an eBay seller (Code, Camey & Assoc., codecamey.com) listed the
following item on eBay:
if this product is purchased for an average size roof, one needs to
order around 30 boxes (~ $3,300). PayPal covers only $200 of this
To install this product, the purchaser also needs matching accessories
(valleys, ridges, gables, clips,..) which the seller also supplies -
off-line: (Further contact is needed for accessories and freight
I have already gone through the bidding process w/ him once before and
the seller added the price for accessories to the final eBay purchase
price and then demanded WU/bank draft for the entire purchase to
proceed w/ shipping. Credit cards not accepted. Any other mode of
payment is fine for as long as the money is in his bank before him
shipping the product.
Even though it is possible to get matching accessories from another
source, it is a good practice to get all as one package to avoid color
mismatch and extra shipping costs.
Being risk-averse, I wonder if it is possible to complete this
transaction with minimal risk in case this seller is unscrupulous.
An acceptable risk would be to pay with a credit card, examine the
goods for quantity and defects once received and should the shipment
not match the order, being able to dispute (successfully) and reverse
the charge. Getting $200 back from paypal and forfeiting $3100 wont
work for me.
Any ideas how to go about this?