Google Checkout on eBay?
February 9, 2011 5:41 PM Subscribe
I purchased an item on eBay via Buy It Now. I just now noticed that the seller's only accepted payment method is "Visa/MasterCard, Amex, Discover." PayPal isn't accepted. The seller sent me an invoice via Google Checkout. Is this legit?
posted by SpringAquifer to Shopping (19 answers total)
eBay's accepted payments policy notes that sellers can accept a "credit card or debit card processed through the seller's Internet merchant account." Does Google Checkout count as the Internet merchant account? I'd still be protected by eBay Buyer Protection, right?
The physical address of the seller doesn't inspire much confidence. It's a private residence, and the only substantive results that come up on Google indicate that its back porch is a Narcotics Anonymous meeting spot.
And, worst case scenario, I could initiate a credit card chargeback at the very least, right?
A Google search for eBay and Google Checkout reveals a whole mess of policies and experiences that may or may not be applicable today.)