothing but resellers now, and most of the stuff is real overpriced. I sold a bunch of bike parts there, but the fees are getting pretty high also.... I dunno how you actually got to talk to a person there, I've tried and I never get a response except for some amorphous bullshit that pretty much means nothing....

    they can generally kiss my AZZ, and i'm taking my business elsewhere.... YMMV....
  3. ooweel

    ooweel Throwing wrenches one at a time

    Jun 23, 2004
    Sell the Bike! Its not brain salad surgery. ME I like CASH! But in the real world like many have said, Bank to Bank wire transfer! BUT! There is one more step in the process I did not read so far. I always delay shipment of any thing I have sold with wire transfers till I remove the monies wired to my specified wire account to another completely separate account. Just because its wired it aint over, they still have a string attached to it. Banks make mistakes (yes they are human) and can address that within a certain time frame. DON'T allow this to happen to you. It's simple. Walk into the bank, or do it on you puter from home. Just transfer it over to another account. Your golden!
  4. vtwin

    vtwin Air cooled runnin' mon

    Jan 11, 2005
    Sold a car a few years ago. Guy sent me a Paypal for about 1/3 the total. When the transport came to pick it up, he had the balance in a cashier's check. I gave him the car and pink. Off it went to Ohio. Everyone involved were protected.
  5. stainlesscycle

    stainlesscycle Long timer

    Jun 6, 2008
    morgantown, wv
    yes, their protection does not protect THE BUYER for vehicles. the seller is protected for paypal sales of vehicles on ebay. i've had a deal go bad via ebay/paypal for a vehicle. i had proof of shipment, he disputed the paypal payment, i sent paypal the proof of shipment and the line in their agreement that talks about the no protection for vehicles, and the money was back in my account in 24 hours. i don't know why anyone would email paypal, you can call them and get an answer in 5 minutes.
  6. gearheadE30

    gearheadE30 Long timer

    Jan 20, 2012
    I appreciate all the advice. I did end up selling the bike locally, as the whole situation was making me a bit uncomfortable. Normally I would have gone though with it, but was getting a really weird feeling about the prospective buyer after talking to him a few times.
  7. MotorcycleWriter

    MotorcycleWriter Long timer

    Dec 1, 2012
    North Alabama - World's Rockiest Trails
    Those instincts are usually accurate. Saved me from a few things that turned out to be frauds. If it doesn't feel right, it probably isn't.
  8. fullmetalscooter

    fullmetalscooter Let me take this duck off

    Apr 28, 2009
    Better to be safe and out a few buck then out of a GS.
  9. GBen

    GBen Been here awhile

    Aug 3, 2009
    North America
    United States Postal Money Orders.
  10. Gerg

    Gerg Gergy Bear

    Dec 25, 2001
    Left Coast

    Had an acquaintance sell his Harley for cash. Guy paid in $100 bills. Monday rolls around and he goes to the bank. Money is no good and he went through hell with the Gubmint (black suits, handcuffs, etc). Never saw the bike again and never saw a dime.

    Postal MO is guaranteed, period... too many fake Cashier's checks and the PayPal option has already been discuss(ed).

  11. Algy

    Algy British Twin rider

    Oct 20, 2013
    Niort, France
    Bank transfer is, to me, the best option. I did it a couple of months ago for a Triumph and it prevents many problems. I don't know if in the States you can proceed as we do in France, but here when selling a vehicle via bank transfer or bank check, it's very common to contact the buyer's bank so they can confirm you if the buyer really has the money or not.