Hey all, I'm hoping you can help me out.
There's a Food and Wine Tasting event going on Saturday where I live. I've gone in the past and enjoy it, but I am WAY too cheap to pay full price, lol.
There is currently a Craig's List ad where someone is trying to sell their tickets to that event and another related one that is the night before. They want $80 per ticket for the events combo, so $160 for me and H. Which is a GREAT price.
Here's the problem for me. In their current ad, they want the money sent via Paypal and then they will send the tickets electronically. Which is how they said they received the tickets. I'm not sure I'm comfortable with that. I know if you buy something through Paypal through a portal like Ebay, there are protections if you don't get your item. But I'm not sure if that is true outside of Ebay.
In previous ads, they mentioned Paypal or Venmo or StubHub. I'm not that familiar with those websites, but am assuming they might be "safer" and have more protections if the tickets aren't sent or turn out to be bogus.
I'd appreciate any thoughts, opinions, and/or experiences. I'm tempted, but obviously don't want to be scammed.
As a side note, I was shocked to see only this one lone person selling tickets for this event. In previous years, there were usually a few ads.