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PayPal fundraising for unions

How would one best go about using PayPal for donations to a union local that is currently on strike in Canada? This workflow would be set up by a group that are not members of the local, but other workers at the same site. I see in the "service requiring pre-approval" section of their AUP that collecting donations as a nonprofit requires one to go through compliance, but it doesn't say anything about collecting donations for a nonprofit. This doesn't really fall into the PayPal political fundraising realm either. Can someone who has experience in PayPal fundraising shed some light on dos and don'ts, as we don't want funds to get frozen? Big thanks in advance.
posted by anonymous on Mar 13, 2015 - 1 answer

Please help with paypal problem

A few months back a client made a payment to me via paypal. She then started a dispute saying she hadn't received it (it had gone into her spam)... [more inside]
posted by tanktop on Mar 9, 2015 - 4 answers

Collectible items damaged in international shipping. Liability?

My fiance sold and shipped some very expensive, heavy, one-of-a-kind electronics to an online friend overseas. They were damaged during international shipping. The purchase price was over a thousand dollars and the items are literally irreplaceable. Who is legally liable here? What are the ethics? We *cannot* afford to reimburse this expense. [more inside]
posted by Rach3l on Feb 24, 2015 - 17 answers

What is the best way to transfer money from Mexico to the US?

I have a close friend (in Mexico) who bought a second-hand guitar from me. We are trying to figure out a good way for her to make payments to me (in the US). Paypal seems convenient. Western Union does this sort of thing, I think. Has anyone done the research to let us know how to do this with the least transaction fees/overhead? Maybe bank-to-bank transfer or something? [more inside]
posted by j_curiouser on Feb 22, 2015 - 4 answers

My Volunteer Gig has Confounded me!

I am in a financial position as a volunteer for a group, and I cannot figure out how to do a couple parts of my job. One of them is super important (collecting dues) and time sensitive, but I can't start doing it until I figure out two things: PayPal, and Yahoo Sites. [more inside]
posted by China Grover on Feb 2, 2015 - 5 answers

How does PayPal work?

A client located in the Caribbean wants to pay me via PayPal ; I am in Canada. I don't have a PayPal account, and I'm not sure how it all works. They will pay me in USD, which is great. I have a US dollar account at a major Canadian bank. How do I get the PayPal payment into my USD account? Any help would be appreciated, especially from those who have a Cdn bank account.
posted by Nevin on Jan 28, 2015 - 9 answers

Paypal displaying Kijiji homepage

When I try to go anywhere on the Paypal website, it displays the Kijiji homepage instead (or a security certificate warning). I noticed this when attempting to pay for something on eBay. Is this a problem other people are experiencing or just with my computer? If it is just my computer, WTF is happening? [more inside]
posted by vanitas on Nov 6, 2014 - 2 answers

Yet another some guy used my email (but for Paypal)

About a year ago, someone signed up for a Paypal account, using my firstinitial.lastname@gmail.com email address. I ignored the activation email, but somehow that has not kept me from continuing to receive account updates, receipts, etc. Hope me get the person to change the email associated with the account to one that person owns; and by extension, allow me to claim the Paypal account associated with my email. [more inside]
posted by jraenar on Sep 2, 2014 - 9 answers

Invoices and payment processor for low-transaction contractor?

My new boss apparently prefers to use more convenient and/or flexible methods to pay me, an independent contractor (web dev). He suggested I invoice him through PayPal the first time he paid me. I have a general dislike of PayPal, and I like automation, so I'm trying to decide on a payment processor or other method of billing that can take the same money sources as PayPal. [more inside]
posted by WasabiFlux on Jun 28, 2014 - 6 answers

What's the course of action for going after an eBay/PayPal predator?

Someone hacked a PayPal account to buy an item from me on eBay (my old iPad). PayPal resolved the claim in our favor and we both got our money back, but now I want to go after this derelict. I want justice! For me, for the person that owns the PayPal account (who I talked to and she's very nice), and for anyone he might rip off in the future. [more inside]
posted by dep on Apr 14, 2014 - 6 answers

Completely unfair - Why does Paypal's SNAD policy punish the buyer?

About 3 weeks ago, I purchased a watch from a seller located in Japan. I made my purchase through Rakuten's Global Marketplace, which sells to foreign, overseas buyers (I live in Canada). I used Paypal to pay. The watch cost CAN$283, and it was shipped using Japan Post EMS. [more inside]
posted by vanizorc on Apr 6, 2014 - 15 answers

Has paypal made selling more difficult?

After a five-year hiatus, I'm resurrectting my website (I make one-of-a-kind toys). I went to paypal to update my Add to Cart buttons and hit a wall. In the old days, I could change a couple variables (toy name and price) in the code - super easy. Five years later, it seems I can't do that anymore. This seems like a crazy reversal in functionality. Can you help? [more inside]
posted by crankyrogalsky on Feb 2, 2014 - 3 answers

Paypal Prepayment: am I being scammed?

I need to know whether I should be refunding a client who prepaid me on PayPal and then cancelled. [more inside]
posted by endless_forms on Nov 24, 2013 - 5 answers

Monthly subscription from extabit.com

A year and three months ago I registered on extabit.com. And I got a month service and I paid for it.
I just realized they have been charging me on my paypal account monthly since then.
But autopayment did not go through. So I owe them about 200 dollars now. I have never used the account after the first month.
Do I have to pay for it?
I want to complaint but I don't know how to reach to them either.

Thank you guys so much!
posted by lijiaxiaoniu on Nov 21, 2013 - 2 answers

Show me the most money possible?

I have a small freelance business, and for convenience's sake many of my clients choose to pay me via PayPal. What are the best practices I can implement to reduce the fees I pay? Or just general best practices where this is concerned? Or...other ways to accept payments? [more inside]
posted by BlahLaLa on Oct 30, 2013 - 17 answers

Accepting membership fees via personal PayPal account

I recently took on a role as club treasurer for a local chapter of a 501(c)3. I'm preparing to collect membership dues and was told that previous treasurers have accepted membership fees through a personal PayPal account which they then transferred to the club bank account, from which they then paid the membership dues to the parent organization. The personal PayPal account is to avoid the hassle and possible fees of setting up a Paypal account for our chapter. My gut feeling is that accepting membership dues through a personal account is potentially problematic. Is it, and if so, why? References are appreciated, as I may have to argue my case.
posted by anonymous on Sep 8, 2013 - 13 answers

How can I see purchases made via PayPal by customer and name?

I'm running an event and have been using PayPal for a lot of payment processing for exhibitor booths, workshop fees, and assorted other items of varying amounts. Most items are invoiced, but we have a number that people purchased through PayPal buttons for specific items. I can't seem to find a way to easily download just a list of particular items that were purchased that includes the customers name. Am I missing something? Please let me know.
posted by Unsomnambulist on Aug 2, 2013 - 1 answer

Need hip hop/rap/pop songs or gangster references about $ or new shoes!

It may sound silly, but I regularly pay a personal trainer via paypal and I like to have witty subject lines instead of the typical 'you've got money!' [more inside]
posted by DorothySmith on May 7, 2013 - 20 answers

Need Paypal Alternatives

I have a "Donate" button on my web site, but people are using it against me. Are there any seller/money recipient friendly money sites like Paypal? [more inside]
posted by arniec on May 3, 2013 - 10 answers

Bankruptcy, Paypal, and BillMeLater

I am filing bankruptcy soon (95% of my debt is medical debt). BillMeLater (owned by Paypal) is one of my creditors. Can or will Paypal try to take money out of my bank account to cover the debt? Will they close my Paypal account? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 25, 2013 - 6 answers

WTH is a Paypal sending (not spending) limit?

Had a payment through Paypal declined due to reaching "sending limit." What is that and how to handle? [more inside]
posted by Ginesthoi on Mar 31, 2013 - 9 answers

Small claims in the US from the UK?

How can I file a small claims court claim in Philadelphia when I am in the UK? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 15, 2013 - 3 answers

Why does PayPal and/or Photobucket want a credit card?

Why does PayPal/Photobucket seem to insist on adding a credit card now? What if I have no credit card? What if I want no credit card? [more inside]
posted by MinusCelsius on Feb 11, 2013 - 12 answers

Protecting myself from fraud on paypal

How can I protect myself from buyer fraud selling something through paypal? [more inside]
posted by skjønn on Jan 23, 2013 - 5 answers

PayPal as terminal

Is there a way to use PayPal to set up your computer as a way to accept credit cards in person at a fundraising event? [more inside]
posted by tomcochrane on Dec 21, 2012 - 14 answers

Return my things!

How can I get someone to return my stolen stuff they bought on eBay? [more inside]
posted by Kiwi on Nov 20, 2012 - 7 answers

Blocked from PayPal

How can I open a new PayPal account when mine was blocked because someone else tried to hack into it? [more inside]
posted by wisekaren on Oct 24, 2012 - 7 answers

Seeking your advice on donate-by-SMS services

What are your experiences with using a service to receive donations via SMS/text message at your charity? [more inside]
posted by Mo Nickels on Oct 21, 2012 - 1 answer

buying used books on Amazon vs eBay

First time buying used books via Amazon. Is the process the same as that of eBay's? [more inside]
posted by pleasebekind on Oct 4, 2012 - 14 answers

Why does PayPal want me to have a crappy password?

I'm trying to change my PayPal password. Normally I would copy-paste the new password in from KeepPass (or gedit), but PayPal disables copy-paste. That means I need to accurately type in a bunch of fiddly deliberately-hard-to-memorize characters, which only show up as asterisks, TWICE. Which apparently I am incapable of doing, whereupon PayPal kicks me out for two hours before letting me try again. Please help me figure out a workaround to solve this stupid problem. [more inside]
posted by Susan PG on Aug 10, 2012 - 13 answers

How can I keep using Gmail, PayPal and Bank of America 2-step verification after moving from the US to Bulgaria?

How can I keep using Gmail, PayPal and Bank of America 2-step verification after moving from the US to Bulgaria? [more inside]
posted by wet-raspberry on Aug 9, 2012 - 8 answers

Paypal premier to Paypal business - what happens next?

I currently have a PayPal Premier account I use for payments to my business (which is permitted under their terms and conditions). But it has a limit on funds that can be received, so I will need to "upgrade" to a business account. Has anyone done this and are you able to tell me what, in essence, happened to the fees? I have calculated that at the moment, they apply fees of c. 5% on average, so I add a percentage to my clients' invoices (with their permission) to share the loss incurred. But it's not clear at all from the various fees and charges in PayPal's tables what actually happens to the average fees. Surely someone on the Green has been through this and can share their experiences (feel free to memail me if you want to keep it private). [more inside]
posted by LyzzyBee on Aug 7, 2012 - 4 answers

Help selecting the right PayPal API calls?

I want to use PayPal to implement two different ways of payment. The API set is confusing enough that I don't know where to start. I need some direction as to which API set to use. [more inside]
posted by Drasher on Jul 30, 2012 - 2 answers

Exchanging gift cards I don't need for money I do?

Is there a place online where (presumably they would have to be nice, I would guess) people would trade money for gift cards to stores at which they shop anyway? Or something similar? [more inside]
posted by jitterbug perfume on Jul 29, 2012 - 9 answers

Local buyer using Paypal

I am selling my old computer for almost $2,000. The buyer lives nearby and is coming to check it out in person. He's wondering if he can just pay with Paypal. Assuming this guy is on the up and up, what can I do to protect myself? [more inside]
posted by Avenger50 on Jul 24, 2012 - 47 answers

Shopping carts to accept credit cards over the Internet without leaving the site

Please help me understand how to accept credit card payments online for a fussy merchant, who wants to set up a shopping cart to sell luxury items, but fears using PayPal will make him look like he is "selling toys on eBay." [more inside]
posted by steinsaltz on Jun 29, 2012 - 18 answers

ebay transaction cancellation/resolution center/refund heck

Listed a laptop on Ebay, offering shipping only to US. Norse buyer did "buy it now." Buyer agreed to cancel transaction, but opened a separate "did not receive item" case in resolution center. Can I just refund the money and be sure I'm done with this, or is there some weird potential for him to try to double-dip on the refund? [more inside]
posted by Zed on Jun 17, 2012 - 4 answers

To claim or not to claim? To report or to ignore?

Small euro amount sent to my PayPal account by company with whom I have had no dealings. Test? Phishing? Scam? [more inside]
posted by likeso on Jun 5, 2012 - 10 answers

How to buy porn on Ebay

Porn sellers want me to buy porn on Ebay. My husband and I want to buy porn on Ebay. But Paypal doesn't want me to buy porn on Ebay. How do I fix this? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 6, 2012 - 11 answers

How to track affiliate sales on PayPal

How do I track affiliate sales with a tracking pixel using PayPal checkout? [more inside]
posted by mamessner on Mar 11, 2012 - 3 answers

Where can I buy bulk quantities of high-quality body soap online?

Where can I buy bulk quantities of high-quality body soap online? [more inside]
posted by GlassHeart on Mar 2, 2012 - 10 answers

Buy my book, baby, and I'll drop down for ya.

I would like to add a paypal 'Buy Now' button for a single item to a self-hosted wordpress website, with a drop-down selection list. I've created the button in Paypal but the code becomes messed once the html is inserted in the wordpress page - the options are all visible as if in a table, not in a drop-down. I've googled but can't find the solution. [more inside]
posted by Kerasia on Feb 20, 2012 - 10 answers

"Overseas" Paypal rejected by Archie McPhee

I found some fun stuff for my nieces in Oregon for Christmas at Archie McPhee, which I heard about at meFi. But I was bummed when I tried to check out and they rejected Visa and even PayPal because I live overseas. Is there a way around this? [more inside]
posted by planetkyoto on Dec 19, 2011 - 4 answers

Are there any good alternatives to Paypal for accepting donations over the internet quickly?

I'm part of a fairly small (about 60 members) online community and over the last day, one of our members was made homeless and lost all of her possessions in a fire. We're getting together donations to try and help her get back up on her feet, but a lot of people are concerned about using Paypal due to the recent problems that regretsy have had with trying to fundraise through it. Are there any reliable alternatives that we could use?
posted by emperor.seamus on Dec 10, 2011 - 7 answers

Paypal vs Google Checkout

Trying to decide between using PayPal & Google Checkout. Would love thoughts/advice from people who have been on the merchant side as well as you on the buyer side: which are you more comfortable with? [more inside]
posted by amanda on Nov 17, 2011 - 28 answers

Freelance payment...

I have a day job, and I also freelance as a graphic artist/illustrator. I've only been getting paid for my work for the past few months, and I haven't had a problem getting compensated. Until now. [more inside]
posted by cartoonella on Oct 28, 2011 - 8 answers

Is cuevana.tv secure?

Should I worry about having signed up for cuevana.tv? [more inside]
posted by bigspoon on Aug 29, 2011 - 5 answers

PayPal scam?

PayPal scam? [more inside]
posted by Eiwalker on Jul 17, 2011 - 10 answers

Inexpensive ACH for NonProfits

Non Profit on Drupal looking to process ACH payments. What is your advice? [more inside]
posted by yoyoceramic on Jun 13, 2011 - 2 answers

paypal chargeback without hurting seller?

How can I do a chargeback to paypal from my amex for an ebay auction without screwing the seller? [more inside]
posted by rbs on May 21, 2011 - 10 answers

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