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Subject: [Leica] EBay Paypal sting - off topic
From: cummer at (H&E Cummer)
Date: Sun, 12 Sep 2010 14:38:38 -0700
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Date: Sun, 12 Sep 2010 07:52:05 +0200
From: Nathan Wajsman <photo at>
Subject: Re: [Leica] EBay Paypal sting - off topic
To: Leica Users Group <lug at>

Sorry to hear about your troubles, Howard. I do exactly as you  
suggest--one the rare occasion that I sell something and get paid via  
Paypal, I always immediately take the money out. Mostly, I use Paypal  
to pay for stuff I buy from North American sellers who want this  
payment method. Within EU it is much easier (and cheaper) to use bank  

As for Hotmail, I would go quite as far. I know many people who use  
this service--no worse than Yahoo or Gmail. They include a local  
lawyer, my ex-Spanish teacher, and my daughter.


Hi Nathan,
I have received quite a bit of advice off list suggesting to clear out  
my paypal account with every deposit. I'm going to do that from now on  
and set up a separate bank account which can also be emptied of Paypal  
deposits. That way there can't be any call back from the account if it  
is nearly empty. About hotmail - you are right, I may be over reacting  
(my youngest daughter and her friends are all users) but I need all  
the clues I can find about my buyers. Certainly the fun of doing  
business on Ebay is gone. ;-(