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    So disappointed and desperate

    I have been selling private stuff on Gumtree for 5 years now, why doesn't Gumtree have like "buyers feedback/comments" or "sellers credibility system" to show people how honest and reliable I am? So disappointed....

    I base in Pretoria, but I wish to sell stuff nationwide. Why can't Paypal be used in ZAR? So desperate....

    Why online business is so fall behind in South Africa? Can anyone answer this question for me?

    Poor Niki

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    Nicki, you need to use Bid Or Buy. Gumtree isn't designed to do what you want it to. Gumtree is purely a localized service. We sell via BoB and local customers do EFT's into our account. International customers pay us via Paypal. We've never had problems with, BoB or Paypal.

    Feel free to contact me then I'll explain to you how to use both service. PM me and I'll give you my telephone details.
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    Good idea to phone Adrian Niki - you do have to be very carefull of gumtree - so chin up - get hold of him to improve your selling :-)

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    Thank you Adrian and Kevin!

    But is there really no service like paypal in South Africa? Why?

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    Hi Niki,

    Have you tried this link?

    https://www.paypal.com/za
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    Niki, the system that you are looking for is PayFast. Go to www.payfast.co.za

    It is essentially PayPal inside South Africa. Bid or Buy also has a payment system that is available to you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by adrianh View Post
    Niki, the system that you are looking for is PayFast. Go to www.payfast.co.za

    It is essentially PayPal inside South Africa. Bid or Buy also has a payment system that is available to you.
    Thanks I went through www.payfast.co.za, but seems it does not involve dispute resolution, does it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike C View Post
    Hi Niki,

    Have you tried this link?

    https://www.paypal.com/za
    Hey Mike, can paypal be used in ZAR without foreign exchanges?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Niki View Post
    Hey Mike, can paypal be used in ZAR without foreign exchanges?
    There's no ZAR currency listed

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    I can't say whether it has dispute resolution but I must be honest, I have been trading on BOB, Ebay, Gumtree and Paypal for a long time (I've bought and sold a lot of stuff) and I've never had to resort to dispute resolution. I think that one should simply be vigilant in each transaction. I've had one or two customers try to get clever, I can think is one individual who is just a nasty piece of work, but I simply refuse to deal with him, he is welcome to go somewhere else. It is interesting to note that the argument we had was not about payment or lack thereof. I sell quality products to quality customers and considering that he is a twat, he simply doesn't get to buy my products.
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