That turned out to be a crucial mistake. In the form of PayPal fees. Shauna Corr. Im curious to know why ebay is still very popular for everyday seller considering that they charge 10% fees plus paypal fees on top of that. please consider it sold as i am willing to pay your full asking price because i need to buy it for my cousin asap, i have read through the advert and i'm totally satisfied with it,sadly i would not be able to come personally to collect due to my hearing loss and I'm just recovering from heart surgery so I'm home-bound. 21:56, 20 … This community is full of incredibly negative people. These minor fees are much cheaper than if a cash buyer turned up and only wanted pay $250 which is normal for Gumtree. We've made it easier for you to find the job you're looking for, in and around your local community. Gumtree in australia have pretty much the same reach as ebay and a lot of people do use it but ebay is still surprisingly popular for average user. I don't get why and how people keep getting "seller" and "buyer" confused…. You're the seller so you can dictate the terms of the transaction to your liking, don't let the buyer force you into what they want. “While the majority of our community members have a positive experience, sometimes bad seeds do target our users. That's rule 1. The grandmother of three had never had problems with her sight until her optometrist told her to go to hospital immediately. I went looking on Gumtree for mention of the fees and it was pretty difficult to find. Most Gumtree sales are done locally with payment made cash-in-hand – though PayPal is still an option. Marketplace. I've been using Gumtree for a while and have never experienced this before but having searched the archives I can see that this has been going on for a long time. Thanks for your support and recommendations. You should be happy the buyer hasn't filed a "not received" or "not as described" claim with PayPal yet. NO. I have sold well over 100 items on gumtree with bank deposit and had no problems. Message 1 of 26 (4,633 Views) Reply. Got paid instantly and in full complains!!! The Paypal Transfer Fee depends on how are you funding the transfer. A kidnapped teen's quick-thinking act has saved her life. One rule is that on Gumtree or off, never use PayPal to receive funds if selling. Using paypal costs you in fees and opens you up to a lot of risk even not counting the scammer originally mentioned. “I seemed pretty optimistic that I wasn’t in the wrong,” he said. poor OP "Friends and family" don't have fees, but there is still a risk with chargebacks. And here in Australia, that’s a killer. Those fees are applied by PayPal, not gumtree. Shauna Corr. All without putting your hand in your pocket. Community Member . Share ; By. I'm aware of recent Paypal scams on Gumtree and just want to sanity check this one. If you notice that the rates are wrong please tell us so we can correct them. Gumtree suggested it in the message thread and it's owned by the same company right? Find out more. Never buy high-value or high risk things on Gumtree (e.g. Fees and Services. No doubt the companies involved that you paid by paypal would pay much less in fees than small gumtree / ebay sellers. The PayPal service is provided by PayPal Australia Pty Limited (ABN 93 111 195 389) which holds Australian Financial Services Licence number 304962. Gumtree is my next move!!!!! Every moment you ve never experienced. My heart bleeds for you dear OP. 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