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November 27, 2013, 03:51:06 PM
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Anyone know of a secure way to sell bitcoins on eBay?  I'm thinking about selling mine in small denominations to increase profit, but I am worried about going through PayPal.  Is accepting MoneyPak safe/non-reversible?  I have been scammed once on eBay buying bitcoins and I am not going to let it happen again.  Thanks for any input.
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November 27, 2013, 03:56:25 PM
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you cannot sell on ebay in any way that is not revesible

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November 27, 2013, 03:58:02 PM
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Not even with MoneyPak?  Even if they send a receipt showing they paid with cash?
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November 27, 2013, 04:07:28 PM
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As far as I understand a Purchase through Paypal cannot be reversed if you prove that the goods have been delivered. So make sure your buyer writes his Bitcoin address in the note when he transfers money to you through Paypal. That way you can prove you've sent the bitcoins to buyers address by pointing to the transaction on Blockchain.info.
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November 27, 2013, 04:12:28 PM
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I found this statement on a seller and thought it was good:

This auction is for 0.010 BTC (Bitcoins). Bitcoin is the world's first all-digital currency, and nothing  physical will be delivered. I will deposit the amount of 0.010 BTC (Bitcoins) to your Bitcoin address within 24 hours of your payment. It  may take some time to clear.


If you don't agree to all of my terms and conditions,  - Or do not meet the minimum requirements,   - Do not purchase this item.   - The transaction will be cancelled!!!


By purchasing this item, you agree to all of the following terms and conditions: You must have a Bitcoin wallet set up for me to send your 0.010 BTC. You must leave your Bitcoin wallet address in the "Note to Seller" field during Paypal checkout. The Bitcoin address you send me is final, so triple-check that it is correct. No refunds will be issued after  the coins have been sent.  You agree that having the transaction marked as confirmed on blockchain.info will be sufficient as proof-of- delivery of your 0.010 Bitcoins and that this confirmation is enough to end any and all eBay and/or Paypal  disputes in favor of the seller. To reduce scamming, Your Paypal account must be Verified with a Confirmed address. Your eBay account must have be at least 1 year old. Your eBay account must have at least 25 positive feedback Your eBay account must have at least 1 positive feedback within the last 30 days or 2 within the last 60 days Your eBay account must have at least a 99% feedback rating. In addition, to make sure your accounts haven't been hacked, I will send an email to your Paypal email to  verify the purchase as well as your Bitcoin wallet address. You must respond to this email within 24 hours. You must pay within 24 hours of purchasing the item. Do not order more than 1 at a time unless we already have a transaction history. Finally, I reserve the right to cancel any transaction for any reason. If you don't agree to all of my terms and conditions,  - Or do not meet the minimum requirements,   - Do not purchase this item.   - The transaction will be cancelled!!! Bitcoins are expected to rise significantly in value over the coming months. Get them cheap while you can! If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to ask.

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November 27, 2013, 04:26:20 PM
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By purchasing this item, you agree to all of the following terms and conditions: You must have a Bitcoin wallet set up for me to send your 0.010 BTC. You must leave your Bitcoin wallet address in the "Note to Seller" field during Paypal checkout. The Bitcoin address you send me is final, so triple-check that it is correct. No refunds will be issued after  the coins have been sent.  You agree that having the transaction marked as confirmed on blockchain.info will be sufficient as proof-of- delivery of your 0.010 Bitcoins and that this confirmation is enough to end any and all eBay and/or Paypal  disputes in favor of the seller. To reduce scamming, Your Paypal account must be Verified with a Confirmed address. Your eBay account must have be at least 1 year old. Your eBay account must have at least 25 positive feedback Your eBay account must have at least 1 positive feedback within the last 30 days or 2 within the last 60 days Your eBay account must have at least a 99% feedback rating. In addition, to make sure your accounts haven't been hacked, I will send an email to your Paypal email to  verify the purchase as well as your Bitcoin wallet address. You must respond to this email within 24 hours. You must pay within 24 hours of purchasing the item. Do not order more than 1 at a time unless we already have a transaction history. Finally, I reserve the right to cancel any transaction for any reason. If you don't agree to all of my terms and conditions,  - Or do not meet the minimum requirements,   - Do not purchase this item.   - The transaction will be cancelled!!! Bitcoins are expected to rise significantly in value over the coming months. Get them cheap while you can! If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to ask.


Wow. Frankly easier to just set up and verify an account on an exchange  Cheesy

I believe making the buyer write his BTC address in the paypal note is enough to win a potential dispute.
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November 27, 2013, 04:42:00 PM
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But maybe not a credit card chargeback.  I was hoping someone on here has had success selling small quantities on eBay.  I am really scared to after being scammed once, but I am going to try to find a safe way to do it.
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November 27, 2013, 04:55:10 PM
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Anyone know of a secure way to sell bitcoins on eBay?  I'm thinking about selling mine in small denominations to increase profit, but I am worried about going through PayPal.  Is accepting MoneyPak safe/non-reversible?  I have been scammed once on eBay buying bitcoins and I am not going to let it happen again.  Thanks for any input.

How did you get scammed buying BTC on ebay?

How small are the denominations? If it's tiny amounts for a few dollars then most scammers will leave you alone. Just make sure you state they can only buy one at a time and must leave feedback after each successful purchase before they can buy another. There are ways to significantly minimise getting scammed, but it's never gonna be 100% foolproof, so it's up to you whether you take the risks. One thing to note is the mark up on selling coins on ebay is huge, so even if you have a few chargebacks/disputes you still might be in profit, so that's worth considering.

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November 27, 2013, 05:04:17 PM
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I lost over $800 to scams on ebay a year back or so.
Paypal will NOT accept transaction IDs as valid proof of delivery.
If you want to sell coin, you need to ship a tangible item.
Most of the good sellers send a physical slip with a keypair address on it to the buyer, via delivery confirmed USPS.
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November 27, 2013, 05:16:49 PM
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I lost over $800 to scams on ebay a year back or so.
Paypal will NOT accept transaction IDs as valid proof of delivery.
If you want to sell coin, you need to ship a tangible item.
Most of the good sellers send a physical slip with a keypair address on it to the buyer, via delivery confirmed USPS.

What's to stop them claiming there was no paper wallet in the letter and still get a refund?

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November 27, 2013, 05:20:56 PM
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They could, but that's a less common route of scam. Much more common is the chargeback. You are protected from chargebacks so long as you have proof of delivery. SNADs are harder than INRs to disprove.
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November 27, 2013, 05:34:39 PM
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They could, but that's a less common route of scam. Much more common is the chargeback. You are protected from chargebacks so long as you have proof of delivery. SNADs are harder than INRs to disprove.

I guess people also don't want to commit fraud/theft when they've given their home address out. Chargebacks still scare me though.

Ebay really needs to develop its own escrow service for dealing in cryptos. They're seriously missing out on a lot of cash.

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November 27, 2013, 05:42:46 PM
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Chargebacks are easy. If you send something, and you have a confirmation that SOMETHING was delivered, you're protected. Paypal is not evil enough to make you pay for people who (theoretically) had their card stolen and fraudulently used. Not yet at least.
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November 27, 2013, 06:37:17 PM
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I got scammed buying paper wallets.  The seller said they were each loaded with 1BTC (they weren't).  Then he knew eBay had a loophole that didn't protect "intangible goods" which they consider a bitcoin to be.  Anyway I ended up getting most of my money back, but it really scared me from doing any BTC deals on eBay ever again. 
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November 27, 2013, 06:38:35 PM
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Ebay is not a safe place to sell. I can't recommend it.
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November 28, 2013, 02:30:27 PM
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The only possible methods to directly select are paypal (and bank transfer?) so you can't directly use anything other than those,and Although I am not sure but if you use any other (payment method) and were reported you might be suspended from e-bay.
And a side note although you must already know but PayPal is a no-go.
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November 29, 2013, 09:14:49 AM
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ebay is too risky, especially with paypal. if you aren't using paypal, what would be the point? use localbitcoins instead.
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November 30, 2013, 06:33:19 PM
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Not sure how someone could see their auction go to 3x the price at any exchange and not realize the buyer is a scammer.
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November 30, 2013, 07:16:18 PM
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Not sure how someone could see their auction go to 3x the price at any exchange and not realize the buyer is a scammer.

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December 01, 2013, 07:27:21 AM
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Bottom line is dont sell digital items through ebay/paypal because they will SCREW you.
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