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How best to sell a boat?

My family is trying to sell a $10,000 boat online and would like to know the safest way to do so. [more inside]
posted by pombe on Jul 5, 2016 - 9 answers

Setting up to sell online the right way - from the beginning.

New email, online checking account, paypal and ebay accounts all linked together in a closed loop. Am I being smart, too paranoid, or setting myself up for problems later? [more inside]
posted by ApathyGirl on Jun 2, 2016 - 9 answers

Paypal advice for setting up account w/country complications

Is there any problem setting up a Paypal account when you live in one country, but the credit card you want to link is from another country? In my case, I live in [European Country] and my credit card is from my bank in the US, my native country. If you've done this in the last couple of years*, can you help advise me? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 14, 2016 - 6 answers

AirBnB holding reservation on funds after host rejected the request

My friends and I are planning a holiday in Paris this summer. We've been looking for places on AirBnB, and found one that looked like it might suit. My friend created an AirBnB account, and submitted a booking request. Unfortunately the host refused; fair enough. But a day later, the money's still showing up as 'reserved' on my friend's bank account. Is this normal? [more inside]
posted by Acheman on May 14, 2016 - 8 answers

WordPress Plugin for Collecting Information and Payment?

WordPress peoples: Can you recommend a plugin that will allow users to fill out a form with contact information and item choices, and make a credit card payment online - all as part of one transaction? [more inside]
posted by jammy on Apr 13, 2016 - 7 answers

easy app for donations for project

I have a project with a modest ($1K) one-time fundraising goal and a long time (six months) to meet that goal. I'd like to find a website/service for people to contribute as easily as possible in a variety of methods and I'd love people's experiences of simple ways to do this. [more inside]
posted by jessamyn on Apr 4, 2016 - 10 answers

My tenant keeps giving me too much money.

Landlord in Texas here. I can't get my tenant to stop giving me extra rent in two different ways. What, if anything, should I do? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 10, 2016 - 17 answers

Low cost alternatives to using PayPal while selling on eBay

What have you used to process credit cards and bank transfers that is low cost, easy to use and allows US sellers to have the proceeds directly deposited in their accounts as opposed to PayPal account (which is another feature that bothers me)? [more inside]
posted by arizona80 on Feb 23, 2016 - 4 answers

Using PayPal to send money to Ukraine

I bought a $70 camera located in Ukraine on Ebay; the listing showed that you could pay with PayPal. PayPal says people in Ukraine can't receive payments from PayPal. I was relying on the protection of PayPal to make sure I actually get the camera (or my money back). Is there some safe way to send money to Ukraine that doesn't reveal my payment information & gives me protection if I don't receive the item?
posted by gregr on Jan 21, 2016 - 9 answers

Accepting Recurring Payments and Subscriptions on a Budget

I'm researching how to easily offer recurring payments/subscriptions on services I provide (software support). Thought I'd just use PayPal, but dragons seem to be just below the surface. Help! [more inside]
posted by alex_skazat on Nov 30, 2015 - 8 answers

Where can I find this Google-able infant toy?

In mid-2007, I found an item for infants on the Internet. It was essentially, a printed-out piece of glossy cardboard. You cut it out, and put tabs in slots, and it's a glossy cardboard cube. 2" all around. [more inside]
posted by hal_c_on on Jul 29, 2015 - 7 answers

Best, cheapest way to send money electronically under a pseudonym?

Best, cheapest way to send money electronically under a pseudonym? I want to use a company name but don't have a company bank account and I'm struggling to get PayPal to allow this. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 17, 2015 - 2 answers

How can I make a stranger believe I'm good for $500?

I'm visiting Copenhagen in a couple months and found someone on the Lonely Planet forums looking for extra people to round out his reservation at noma for the exact time I'll be there. I jumped at this chance, as reservations are very difficult to come by and I'll probably only be in Copenhagen once in my life. [more inside]
posted by something something on Jul 3, 2015 - 10 answers

Brother, can you spare a dime?

What is currently state of the art/best practice/best tool for a tip jar type mechanism for a blog? [more inside]
posted by anastasiav on Apr 27, 2015 - 5 answers

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

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