User Submission: Money in Limbo
I recently sold a piece of equipment. The buyer happened to be an acquaintance who worked about 30 minutes from my home. We agreed, after we determined our acquaintance, that I would just bring the item to him for hand delivery. He, unfortunately, found out he could not pay for it through eBay and PayPal without paying the shipping charges. So we agreed he would go ahead and pay it and I would just refund it to him upon delivery. WRONG!!!!! PayPal now has the funds, minus the eBay fee which is based on the total transaction including the shipping charges. I cannot collect my money from PayPal because eBay will not release the funds until they have confirmation of delivery. WHAT THE HELL!!! .??? Have used either one for the last time, after I get my money, of course..