How To Pay For The iPhone 3G - Bank or Paypal?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by emzino, Jan 31, 2009.

  1. emzino macrumors newbie

    Jan 24, 2009
    Hello all.

    Need a quick reply on this one!

    Someone at an automotive forums I am apart of wants to sell his iPhone 3G.

    We came to a good price but was wondering how to go about paying.

    Shall I pay via Paypal or Bank Transfer? Which would give me greater insurance incase I don't recieve the item.

    Many thanks
  2. synagence macrumors 6502a

    Jul 23, 2008
    The buyer won't like it cos he'll lose cash with paypal BUT its safer for both parties ....

    if you trust the seller then bank transfer is cheaper but also takes longer...

    I would tend to stick to paypal for a high risk/ticket price item..... if its a sum of money i could afford to lose then bank transfer
  3. Rayfire macrumors 68030


    Aug 25, 2008
    I vote for Paypal. Quick, easy, secure and reliable ;)

    (boy I sounded like a commercial for a sec)
  4. Mr. Giver '94 macrumors 68000

    Mr. Giver '94

    Jun 2, 2008
    But wait, if you call in the next 23 minutes... :D
  5. emzino thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jan 24, 2009
    Thanks guys. He said he doesn't like Paypal blah blah so I said deals off.

    Arghhhh was SO close to finally having the iPhone 3G =/

    Unless I can find a cheap-ish/good deal on an iPhone 3G, i'll wait for this new one/revision in June or whenever.

    Thanks again!
  6. Flhusky macrumors 6502a


    Aug 28, 2007
    Why not good old fashion C.O.D.?
    or as risky as Bankwire but somewhat safer, Money Order to his house(verified via google earth)
  7. Neya macrumors newbie

    Feb 1, 2009
    I really doubt you were so close. Chances are he wouldve sent you an empty box if anything.

    Paypal, by the way is also very unsecure. Although they claim security for both parties. If he sent you an empty box with a tracking number its still considered "proof of shipment" under paypals TOS and you wouldve been SOL. Your best bet is to buy a used iPhone in person.

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