Knife Fanatic wrote:Just a quick bump to this thread, the rules get amended from time to time. Thanks guys, things have been running smoothly and we will keep trying to make it better.
As for a rule amendment, I propose that all paypal payments are made as payment for goods and services, rather than a gift. This came up in a current sales thread, but I should write my thoughts here instead.
I realize people can choose to send a gift to save a bit of money, but I think it's a risky practice. Most of these forum type sales go smoothly, and if there is an issue, I think (and hope) people can resolve things on their own.
For buyer protection (since buyers are at far more risk than sellers), I think it should be a requirement to handle all of these transactions as a sale of goods--what they really are. A concern is that if someone came on with less than honorable intentions, they might request the buyer to make the payment as a gift, which would help them to get away with it, and leave the buyer with no way to pursue the matter.