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    Default Re: PayPal GIFT - DO NOT ask for - or use!

    Quote Originally Posted by Mrtrout View Post
    How can you be cheating PayPal when they offer a friends or family payment service?
    Just use your loaf, trust is the word, if you're unsure don't use it.
    S.
    You are absolutely correct here but the problem comes when the item gets lost in the postal system.
    I made the great mistake of sending cash through RM signed for - it was recorded as never leaving the Post Office Branch! No recompense for me and lesson learned, I always go through Paypal and pay the fees regardless whether the seller is the most trusted person in the Universe.
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    Default Re: PayPal GIFT - DO NOT ask for - or use!

    If I wasn't worried about being banded again for daring to challenge or question Admins ideas or motives. I'd have said more, Alas I'll have to keep it to myself.


    But I am reading peoples views with interest.. As many of you know I have bought and sold a lot of high value items using PayPal gift as payment. some running into several hundreds. And like others have used common sense and something called trust. It would appear no more!!



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    Default Re: PayPal GIFT - DO NOT ask for - or use!

    Paypal are a business, just like the fish and chip shop down the road or your local electrician, they are there to make a profit. Tis simple. They do, however, offer a free service for anyone signed up that may need to send some cash to a friend or family member, dead handy if my daughter needs some help in an emergency.. Anyone that pretends that they are sending money to a friend or family member when they are actually making a purchase is lying... Not a difficult concept to get ones head around I wouldn't have thought...

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    Default Re: PayPal GIFT - DO NOT ask for - or use!

    Quote Originally Posted by cwmitch2 View Post


    As many of you know I have bought and sold a lot of high value items using PayPal gift as payment. some running into several hundreds. And like others have used common sense and something called trust. It would appear no more!!

    Colin.
    Trouble is Colin, if the merchandise gets lost in the Postal system and the purchase was through Paypal gift, who stands the loss?
    "The first thing we do, let's kill all the lawyers"
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    Default Re: PayPal GIFT - DO NOT ask for - or use!

    Quote Originally Posted by blithfield2 View Post
    Trouble is Colin, if the merchandise gets lost in the Postal system and the purchase was through Paypal gift, who stands the loss?
    That's why anything I buy or sell only gets posted RMSD.. That way no problems



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    Default Re: PayPal GIFT - DO NOT ask for - or use!

    Bit of a moot point anyway on here, innit ?
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    Default Re: PayPal GIFT - DO NOT ask for - or use!

    If the seller doesn't want to pay the Paypal fees, that's absolutely fine, but why not just up the price a bit to cover it (like some folk do to include postage) and then use the Paypal protection as its intended? Direct bank transfer is free of course, as is cash on collection where possible.

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    Default Re: PayPal GIFT - DO NOT ask for - or use!

    I think this is to do with them getting dragged into it when things go wrong and i can see their point if it is....still think common sense is the way to go but if you sell something and don't use PayPal gift please send the item RMSD or similar as it stops any claims of non receipt or damage claims, the seller needs protected as much as the buyer and especially with paypal because they seem to always side with the buyer.

    I personally always send that way and touch wood I have never been stung or had any issues with buyers.

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    Default Re: PayPal GIFT - DO NOT ask for - or use!

    Am I not correct in thinking that we are talking about 3.5% here? . A tiny amount surely a 200 payment costs 7 . For that sort of amount surely the added safety net offered by not paying as a gift is not a bad deal? . Agree its a trust thing but a seller falling ill as has happened on here over the years or item going missing is always a possibility


    Andy

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    Default Re: PayPal GIFT - DO NOT ask for - or use!

    Quote Originally Posted by green stick View Post
    Am I not correct in thinking that we are talking about 3.5% here? . A tiny amount surely a 200 payment costs 7 . For that sort of amount surely the added safety net offered by not paying as a gift is not a bad deal? . Agree its a trust thing but a seller falling ill as has happened on here over the years or item going missing is always a possibility





    Andy


    Very true Andy.. I think what's got most people commenting is why Admin has decided to bring this new rule in.. ? Over to you bosses , not that I'm daring to disagree in any way " don't want a 30 day suspension"


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