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powderburner

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I fully realize that TRF is not in the business of providing ebay customer support, but I am not getting any help from ebay and I am will to accept help anywhere I can find it.
If any of you guys have successfully listed items for sale on ebay I would appreciate any advice you could give. I cannot get past the webpage for credit card info and the idiots at ebay cannot seem to understand this. If you can help, please email to: powderburner2@hotmail.com
And thanks ahead of time for your help
 

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I think if you get a Paypal account it's easier, since Ebay owns Paypal.

It might be a way for them to get you to join Paypal.

:confused:

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I agree with Sandman - I've had very good luck thus far with PayPal, both as a buyer and as a seller. Pretty easy to set up.

Jack
 

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I third that suggestion. PayPal is great. I almost believe it is necessary when dealing with eBay.
 

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I don't want to 'do' paypal because of previous experience. I had $30+ disappear from my paypal account, and ebay basically said it was just too bad, and they were not going to do anything to look into it. So I really don't want to go back into that mess-----fool me once, shame on you, fool me twice, shame on me.
And besides, ebay claims that you don't have to use paypal or credit cards.
 

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Yep, you can still go the old money order/cashier's check route. That being said, I do use Paypal both for paying and receiving payment. The only thing I don't like is that sometimes it takes awhile for them to transfer the funds into my bank account.
 

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Originally posted by powderburner
ebay claims that you don't have to use paypal or credit cards.
LOL, and you believe that? :) jk
 

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Yep, sounds like a Paypal & Ebay conspiracy. ;)

One of those situations where, Oh, you don't "have" to use Paypal.

but if you don't, who knows what happens?

I use the paypal too.
 

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Not fully understanding the question, it seems like signing up for Ebay seems to be the problem. If you are having a problem with the Credit Card page, check to make sure that you are following the directions by the letter. That also, you give them the 3 digit authorization code on the back f your credit card if they request it. Oh yea, and make sure "Num Lock" is off!
You can not, to the best of my knowledge, sign up for Ebay without a credit card. That does not mean you have to USE a credit card to buy things from auctions, but it does make it easier.
That's what PayPal is for. I think enough people have touched upon that subject.
Also make sure that if you have a Master Card, Visa whatever, that you specify that on the page. All info reg blocks are i fact that. If you don't give them ALL the info they require, they will not process the account.
 

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flying, yes you can sign up with ebay without a credit card, I am an ebay and paypal member and I dont have a single credit or debit card to my name, we dont need no steenking plastic.:)
 

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Originally posted by LarryH
flying, yes you can sign up with ebay without a credit card, I am an ebay and paypal member and I dont have a single credit or debit card to my name, we dont need no steenking plastic.:)
Okay, if you sell something...how do they bill you?
 

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Originally posted by flying_silverad
Okay, if you sell something...how do they bill you?
In order to not have to file a credit card, you have to have ID verification, which costs about 5 dollars. Then, eBay will send you an invoice, which is to be paid within a certain time frame. I have mine automatically pulled from my checking account, which still required the ID verification to be done.
 

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Be sure you enter the CC information EXACTLY as it appears on your statement.

I had trouble setting up the Ebay account for Squirrel Works. I kept getting stuck at the CC page. My problem was that when I entered the billing address I spelled out the word 'street'. On my CC statement, 'St.' is used.
Since they didn't match exactly, I couldn't get past that stage.
 
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