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    Ebay advice

    I just found a G Shock I want to buy and have contacted the seller directly to ask what he would take to end the auction early. We have agreed a price, and he wants to send a Paypal invoice to my private email and then he will end the auction.

    Is this ok, I am a bit nervous.

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    Re: Ebay advice

    Well, if he sends you an invoice, log onto your paypal from a separate secure browser (not just a new tab) and see if you have the invoice there in your account. You should be able to see if it's a 'protected' sale for you as a buyer. If so, you should be alright.

    But I think contacting them to end an auction so you can buy it outside of ebay is against ebay's rules. But, the seller must not mind, as they'll save listing fees, etc.

    And does the seller have an established sales history with ebay?
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    Re: Ebay advice

    Well if you're going to break the rules of Ebay and do underground deals, you're taking risks and you'll have no protection at all with the deal ......... especially from people like me if I was going to bid on it! ........... ......
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    Re: Ebay advice

    I would be very nervous about doing deals like that. You essentially wave all buyer protections that eBay and PayPal offer you. It's like voiding a warranty.
    Is the deal that you cut worth it? Why not invest in some sniping software and wait a little until you get your watch for your price?

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    Re: Ebay advice

    Vendor had no problem doing a buy it now

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    Re: Ebay advice

    BUYER BEWARE!!!!!!These could be your emotions after an EBAY purchase!!!
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    Re: Ebay advice

    like others have said, you're throwing away all your buyer protection. but this is pretty common practice on ebay, unfortunately for the rest of us

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