|07-09-2012, 03:14 AM||#16|
Join Date: Jul 2011
my two cents...
I set up my paypal account with a pre-paid card. Usually I put on the card the amount I'm going to spend in a couple of days. I do this occasionally and I've never had problems (You may argue why the exchange rate from Euro to Dollars is different from the "official" but this is not the question).
I got a problem with account verification and card expiration but a couple of email fixed the problem in two days.
Only once I used paypal to receive a payment, but I preferred to spend the money (about 15 $ ) rather to give my bank details to Paypal. By the way, I do not spend all that money... after a week the remainder was disappear ... but it could be my fault.
I don't think I will ever be in the need to set up a complete Paypal account to receive payments.
I prefer to contact sellers and buyers personally.
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|07-09-2012, 10:42 AM||#17|
If you knew how many times I have heard from people about these amounts that seem to "disappear", and ow no one has the answer, well it shocked me.
I also know many, and I mean many, people who use Paypal and NEVER have any problems.
When I want to buy something from EBAY, I look up the sellers name, and then go into their past and eventually find the sellers email. I send themoff an email and ask if they would wish to deal privately off of EBAY. Since usually, I buy local, the answer is yes. on most of the other merchandise, they turn out to be businesses that accept master card, and i can deal with them and theyhave all beenhappy to cut EBAY and PayPal out of the process.
The flip side to this is is that many people screw over the businesses using Paypal. These businesses get back different items, or the same item broken. PayPal then rescinds the payment and the dealer is left holding the bag.
I buy a lot of automotive parts, and motorcycle parts. T he people send back the old automotive part claiming that it was substandard. This is a common practice. You will almost always get a better deal if you can find the seller and deal with that person privately. that has been my experience. Wisconsin Cycle Salvage is a clear example. They really wheel and deal if you call up their business instead of going through PayPal. That is why the picture of their business has the phone number painted on the roof!!
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