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Paypal Beware

Discussion in 'Get it off your chest' started by Chandelier man, Aug 31, 2019.

  1. Lev Levvin

    Lev Levvin Very Active

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    Don’t the charges get bounced onto the buyer if you pay with friends and family?

    Or does no one pay charges?
     
  2. Sky

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    I've used it in both directions many times over the last five years and I've never had to pay any charges.
     
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    Not in my experience. This is why everyone uses F&F.
     
  4. Lev Levvin

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    Hmmm I’ve noticed when I’ve sold some gear on here the asking price is paid by the buyer but my PayPal account is short by a few £

    That must be the PayPal charges
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    I don’t fuss about it
     
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  5. Sky

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    How strange - I've never had that. :shrug:
     
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    It appears you might be correct and I am out of date with Paypals terms and conditions . They have changed, When, I don't know. The only problem is that a violation of the T&C's is made and the users account may be sanctioned if found out. Who gives a toss about Paypal? Not many people I think
     
  7. Sky

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    Not me - that's for sure. I'll only use them if someone really wants me to. I prefer bank transfer. :thumb:
     
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    Possibly a long shot but have you emailed the incorrect address and explained whats happened they may just be honest and return it?
     
  9. Chandelier man

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    I emailed the person I sent it to but got no reply ..... no point anyone paying a Paypal premium on firearms as Paypal do not cover the purchase of firearms but would quite happily take their percentage
     
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  10. Radlad

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    Quite agree there, think I will be using the F&F option more in future now I know the rules have changed. Doesn't help you though but this thread has been very helpful to me, thank you for starting it.

    Another point to consider is that Royal Mail's maximum compensation for guns is £100 , so when a postal assistant tries to get you to pay extra insurance, forget it. the £100 limit is fixed no matter what you pay
     
  11. the dog

    the dog Petrol engines do NOT like diesel

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    Just to be clear.
    PayPal has two functions.
    The first is to purchase goods or services, which PayPal charge a percentage off the seller.
    The second is to transfer a cash gift to family or friends for which there is no charge.

    However, many people, including myself, use the latter function to buy or sell to avoid costs to the seller. I suspect if there was an issue with a sale using the f&f function, PayPal wouldn't be interested as that's not what the function is for. Only use F&F for goods or services if you trust the seller, know you can get your money back personally if it goes down the pan, or you can afford to loose the money.
     
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    Good point.
     
  13. NIVEA

    NIVEA Not Banned Yet

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    NAUGHTY . . . . . BUT REALLY FUNNY.
     
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  14. Chandelier man

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    My reply to that was funnier but it got deleted by the mods :eek:
     
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    Update on my paypay wrong payment .... it has been a while but it just got refunded from the wrong person I sent it to ... he said he has no idea why I sent him £30 and he has been on holiday so only just got it and he has refunded it ..... it was a lesson learnt and a positive outcome :)
     
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    Same goes for bank accounts. If you're transferring money on line and you enter the wrong account number the banks or (PayPal) can't be held responsible for your errors. When I'm using PayPal I always try to use their "Pay After Delivery" option which leaves you some breathing space to correct the error
     
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    I’ve come unstuck from adding wrong email details on paypal in past but thankfully it ended well.

    I now triple check everything including capital letters if they’re present
     
  18. Chandelier man

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    What I do now is to get anyone I am sending money to to send me a Paypal request for £1 then if they get the quid I send the rest
     
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    Lol
     
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    Nice outcome. Send him £30 as a reward for his honesty

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