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Buying from Ebay?

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I would like to know, is it safe to buy gold for cash from Ebay?
For example from LEO UO, you can purchase 10 mill.
Besides wanting to know if one could lose their cash, could you have your UO account banned too?

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I don't think you can have your account banned, but I question any and all sales from E-Bay, most* should be legit.

Be weary of any that ask for different payment methods.

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I can't vouch for LEO UO, never dealt with him, but it's best to buy from sellers who frequently sell items and have recent, positive feedback

EA doesn't mind people buying stuff from Ebay, so no, you won't get banned
It's not illegal.

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"but it's best to buy from sellers who frequently sell items and have recent, positive feedback " ... like two of UOForums sponsors .... RPG-Bay and UOTreasures

Agree that you should look for precentage of total positive and recent feedbacks (the higher number of total feedbacks the better) and there is a way to stop them if they do take your cash and not deliver the goods. (chargebacks and stop payments plus reporting them for fraud with ebay/paypal)

They in turn will want to check you out as well if you are a new ebayer or someone with a low amount of feedback even if all postitves. If you only have a few 'purchases' they as well want to make sure you don't take their goods and not pay.

Also, check that they have stated how to reach them - plus you can send them an email through ebay to ask the seller a question ... if they provide an IM you can do a search for them as well ... like icq search by uin. Thats another way you can verify their existance.

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you will also be trusted more if you verify your paypal acct. Most people want to do business with paypal verified members for higher item prices I've noticed.

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To piggy back off what Bo said, a lot of sellers on eBay won't do business with un-verified paypal account holders.
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Use CyberNickel, the man's name = trust.

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Cyber Nickel is a great guy. ButI thought I heard something about him leaving UO? I hope not.

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If a deal seems too good to be true...it is.

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not always true Damin. This doesnt apply to Ebay or RL cash, but ingame, someone was selling bronze and gold hammers for 500 gold, I saw the owner of the vendor at her house, and said "hey did you misprice these things" she said "no, i dont care about the money, just wanted to put good deals out there" So not all are in it for greed or money..

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Thats true but for the most part its greed :/ I have always been a fan of making it illegal to buy in game items for real $. If this system was disrupted people would have no choice but to rely on in game bartering which encourages relations of the friendly sort rather than 'hurry up and xfer the money to my paypal acct'

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My opinion is "in game bartering" leaves too much room for scams, bugs, and exploits. I often opt for a respectable third party to broker the deal. With ebay, you can see the client's buying history and location. Match his location to his ip address or match against his or her phone number.

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If the buyer is in the know he will not be scammed or exploited but I agree partly with your arguement. On the other hand just because somebody has good reputation on ebay doesnt mean they wont scam.

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The defination of good reputation is different for everyone. I prefer brokers to facilitate the sale or transfer because they are established and handle the majority of the risk.

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Thats true but for the most part its greed :/ I have always been a fan of making it illegal to buy in game items for real $. If this system was disrupted people would have no choice but to rely on in game bartering which encourages relations of the friendly sort rather than 'hurry up and xfer the money to my paypal acct'



I've always been a fan of dealing with a good broker, for all the reasons mentioned. I find it easier and "cheaper" to buy certain things to enhance my hobby, same as anyone does with with any hobby out there.:)

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It is generally safe to buy gold from Ebay. You won't get banned for it. The best way to go about it is to avoid people who sell gold on every shard. That gold would be duped gold. Just go with someone who is selling gold only on one specific shard. Once you get the gold, use it. If you don't have it anymore, there's nothing to get penalized with.

In any case, I mentioned this before on another thread, but if you go on google and look up internet gold farming and what not, you can read about how they do it and what to look for to avoid being scammed into buying duped gold. Sometimes the gold is legit, thanks to the asian farmers, but this is only when there is no working dupe. Since there still is a working dupe currently, most gold is not legit.

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*Crumbles under peer pressure and buys 20 mil for $20*

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Damin, I'd rather you cave in to ebay peer presure than duping peer pressure. :)

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Never. I love this game and duping was almost the final nail in the UO coffin. They may save it yet...





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