E-Bay bans Western Union.

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"Not permitted on eBay
Sellers may not solicit buyers to mail cash. Sellers may not ask buyers to send cash through instant money transfer services (non-bank, point-to-point cash transfers) such as Western Union or Moneygram. Finally, sellers may not request payment through online payment methods not specifically permitted in this policy.

Breaches of this policy may result in a range of actions including:

Listing cancellation
Forfeit of eBay fees on cancelled listings
Limits on account privileges
Loss of PowerSeller status
Account suspension

This policy does not affect any payment method commonly offered on eBay today. However, there are some sellers who have listings offering to accept cash and Western Union instant money transfer, and a few who offer other payment methods that are not permitted under this policy. To avoid disruption of these sellers’ business during the holiday shopping season, eBay will delay enforcement of this policy against existing payment methods until 15th January 2006."

About time too!
 

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About time too...!!!

If you see an auction which offers Western Union...you know straight away there's something dodgy about it!
 

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well paypal works ok so why even think about change
 

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I must admit that Paypal works but as a seller it can work out really expensive, especially as you are not alloowed to charge the extra percentage that they take from you. By the time you have sold something the ebay listing and final sale fees on top of the paypal fees add up to nearly a fiver!

Plus if you take add on the postage for a foriegn country like the US where shipping items can be expensive - one item I shipped cost £40 then Paypal take a cut out of that too!

It's about time Barclays or another bank did a cheap form of payment system for online payments. They could charge 2% and still make a fortune!
 

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u r so right , l've been an e:bayer for four years.. well at the start , l think in the years to come we will all been doing bank transfers and paypal may wake up,..there making millions and millions aday..greed can kill a giant!!!!!: mr ed :
 

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too many people have been ripped off by western union, monies transferred and no goods or services in return - at least there is a bit of insurance with paypal
 
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