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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
How can I protect myself from buyer fraud selling something through paypal? [more inside]
posted by skjønn
on Jan 23, 2013 -
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 -
How can I get someone to return my stolen stuff they bought on eBay? [more inside]
posted by Kiwi
on Nov 20, 2012 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
I'm about to purchase a $1500 camera from a fellow I met through an online photography forum. I'll be paying via PayPal (funded by my American Express). I've no reason to think the seller untrustworthy, but what can I do to protect myself just in case?
posted by aladfar
on Apr 19, 2011 -
Could you direct me towards information about what it takes to make a US software product available and work in countries like Mexico, Brazil, Argentina? [more inside]
posted by rmless
on Mar 8, 2011 -
Has anyone ever used a PLI Patent Bar homestudy course? I was a bit uneasy
about my purchase of the course on eBay, and now that I've received the materials, I can't figure out if I have a legit copy. Considering the high price of copies of the course, I find it possible that someone would indeed go to great lengths to fake a copy. [more inside]
posted by SpringAquifer
on Feb 22, 2011 -
Possible PayPal scam? Two strangers sent my cousin some money and immediately filed a dispute claiming their goods never arrived. [more inside]
posted by cabbages
on Jan 2, 2011 -
What Alternatives to PayPal have you used buying, selling, donating? What are the pros and cons? Was it a viable alternative? In a perfect world this should be an international service; Does such exist?
posted by adamvasco
on Dec 30, 2010 -