BMW M3 Forum (E90 E92)

BMW Garage BMW Meets Register Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read


Go Back   M3Post - BMW M3 Forum > BIMMERPOST Universal Forums > Off-Topic Discussions Board
 
ESS Tuning
Post Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
      06-17-2011, 02:00 PM   #1
bumere90
Grozniy
United_States
111

 
Drives: Carless
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: FL


Posts: 2,602
iTrader: (12)

How safe is Google checkout as opposed to Paypal?

There's an item I want to buy but the seller only accepts Google checkout on his website. Does Google Checkout offer the same buyer protection services as Paypal? If I don't receive my order will I be able to open dispute and receive my refund? Anyone had any bad experience with Google checkout?
__________________
-fatman
Appreciate 0
      06-17-2011, 02:02 PM   #2
E90SoFlo
Banned
106

 
Drives: E90 335i
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Naples, FL


Posts: 2,675
iTrader: (9)

paypal is a scam, I have tried multiple times to use there "Consumer protection" and they always find a way to snake out of it.
Appreciate 0
      06-17-2011, 02:06 PM   #3
bumere90
Grozniy
United_States
111

 
Drives: Carless
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: FL


Posts: 2,602
iTrader: (12)

Hey there neighbor
__________________
-fatman
Appreciate 0
      06-17-2011, 02:19 PM   #4
jpsum
Major
United_States
104

 
jpsum's Avatar
 
Drives: 2010 TSX
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: New Haven area


Posts: 1,089
iTrader: (4)

from my experience as a seller, Google Checkout is better. All the buyer/seller protection from Paypal is all BS.
Appreciate 0
      06-17-2011, 02:54 PM   #5
bumere90
Grozniy
United_States
111

 
Drives: Carless
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: FL


Posts: 2,602
iTrader: (12)

I never had problem with Paypal. I've read somewhere that Google Checkout doesn't offer any buyer protection services, that's why I got worried.
__________________
-fatman
Appreciate 0
      06-17-2011, 02:57 PM   #6
jpsum
Major
United_States
104

 
jpsum's Avatar
 
Drives: 2010 TSX
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: New Haven area


Posts: 1,089
iTrader: (4)

Quote:
Originally Posted by bumere90 View Post
I never had problem with Paypal. I've read somewhere that Google Checkout doesn't offer any buyer protection services, that's why I got worried.
Just pay with credit card and you will be protected.
Appreciate 0
      06-17-2011, 03:00 PM   #7
bumere90
Grozniy
United_States
111

 
Drives: Carless
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: FL


Posts: 2,602
iTrader: (12)

You mean check out with Google and pay with my personal credit card?
__________________
-fatman
Appreciate 0
      06-17-2011, 03:01 PM   #8
AngelinIsRich08
Banned
United_States
28

 
Drives: '11 X5M, '09 CTS
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: St. Louis, MO


Posts: 709
iTrader: (0)

I wouldn't use Google checkout. A dude tried to sell me a phony M3 over google checkouts. There isn't any protection so he could have ripped me off and there was nothing I could have done.
Appreciate 0
      06-17-2011, 03:04 PM   #9
E90SoFlo
Banned
106

 
Drives: E90 335i
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Naples, FL


Posts: 2,675
iTrader: (9)

once again, the "protection" of paypal is a joke.

Use a credit card and you are fully protected.
Appreciate 0
      06-17-2011, 03:18 PM   #10
jpsum
Major
United_States
104

 
jpsum's Avatar
 
Drives: 2010 TSX
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: New Haven area


Posts: 1,089
iTrader: (4)

Quote:
Originally Posted by bumere90 View Post
You mean check out with Google and pay with my personal credit card?
Yup. You can always dispute the charge and Google will initiate a chargeback to the seller.
Appreciate 0
      06-17-2011, 03:19 PM   #11
bumere90
Grozniy
United_States
111

 
Drives: Carless
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: FL


Posts: 2,602
iTrader: (12)

They don't accept credit cards. Only Google check out.
__________________
-fatman
Appreciate 0
      06-17-2011, 03:19 PM   #12
BTM
Banned
United_States
237

 
Drives: A///MERICAN!!!
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: A///MERICA!!!


Posts: 10,314
iTrader: (11)

Garage List
Quote:
Originally Posted by bumere90 View Post
Google Checkout doesn't offer any buyer protection services
Neither does Paypal
Appreciate 0
      06-17-2011, 03:20 PM   #13
jpsum
Major
United_States
104

 
jpsum's Avatar
 
Drives: 2010 TSX
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: New Haven area


Posts: 1,089
iTrader: (4)

Quote:
Originally Posted by bumere90 View Post
They don't accept credit cards. Only Google check out.
But googlecheckout takes all major credit cards.
Appreciate 0
      06-17-2011, 03:27 PM   #14
chinoxs203
Major
United_States
69

 
chinoxs203's Avatar
 
Drives: 08 E92 335xi AW
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: CT


Posts: 1,353
iTrader: (7)

i have had paypal refund money multiple times over a dispute. sounds like buyer protection to me
__________________

FOR SALE:
Dropbox - please
Appreciate 0
      06-17-2011, 03:31 PM   #15
Blake
Banned
No_Country
272

 
Drives: Chevy Aveo
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Parent's Basement


Posts: 4,651
iTrader: (7)

i've never had a problem with either of them. paypal is more common, but there's nothing wrong with either of them. any paypal dispute i've ever had to open has been resolved satisfactory to me, albeit a little bit of a pain in the ass. i funnel a ton of money thru paypal checkout every year and qualify for the paypal advantage status. last time i had a dispute, they refunded me within 24 hours without much hassle.
Appreciate 0
      06-17-2011, 03:45 PM   #16
yakev724
Brigadier General
Russian Federation
147

 
yakev724's Avatar
 
Drives: 00 RX300
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Ithaca, NY


Posts: 3,559
iTrader: (49)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Blake View Post
i've never had a problem with either of them. paypal is more common, but there's nothing wrong with either of them. any paypal dispute i've ever had to open has been resolved satisfactory to me, albeit a little bit of a pain in the ass. i funnel a ton of money thru paypal checkout every year and qualify for the paypal advantage status. last time i had a dispute, they refunded me within 24 hours without much hassle.
+1 to this, though over the past month or so, paypal has changed and become more of a pita.
Appreciate 0
      06-17-2011, 04:17 PM   #17
Blake
Banned
No_Country
272

 
Drives: Chevy Aveo
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Parent's Basement


Posts: 4,651
iTrader: (7)

Quote:
Originally Posted by AngelinIsRich08 View Post
I wouldn't use Google checkout. A dude tried to sell me a phony M3 over google checkouts. There isn't any protection so he could have ripped me off and there was nothing I could have done.
LOL you were going to buy a car using google checkout? are you retarded? you must be incredibly rich for such a feat!!!!!
Appreciate 0
      06-17-2011, 04:37 PM   #18
bumere90
Grozniy
United_States
111

 
Drives: Carless
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: FL


Posts: 2,602
iTrader: (12)

Found an interesting story
http://blog.erikajurney.com/why-goog...ad-experience/
__________________
-fatman
Appreciate 0
      06-17-2011, 05:54 PM   #19
jpsum
Major
United_States
104

 
jpsum's Avatar
 
Drives: 2010 TSX
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: New Haven area


Posts: 1,089
iTrader: (4)

Quote:
Originally Posted by bumere90 View Post

That bitch is stupid. All she had to do is to call her credit card company to dispute the charge. The cc company will then withhold the fund to Google, Google will then issue a charge back to the seller. Transaction complete.

She was complaining to the wrong people. If you went to a restaurant and the waiter charged extra tips to your card, would you call you company that processed the card transaction? NO! You call the restaurant and if they don't fix it, you then call your card company. Dumb bitch.
Appreciate 0
      06-17-2011, 06:01 PM   #20
jpsum
Major
United_States
104

 
jpsum's Avatar
 
Drives: 2010 TSX
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: New Haven area


Posts: 1,089
iTrader: (4)

Why does paypal always advertise their buyer protection policy? because they want you to pay with you bank account, instead of a credit card! Every time you buy something via paypal, the default payment method is ALWAYS your bank account (if you have one setup).

Google Checkout is just a credit card processing company, so you are protected as a buyer regardless!
Appreciate 0
      06-17-2011, 06:05 PM   #21
bumere90
Grozniy
United_States
111

 
Drives: Carless
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: FL


Posts: 2,602
iTrader: (12)

^ dumb bitch lol
Well CC don't always resolve disputes. I bought a bumper for my car about a year ago, the seller shipped it via Greyhound, I wasn't able to get it because I had to give them a tracking number or something. The seller never provided me with one. So they returned the bumper back to him. I opened a dispute with my CC and they couldn't do anything. I provided them with all the necessary paperwork proving that the bumper was returned back to the seller etc..Anyways they couldn't do anything and I lost $350.
__________________
-fatman
Appreciate 0
      06-17-2011, 06:10 PM   #22
jpsum
Major
United_States
104

 
jpsum's Avatar
 
Drives: 2010 TSX
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: New Haven area


Posts: 1,089
iTrader: (4)

hey, don't forget OP, Sunday is Garfield's birthday. Go get him something on ebay.
Appreciate 0
Post Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:39 PM.




m3post
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
1Addicts.com, BIMMERPOST.com, E90Post.com, F30Post.com, M3Post.com, ZPost.com, 5Post.com, 6Post.com, 7Post.com, XBimmers.com logo and trademark are properties of BIMMERPOST