It gives you a range of guarantees and, if they cheat you, send the wrong product, what you bought doesn’t arrive, doesn’t match what you ordered or they cheat you, you get your money back. Will be able to get under most circumstances. As long as you can prove what you’re saying, something that would be very simple in these cases, your buyer’s policy will protect you.
If you pay like this, you will not get your money back
However, there is something you may not know because you haven’t been told or you don’t need to find out. There is such a way of sending money that you will not be able to recover it in any way. Unless you report it to the police and they don’t agree with you, which is a very annoying and lengthy process, which in some cases neither compensates nor achieves the desired success. If you send money this way, PayPal doesn’t care. The reason is simpler than you might think.
Maybe someone asked you to send money in ‘send to a friend’ mode to save on commission. Thus, you will not have to pay for them and neither will the other person take care of them as there is no commission in this type of shipment. However, it doesn’t have buyer protection, so if something happens, no one will be able to help you.
If you want to make purchases while being sure that buyer protection is in place come what may, you will need to switch to products and services from friends and family. You can do this in the purchase options, after confirming the amount and payment method, click on this payment option to change it to a new payment option.
So if something happens with the transaction, even if the item qualifies and it is damaged or lost, you will get a full refund. The problem is that many sellers want to save on this fee, or try to persuade you to pay this type because otherwise you would have to pay it, it is added to the price of the product, and it makes you feel bad as a buyer. Makes it completely unsafe.
In some cases, they encourage you to use this type of shipping because they want to scam you on Wallapop, listing sites, eBay or otherwise, and they’re not actually going to ship you anything. So be very careful with this type of payment in PayPal as it is not at all secure and they can cheat you, scam you or give you problems to recover your money if something happens.
These transfers are designed for sending money to family, friends or people you trust, not for online purchases or remote businesses. For this reason, PayPal doesn’t charge you a commission for them, but it doesn’t protect you from what could happen because it assumes you’re not buying anything but paying money to someone close. So, if you want your purchases to be completely safe online or in stores, don’t send your money with the Send to a Friend option.