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Submission + - eBay says Paypal pay invalid unless eBay initiated

riegel writes: I recently purchased a power supply off of ebay where the seller accepted Paypal. I subsequently asked him for his email address so I could pay him with PayPal directly and bypass the ebay lockin. If I use the ebay button my option to use a credit card is absent. So after fufilling my side of the contract by paying for the item with Paypal and subsequently recieving the item I found that eBay had marked my account as unpaid and did a "strike" against me for non-payment.

I called eBay to show them proof of the payment and after being shuffled from the first guy who assured me it would be taken care of I spoke with another girl who said that I was required to use ebays payal button or my transaction was invalid. This seems like an antitrust issue, has anyone else had similar experiences with the eBay/PayPal lockin.

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